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Product Reviews for Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Inkjet Color Printer (Brand New)
from Los Angeles area on 11/16/2012
This is the third equivalent Epson inkjet printer I've owned. I completely wore out an R1800 and replaced it with a duplicate. I wanted an additional printer for photos to keep the R1800 for general work. The color system on the R2000 is superior, although the R1800 is so good a professional couldn't believe the prints (8-1/2 x 11) weren't professional and had been done on an inkjet. The archival quality of the ink is a giant plus and was determinative in buying these Epson models in the first place, although the wide carriage is also a big plus. I have another maker's inkjet for routine work at another location and the color reproduction is definitely inferior. (it's has only RGBK cartridges.) Only drawback of the Epson models I've found is that the ink cartridges are expensive. Those for the R2000 seem less than the R1800 since larger capacity. I intend staying with these models.
from Oklahoma City, OK on 11/15/2012
Very satisfied, wireless setup was a snap and print quality is really good. Just hope the consumables don't break the bank.
Easy Wireless Setup, High Quality Prints
from Los Alamos, NM on 11/6/2012
This printer is easy to setup and use right out of the box. The setup software on the CD is an intuitive walk-through...practically sets the network up for you. Borrow a USB cable, as you will only have to use it for about two minutes. The ink cartridges are easy to install. However, in the set-up guide included it does not tell you to press the ink button after closing all the doors. Fortunately it shows you in the icon-based instructions inside the printer, and once you do press the ink button, the printer primes itself in just a few minutes. Print quality is excellent for photos and art. I honestly can't tell the difference between this and higher-end printers. Perfect for my small business, printing my own calligraphy and illustrations on cards and medium-sized prints, as well as making small prints for local photographers and artists. It prints fast, too. I really don't think you can go wrong with this wide-format printer for high-quality prints.
Dead on arrival, but superb warranty & replacement
By Polo Marco
from Minnesota on 10/26/2012
The printer is very sophisticated. It has a feature reducing the likelihood and severity of the problem of ink drying on the jets (ports?), which is what killed my old, reliable, accurate R800, a real pleasure to use. The R2000, however, arrived and, after all of my time to unwrap and un-tape it, then to install the 8 cartridges and the software, the test print failed because "a script failed." I tried to do a "real" print from my photo software, but the printer registered a blocked print head. I was instructed to remove the paper or other foreign material. There was no paper. It had never had paper in it until I tried the test print, and it had still not fed the paper. I uninstalled all the software and re-installed it, and the same problems occurred. It's dead on arrival. I am an EPSON person, but this level of quality assurance was not inspiring. HOWEVER... I called EPSON, and after some confusion about e-mailing of receipts, the company did all one can ask for from a printer maker: they sent me a brand new replacement, BEFORE I returned the defective one, told me to keep the ink cartridges, and arranged for return of the defective printer, all without charge. Go, EPSON! The new one arrived in 3 days, and it is working just fine. Beautiful, archival prints, superb blacks, all it is supposed to be. Thank you, Epson.
Great printer. excellent quality
from Fort Worth, Texas on 10/22/2012
It's the best printer I have ever owned. However, don't even try to change the default settings. It will waste your inks and papers. ONLY THE DEFAULT SETTING WORKS.