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
30 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.
Summary: I have owned many printers...but I have to say I love this printer the best so far. It's so versatile. The prints on Epson photo glossy paper look like they just came from the lab. I'm still amazed after two weeks. Prints on coated inkjet CDs are a bit under saturated. Also if you want the best quality and water proof photos you have to use Epson paper. This is a wonderful printer for photo enthusiasts and the geek who wants the novelty of printing on CDs.
Good, but finicky. Solved CD/DVD printing problem!
Your Self "Your Self", Amazon
5 February 2005
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. . .
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.
Summary: I've had this printer a couple of months now but haven't printed a whole lot of photos on it. Setup was quite quick following the instructions provided. Using glossy premium paper from both Epson and Kodak I was able to print excellent pictures. I wanted the longevity of the type of ink this printer uses (up to 80 years under glass is claimed). The pics aren't as vivid as dye-based inks but are still acceptable.
Excerpt: Do not buy this printer. There are 8 ink cartridges, and one will always be empty. The prints are not professional quality, and since the ink cartridges need constant replacing, your prints will cost about $10 each. Snapfish will print better quality photos for a fraction of the price.
Pros: When it works it prints better photos than a 4 year old can