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Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer

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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
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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)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 43.0 lb

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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EpsonStylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer
 
4.5

(based on 322 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (226)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (250)
  • Easy to use (226)
  • Reliable (117)
  • Durable construction (109)
  • Fast print time (97)

Cons

  • Large footprint (55)
  • Too much ink used (55)
  • Slow print time (30)
  • Unreliable (9)
  • Hard to use (6)

Best Uses

  • Photos (255)
  • Black & white documents (54)
  • Graphics & charts (35)
  • Professional documents (34)
  • Black and white photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (227), Heavy duty user (35), Infrequent user (34)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (198), Business (95)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Great quality

By WM

from Seattle area

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photos

    Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

    I was a film based commercial photographer for about
    25 years. Since retirement and the digital advent I can
    do what I want and see the results almost instantly.
    The Epson R3000 is a great printer with a easy learning
    curve and great quality output.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    NO hassles

    By Steve

    from Tulalip, WA

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

        I love this printer. Great prints right out of the box. The correct Mac drivers are downloaded automatically. I was so tired of fighting color management with Photoshop my old 2200, this is a breeze.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Great Printer for Fine Art Phootgrapher

        By Jhue1234

        from Colorado

        Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

        My wife just made the move into making her training as a fine artist into a full time career and this printer is one of our first steps in making that happen. So far the printer has been very impressive and easy to use. The shipping arrived right on time and no problems there. However, the one major issue we had was that when doing the very first set up and ink installation the printer failed to install the ink 3 times in a row and gave an error message with no error code. The next day we tried again and this time it work but all the ink cartridges said that they were depleted. This was obviously frustrating so I call the Epson warrenty line and they quickly determined that a replacement needed to be sent. They shipped a replacement via 2-day air and the replacement printer set up perfectly and it working just fine. We will reviewer more in detail as to the actual performance once my wife has ran some prints.

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        4.0

        Great Printer for Fine Art Phootgrapher

        By Jhue

        from Colorado

        Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

        My wife just made the move into making her training as a fine artist into a full time career and this printer is one of our first steps in making that happen. So far the printer has been very impressive and easy to use. The shipping arrived right on time and no problems there. However, the one major issue we had was that when doing the very first set up and ink installation the printer failed to install the ink 3 times in a row and gave an error message with no error code. The next day we tried again and this time it work but all the ink cartridges said that they were depleted. This was obviously frustrating so I call the Epson warrenty line and they quickly determined that a replacement needed to be sent. They shipped a replacement via 2-day air and the replacement printer set up perfectly and it working just fine. We will reviewer more in detail as to the actual performance once my wife has ran some prints.

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        5.0

        Outstanding Printer!

        By Gman

        from Iowa

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

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              Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

              Outstanding printer. Beautiful for all types of pictures.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              3.0

              Love/Hate

              By Mattz

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Too much ink used
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • BW photos
              • Photos

              Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

              Ha! I'm on my second one...because the first one died ---terminal head clog---after 2 1/2 years and I had a box full of inks for it---so I bought another. It makes very good prints but it's fussy. And, it's now discontinued so you can get a deal. Uses lots of ink when switching blacks and for cleaning.

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              • Business

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              5.0

              GREAT PRINTER

              By California Guy

              from Beaumont, Ca.

              About Me Infrequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                Epson gives two choices for wireless set up: 1) Use USB cord (they say this is preferred) or 2) use front window of printer. I tried the USB cord method which did not work. Method 2, however, worked like a charm. Ink easy to install and set up was fast.Printer arrived well packed. Prints are clear and crisp and printer works great. I'm glad I bought it. I use Epson paper and ink for best results.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Love this printer

                By Mahaila

                from Leonia, NJ

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable construction
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality
                • Reliable
                • WIRELESS WORKS GREAT

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                  I bought this printer to substitute a R2880 that I lost on a fire (and I loved it). This is wireless and is working beautifully in a two story home - I can work on my kitchen counter with my notebook while the printer stays in my studio on the second floor.

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                  • Business

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                  4.0

                  Epson R3000 photo printer

                  By MEP

                  from Middletown, MD

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable construction
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photos

                    Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                    I have not used it very much since I recently set it up. However, I can say the set up was incredibly easy. The packaging it came it was very stable and secure. No damage to the product inside whatsoever. The box is heavy though which tells one that the printer is heavy and solid. The few photos I did print thus far, is amazing! Beautiful prints!

                    With reading about the ink being used quickly by switching between glossy to matte prints, I am trying to using only one or the other paper for now.

                    Like having the ink level LED's on the front of the printer.

                    At times, it does take a while for the printer ink printhead to be ready. I haven't used it enough to find out when that generally occurs.

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                    5.0

                    Great Print quality

                    By Fred the Flintstone

                    from Central Minnesota

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Durable construction
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Too much ink used

                    Best Uses

                    • Photos
                    • Professional Documents

                    Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                    Use it to print giclee's. Print quality is awesome.

                    Only drawback is the black photo ink usage when switching back and forth from matte to photo.

