Summary: This printer is my favorite except for one thing. I think this printer would last forever except that Epson somehow has figured out a way after a certain time or period to make the printer not recognize the ink cartridges. When this happens then you are done. I can say I still go back to buying more of the same printer. I use this printer because I am a Videographer and I print on my DVD's. I continue to buy this printer even though I think Epson is ripping people off.
Summary: This is my second Epson 380 Printer, the first I purchased new from an Epson Dealer and it is a GREAT Printer. This one that I just purchased on Amazon seem to work quite well,I have not had a chance to use it very much yet but I did print some pictures and it seems to the job quite well, the only problem I am having is when it releases the finished print it leaves a smudge at the bottom of the picture.
Summary: Just got this printer to replace my Epson r320 which I loved.. Got this one but found out cannot use compatable ink on it. That I hate so will be selling this one soon as I can find another r320 used!! Ink is not worth the price......
Summary: The epson cd dvd printers and others are great when the ink problem is solved. I just added a continuous ink supply with sponge-less cartridges for $50 which includes 720ml of ink, 1/10 the cost of ink when bought in bulk bottle and lasts longer. Go to ebay and put in continuous ink and your printers name. Or search "Super Smart Electronics" on ebay.
Summary: This printer does suck up the ink beyond what I would have expected. Still I can't fault the quality of the photo's printing to DVD's or photo paper. The image is far superior to what I expected. We're looking at some "compatible" printer ink's with this printer. Epson really needs to bring the price of the ink down a bit.
Summary: Got my printer the day after I ordered it. Amazing! Printer works well so far and output looks good. 2 cautions. First, do not use installation disk without first going to Epson website to download a Vista driver (it's not on the disk and the driver on there will not work). Second, and even more important, do not load all the software on the disk. The ArcSoft program is totally non-essential and it WILL disable your DVD/CD ROM drive.
Epson R380 - nice feature set, but washed out colors so far...
J. Adams, Amazon
9 January 2007
Summary: I like the printer's feature set a lot - nice LCD, can print on CDs, black text looks nice (if only they would include a duplexing capability!). So far, I've only printed two things (a CD, and then a page on plain paper of some color stripes) and color rendering on both appeared washed out (dark blue on the computer display printed as medium to light blue on the CD / paper).