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Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge

Product Highlights
  • For the Stylus Photo R3000 Printer

Epson engineered the 157 Light 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 light 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 Light Black
Coating Water, Scratch and Fade Resistant

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Epson157 Light Black Ink Cartridge
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to replace (9)
  • Sharp tones & colors (9)
  • Clean replacement (8)
  • Long lasting color (8)
  • Dries quickly (7)

Cons

  • Too expensive (4)

Best Uses

  • Photos (9)
  • Professional documents (6)
  • Graphics & charts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (6), Personal (4)

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5.0

It is all good

By Salsacreator

from Shelton CT.

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Short Cartridge Life
  • Too Expensive

Best Uses

  • Photos

Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

Whatever I get from BH Photo it comes quick and without hassle I get all my gear from BH Photo.

  • 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

  • Graphics & Charts
  • Photos
  • Professional Documents

Comments about Epson 157 Light 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.

  • 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

  • Graphics & Charts
  • Photos
  • Professional Documents

Comments about Epson 157 Light 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 deal on Ink

By Matt

from New York, NY

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Short Cartridge Life
  • Too Expensive

Best Uses

  • Photos
  • Professional Documents

Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

Works great in my Epson 3000 printer

  • Primary use:
  • 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 Light Black 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 Light 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

      Flowing

      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 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

        Chilling Gray's

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Great Price, Awesome Service!

        By Kiki

        from New York, New York

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Replace
        • Long Lasting Color

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graphics & Charts
          • Professional Documents

          Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

          B&H Photo can be a little intimidating at first glance. But customer service is extremely helpful and their phone ordering system is AMAZING. It's my go to store to find my ink cartridges cheaper than most vendors. About the ink, I love my Epson Stylus R3000 and the fact that it conserves ink by using specific cartridges based on the print. Beautiful, vibrant colour and masters heavyweight card stocks like a champ! I'm talking 160lb cover!!!

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          • Business

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          5.0

          Beautiful Ink @ a Great Price!

          By Christy

          from Chase City, VA

          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

            • Everyday documents
            • Graphics & Charts
            • Photos
            • Professional Documents

            Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

            Needed this ASAP and B&H delivered! Epson ink is the Bomb! Delivers Beautiful color!

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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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

            • Long Lasting Color
            • Sharp Tones & Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photos

              Comments about Epson 157 Light 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.

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              • Business

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