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Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer

You Pay: $737.40
Mail-in Rebate: -$150.00 (see details)
Offer Ends: AUG 31 '14
Price after Rebate: $587.40
Product Highlights
  • Max Resolution: 5760 x 1440 dpi
  • Max Printable Area: 13 x 44"
  • Print Speed: 8 x 10" in 93 Seconds
  • Borderless Prints up to 13 x 19"
  • Accepts Roll Media up to 13" Wide
  • AccuPhoto HD2 Image Technology
  • 9 UltraChrome K3 Inks with Vivid Magenta
  • Auto-Switching Black Ink Technology
  • Advanced Media Handling & Disc Printing
  • USB 2.0, Ethernet, & Wi-Fi Connectivity

The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer is a high resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi photo printer capable of handling both cut sheets and roll paper up to 13" wide. It features AccuPhoto HD2 image technology combines with an 8-channel MicroPiezo AMC print head to create these detailed images and works with a nine-color pigment-based UltraChrome K3 ink system with Vivid Magenta to produce prints with a wide color gamut. It also has Advanced Media Handling for printing on cut-sheet media 13 x 19" in size as well as discs and it can print borderless up to 13 x 19".

Another feature of the Stylus Photo R3000 is auto-switching black ink technology for going between Photo Black and Matte Black without needing to physically swap out cartridges or clean print heads. The printer is also capable of speeding up prints with technology designed to optimize the workflow. This allows you to produce an 8 x 10" print in 93 seconds.

Networking is possible through the inclusion of an Ethernet port and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. This allows it to be shared by multiple computers in addition to being able to print from mobile devices. Additionally, it has a USB 2.0 port for basic connectivity.

