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Product Reviews for Epson Stylus Office R3000 Inkjet Printer - Color - CD/DVD Print - Desktop
from Eden Prairie, MN on 7/23/2014
I read all the reviews and talked with some professional photographers and decided to buy this model. I have been very disappointed. No where did it mention that this printer is extremely slow to print. I am printing fine art prints that I can only load one piece of paper manually at a time and it takes 1/2 hour to print 1 13 x 19 inch print. I would never have bought this printer if I had know these 2 facts.
from Whittier, CA on 7/14/2014
I'm about a month in on ownership now and can write that the R3000 meets my needs perfectly. Epson service was their usual great in helping me to set up the wifi connection, and I was up and running within an hour. 30 days later, I can show beautiful color prints, working digital negatives for alt process printing and even perfect DVD labeling. The price was reasonable (I did get it with a rebate) and while the first batch of ink gets pretty much eaten priming the printer, I've only had to replace one of the black cartridges - and that's after printing about 30+ color 11x17 images. I'm quite satisfied with no complaints. I can recommend it wholeheartedly.
from Pittsburgh, PA on 7/13/2014
Wonderful printer, ICC profiles online-but only for Epson paper, Colors true to monitor view, ink is expensive.
Great value on a pro printer
from Phoenixville, PA on 7/8/2014
I've been printing my wife's art (greeting cards and fine art prints) for the past few years on the 1100 and then 7010 with decent results but with a lot of tweaking to get the color close. In some cases the gamut was too limited to get it right. After the 7010 went south I decided to step up to the R3000. They had great rebates on it and glowing reviews. The R3000 is everything they said it was. After I re-profiled my monitor and did my first test print the color was nearly perfect. I also realized all the color and subtle detail I had been missing! I now print art and photos for other artists and the results have been fabulous. Ink usage for prints has been reasonable but there is quite a bit used when switching blacks between photo and matte. Fortunately Epson and other retailers often have decent sales on ink (and paper). I tried to use 3rd party inks on the old printers but got widely varying results on color and they eventually ended up clogged beyond repair. I stick with Epson genuine now. I also decided to get an extended warranty because repairs can often exceed the entire price of the printer. Not such a big deal on low end printers but definitely worthwhile at this price point.
from Jasper, GA on 7/8/2014
This was a spectacular printer when it was working. But the black ink nozzles clogged frequently and eventually deposited black blobs of ink on the edges of the paper. Because I liked the quality of the prints, I took the printer to an authorized repair shop, where they replaced the print head, at considerable expense. They (and I) thought that would take care of the problem. I got a number of additional prints out of it and then, in switching from photo black ink to matte black ink, the heads totally clogged up. After trying all of Epson's suggested home remedies, I took it back to the shop. They said it looked like the head needed to be replaced again. Rather than putting that much more money into the printer, I junked it. My understanding is that because the photo black and matte black inks share the same tube and nozzle, this is a frequent problem. Perhaps if I were a photographer who printed every day, it wouldn't have happened but I'm not. I wish Epson would fix this problem because I would love to be able to use their photo printers.