Conclusion: The R800 is the lowest priced Ultrachrome printer ever. It is also the first Ultrachrome printer to deliver fine-art prints on both glossy and matte papers, thanks to the new Gloss Optimizer. Granted, the R800 only prints 8.5” wide. However, If you are interested in creating fine art prints for the lowest cost possible and do not mind being able to print letter size or 8.5 wide panoramas only, you owe it to yourself to take a closer look at the Epson R800.
Conclusion: With eight ink cartridges, including red, blue, and two variations of black, the Epson Stylus Photo R800 offers a large color gamut and true photo quality. It's also designed for easy printing on CDs and DVDs and can function as your single, all-purpose printer.
Pros: Photos are true photo quality; separate cartridge for each color; Epson's easiest approach yet for printing on printable CDs and DVDs.
Cons: No memory card slots, even for transferring files to your PC; does not do direct printing at all; relatively slow for standard printing.
Summary: The Epson Stylus Photo R800 is the perfect photo printer.
Well, almost. It quickly and easily produces stunning prints
that are the match of any traditional photo lab, which will
last in excess of 80 years when displayed correctly behind
glass. It also completely solves the "bronzing"
issue that affects the Epson 2100, allowing you to make gloss,
semigloss and matte prints without any signs of this issue.
Summary: Epson's Stylus Photo R800 is the first and only printer to combine a long-lasting pigment ink set with high gloss paper printing. It also has a higher colour gamut than most other Epson printers, regardless of their output size. The R800's body design is functional and it's very well built.
Pros: Long-lasting prints, Outstanding B&W and sepia output, Roll paper capable
Cons: Input feeder only accepts 20 sheets, No paper cutter for roll paper
Conclusion: Wer einen A4-Fotodrucker für den gehobenen Anspruch sucht und eine hervorragende Fotoqualität auf matten und glänzenden Papieren erwartet, ist mit dem Stylus R800 von Epson bestens beraten. Preis von 400 Euro ist zwar hoch, angesichts der erstklassigen Druckqualität und der Unempfindlichkeit gegenüber UV-Strahlen jedoch angemessen.