AccuPhoto HD2 Image Technology
The R3000 utilizes complex mathematical equations with an advanced screening technology in order to provide accurate ink droplet placement and color. It will automatically determine which ink combinations to use for each color in order to maximize the color gamut and provide smooth transitions and gradations. This technology ensures smooth, grain-free prints.
8-Channel MicroPiezo AMC Print Head with Ink-Repelling Coating
Delivering a maximum resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi, the R3000's 1" wide print head will produce highly detailed images. Capable of producing variable-sized ink droplets as small as 2 picoliters, the printer will optimize settings for quality and speed. This works with Epson's Active Meniscus Control technology to control the curvature of each ink droplet within every nozzle. The head also has an ink-repelling coating to prevent build-up around the nozzles, reducing maintenance.
PreciseColor Technology
Epson maintains consistency throughout their printing equipment by following their own PreciseColor manufacturing standards. This calibration ensures that each printer produces prints that are almost indistinguishable from one another.
Advanced Media Handling
The Stylus Photo R3000 provides three different options for loading media, included a front media path that is front-in, front-out for consistent and reliable paper feeding. It can handle a variety of different media up to 51 mil thick, including discs. It can also use roll paper up to 13" long to produce prints up to 44" long. Additionally, the automatic document feeder will hold up to 30 sheets of 13 x 19" paper.
UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology
This printer features a nine-color UltraChrome K3 pigment-based ink system that includes Vivid Magenta. It allows for a wide color gamut with vivid blues and violets as well as images with a long print permanence and instant color stability. The cartridges are also high capacity, holding 25.9 ml of ink.
Three-Level Black Ink Technology with Auto-Switching Photo & Matte Black Inks
By using Black, Light Black, and Light Light Black inks, you can create high quality black & white images with a neutral color balance and a good tonal range. The R300 can also automatically switch between photo black and matte black inks for achieving optimal black ink density.
Advanced Black and White Photo Mode
This mode allows you to select from one of four presets (neutral, warm, cool, or sepia) as well as fine tune your image to your liking. It offers custom controls and you can save settings for making reapplication of a particular look quick and easy.
Printing Method
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Head Advanced MicroPiezo AMC with ink-repelling coating
8-channel, drop-on-demand, inkjet print head
Maximum Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi
Number of Nozzles 180 nozzles x 8 color & monochrome print heads
Ink Type Pigment-based Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink system
Ink Palette Nine: Photo Black or Matte Black, Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Vivid Light Magenta, Light Black, Light Light Black
Switching Speed From Matte to Photo Black: 3.5 min, uses 3 mL of ink
From Photo to Matte Black: 2 min, uses 1 mL of ink
Minimum Ink Droplet Size 2 picoliter (Variable Droplet Technology can produce up to three sizes per print line)
Compatible Ink Cartridges Photo Black (T157120)
Cyan (T157220)
Vivid Magenta (T157320)
Yellow (T157420)
Light Cyan (T157520)
Vivid Light Magenta (T157620)
Light Black (T157720)
Matte Black (T157820)
Light Light Black (T157920)
Ink Cartridge Capacity 25.9 mL
Ink Shelf Life Opened: 6 months
Unopened: 2 years
Print Speed 8 x 10" (20.3 x 25.4 cm): 1 min 33 sec
13 x 19" (33.0 x 48.3 cm): 2 min 30 sec
Paper Handling
Maximum Paper Size 13 x 19" (33.0 x 48.3 cm)
Minimum Paper Size 3.5 x 5.0" (8.9 x 12.7 cm)
Maximum Paper Width 13" (33 cm)
Maximum Printable Area Sheet: 13 x 19" (33.0 x 48.3 cm)
Roll: 13 x 44" (33.0 x 111.8 cm)
Roll Up to 13" (33 cm)
Borderless Photo Sizes 3.5 x 5.0", 4 x 6", 5 x 7", 8 x 10", A4 (8.3 x 11.7"), Letter (8.5 x 11"), 11 x 14", 12 x 12", B (11 x 17"), A3 (11.7 x 16.5"), and Super B (13 x 19")
Media Thickness Up to 51 mil (1.3 mm)
Paper-Feed Method Top-loading auto sheet feeder
Manual feed front media path
Paper Capacity Top-Loading Feeder: 120 sheets plain or 30 sheets photo
Front Media Path: 1 sheet or 1 CD/DVD with included tray
Connectivity
Computer Interface 1 x USB 2.0
1 x 100Base-T Ethernet
Wireless Connectivity 802.11n Wi-Fi certified
Mobile Printing Features Yes
Print Languages Epson ESC/P 2 raster photographic drivers
Operating Systems Supported Windows XP, XP Professional x64 Edition, Vista (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.5.x-10.8.x
Physical
Status Display Yes
Front Panel Controls Yes
Certifications Safety: UL1950, CSA 22.2 950 FDA
EMI: FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B, AS/NZS 3548 class B
Environmental: ENERGY STAR compliant (Tier 2)
Acoustic Noise 38 dB (ISO 7779)
Operating Conditions Temperature: 50 to 95°F (10 to 35°C)
Humidity: 20 to 80%, non-condensing
Storage Conditions Temperature: -4 to 104°F (-20 to 40°C)
Humidity: 5 to 85%, non-condensing
Power Requirements AC: 110-120V AC, 50-60 Hz, 0.6 A
Power Consumption Printing: ~21 W
Sleep Mode: <3.5 W
Dimensions 24.2 x 9.0 x 14.5" (61.5 x 22.9 x 36.8 cm)
Weight 35 lb (15.9 kg)

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EpsonStylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer
 
4.5

(based on 263 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (184)

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    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

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    (6)

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    (8)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (213)
  • Easy to use (192)
  • Durable construction (98)
  • Reliable (98)
  • Fast print time (81)

Cons

  • Large footprint (49)
  • Too much ink used (47)
  • Slow print time (27)
  • Unreliable (7)
  • Jams easily (5)

Best Uses

  • Photos (216)
  • Black & white documents (43)
  • Graphics & charts (26)
  • Professional documents (24)
  • Black and white photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (194), Heavy duty user (29), Infrequent user (27)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (173), Business (75)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My Pick for Perfect "Prosumer" Printer

At school I've been using an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 and have gotten kind of addicted to printing my photos. The R3000 is half the cost and almost exactly the same except for it's...Read complete review

