disappointing startup instructions
from Portland Or. on 12/26/2014
This is a little unfair writing a review when I have only had the R3000 for 8 days, but the pictures in the instruction book do not look like what I see on my apple laptop when I try to print. Makes it very, very difficult. Also, I happen to have some older kodak paper and there is no info on settings other then epson paper. I have been able to do one print successfully, it took forever to print and used a whopping amount of the black ink. Looks like almost 20% went into one 8 x 10 print? Changing the blacks is difficult and should be automatic Sometimes I get a list of paper choices, sometimes not. WHY? Should be easier.
By Rev Freedom
from Connecticut on 12/25/2014
I just finished setting up my Epson 3000. This printer is replacing an Epson 3880 which I regretfully needed to let go of during a downsize for our new Ministry Launch. I have printed one file so far from my 3880 History and the quality is seamless. The 3000 quality looks no different than the 3880. In the past I designed Christian Graphics that were sold to help support our Ministry work, so I've had experience for years with these products. I could not imagine not having the access to printing graphics posters and other media used for our Ministry, and thankfully with Epson's, CHRISTmas sales, I was able to receive this as a gift from someone who felt our loss over loosing the 3880. Over the years I have graduated through different models and Never have I found one that for the purpose it was intended did not fully meet my expectations! I look forward to continuing on with our new machine and am confident it will pack the punch it is intended to give! Thanks Epson for your Holiday Sales!
from Clovis, CA on 12/25/2014
The end product from the R3000 is excellent! However the amount of ink used appears to be excessive. The larger ink cartridges appear to be great, however they are depleted rather quickly and are expensive to replace!
Spectacular prints! This ...
from Atascadero, CA on 12/19/2014
Spectacular prints! This is a really great printer. I have only given it 4 stars because of something that happened at set-up. This probably would not have happened if I had read the complete instruction manual; however I followed the set-up instruction sheet. Used USB connection. Printed test page using plain paper. This put photo black ink into operation. My error as all my printing was going to be on matte paper! Changed ink using buttons on front of printer. Printer did not communicate change to computer so program would not let me select matte paper. Tried everything this side of re-installing matte ink (figured this would just waste ink). Called your tech support but could not seem to communicate to technician what was happening. Finally gave up and took a break and shut both printer and computer down. When I restarted both the right ink was shown on the screen. It has worked perfectly ever since.
from Cave Creek, AZ on 12/16/2014
Easy to set up. Took it out of the box and plugged it in. Quiet. Ink levels visible on front of printer.