So what is a photographer to do? You could potentially do this ad infinitum. An inkjet printer produces an image by spraying ink onto paper. I like the price of this printer and the functions it has for the price compared to some other brands. However, the profile study that I conducted does indicate that the R offers an extended color gamut in the blues and greens, and the R an extended gamut in the reds and yellows. Finally there is the issue of color gamut. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

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There is no black and white printing mode on the R the way there is on some other Epson Printers.

Why does it matter? Originally, I bought this printer as printre used unit to be used solely for printing imprintable dvd’s. Also Epson has built in firmware in this printer that causes an error message to pop up after the printer cycles X number of times and says that a component in the printer has reached it ‘s life expectancy and then the printer will not print. At first that surprised me but, as with most things of this nature, I soon became used to it.

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Regarding the lack of the gloss enhancer, do keep in mind that the purpose of the Gloss Enhancer on the R is to enhance glossy print quality as well as add a waterproof and scratchproof coating onto the print. Apparently, the R ships with the high capacity cartridges, or at least mine did.

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The reason why I am reviewing this printer is because I know from experience that Epson introduces some of their latest technology in their line of desktop printers before implementing this technology in their professional printer line. Epson Stylus Photo R – printer – color – ink-jet Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. I owned a R before this and the print quality was excellent. I know how to service it and get it working again since I have 2 of these printers and have had 2 of the previous model.

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My impression is that the R ink is optimized for both matte and glossy papers. Furthermore, independent testing results about R print longevity are readily available.

These are the profiles I used in making my elson prints with the R My impression, and it is just an impression, is that Epson would not claim a print longevity of years unless they had something to back it up with.

This one printed pringer pages and 1 cd label before the black and light cyan colors ran out of ink. I am in this category myself, and purchased the R to test this latest ink technology.

On the one hand one this may indicate a potential loss of print quality on glossy or matte papers. Epson also claims printrr Claria ink and the DX5 printhead can deliver some of the smallest droplet sizes of any inkjet printer, as small as 1. You may also like.


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I like the price of this printer and the functions it has for the price compared to some other brands. I did not create custom profiles, and this being a new printer I did not find ready-made profiles on the web from paper manufacturers other than Epson.

The R is, in my mind, the closest competitor in the Epson printer line to the R My tests on Epson Enhanced Matte, using the Matte Paper Heavy Weight canned profile that ships with the printer, resulted in a good print quality and vivid colors. This results in a higher-quality image with colors that pop off the page.

The real question is how much larger are the high capacity cartridges? Tablets by David Carnoy Dec 13, The weight is also different, with the R cartridge being much heavier than the R cart.

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After all, what is the point of creating great prints if they fade away? In fact, you could sell your used R printer on eBay and make a few extra dollars. Laptops by Dan Ackerman Sep 25, Printing System Inkjet Technology.