At school I've been using an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 and have gotten kind of addicted to printing my photos. The R3000 is half the cost and almost exactly the same except for it's narrower 13" maximum print width (vs the 17" 3880). Both use the "UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta" ink set which is the same one used by almost all of Epson's "Pro" line of printers. Honestly, I don't know why the R3000 isn't in their "Pro" line since it could reasonably be used by a pro who never needed to print anything wider than 13".I printed some color test charts at the [@] photo lab (which should be reasonable quality since they actually calibrate their printers at least once a day and when they change paper rolls) and on my R3000, then compared them to an actual X-Rite produced ColorChecker chart, and the output from the R3000 significantly beats the output from [@] Fuji Frontier minilab photo printer. The Fuji Frontier print is noticeably duller with generally darker colors and a narrower range of saturated color reproduction. You don't have to be a color expert to see the difference.For the R3000 the ink cost is about $1/ml which comes out to about $0.01 per square inch if you get it at a discount (search for "red river Cost of Inkjet Printing Epson R3000"). That makes a borderless 8x10 cost about $0.80 in ink, and a borderless 8.5x11" cost about $1 in ink. A sheet of Epson Ultra Premium Photo paper costs as little as $0.60 if you get it at a discount, so printing a borderless 8.5x11" ends up costing as little as $1.60 in supplies. (Not to mention that you can get third-party paper that's just as good or better than Epson's official paper for less money.)The cheapest photo labs charge around $1.50 for an 8x10 (my local [@] currently charges $1.46). If we use a whole 8.5x11 sheet of official paper and a full 8x10 worth of ink to print an 8x10, we get $1.40 in supplies per 8x10 which is slightly cheaper than even [@] and significantly higher quality. Good third-party paper would be around $0.35/sheet meaning that you could also do as well as $1.15 per 8x10, maybe even better.Admittedly though that doesn't incorporate the cost of the printer, which you won't have to incur if you just use a photo lab. If you bought the printer for say $800 and you've gotten your per-8x10 supply costs down to $1.15, then you'd need to print about 2,580 8x10's before your total costs started to get lower than [@]'s $1.46.When you get larger than 8x10 though then the printer really starts to pay off. One place online that isn't too expensive and has a good reputation charges $6.30 for a 12x18 on glossy photo paper printed with a photographic lab process. It's possible to get decent 13x19" gloss ink jet photo paper (same stuff that costs $0.35/sheet for the 8.5x11) for about $1.50/sheet. 12x18" of ink costs you $2.16 so total cost for a 12x18 on the R3000 with that paper is $3.66. At that price you need to print 300 or so of these large prints before your prints start costing less than $6.30, and again the ink jet prints may have better quality than the photographic process printer depending on who's doing the printing and with what.You also have the entire lifetime of the printer to make all these prints that we're talking about. If you make on average about 10 8x10" prints every week then it would take about 5 years to make this cost back, but if you made two of the 12x18" prints per week then it would take about 2.8 years to brake even compared to the lower quality photographic process prints ordered from most places online.But none of these estimates take into account the value of the convenience and additional quality you get from having a modern photo inkjet printer right in front of you. Add in costs like transportation to pick up photos, time spent driving, any sort of cost of inconvenience by having to wait for prints to arrive in the mail, the additional value of better color quality, and other hard to quantify things then the real savings may be better. Depending on how much these costs add to the cost of photo lab prints, a decent ink jet printer like this might pay for itself much more quickly.Still, you have to keep in mind that owning your own printer like this only makes sense if you're going to be doing a certain volume of printing. If you only ever print maybe 10 8x10s a month then the printer will never be worth it solely from a cost-per-print savings perspective. Also, if all you ever print is 4x6 then even just your ink cost without paper is going to be around 2.5x the cost of getting 4x6 prints made at a cheap online lab or drug store. So for small prints like 4x6 the printer will absolutely never pay for itself from the supply perspective, and probably not even from the convenience perspective. (This might not be true compared with some "premium" 4x6 prints that can cost over $0.50.)The only problems I've heard of with this printer seem to involve priming the print head (pumping ink into the initially empty hoses that run from the ink cartridges to the print head, basically) and the printer going through unnecessary cleaning cycles, but Epson support is great about addressing these. My R3000 went though an unnecessary priming cycle when I first set it up, wasting about half the ink in the cartridges. Support got back to me in less than a day and offered to send me a full set of full replacement cartridges. I haven't seen anyone complaining of clogged nozzles or any of the usual inkjet problems.The color gamut of the R3000 when used with the Ultra Premium Photo paper significantly exceeds the AdobeRGB colorspace in areas of dark blues and greens. This allows you to make the most of your camera's sensor capabilities IF you convert your RAW files into a format using the ProPhoto RGB color space (the most common one that actually holds those colors) AND print to the printer using proper color management with the appropriate ICC profile. Photo labs almost always require all files to be encoded as sRGB (which is smaller than both AdobeRGB and ProPhoto RGB), and printers like the Fuji Frontier have smaller gamuts than sRGB anyway, so they can't possibly achieve the wide range of colors that a high quality professional inkjet can when it's wielded by someone with sufficient color management skill.The only thing I don't like about this printer is that it wastes ink switching from "photo black" to "matte black" ink if you want to switch from photo glossy/luster/etc to matte paper. This process can dump up to 5ml ($5 worth) of ink total (2ml to switch one way, 3ml to switch back). HOWEVER there is an "Economy Mode" that you can enable on the front panel that will basically tell the printer not to completely flush the "old" ink out of the lines when switching. This means you get a bit of photo ink on your matte paper, or matte ink on your photo paper, but this may not matter depending on what you print.Anyway, excellent printer, reasonable cost of ownership and operation, higher quality printing than you get at a typical photo lab, convenience, and excellent support from Epson. When you consider this part of your "digital darkroom" and compare its cost to the cost of materials and equipment you'd spend for an "old fashioned" film darkroom, the cost is quite reasonable.

