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Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge

B&H # EPBCR3000 Mfr # T157120
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Product Highlights
  • For the Stylus Photo R3000 Printer

Epson engineered the 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge for the Epson R3000 Printer. Epson utilized their UltraChrome K3 technology to produce deeper, richer tones.

With fine art printing in the front of their minds, Epson developed photo black to be of photo quality. The deepness of your shadows can set the mood for what your picture is saying. Create phenomenal monochrome prints with Epson's three-level black technology. You will be sure to get the exact degree of black that your picture requires. Control your prints with the Epson advanced tones.

Designed for the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Printer
Coated for water, scratch and fade resistance
Print colors accurately with a wider tonal range
Compatible Printers Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Ink Jet Printer
Volume 0.9 oz (25.9 ml)
Color Photo Black
Coating Water, Scratch and Fade Resistant

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Epson157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to replace (14)
  • Dries quickly (12)
  • Sharp tones & colors (12)
  • Clean replacement (10)
  • Long lasting color (9)

Cons

  • Too expensive (5)

Best Uses

  • Photos (11)
  • Professional documents (4)
  • Graphics & charts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (11), Heavy duty user (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (9), Personal (6)

Reviewed by 15 customers

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4.0

Superior

By ThomBP

from Rhode Island

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clean Replacement
  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy to Replace
  • Long Lasting Color
  • Sharp Tones & Colors

Cons

  • Too Expensive

Best Uses

  • Graphics & Charts
  • Photos
  • Professional Documents

Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

I give four stars because of the price, otherwise the K3 technology is great. The high price is an issue for all things "inkjet" these days, especially the high-end printers such as my R3000.

The color spectrum is beautiful and the fade resistance of the prints is extraordinary too.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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4.0

Great for B & W photo printing; but!

By swimmer in disguise

from San Rafael, CA

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy to Replace
  • Long Lasting Color

Cons

  • Short Cartridge Life
  • Too Expensive

Best Uses

    Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

    I'm a professional artist. I both photograph & print all of my own work. Had R1900 machine for 5 yrs, but it died of too much gloss optimizer disease. R3000 seemed the next best barely affordable alternative.

    While it's nice to have a choice of blacks to print, the machine is an ink hog when it switches between matte & photo black. My question to Epson where does the lost ink go??? Huge expense if you print a lot of B & W or your color has a lot gray/black tonalities.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    No drama, low cost, real thing, quick

    By Dr. Mike

    from New York

    About Me Heavy Duty User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clean Replacement
    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy to Replace
    • Long Lasting Color
    • Sharp Tones & Colors

    Cons

    • Costly In General Inks
    • Pricey - In General

    Best Uses

    • Photos

    Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

    The headline just about covers it. The price is among the best out there, delivery is always quick (and lately much more reliable than Staples!), and B&H stocks all the various Epson inks (for 3 printers) I use. Great to be able to order small things like ink when I'm purchasing something else (photographic), as it's a quick/easy add-on. Genuine Epson, good price, B&H delivery and service, what's not to like?

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    • Business

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    5.0

    Good

    By Liz

    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clean Replacement
    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy to Replace
    • Sharp Tones & Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photos

      Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

      Bought for Epson R3000, works great

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Typical Epson quality it is all I use

      By Ray T.

      from Campbell, CA

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy to Replace
      • Long Lasting Color
      • Sharp Tones & Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photos
        • Professional Documents

        Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

        what can I say the Epson inks are great. I've used them on my R210 and 4880 and now on the new R3000. They are consistant from batch to batch, who can ask for more.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By Chazz Photos

        from Gresham, Oregon

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clean Replacement
        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy to Replace
        • Long Cartridge Life
        • Long Lasting Color
        • Sharp Tones & Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photos

          Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

          Very Happy With all of the Colors,

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Goog quality. Cheapest price

          By Joshua

          from New York NY

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy to Replace
          • Sharp Tones & Colors

          Cons

          • Color Fades

          Best Uses

          • Everyday documents
          • Graphics & Charts
          • Professional Documents

          Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

          The best offer

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          4.0

          Epson R3000 Inks

          By Marc

          from Middletown, DE

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clean Replacement
          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy to Replace
          • Long Cartridge Life
          • Long Lasting Color
          • Sharp Tones & Colors

          Cons

          • Too Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Photos

          Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

          Provides dynamic color

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great prints with Epson ink

          By stv996

          from Flagstaff AZ.

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clean Replacement
          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy to Replace
          • Long Cartridge Life
          • Sharp Tones & Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photos

            Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

            I recently upgraded to an Epson R3000 printer and the results are great, color and B&W prints come out perfectly.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Excellent quality- buy only the best!

            By Photog in MD

            from Maryland

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Replace
            • Sharp Tones & Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photos

              Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

              I need to know that I can depend on the quality of the ink- it represents my work as a professional photographer.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Great ink!

              By DADunk

              from Yuma, Az

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clean Replacement
              • Dries Quickly
              • Easy to Replace
              • Long Cartridge Life
              • Long Lasting Color
              • Sharp Tones & Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photos

                Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

                What can I really say. It is black ink. However, the tones and shades produced from this printer and ink are amazing.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Ink is Ink

                By fatSkeeter

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clean Replacement
                • Easy to Replace
                • Long Lasting Color
                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                Cons

                • Too Expensive

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

                  All the Epson K3 is perfect! A little expensive to replace the cartridges. I wished there was a continous ink supply system that was made BY Epson.

                  Pricey.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  4.0

                  So far I am delighted with the printer.

                  By Squirrel

                  from NYC, NY

                  About Me Infrequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Acquired too recently to

                  Cons

                  • Dull Tones & Colors

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

                    Are you asking me to rate an ink? Hard to do when usually they work in tandem with other inks. The colours were not good at the beginning despite being told that the paper profiles had been loaded. Was referred to an expert who came in and soon set things straight and so far things are going quite smoothly. Love its B&W printing capability. Just wish selenium split toning was included but that is pure day dreaming.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    High Quality Photo Black Ink from Epson

                    By Nikonman

                    from Princeton, NJ

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clean Replacement
                    • Dries Quickly
                    • Easy to Replace

                    Cons

                    • Short Cartridge Life
                    • Too Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Graphics & Charts
                    • Photos
                    • Professional Documents

                    Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

                    Excellent print quality, rich, dries instantly, long life.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Ink for the perfect printer

                    By Dean

                    from Rainier, WA

                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clean Replacement
                    • Dries Quickly
                    • Easy to Replace
                    • Long Cartridge Life
                    • Long Lasting Color
                    • Sharp Tones & Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos

                      Comments about Epson 157 Photo Black Ink Cartridge:

                      Perfect Ink for the perfect printer

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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