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                    • Business

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                    3.0

                    Questionable Wi-Fi, Professional Quality

                    By Jeff

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Slow Print Time

                    Best Uses

                    • Photos

                    Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                    I received this printer today after comparing it to the Epson 3880 for several days, reading countless reviews, etc. I finally chose this one over the 3880 specifically for the Wi-Fi capability, but was very disappointed after setting it up to find out that a single 8x10 print took more than 13 minutes to print over my extremely fast and always reliable Wi-Fi connection. The printer diagnostics confirmed that the signal strength was excellent, and additionally I have the newest Apple Airport Extreme wireless router, so it's a mystery to me as to why the print time is so incredibly slow over Wi-Fi.I then plugged a 14' ethernet cable into my iMac from the printer and the speed was dramatically increased to 2 minutes and 50 seconds for a single 8x10, but still took twice as long as the advertised 1 minute 33 seconds for an 8x10 photo.Another reason I purchased this printer over the 3880 is because the ink set and print heads are the same as the 3880, but the price was almost half as much. After using it I can confirm that the quality is as-good-as the 3880 and seems to be also as good as the quality of the 4900 (the printer I am replacing with this).After a terrible experience with the 4900 I chose this as a cheaper alternative specifically so that if it ended up having a short lifespan I could replace it more easily for less money than the 3880, and based on my 4900 experience with endless paper feeding errors, nozzle clogs, and line clogs I'm hoping I don't have a similar experience with this one.I may try to see if there is any way to speed up the Wi-Fi print time with the help of Epson support since that was such an immense disappointment, but one other concern is that I may be hearing the print head catching and dragging back and forth across the sheets of 8.5 x 11" paper as it gets about halfway through a job on occasion. I haven't been able to find any evidence of this on the few prints I've done so far, but the sound is a concern. For these two reasons I would probably suggest choosing the 3880 over this R3000 if price isn't as much of a concern, but I will say that I am going to keep this printer and see how long it ends up lasting anyway. I spent $ on the Stylus Pro 4900 to have it last only two years before fatal nozzle clogs that would cost more to fix than the printer would be to replace. The startup time and power on/off time is incredibly fast on this R3000 compared to the 4900 which I think is one of the best things about it - they don't call it a "Pro" printer by name, but I can say with certainty that the quality of the prints is professional by far and that it is one of the most cost-effective professional-quality printers on the market for anyone who doesn't need to be able to print larger than 13" wide. Let's just hope the print head isn't actually catching on the paper - I can deal with having to use the ethernet cable, but there is no reason for an 8x10 print to take 13 minutes over a perfectly strong Wi-Fi connection. I want to know why that's happening.That being said, I also have $ worth of barely used ink for the 4900 if anybody wants to take it off my hands. I will be helping the garbage man throw my 4900 into the truck tomorrow morning to get one last little bit of entertainment out of that $ price tag for a defective machine. @ has plenty of accurate reviews on that one that I wish I would've read before I bought it!

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                    • Business

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                    4.0

                    Wonderful photo printer

                    By CWynnPhotos

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Too much ink used

                    Best Uses

                    • Photos
                    • Professional Documents

                    Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                    I am a family/child photographer from Atlanta and bought this printer to print proofs and small prints for my clients. I love it! The only thing making me put 4 stars is the price of the replacement ink (which is excessive). Otherwise this printer is fantastic. It isn't as fast as I thought it would be and takes a few seconds to warm up. However, the quality of prints matches anything I've ordered from a lab.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Fine Printer

                    By Jack

                    from Savannah

                    About Me Infrequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable construction
                    • 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:

                    Works fine with win 7, 64 bit

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By archprinter

                    from Sag Harbor, NY

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Too much ink used

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                      Great Printer. Fast, Reliable and good prints. I have used the more expensive 3880 but this performs at the same level.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Brilliant colors

                      By Bakerdancer

                      from Vermillion, SD

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                      Easy set up, brilliant colors, phenomenal prints. Couldn't be happier.

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                      5.0

                      Super prints

                      By Rff

                      from Tulsa ok

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                      My second R3000 and still have the first
                      Super prints and easy from Aperture
                      Now intend to use with Lightroom
                      And learned no supplied driver for Yosemite
                      That bit of information should have been published
                      Nevertheless expectations are high based on previous use of my first r3000
                      It still needs a more efficient way to change black inks for different papers but this is not a deal breaker

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                      5.0

                      good product

                      By chris

                      from van nuys

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                      great product

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                      5.0

                      An Upgrade from R1900

                      By Curmudgeon

                      from Austin, TX

                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Large Footprint

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos
                      • Professional Documents

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                      I'm very pleased with the performance of this unit. Front-to-back it's a bit deeper than the Epson R1900 but the same width.

                      The printer cartridges are huge and priced accordingly.

                      I was torn between this one and the R2000, but was eventually won over by assurances that not only is the R3000 better for B&W, but it also gives more true-to-life colors.

                      If you like glossy, you may prefer the 2000. If you prefer correct skin tones and tones that more closely match what you shot, go with the 3000. You can punch colors in Photoshop, if you must.

                      Compared a few prints from the 1900 to new prints from the 3000, and found a definite difference in detail using maximum quality.

                      I'd have preferred the controls on the top, but that's just what I'm used to. The LCD screen does nothing for me. Haven't tested the Wi-Fi, I hardline. So, there's a few bells and whistles I personally could have lived without.

                      I'm very impressed with the quality of the prints. I don't know of a photo lab that could do better.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      The Perfect Printer

                      By BKelly

                      from Fort Worth, TX

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great Value
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Slow Print Time

                      Best Uses

                      • Black & white Documents
                      • Photos

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                      I use my Epson R3000 to print images to sell. The quality of the printing is top notch. The price point was surprising to me, great value!!!

                      The only con is that it's slower than some of the other Epson printers, but generally I'm not is that much of a rush.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Prints like a pro

                      By Plotke Photo

                      from North Hollywood

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer:

                      Accurate and exactly what I need for my business!! Prints beautifully on paper and CD!! Easy to set up and easy to use!!

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