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R3000

good print quality but LCD is useless and very poor resolution, why did they bother with putting an LcD?

WiFi reciever is EXTREMELY poor. I lost lots of ink and 10...Read complete review

good print quality but LCD is useless and very poor resolution, why did they bother with putting an LcD?

WiFi reciever is EXTREMELY poor. I lost lots of ink and 10 sheets of premium paper due to the printer dropping the connection after 90% of the print was complete.
Epson took 5 months to send my rebate check. overall good print quality but terrible build quality, poor connectivity and poor interface. I should have gone with Canon

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5.0

Quite a lot for the $$$

By CJC2

from Hellertown PA

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photos

    Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

    Delivered overnight at no extra cost. Packed well. Easy and quick to set up. Clear instructions. Did not seem to use that much ink to "charge-the-lines". By the third print I had the settings correct and the print was spot on. From there it continues to produce prints as expected. For the cost, compared to the next two models up the line, this unit is a steal for the quality of prints and the diversity of paper options. It replaced an older 4000 in my case. Found that I could get along without being able to make the larger prints in-house. K3 ink technology is a big improvement. It seems Epson has another gem!

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    • Business

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    5.0

    Excellent quality and excellent value

    By Dr. Nick

    from New York, NY

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Print Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photos

      Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

      I am an avid amateur who was looking for a replacement for an Epson 2200. For a very reasonable price, the R3000 provides a much superior print quality with vibrant colors. Set up proceeded flawlessly. The printer is quiet and print time is excellent, even at highest quality.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      EXCELLENT EPSON

      By RICHARD CPG

      from ST SIMONS ISLAND, GA

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Print Time

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graphics & Charts
        • Photos

        Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

        Easy to set up. Works great with Lightroom 5. Have printed a number of images for a show already and they are really good.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Great printer

        By Alex

        from NYC

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Print Time
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Large Footprint
        • Too much ink used

        Best Uses

        • Photos

        Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

        this is a great printer..it prints so quickly

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        High quality photo prints - priced right

        By Spearman Graphics

        from Fort Myers, FL

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Print Time
        • Reliable
        • Very High Quality Prints

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Black & white Documents
        • Photos

        Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

        I did a lot of homework on Epson printers before I made the purchase at B&H. I'm replacing a 7 year old Epson Photo 2200 printer that doesn't stack up to the quality of prints that I require as a photographer. The new Epson Stylus Photo R3000 not only blows the old 2200 away with its higher 5760x1440 dpi, it prints fast and quietly. It comes with the wireless network that was a snap to setup! I can now supply my customers with top quality prints that compliment my photography and my customers expectations.It looks a bit pricey, but when I think back I spent over $1000 on the old Epson Photo 2200 over 7 years ago. (Was also able to take advantage of Epson $[$] rebate too!) So this is 3X's better value, so don't let the price effect your decision. This baby is yours for under $[$].I read that some complain about ink consumption, but really - when you compare having this printer on your desk or taking your chances sending your files out to an online printing company (and most of the time they come back wrong!) - there just isn't any merit to the ink consumption argument. If it doesn't quite look right - tweak it and print it again!! DONE! I can't find one thing that I was wanting in a new printer that this Epson R3000 does have! Great printer - very pleased!!

