Evaluation of the Epson stylus color 3000 printer
from Las Cruces on 12/8/2012
This printer is a good compromise between the lesser color printers and the higher priced professional printers, and is therefore suitable for the hobbyist digital photographer. The installation was easy until I was asked whether I wanted to download an upgrade to the drivers. After agreeing and downloading the upgrade, the printer failed to work right until I uninstalled it and reinstalled it with the original drivers. The print quality is excellent and a significant improvement over other printers using 4-6 color cartridges. It allows for high quality large format photographic prints as well as smaller prints. The availability of roll feed of print paper is useful for photostitched mural size products. I cannot comment on the durability of the ink cartridges, as I have only made 30 or so prints at this stage, but others have said that it uses ink prolifically. I am using it with a variety of papers from different manufacturers and it does a good job with several. This printer benefits from taking the photos with a higher quality digital camera, rather than a single lens pocket camera. Photoshop Elements does not provide automatic color correction for this printer or for a variety of papers. If the Photoshop CSS product has these corrections, the result may be better than can be obtained with Elements alone. Overall, I would recommend this printer as a step up from lower priced printers as it is reasonably priced and well worth the additional money.
from North Carolina on 12/7/2012
I have printed up to and including 13X19 portraits with this printer and I am completely satisifed. It does an amazing job for the price. I love how it prints directly on cds and dvds. Once set up, it is a great machine.
from SPRING VALLEY, CA on 12/6/2012
I HAVE A R2400 PRINTER AND JUST ABOUT USED IT UP. SO I PURCHASED A SYYLUS PHOTO R3000. MOST OF THE TIME IT WORKS FINE. BUT AS OF LATE THE PRINTS ARE DARK. USED MY SPYDER 4 PRO FOR MY SCREEN AND DOWN LOADED THE LATEST SOFTWARE FOR THE NEW PRINTER. I AM STILL WORKING ON IT AND IT WILL BE OK I THINK. I LOVE ALL EPSON PRODUCTS AND STILL WILL PURCHAE MORE.
from CA on 12/3/2012
Its brand new , but out of the box by FAR best printer at initial set-up=1st day.
from Las Vegas, NV on 11/28/2012
Very good instalation procedures, however I had to open the ink cartridges with a scissors as it is impossible to tear them open where the notch is.