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Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta Ink Cartridge

B&H # EPVLMCR3000 Mfr # T157620
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  • For the Stylus Photo R3000 Printer

Epson engineered the 157 Vivid Light Magenta 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 vivid light magenta to bring out the true colors of something as delicate as a flame. Epson's advanced magenta pigments bring to life the browns and the reds of your prints. 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 Vivid Light Magenta
Coating Water, Scratch and Fade Resistant

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Epson157 Vivid Light Magenta Ink Cartridge
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clean replacement (9)
  • Easy to replace (8)
  • Sharp tones & colors (8)
  • Long lasting color (6)
  • Dries quickly (5)

Cons

  • Too expensive (3)

Best Uses

  • Photos (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8), Business (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Problem with cartridge

Ordered a set of inks for the Epson SP R3000 printer. When the Very Light Magenta ran out and the printer flagged the cartridge, I changed it to the new one. The printer...Read complete review

Ordered a set of inks for the Epson SP R3000 printer. When the Very Light Magenta ran out and the printer flagged the cartridge, I changed it to the new one. The printer would not recognize the VLMagenta cartridge. Had to use the web site for Epson, and they sent a replacement cartridge. Also called B+H to report the instance. Problem solved. I received excellent support and response from all involved. As for the inks, I can only echo the advice of all the photographers who print: Use the Manufacturer's inks, and not third party inks. The quality of my prints is exceptional so I wouldn't think of using any ink other than Epson. If you think about all the $ you have invested why introduce an ink that is not top grade?

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

printer will not recognize cartridge

Epson R3000 printer would not recognize this Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta cartridge purchased Nov 2013 and attempted installation April 2014. Cartridge expiration date 2015. B&H advise they do not warranty...Read complete review

Epson R3000 printer would not recognize this Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta cartridge purchased Nov 2013 and attempted installation April 2014. Cartridge expiration date 2015. B&H advise they do not warranty past 30 days but agreed to ship a replacement cartridge. So, 5 stars for B&H, 1 star for Epson.

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4.0

perfection

By orn5h

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta Ink Cartridge:

This ink is not easy to find, much less a place that the ink comes corrupt.. b&h is the place to come and buy period, especially for this ink. (I gove it 4 stars because its just ink so its not something extraordinary its just.. well, ink)

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4.0

perfection

By orn5h

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta Ink Cartridge:

This ink is not easy to find, much less a place that the ink comes corrupt.. b&h is the place to come and buy period, especially for this ink. (I gove it 4 stars because its just ink so its not something extraordinary its just.. well, ink)

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5.0

Best Vivid Light Magenta ink for Epson

By CJC

from Hellertown PA

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photos

    Comments about Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta Ink Cartridge:

    Works nicely in my Epson R3000. Easy to install and quickly recognized by printer.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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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 Vivid Light Magenta 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.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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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

      Comments about Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta 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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      1.0

      printer will not recognize cartridge

      By Chatham Mac

      from Chatham, NJ

      About Me Infrequent User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta Ink Cartridge:

            Epson R3000 printer would not recognize this Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta cartridge purchased Nov 2013 and attempted installation April 2014. Cartridge expiration date 2015. B&H advise they do not warranty past 30 days but agreed to ship a replacement cartridge. So, 5 stars for B&H, 1 star for Epson.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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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 Vivid Light Magenta Ink Cartridge:

              Bought for Epson R3000, works great

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Standard Epson quality

              By Ray T.

              from Campbell, CA

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graphics & Charts
                • Photos
                • Professional Documents

                Comments about Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta 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.

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                • Personal

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                5.0

                Excellent Ink- buy only the best!

                By Photog in MD

                from Maryland

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Long Lasting Color
                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photos

                  Comments about Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta 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:
                  • Personal

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                  3.0

                  great color, lousy life span

                  By gail the artist

                  from arlington, ma

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clean Replacement
                  • Easy to Replace

                  Cons

                  • Short Cartridge Life
                  • Too Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Photos

                  Comments about Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta Ink Cartridge:

                  used for greeting cards and prints

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Epson Inks

                  By TMC

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta Ink Cartridge:

                        I'm 8 years into the inkjet photography experiment. I went back and printed some B&W prints from the "wet" dark room the other day, and it was a great reminder of how much time it takes using traditional chemical/silver methods to get a "keeper." Epson inks are great.

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                        • 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 Vivid Light Magenta Ink Cartridge:

                          Perfect Ink for the perfect printer

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          The best

                          By Dennis

                          from Buffalo, N.Y.

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta Ink Cartridge:

                              I can only echo the advice from photographers who print their own work, and that is to use the manufacturer's inks. The Epson inks are simply the best. So far, I only use Ultra Premium Glossy and Luster papers with spectacular results. I purchased this because of a defective cartridge, but Epson also sent me a free replacement cartridge. Bravo Epson[...]

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Problem with cartridge

                              By Dennis

                              from Buffalo, N.Y.

                              About Me Infrequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clean Replacement
                              • Easy To Install

                              Cons

                              • Pricey

                              Best Uses

                              • Photos

                              Comments about Epson 157 Vivid Light Magenta Ink Cartridge:

                              Ordered a set of inks for the Epson SP R3000 printer. When the Very Light Magenta ran out and the printer flagged the cartridge, I changed it to the new one. The printer would not recognize the VLMagenta cartridge. Had to use the web site for Epson, and they sent a replacement cartridge. Also called B+H to report the instance. Problem solved. I received excellent support and response from all involved. As for the inks, I can only echo the advice of all the photographers who print: Use the Manufacturer's inks, and not third party inks. The quality of my prints is exceptional so I wouldn't think of using any ink other than Epson. If you think about all the $ you have invested why introduce an ink that is not top grade?

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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