Epson Stylus Photo R3000 A3+ Colour Inkjet Printer
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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||e-digital||Amazon.co.uk||Amazon.co.uk||e-digital||Amazon.co.uk|
|Connectivity Technology||Ethernet; WiFi; PictBridge||Ethernet LAN||WiFi; PictBridge||USB||USB^Ethernet LAN||USB Type-B|
|Item Dimensions||61.6 x 36.9 x 22.8 cm||36.9 x 61.6 x 22.8 cm||61.6 x 32.2 x 21.5 cm||24 x 57 x 45 cm||37.6 x 68.4 x 25 cm||38.5 x 68.9 x 21.5 cm|
|Item Weight||15.9 kg||15 kg||11.8 kg||8.7 kg||19.5 kg||19.7 kg|
|Maximum Colour Print Resolution||5,760 dots_per_inch||5,760 dots_per_inch||5,760 dots_per_inch||4,800 dots_per_inch||2,880 pixels_per_inch||—|
|Max Printspeed Black White||19 pages_per_minute||6 pages_per_minute||13 pages_per_minute||8.5 pages_per_minute||3 pages_per_minute||9.7 pages_per_minute|
|Max Printspeed Colour||10 pages_per_minute||6 pages_per_minute||11 pages_per_minute||8 pages_per_minute||3 pages_per_minute||5.5 pages_per_minute|
|Media Size Maximum||A3;A4||Legal;A4;A3||A3;A4||A4;A3||A4;A3;A2||Legal;A4;A3|
|Network Interface||WiFi||Wi-Fi;Fast Ethernet||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||—||—|
|Printer Technology||inkjet colour||inkjet colour||Thermal inkjet||inkjet colour||inkjet colour||Inkjet|
|Special Feature||—||Built-in display^Duplexing:Yes^Touch sensitive screen^Warranty card||—||All-In-One-multitasking; Card reader integrated; ISO standard size:B5; Security algorithms:64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP; Touch sensitive screen||Built-in display^ISO standard size:B3, B4, B5, B6^Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2^Separate cartridges^Touch sensitive screen||ISO standard size:B4, B5; Operating temperature range:5 - 35 °C; PictBridge; Warranty card|
|Wireless Network Technology||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi|
Compact A3+ Printer
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.
Front-loading fine art paper feed
Easily insert fine art media with less risk of damage thanks to the front-loading fine art paper feed, which removes the need for space behind the printer.
Convenient high-capacity inks
Complete medium print runs and optimise your cost per page with the convenient 25.9ml high-capacity ink cartridges.
View media instructions and check ink levels quickly and easily with the 2.5-inch colour LCD.
Consistent, true-to-life prints
Enjoy an improved grey balance without colour casts and a smoother, more natural-looking tonal range thanks to Epson's UltraChrome K3 Ink with Vivid Magenta and three densities of black ink. Either a standard photo or matte black is employed and switched automatically to suit the media used and, along with light black and light light black, creates true black and white images.
Choice of grey tones
Choose your own black and white tonality, from warm to neutral or cool, and customise to suit your own tastes - then easily save your settings in the print driver.
Easy-to-use print driver
Take complete control of your images with the R3000's print driver, which is incredibly easy to use. It helps you improve productivity, customise media settings and use the supplied ICC profiling to get the right output for your style.
Wide media compatibility
Print on a wide variety of media, from roll and cut-sheet fine art paper to board up to 1.3mm thick.
- Industry-leading pigment ink technology
- Individual high-capacity ink cartridges
- Advanced Media Handling
- Auto-switching Black inks
- Leading-edge image-quality architecture
- Professional control
Epson Comparison Chart
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Stylus Photo R2880
Stylus Photo R3000
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|Ink Type||Dye||Pigment||Pigment (4th Generation)||Pigment (4th Generation)||Pigment (4th Generation)|
|Number of Colours||6 colour: C/M/Y/Lm/Lc/K||7+1 colour: Pk/Mk/C/M/Y/Or/R/Go||8+1 colour: C/VM/Y/Pk/Mk/Llk/Lk/Lvm/Lc||8+1 colour: C/VM/Y/Pk/Mk/Llk/Lk/Lvm/Lc||8+1 colour: C/VM/Y/Pk/Mk/Llk/Lk/Lvm/Lc|
|Advanced Back & White mode||NO||NO||YES||YES||YES|
|Ethernet / Wireless3||NO||Built-in Ethernet and Wireless||NO||Built-in Ethernet and Wireless||Built-in Ethernet and Wireless|
|Automatic sheet feeder||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Power consumption max./min.||16W / 1.5W||21W / 3.7W||20W / 4W||21W / 3.7W||25W / 5W|
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The problem of not recognising the Epson cartridges persists. Every time you switch it on - you never know if one or another cartridge fails to be recognised. Then you spend 20 mins fiddling around until it finally does. Then just when you think you've done it - some other cartridge is not recognised. Maybe it's a fault with my machine but I'd like to hear from others with the same problem. For this reason - I'd not chance another Epson printer. An earlier one had the same problem which drove me nuts.
