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Epson Stylus R2880 Inkjet Printer Review

Epson Stylus R2880 Inkjet Printer Review - The Epson Stylus R2880 has been reviewed by an ePHOTOzine reader.

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Category : Inkjet Printers
Product : Epson Stylus R2880
Price : £485
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Epson Stylus R2880The Epson Stylus R2880 produces excellent prints. The archival quality is important to me, and the colours are brilliant. Most prints came out virtually the same as my monitor; every so often I have to tweak a file. I made no adjustments to get perfect black and white prints with no colour casts; rich blacks and a nice tonal range. It prints beautiful portraits.

If this will be your home computer, make sure you have a decent-sized place to set it up. It’s very sleek looking and closes up to keep dust out. It’s about 2 ft wide, but is compact for a printer that produces up to 13” x 19” prints.

The set up was easy, and it’s easy to use. Make sure you read all of the directions. It’s sensitive to each kind of paper and where it’s loaded. I’m working on Windows Vista. I just checked for the latest drivers. Also, it doesn’t come with a printer cable, so purchase one separately if you don’t have an extra.

I use the printer for colour proofing book and poster designs and making high-quality prints. To get the promise of quality, only Epson products should be used which means no bargain shopping. I like the Ultra Premium Photo Luster paper. Also the difference in using the quality versus max quality print settings is hardly noticeable if you want to save ink. However, I will always use max quality for my final product.

I’ve only printed on 8 ½ x 11 so far, but I’m looking forward to printing on roll and larger paper. I can’t wait to try out some of the features such as printing images on my DVDs. It will make my home video productions look more professional to send to family. I would definitely recommend this printer to any serious amateur or professional dealing with images.

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BevHadland 7 13 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2009 9:48PM
Nothing but praise for this printer, as up to now it has behaved impeccably and does what it says on the tin.I gave it a full run in 8x10
B&W and colour plus a mixture on contact sheets and no grumbles.
If you are in the market for an A3 give the R1900 a clear birth and get this one, you will not regret it, it's a cracker.

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14 Dec 2011 12:26PM
I have had the R2880 for two years and it was obvious from the beginning that the ink cartridges
are too small and a rip off. The solution was to purchase a bulk ink system. I hated doing this as it's always recommended to use genuine Epson Inks. The results when fitted were no different to Epson inks but I still use the same Epson paper to gauge the results.
One very useful piece of knowledge is when the waste ink pads are full the printer won't function or communicate with your laptop. The fix for this is to go online and download the reset program from Epson. It's free! Rather than replace the pads I installed a waste tank purchased online for 11GBP It takes 10mins to install. Job done.
I was very upset when getting technical help from Epson. It's clear they wanted me to pay a fortune for a repair or buy a slightly discounted replacement machine. I think my solution speaks for itself.Grin

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