This printer's impressive 8-color individual ink system, which incorporates red and blue inks, means you get a wider color gamut for incredibly vivid photos. Its separate matte and photo black ink cartridges are integrated into the system as well, so you get the deepest, darkest blacks on matte paper, and brilliant results on glossy paper automatically. Finally, the unique gloss optimizer makes glossy prints look like they came from a traditional photo lab. And, since the inks are pigment-based, you can be confident the color and detail will remain true for up to 200 years. The Epson Stylus Photo R1800 delivers studio quality results on a wide variety of media and in eight popular borderless sizes - up to 13-inches wide, as well as panoramics up to 44-inches long.
Best of all, the Epson Stylus Photo R1800 speeds through every project - so you can quickly print stacks of high-quality photos. And, its expertise goes well beyond the art of photographic prints. This photo printer makes it easy to add that special touch to your portfolio with professional quality printing on ink jet printable CDs and DVDs.
This printer fits the bill, the quality is absolutely amazing. The resolution is exceptional and even the A3 prints I have done are crystal clear. The colour reproduction is very satisfying with rich and subtle tones.The best reproduction is on archival matte paper which seems to intensify the colours. The borderless printing option really turns photos into works of art and I am very impressed with what I have achieved.
The kit comes in a big box and I was carefull about installation and assembly so it took about 45 minutes to get going. I think it could be set up in half an hour. The instructions are simple, but you have to load the software to get access to the manual.
I havent used all the features yet, such as roll feed or specilist papers such as velvet, but I do not expect any difficulty.
The inks are widely available on line although they're not cheap. But if you're printing A4 and A3 photos you cannot help but go through a lot of ink.
Overall I am delighted with the product. It'll keep me happy for several years.