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        • Business

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        5.0

        LOVE This Printer

        By Dar

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Advanced Bw Feature
        • Amazing Photo Quality
        • Durable construction
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Low Ink Consumption
        • Reliable
        • Stunning Black And White

        Cons

        • Cartridge Switch Ink Burn
        • Large Footprint
        • Slow Print Time

        Best Uses

        • Black & white Documents
        • Black and white photos
        • Graphics & Charts
        • Landscape
        • Photos
        • Portrait
        • Professional Documents
        • Professional Photo Print

        Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

        I have to admit this thing is WAY overkill for what I need/do, right now, but I had the $$$ and I had the space so I thought, what the heck... and WOW! I'm an enthusiast who likes what I do. Further, I like to display my work, in my home/studio. I figure if no one else likes to look at it, I can, at least. A 13 x 19" photo, professionally printed, here, costs me $[*]. As of today, I have printed approximately 90 13 x 19 photos and have only consumed a single set of ink (the original that came with). I'm using Ilford Galerie Prestige Smooth Peal paper which costs about $2.10/sheet, so each photo has cost me well... the price of the printer and paper... or, $2.50 for ink and $2.20 for paper - almost $10 / print from the store... that's a $900 savings, already, for me, over professional printing. With the K3 inks, archival paper, and whatnot, this printer produces archive quality (many of our local labs DO NOT for $15)... and the print quality is as good, or better, than what I've seen come from a pro-lab. If you're serious about printing and 13" wide is good enough, this printer knocks it out of the park. The "drawback" to all these Epson printers is the fact that the black nozzles, on the head, are shared by both the photo black and the matte black ink. This means that every time you switch from a glossy to a matte paper the printer has to waste about 1-2ml of ink, pumping all the old ink from the feed tubes all the way to the head out into a waste pad. That costs, right now, between $1 and $2 every time you switch ink so... Long story short, that wasted ink makes for FAR better photos, in the end so... you take what you get.

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        • Personal

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        5.0

        A wonderful printer for Photography S/B

        By FaithMarie

        from Crystal, North Dakota

        About Me Infrequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Durable construction
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Print Time
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Jams Easily

        Best Uses

        • Photos

        Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

        A wonderful printer for Photography Students &/or starting out with your Photography Business. I had to purchase a professional grade printer for a printing course that I was taking. As a student photographer & first professional printer to ever purchase, I was amazed at how wonderful this printer is! The price was a reasonable one & I even got a $$ rebate back on it! I used color management on my photos, in which made some printer profiles; adjusted my images according to how they would appear if printed with different photo paper in Photoshop. I was very happy once I printed my images, to see how wonderfully close of a match they were to the images I processed on my computer screen! There are a lot of ink cartridges, in which, the more cartridges the better for professional printing accuracy. You can print different mediums of paper (up to a certain thickness I believe.) You can also print onto printable disks, which would be great for a business! You can also print panorama's! (However, I am yet to try that but I am sure that they will come out fantastic as well!) Also, another feature that was wonderful is that you can set up the printer to use wireless connection; in which is great because you do not have to be hooked up to the computer in order to print! I would absolutely recommend this printer out to those that want exceptional professional quality prints! (Epson printers in general that is from what I have learned!)

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        • Business

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        5.0

        Nice

        By BillyBob

        from Bay Area

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Large Footprint

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

            A little work to get used to the different paper feeds. After that the prints are beautiful.

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            5.0

            great printer with little set up...

