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Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge

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Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge

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Epson engineered the 157 Matte 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 matte 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 Matte Black
Coating Water, Scratch and Fade Resistant

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Epson157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Too expensive (5)
  • Short cartridge life (3)

Best Uses

  • Photos (8)
  • Graphics & charts (3)
  • Professional documents (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

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5.0

Good archival ink

By Bob

from Western MA

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photos

    Comments about Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge:

    Expensive but good ink for printing archival photos

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    4.0

    Good Ink

    By John C

    from Laurel, MD

    About Me Infrequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy to Replace

    Cons

    • Too Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Photos

    Comments about Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge:

    This ink does the job. It produces nice deep blacks on all kinds of paper. It's expensive, though.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    4.0

    Matte Black

    By MCGYouth

    from Pittsburgh

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Short Cartridge Life
    • Too Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Photos

    Comments about Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge:

    We use for our students' work prints as well as for their exhibitions.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    Ink Perfection

    By Plotke Photo

    from North Hollywood, CA

    Comments about Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge:

    The printer is nothing without the ink!! The ink makes the pictures professional!!

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    5.0

    Matte Black

    By Snowflake

    from Milwaukee

    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

      Comments about Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge:

      Best used on matte paper, actually my printer doesn't let me use it on glossy paper, unless I lie to my printer. There is photo black as well for gloss.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      what else can you use for an epson r3000

      By bradbort

      from somerville, ma

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge:

            You really need to use Epson ink for advanced photo printers? What would the point be in risking an expensive printer with cheap knock off ink? This works well for matte and art papers, but the printer does waste a lot switching from matte to glossy

            • 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 Matte 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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            5.0

            Professional Ink from Epson

            By Nikonman

            from Princeton, NJ

            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

            • Graphics & Charts
            • Photos
            • Professional Documents

            Comments about Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge:

            For me, this is the most commonly used ink out of the nine required for the Epson R3000. I always keep an extra on hand. Great for photos on Glossy paper.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Great Ink - Great Printer

            By Frank

            from New York City

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clean Replacement
            • Dries Quickly
            • Easy to Replace

            Cons

            • Short Cartridge Life

            Best Uses

            • Photos

            Comments about Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge:

            Printer is fantastic for professional looking prints!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Black ink

            By Duce

            from Wichita Ks.

            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 Matte Black Ink Cartridge:

              Its black and it prints black

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              I would but this product again and again

              By Charlie the Photographer

              from Lenox, MA

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge:

                  The ink quality is fabulous. Superior feel. Excellent.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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