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Unleash your creative inspiration with the advanced features and uncompromising quality of the Epson Stylus Photo R3000. This 13"-wide printer delivers the professional features you desire including high-capacity cartridges, networking and wireless connectivity, plus Advanced Media Handling. Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta pigment ink, combined with Epson's innovative MicroPiezo AMC print head, enables the R3000 to produce gallery-quality black-and-white output, plus vivid color prints with breathtaking blues and violets.
Offering the latest in wired and wireless networking, the R3000 makes it easy to print from anywhere in your home or studio. Now, you can produce stunning wide-format images and professionally showcase your work.
The Epson R3000 is commonly used for Black & white documents, Graphics & charts, Photos, Professional documents and more.The Epson R3000 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Frequent user, Heavy duty user, Infrequent user among others.The Epson R3000 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Epson R3000: Compact, Durable construction, Easy to set up, Easy to use, Fast print time, Low ink consumption and Reliable
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The 13" Stylus Pro!
I bought this recently and am quite happy with it, especially given the amazing sale price I managed to get at the time. I can't tell the difference between its output and that from the 3880s at school. It might as well be the Epson Stylus Pro R3000, in fact I don't know why they don't just call it that. Maybe it's only because it's below the price point that they want to provide premium support for or something, but it seems like a 13" version of the 3880 to me. Anyway, check around for prin...View full Review
I bought this recently and am quite happy with it, especially given the amazing sale price I managed to get at the time. I can't tell the difference between its output and that from the 3880s at school. It might as well be the Epson Stylus Pro R3000, in fact I don't know why they don't just call it that. Maybe it's only because it's below the price point that they want to provide premium support for or something, but it seems like a 13" version of the 3880 to me. Anyway, check around for printer tests on the net. The thing gets very high ratings in many areas. The only real issue I've had is that my R3000 stopped in the middle of the first priming attempt with an "ink error" (that's all it said) during initial setup. This meant that it had to start over, wasting a massive amount of ink (the tanks were only 1/3rd full after this, making me think that perhaps they had sent me "starter" cartridges). Luckily Epson gave me absolutely no trouble about addressing this; they sent me a brand new FULL set of 9 ink cartridges for free without a second thought. Though there might be some sort of bug with the priming, Epson is willing to more than compensate for it without any complaint. My only theory as to why this might have happened is that it was almost freezing outside during shipping, and though I did wait a while to set it up maybe I didn't wait long enough for the ink cartridges to warm up. However I didn't see any warnings about this anywhere in the setup instructions, and the printer/ink were not obviously unusually cold. Cons: The only thing about this printer that really annoys me is the amount of ink that gets dumped when switching from matte to photo black and vice versa. If you switch from photo black to matte black, then switch back, the thing dumps 5ml ($5) worth of ink down the drain! The 3880 has the exact same issue and dumps the same amount of ink doing this, but I really don't get why any of these printers need to do this. Why can't they just run another ink line and have another set of matte black nozzles on the printhead? They already have 8 sets. Is doing 9 that much harder or more expensive than 8? Anyway, that's the only thing that's annoying me about it. (The priming problem was a one time thing and Epson more than compensated for that, so I really can't complain.) If you switch from photo to matte to print one thing on matte, and then switch back immediately afterwards, then you're literally using 6 totally covered Letter sized sheets worth of ink just to print one sheet.
