I like this printer. It does what it is suppose to do.
25 May 2014
Summary: I am a professional photographer, I have a studio were i do most of my shoots. I have been using the R2000 for about 1 year now and i've had very little if not no problem at all with it. However, the R2000 can only do so much. Moreover the Ink cartridges runout too quickly. Most of the time the gloss optimizer will run out before all other cartridges reaches 50%. With that being said i needed a printer that would give me more juice.
Summary: It came to us clogged up, still not printing.We will get it fixed however it's been a challenge. It appears as if these machines clog easy. I 've had a Epson 3000 for 10 years and it still works well although slow.
Summary: I've had this printer almost a year. I read one review that said you have to print every couple days or the heads clog. I find this very true and I find I have to print almost everyday or one channel or more will have head clogging. It is aggravating that Epson hasn't figured out how to resolve this problem other that telling you to run the cleaning cycle which uses a ton of ink.
Summary: this printer is the ficklest printer that i have ever owned, it makes mis-prints, on hundreds of dollars worth of paper and wastes hen it works properly it makes a very nice print, but that's only 1 out of every 2 tries, the rest of the time, it prints on half of a sheet and then says something like "communication error" and wastes the expensive paper and ink. It gets tiring after a while.
Summary: Its the best printer for its size range - 17" The only other that comes close is the HP Designjet130 which has some serious desing flaws and is VERY moody when its comes to cut materials being loadeed, even through the roller. The Epson 4880 worked FANTASTIC when loading squint cut sheets into the roller feeder, and whats more is the 4880 has theis COOL lever that simply lifts up the rollers to allow EASY slotting access, its just amazing for loading overall.
Summary: I really like the way this printer prints. The color and clarity are almost flawless. It is a very expensive printer to keep up. each ink cartridge is in the range of $55 to $60 and it takes 8. that is not that big a deal until you have to print almost three times a week to keep the print heads clean. you can't let this printer sit for more than a few days or it clogs the heads. I use more ink doing test prints than actual prints.
Summary: Great Printer, paper handling features are confusing and don't work like the manual says. Problems getting it to change from roll paper to sheets. Quality is excellent and for screen printing negative this is an exceptional printer.
Lousy printer ALWAYS prints dark no matter what settings.
R. Snyder "whatsthedeal", Amazon
5 January 2011
Summary: I have had a nightmare with this printer since I purchased it. It ALWAYS prints too dark from Adobe Photoshop. I have read COUNTLESS articles about how I need to disable the printer's color management and use only Photoshop color management. Been there, done that. I have also calibrated my monitor countless times - trying to get the color to match. I have a super cheap Canon printer that works fine so it has to be this printer. Avoid this product.
Excellent Printer for Pro & Semi-Pro Photographers
3 September 2010
Summary: I purchased this printer to replace my older EPSON 4000 Stylus Pro. The 4880 is an impressive upgrade - the colors are more vibrant and the 4880 is far less susceptible to nozzle clogging than the 4000. Both printers offer excellent versatility in paper handling, with consistently great results on a variety of papers from different manufacturers. (I've settled on Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl and Smooth Gloss as my favorite media).
Summary: I've had this Printer for about three weeks now and I love it! However, It is a beast! Make sure you have a heavy solid stand to put it on. It does weigh 150 lbs! I have mine on a solid Oak coffee table. I am a Photographer, and So far I have framed a few 13" X "19 prints and they look stunning! I'm excited to make some larger ones. Very professional looking prints! I'm very happy with it!