            By Mark J

            from Galion Oh

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable construction
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Low Ink Consumption

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photos

              Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

              It does a superb job on my larger photo
              prints and doesn't use that much ink. I am so happy with the results of this new printer and the service of 2 day delivery and great service from B&H Photo.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Epson R3000 Super High Quality

              By RodneyArt

              from New York, NY

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable construction
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Incredible Prints
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Slow Print Time
              • Too much ink used

              Best Uses

              • Photos

              Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

              I am an illustrator, and I used my old Epson R1900 to print samples of illustrations, and mock-up full spread children's books. Also poster, prints and cards that I sell and give away. When my R1900 died in the middle of a job I was frantic to get another printer. The R3000 is a real upgrade from the R1900, higher resolutions, wireless, more meticulous color matching ability, and more choices of surfaces to print on. Also bigger ink cartridges. It was easy enough to set-up, and the wireless worked perfectly. It's a stylish, good looking unit. I guess my only complaint is that this thing is TOO GOOD. It's default resolution for all the professional paper types is 5760 or 1440 dpi, so that 1440 dpi is it's normal printing mode. The old R1900 printed beautifully at 720 dpi. So the R3000 at 1440 takes much more time to print. An 11x17 full spread took about 5 minutes. I figured out you can only print at 720dpi with "plain paper" selected. That cut the time to about 2 minutes, similar to the R1900. It might be my imagination, but it also seems to be drinking up the ink fast. The little screen on the front panel shows you the ink levels, and I can't believe how fast they are going down. Maybe it's just me and my 11 x 17 prints. So my advice is get ready for amazing quality from the R3000, but be ready for ink costs and time to print. All that said, the color is bright and dazzling, much more subtle and with a wider range than the R1900. The printer management software is improved too. PS: B&H photo is THE BEST most AMAZING store with the BEST PRICES. It's an experience to visit the place. There are no other stores like it. Rock on B&H!

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              • Business

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              4.0

              great printer, reasonable price

              By xtranch

              from Fairhope, al

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Durable construction
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Produces Excellent Prints

              Cons

              • No Waste Ink Tank
              • Small ink cartridges

              Best Uses

              • Graphics & Charts
              • Photos

              Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

              I am printing a few landscapes that I sell at local galleries and art shows. this is an affordable printer that gets the job done. as with any high end printer you must be meticulus with your work flow to get the desired results.

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              • Business

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              1.0

              Dead printer head after 2 yr light duty

              By Iraddoc

              from Alexandria, VA

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor customer service
                • Too much ink used
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                • Anchor After Head Dies
                • Photos

                Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                Bought the R3000 just 2 years ago and have been using it for home printing only. Relatively very light duty for what is supposed to be a high quality photo printer. In the last month, big blobs and streaks of black ink are showing up on the prints. Brought it to an Epson certified service center where it was determined that the printer head was bad and would need replacing at a cost of $500. The printer cost [$] initially. It does not seem reasonable that a printer head should go bad after very light duty. Called Epson customer relations who were completely deaf to the idea that the head is defective and offered nothing. At the end of the day, I am now stuck with either paying $500 for a print head on a used printer, $600-700 for a new printer, or dumping about $250 in unused Epson cartridges if I switch to another printer. Do not see buying another expensive Epson printer with them not standing behind their products.

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                5.0

                Amazing Printer

                By William

                from Windermere

                Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                The R3000 is perfect the amateur and pro photographer. It gives you the professional archival quality without the pro printer price. I am amazed at the quality of the prints when using the Epson papers. Great versatility in feeding and paper types. Black and white photo print quality would likely meet Ansel Adams' standards. Only problem I had at set-up was a couple of the ink cartridges kept registering as not recognized by the printer or not installed properly. Epson had to send out a couple of new cartridges which solved the problem. Epson support was very good. I am definitely happy with this purchase.

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                5.0

                EPSON R3000

                By DQUONG

                from MONROE CT

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable construction
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Print Time
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photos

                  Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                  LOVE MY STYLUS PHOTO R2200, BUT THE R3000 IS IN A CLASS BY ITSELF. AFTER RUNNING COLORMUNKI AND PRINTING A PHOTO AND COMPARING THE SAME PHOTO FROM THE 2200, SO MUCH MORE DETAIL. ANYBODY WANT A R2200

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                  5.0

                  EPSON MAKE THE BEST PRINTERS.

                  By Thorcat

                  from NY NY

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Print Time
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photos

                    Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                    Easy to use and set up Call in support is the best

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    First Unit DOA, Second is fine.

