Summary: I was afraid to leave my aged Epson printer behind. It had done so much for me. However, this printer has allayed my fears. Same Epson quality with more bells and whistles. Excellent performance and the full warrantee. Exactly what an aspiring photographer needs to complete the job.
Epson R800 InkJet Printer - High Quality & a Great Buy!
3 May 2007
Summary: I'm a professional photographer and I've been using Epson printers for the last 7 years. I've had the R800 for about 4 weeks now and I have to tell you it is one of the finest small, moderately-priced ($399 MSRP) printers I have ever used. Like its big brother, the R1800 which I also have, it consistently give me excellent print quality at a rate of under 2-minutes per 8x10 on Epson Premium Glossy paper. And it's relatively quiet.
Summary: I was working on a new art show - I needed to get prints in black and white, on high-gloss paper. Every Pinter I tried had imperfections on the black. I looked around and found this printer, and thought I'd give it a go - VERY glad I did. The black is almost silky - if you print on Epson archival paper, it utterly perfect - even under a magnifying glass, large areas of back are consistent and unbroken.
Summary: If you are an artist with a limited budget, this printer will create very good letter size prints. The quality is above average and the ink will keep your print around for a long time. While most printers use dye-based inks, this master printer uses pigment ink. With the R800, you can't go wrong.
Best all around printer, and the ink doesn't smudge
D. Coral, Amazon
19 March 2006
Summary: Update: the printer has serious problems feeding decorative paper (anything other than standard inkjet or photo paper). I originally gave this printer a positive review but now I am frustrated with the paper feed problems, and that Epson support does not have an answer to fix this. I spent a lot of time deciding on the right printer, initially looking at lower cost models, but I am so glad I picked the R800.
Summary: We searched for a long time before settling on the R800. We had had Epsons before, and while we generally liked them we wanted to make sure we had a printer that could create high quality photos that woud last. Previous inkjet models tended to fade in the sun, and the photos were good but not full photo quality. In addition, printing to edge of page was unreliable, and the printer nozzles would get easily clogged.