Printer Type: Color Inkjet
Average User RatingAverage User RatingAverage User Rating: Number of User Reviews: 19
Reviewed by: kmzad from IL on Feb 13, 2005
Experience: 30 Days
Strengths: CD Printing - many options for color printing.
Weaknesses: Size. Also need a few inches clearance in the rear of product.
Summary: Excellent printer- prints perfect (I mean perfect!) cd labels right on ink jet disks. Also great quality photo printing - many options to get the best possible prints.
Reviewed by: Big Louie from LA on Sep 27, 2004
Experience: 3 Months
Strengths: Quality of photo prints. Easy set up. Cost of ink is pretty much in line with others. Seprate ink tanks. The card reader can be used with any photo programs( Adobe, ACdsee,Paint shop pro)
Summary: I looked at all major printer companies, they all looked pretty good, I narrowed it down between the Epson and Canon because of the seperate ink tanks, I chose Epson because the genuine Epson paper was much cheaper than the canon paper. I know that I could have bought an off brand paper but I have always heard that if you use the paper desined for your printer you will get better results. I can buy a 100 pack of 4x6 high gloss Epson paper for right under 15.00, the others were at least twice that much.
Reviewed by: DrRPh from IL on Apr 20, 2004
Experience: 1 Months
Strengths: USB, color - 6 cartridges, quiet, not only a printer but also a card reader, don't need to turn on the computer to print pictures
Weaknesses: so far nothing, ink will always be on the expensive side when it comes to photo printers
Summary: I have been looking for a new printer since my ALPS 1300 (dry ink photo printer) was discontinued years ago. I am very picky when it comes to photo printers. Inkjets have gotten better and the quality has improved. When it comes to photographs and graphics, the quality is great just like getting it developed at the store. For the price, its definitely satisfactory. If you want something much better, then you have to pay more. I definitely can say that pictures that I print out for whatever reason, people say its amazing what a printer can do nowadays.
Separate ink cartridges may run you some $, but compared to combo cart., you eventually save money. Plus separate carts. are a plus for good quality printing besides the picoliter of ink used.
This is just my opinion. I recommend the R300 especially if you want an affordable printer that can do all these things. I paid $163 for it and got my money worth.
Reviewed by: ageffen from TX on Jan 14, 2005
Experience: 21 Days
Strengths: Multiple ink tanks, software that measures remaining ink in each tank
Weaknesses: Not able to do prints above 8x10
Summary: Extraordinary printer for the price. Does outstanding prints, uses same printer technology that the 2200 does for one seventh of the price. Hard to beat
Reviewed by: kkpnpfl from FL on Dec 10, 2003
Experience: 4 Weeks
Strengths: Direct CD printing, Photo quality, color & speed.
Weaknesses: Document speed a bit weak.
Summary: Great printer for the money. Quality of the photos is excellent, and the ability to print directly to printable CD's is a big plus.
Reviewed by: postman672 from FL on Feb 18, 2004
Strengths: photo's great and card reader is nice
Summary: I have the r300m the lcd is great the seperate ink cart is nice so you dont have to buy all the colors to replace one.
Reviewed by: pres68y from CA on Feb 5, 2004
Experience: 2 Weeks
Strengths: Excellent print quality - Separate ink carts. Speed good
Weaknesses: none... (well it can always be less $$ and I won't mind)
Summary: jedd88, from CA Date reviewed: 22-Jan-04 wrote:
"Strengths: Brilliant colors, fast printing and works real well with printable DVDs and CDs. Weaknesses: Separate ink cartridges"
Its always amazing to me that two users of an identical
printer and come up with exactly opposite conclusions;
One of its STRENGTHS is separate ink carts.
Many times I had to throw away a combo color cart when
just cyan is empty but yellow & magenta are nearly full.
Wastefull and more expensive...
Oh well, to each his own!(?)
Reviewed by: swans2u from TN on Apr 6, 2004
Experience: 3 Weeks
Strengths: Very quiet, clean crisp text, 6 ink cartridges, beautiful photos. Plug and use (USB)
Weaknesses: None so far.
Summary: I Bought this to replace a very noisy Epson 785 EPX that was having problems grabbing only sheet of paper at a time. It is a very good choice as was the 1670 scanner from Epson.
Reviewed by: jhouse from TN on Mar 1, 2004