                    By RFranko

                    from New Mexico

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable construction
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Low Ink Consumption

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                      First printer was D.O.A. and got sent back and replaced with no hassles. The second printer is buzzing right along. Calibrated four different types of paper, Glossy, semi-gloss, matte and some fine art 310gm stuff. Amazing the color reproduction is just fantastic. Just a word to the wise. I got sample packs from Epson,Canson,Ilford and have some HP and Kirkland paper. When printing on the glossy and semi-gloss all the brands look IDENTICAL! How to test, take two different brands with the same finish and lay them together and cut both exactly in half, then lay half of each together. Identical means the seam disappears and you can't see any color or tonality change between the two halves. Don't fall for all the hype about how great a brand of paper is they all look alike including two of the matte papers I have...you can't tell one from the other in a side by side comparison. I even have a box of Ilford's Galarie, Prestige,Gold MonoSilk that they say is so fantastic for black and white prints. Well looking at the blacks, grays and whites compared to the other semi-gloss papers you can't tell even the slightest bit of difference. Only the finish is slightly different with a slightly broader texture. I had to actually read the name I wrote on the back to tell the difference. I used the DataColor StudioSR software and colorimeter to calibrate all the papers, and now that I have new profiles I'll probably buy the Costco glossy paper for the run of the mill 8x10 prints,and since Cansen has such a great variety of finishes (over 17) I'll probably use their stuff for the fine art 13x19 prints even though it's a few chackels more expensive. I just like the finishes they have. Epson paper is probably the cheapest paper out there if you can figure out all the different finishes...geez what a naming mess! And to top it off I think they only have about 4-5 finishes but a bunch of paper grades. Overall to date the printer is working great and the auto switching to MatteBlack works well too. Also having the unit on my local network is great not having to run printer cables around the room. The WiFi is a bit tricky but if you know your IP address and password for your modem you will have no problem. When first setting it up you need to hard wire the printer to your computer until the modem/printer are talking to each other and then you can unplug the printer cable. All in all, Yes B&H did a great job in replacing the DOA unit and the new unit is working fine and I would recommend it to my friends!

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                      5.0

                      Love this printer!

                      By RonM

                      from Pittsburgh PA

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                      I really do love the prints from this printer. However truth be told this is my second R3000. My first one died after 3 years. The print head needed to be replaced but it would have cost almost as much as a new printer so I opted to buy another one. With the $150 Epson rebate it was a no brainer. I hope thus one last a little longer but while it's working, you can't beat the output especially on the Epson fine art Signature Worthy paper.

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                      5.0

                      Best One Yet!

                      By Colfax Mingo

                      from USA

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Low Ink Consumption
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Black & white Documents
                        • Graphics & Charts
                        • Photos
                        • Professional Documents

                        Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                        I have owned Printers ever since the 1280. THis is the best one yet!

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                        • Business

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                        1.0

                        Not a good value

                        By Meddykay

                        from Hilton Head Island, SC

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photos

                            Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                            I've owned 4 Epson printers and the R3000 is the most expensive and the shortest lived. It produced great prints for 18 months, then began dropping black ink blobs on photos. At first, doing a head cleaning worked, then doing multiple head cleanings worked, then nothing at all worked. No black ink comes through the lines at all.

                            I continue to research this, but have not found any posts anywhere that say the problem was fixed. Epson service centers - of which there are none within 5 hours of driving time from here - do not even fix the problem. Seems it is caused by switching from Black to Matte Ink, WIsh I had know this earlier.

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                            4.0

                            falulous photos

                            By archi-G

                            from Houston, TX

                            About Me Infrequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Print Time

                            Cons

                            • Hard Setup
                            • Large Footprint

                            Best Uses

                            • Photos

                            Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                            I only give 4 stars because I haven't had too much time with my new printer yet. But so far so good. Beautiful prints! And I can't wait to try different paper sizes, including the roll, when the time comes. I worry about ink consumption, but if I get consistently good prints then it should be worth it.
                            I'm not sure if it is using the matte black ink….need to research this a bit further.
                            Getting the drivers for Mac Lion was a right pain. Epson are not helpful in the slightest as they point you in a never-ending circle. Apple was useful when I chatted with someone.

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