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Epson157 Light Black Ink Cartridge
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

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), Quality oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (9), Personal (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Price, Awesome Service!

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I may consider ordering this direct from Epson

I have noticed lately that when I order ink from B&H the expiration (shelf-life) dates are sometimes nearly expired. Epson lists these inks as having a 2 year shelf life...Read complete review

I have noticed lately that when I order ink from B&H the expiration (shelf-life) dates are sometimes nearly expired. Epson lists these inks as having a 2 year shelf life (unopened.) When I get them in I'm noticing I may have 18 months left or only have as little as 6 months left on that expectancy. I'm hoping that does not become a problem for me.

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5.0

Good product

By Frank

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

Despite the small cartridge size, the ink lasts longer than expected. Have found the expiration date can safely be disregarded.

 
5.0

Genuine Epson for less.

By Walter

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

What can I say.
Genuine Epson made cartridge well with in the expiration date and at a discount.
What more could an Epson R3000 owner want?

 
3.0

I may consider ordering this direct from Epson

By Jm

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

I have noticed lately that when I order ink from B&H the expiration (shelf-life) dates are sometimes nearly expired. Epson lists these inks as having a 2 year shelf life (unopened.) When I get them in I'm noticing I may have 18 months left or only have as little as 6 months left on that expectancy. I'm hoping that does not become a problem for me.

 
5.0

Would Buy Again

By Dcritic

from Truckee, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

Epson cartridges are always reliable!

 
1.0

Not recognized by printer

By James

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

I just installed these cartridges. Out of the total of 9 in the set I had two that were not recognized by the printer. I had to order replacements.

 
5.0

Ink

By Booker

from Delaware

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

Ink

 
5.0

Epson is the best

By KB

from Durham, NC

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epson 157 Light Black Ink Cartridge:

      Never been let down by Epson. Great products and fantastic support.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      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
           
          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
             
            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
                 
                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
                 
                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!!

                 
                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
                 
                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
                 
                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
                 
                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
                 
                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
                 
                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
                   
                  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
                     
                    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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