Summary: The software bundle that runs things in this case is a 3rd party. Epson site says to check with them as of now the they have no plans to update the smart panel software
Pros: Bee-yootifull quality prints on Epson glossy paper. Very easy to set up.
Cons: Shakes the house a little when it is printing high quality. CD panel is a bit of a pain to load/unload. Main problem is Epson has made Vista printer drivers for this machine-they work fine. However the Software is not compatible. You can dowload a easy print for vista from the Epson site-but it h...
Summary: I love the noiseless printing, no noisy clanking grinding, It is very quiet and smooth. I expected this printer to be head and heels above other printers I have used HP 7550, HP 8250, but was a bit disappointed when it was not or maybe it is more complicated to get the quality of the image displayed...
Summary: I have read the other reviews and wanted to throw my opinion in. We have purchased one of these printers at work. I have turned out some really nice stuff on them. However,... The one reviewer who said that the artwork on the discs is flat is correct.
Great Home Photoprinter - Ink Costs are Significant
Rick Pentodes, Amazon
9 December 2004
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good, but finicky. Solved CD/DVD printing problem!
Your Self, Amazon
8 December 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.
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.