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Epson157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

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)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superior

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Epson 3000 inks too expensive everywhere

Epson inks are too expensive if purchased from anywhere. Epson 3000 printer is the slowest printer I have ever owned and you must have ALL of the inks installed to print ANY image, including...Read complete review

Epson inks are too expensive if purchased from anywhere. Epson 3000 printer is the slowest printer I have ever owned and you must have ALL of the inks installed to print ANY image, including B&W text.

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5.0

Good product

By Frank

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge:

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

 
1.0

Epson 3000 inks too expensive everywhere

By Josephstephen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epson 157 Matte Black Ink Cartridge:

Epson inks are too expensive if purchased from anywhere. Epson 3000 printer is the slowest printer I have ever owned and you must have ALL of the inks installed to print ANY image, including B&W text.

 
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
     
    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
     
    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
     
    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!!

     
    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
       
      5.0

      what else can you use for an epson r3000

      By bradbort

      from somerville, ma

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      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
       
      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
       
      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
       
      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
       
      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
         
        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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