Most Liked Negative Review
Going with the Epson R3000 Printer
I like Epson printers. The Epson R3000 Printer is my fourth Epson Printer. I started out with a 1280 model, moved to a 1800 model (loved that glossy look) and then went to a 2880 because I wanted to do Black & White, which I thought the 2880 did superbly. But my 2880 rear paper feed never really worked with any consistency and when the pump and other noises began to make me think that the old 2880 was on its last legs I decided to spring for the R3000 rather than take the risk that a new 2880...View full Review
I like Epson printers. The Epson R3000 Printer is my fourth Epson Printer. I started out with a 1280 model, moved to a 1800 model (loved that glossy look) and then went to a 2880 because I wanted to do Black & White, which I thought the 2880 did superbly. But my 2880 rear paper feed never really worked with any consistency and when the pump and other noises began to make me think that the old 2880 was on its last legs I decided to spring for the R3000 rather than take the risk that a new 2880 would simply have the same rear paper feed problems. Plus, Epson advertised that the R3000 offered better color, so I went for it. Installation & set up of the 3000 went well. There have been a few changes but nothing big and if you have used Epson printers previously you should not have any problems. Printing with the Top Sheet feeder is basically the same as the other Epson products. There has been a redesign in the way that thick Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fine ArtÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½ paper is installed. Rather than feed these papers through the rear as in previous designs, the Fine Art Paper is now inserted through a paper tray in the front where the printer grabs it, feeds it through to the rear where the machine aligns it prior to feeding the paper back into the printer it to make the print. I found the directions for this process rather opaque in the ownerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s manual and had to call Epson for explanation which Epson provided without any problem. Once you get the feel for the process things go fine, but the process requires you to follow explicit prompts on the screen in the front of the printer. This process takes time though, the machine is in control, it takes its time and you cannot hurry it. The good news is that there have no paper jams. I have not yet decided on the print quality. I have printed everything on Level 4 Quality. The first prints I made on Cold Press paper seemed to have a little more vividness but it is hard to tell. The monochrome prints I have made do not seem to have the great tonal values that I got with the 2880, but that may be a case of me getting used to the machine. The negative comment I have is Ink Consumption. The R3000 seems to suck up ink like the desert sands absorb water. Ink consumption is definitely much higher with the R3000 than the 2880. My preliminary estimate is that consumption is up by as much as 50%. I am going to have to reduce the number of casual prints I make with this machine simply because of this increase in ink consumption. The prints are nice though. Except for the consumption issue I am pleased with my printer but if you are considering a purchase think about how you will be using the machine.
Reviewed by 375 customers
I previously had an Epson 2200 Printer which gave me 12 years of service. I find the R3000 replacement to be quieter. The color photos are excellent. I do have to learn how to print on plain paper as a default setting.
Have not been able to try new printer as I am unable to find the correct driver for the latest Mac OS 10.10.2 Yosemite. My new R3000 is not in the mac list either in Epson support or the latest Mac update. Very frustrated. Had to give it one star because of this!
Speaking as a technically-challenged person, the R3000 was a breeze to set up and install. The manual is easy to follow also. I am also amazed with the quality of my color prints.
I recently purchased the Epson R3000. It's a bit bigger than my 2200, but I like all the new features and the way it closes up when not using. There's no see thru window to see the heads moving, but you can see the results pretty quickly. The quality and color match is rather precise without adding any new profiles to the system. If it sits around for a week or two, it took longer to clean and prime itself compared to the 2200. I've only run a few high res prints on it and so far they look amazing. I will be trying the thicker paper types next. I look forward to seeing the results.
Fine colors and correct matches out of the box. It's nice when a company writes new drivers for existing printers when new operating systems hit the market; not leaving their customers with a lightly aged printer with only generic universal drivers available. Most of the other manufacturers seem to always do just that. Great borderless prints right to the edge.
This printer is an easier to use version of my previous Epson. The larger ink cartridges and interactive messages on the machine are a nice feature. Print quality is excellent - easily gallery quality.
Better than my R2880! The R2880 is now my backup printer.
I just received my printer today and setup was without any hitches except that I started to set it up as a wireless printer and it said I need the network name and not to proceed unless I had it. Well, have been using a HP Photosmart 7520 wireless and don't think I had to name my "network." So I backed up and just used the USB from my Epson 2200 to hook this up. Then it went fine from there.
The printer setup was easy and work on first try. Only printed 2 prints so far. Both matched my Photoshop CS6 ICC profiles on my screen.
The quality of the first few prints is much better than my R2000. I print mainly on 8.5x11 inch sheet canvas. I have had no major feeding problems thus far. My only real concern so far. Is ink usage and price. The representative I ordered from told me it came with a full set of ink? I have only printed five prints and used 1/2 of my yellow and 1/3 of my photo black. I am printing and selling many more on my R2000, as it is cost effective. We have been printing and selling prints from my R2000 since 02/29/2013. I have printed hundreds.