Summary: The Epson R800 is one of the few printers that can print wide panoramas on roll paper. I use my Canon powershot to take a series of panoramas and stitch them together using PhotoStitch, and I print them on 4" roll paper, usually about 24" wide. I bought an Epson refurbished, which did not work on arrival (heads could not be successfully cleaned). I took it to an Epson authorized service center who replaced the print head under warranty. Worked great when I got it back.
Great Home Photoprinter - Ink Costs are Significant
Rick Pentodes "nonfiction reader", Amazon
31 May 2006
Summary: I've had this printer for one year. I don't know how many prints I've made, but certainly hundreds. Everything from 4x6s to 8x12s (on specially cut paper - works like a charm). Print Quality - Excellent I use profiled monitors and a paper-specific profile from a third party paper source. I am an 'advanced amateur' photographer, but my prints from the R800 have been evaluated by professionals.
Summary: An earlier reveiw trashed this printer listing several specific complaints/problems he/she's had including a bad experience with Epson's tech support. I've been using the R800 for about a month now and have no complaints about this well built machine. My CD/DVD printing experience has been very positive and I have several beauitifully rendered disks to prove it.
Pros: Beautiful, true, vibrant prints on the premium glossy photo paper. Very nice detail, better than photo lab when comparing the same two prints.
Cons: Even though there is a plug-in for Photoshop 7 in the software, and I select "fit to size" on the Epson dialog box, I cannot get the file to size to the paper I'm using. When I was seeking assistance from Epson, I felt as if they "blew me off" when they
Pros: If Epson makes a wide media model. I will buy one. That sums it up.
Cons: They need to fix the problem with paper feeding. I have had three problems that needed warranty repairs for the same problem. They sent me two overnight though. Just be careful loading, or only a few at a time. I do think that problem has been resolved no
Summary: I generally like the Printer. It is very quiet, so much so that I often wonder if it has stopped. The only real noise is the ejecting and auto-feeding of the papers. It also uses quite a bit of ink but probably no more than any other high quality printer. It is photo quality when printing on the special photo papers... decidedly lower quality when you print photos on plain paper.
Summary: After my Epson 960 went south on me after less than one year, I called Epson and they talked me into an exchange for this printer (for an additional $150 which I thought was a good bargain) This printer is outstanding. Although the best prints come from Epson papers, I've found equally good prints from Staples brand glossy papers and much less expensive. My two complaints are mediocre quality of prints on printable CDs and the cost of inks.
Good, but finicky. Solved CD/DVD printing problem!
Your Self "Your Self", Amazon
17 October 2004
Summary: I also had horrific problems trying to print CDs/DVDs. Spent the better part of a day trying to get the printer to accept a disc. Tried everything I could think of. It was a Sunday, and Epson Customer Service was closed. Checked internet for a solution; no solution, but discovered it was a common problem. Finally decided to return printer. After I had uninstalled it, I thought about trying a firewire connection instead of USB. Re-installed with firewire. . .