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Epson157 Light Black Ink Cartridge
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 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 (11)
  • Sharp tones & colors (11)
  • Clean replacement (10)
  • Dries quickly (9)
  • Long lasting color (8)

Cons

  • Too expensive (6)
  • Short cartridge life (4)

Best Uses

  • Photos (11)
  • Professional documents (6)
  • Graphics & charts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (8), Personal (7)

Reviewed by 16 customers

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5.0

Great for b&w

By Joe

from Columbia, SC

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

      I use it for personal photos, school work & my present black & white printing.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      I will buy this product again and again

      By Baby Huey

      from Walnut Creek, CA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

        Colors are very consistent! Calibrated the printer once and the colors have stayed correct through many cartridge changes!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        It works

        By Bigwuf

        from DC

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

            Its light black ink

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Light Black

            By MCGYouth

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Short Cartridge Life
            • Too Expensive
            • Too Many Expensive Inks

            Best Uses

            • Photos

            Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

            We use this and the other inks for our student's work prints as well as their exhibition pieces.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Ink Perfection

            By Plotke Photo

            from North Hollywood, CA

            Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

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

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            5.0

            Light Black Ink

            By Snowflake

            from Milwaukee

            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 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

            Well this is light black, then there is light light black, I suppose there is clear, but then what's the point? The light black helps to create tonal variations. Works fine.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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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!!!

                    • Primary use:
                    • 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.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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