Summary: I was using an Epson 890 for a couple of years and began to run into paper handling problems. Believing I had worn it out I was attracted to the R800 as a quality replacement. How very frustrating to find that, after a few months of use, this expensive inkjet can only print on glossy photo paper and...
Summary: I bought this printer based on everyone's glowing reviews. However, the one thing most people overlooked is that this is an ink HOG. And, with it using EIGHT different cartridges costing $11.30 apiece, you can easily end up buying this printer 10 times over by buying ink cartridges.
R800 is unreliable, too expensive & variable quality
Daniel A. Koblosh, Amazon
22 March 2005
Summary: This is my second--and last--Epson printer. I've had this junk since July, 2004. I would have bought a Canon or an HP this time around but bought the R800 Epson (the stinkin' four HUNDRED dollar Epson) for one reason: it prints directly onto DVDs. The tipping point to decide on the $400 model?
Excerpt: Brilliant when new and when nozzles dont get blocked. So it reviews well in mags , as they only have it running for a few days. Truly excellent print quality for a year or so. I was SO impressed when it was new. And then it gets a bit older... blocked nozzles...
Excerpt: Avoid this printer like the plague. It gobbles ink like the worst kind of binge drinker and is no better quality than my daughters £30.00 HP 3 in 1 printer/scanner/photocopier. By far the worst investment Ive made to date where printers are concerned.