I guess the second most important aspect of a printer is it's ink consumption (first being, obviously, print quality).
I have printed 20 a3+, apprx 40 A6 (10x15cm) and 30 13x18 printouts. All of them "borderless" for that matter. Of these, 2 a3+ were black and whites and 5-6 13x18 were B&W also, rest were color prints, both landscapes and portraits.
By now I have *just* changed Light Magenda (T1576) and Light Cyan (T1575) ink cartridges, while Light Light Black (LLK - T1579) and Light Black (LK - T1577) are extremely low on ink but still useable and Photo Black (T1571) ink is low on ink. The other ink cartridges, namely Magenda, Cyan and Yellow are somewhere near the middle. I never used Matte Black ink so far so it's still recognized as "full".
Fit to mention that I printed the aforementioned volume in three occasions, that means I open the printer apprx once every 40 days, I print 10-20 photos of various sizes, then turn it off and leave it. I never observed a "nozzle clean" phase, which means the print heads of my R3000 did not require *any* cleaning so far despite the prolonged shutdown periods between operations. This is unlike any previous printer I had which required a shorter or longer - depending on model- print head auto cleaning procedure after 7-15 days of inactivity. I have read else in other comments, but that is my personal experience with this printer.
2. Print quality
I will not say much in this section. Print quality is unsurpassed.
Correct ICC profiles for monitor, printer&paper are required for pro results. Epson provides ICC profiles for its papers but the monitor's profile must be separately installed. I have an LG W2600HP 27" monitor and once I discovered and installed it's own ICC profile I found that color / gama differences between my monitor and the printouts were almost eliminated whereas prior to installing the monitor's ICC, I often had issues with the printouts being significantly different from what I was viewing (and editing) on the monitor....
3. Paper handling.
I obviously haven't printed that many papers but I have experimented with various sizes. I always fed a3+ papers one by one but I stacked up to 20 of the smaller sheets. 0 faults so far... paper handling has so far been flawless and this despite the fact that my a3+ pack arrived with the sheets dented on one edge (a slight clicking could be heard while the print head was printing over the dented area but the print was not smudged and paper never jammed).
4. other features.
I connect R3000 to the router with a cable. This resulted in a flawless connection so far, despite several router restarts over these past 4 months.
R3000 has a nice informative little screen that displays ink levels. R3000 warns you a bit too early about ink cartridge changes. The driver message reads " "[color]" ink is low. You can continue printing or change the ink"... The printer screen shows a "!" over that ink icon. I found out that I should not change the ink at that stage. When the ink drains completely, the printer screen will display an X over that ink and then I change the cartridge. I suppose EPSON wants to prevent a specific ink cartridge draining completely in the middle of a3+ print job but so far I guess I was lucky, allowing the cartridges to reach an "X" status before changing them ...
R3000 is very silent to the point that it is almost inaudible. R3000 does not generate vibration while printing. On the other hand R3000 is HEAVY (15KGr apporx) and large. I keep it on a sturdy shelf, I do not use the rare roller system and I do not plan on using special papers, so I placed the printer against the wall. If you plan on using roll paper media or special media (loaded horizontally front to back) , significant clearance behind the printer is required....
Cartridge change is easy and simple. Unlike smaller printers cartridges do not move with the print heads and are accessible by opening the main cover and then a smaller cover in the front side of the printer beneath the main cover.
5. Final note
R3000 is not meant for text printing. Personally, I was "forced" to buy a small sized Samsung wifi / b&w laser printer (ML2160) for text prints.
So I have been totally reliant upon online specifications and other peoples reviews (thanks!), I wanted an Epson mostly because I have had three Epson A4 printers and all have been really good.
Like one of the previous reviewers, when I first saw the R3000 appear on the market I new it was the one I had been waiting for.
I had taken a look at the dimensions and I knew it was going to be big, but when it arrived it was huge! it may have put me off a little if I had seen it on display in a shop as space for me is a slight issue, I am sure it is bigger than the R1400 I saw on display, so worth checking out carefully if you are thinking of buying.
The saving grace is the wi-fi, it doesnt have to be a leads length away from the computer, it can go anywhere in the house, maybe even the attic, this wont be an issue for me as I will continue to use my Epson R285 A4 for regular tasks such as printing smaller photos and work documents and wont be forever climbing up in the attic to get prints.
It came complete with the normal set of confusing instructions which caused my brain to go straight into shut down mode, but I need not have worried the set up disc is really good and prompted me through the whole thing, I opted for the wi-fi connection, you will find that you need a USB lead just for setting up the wi-fi, and surprise surprise none was included, but luckily I found a spare.
Later on I found it just as easy to connect it to my laptop as well, I love wi-fi!!
First results are stunning, I printed out a couple of scenic shots on A3 matt card from permajet and a portrait on A3+ Epson premium glossy, printing time was up to 4 minutes, but photography being a hobby means I am in no rush.
Only down side so far is the printing ink, there are 9 cartridges at around £20-00p each!! nearly £200-00p for a complete set, they are twice the capacity of normal cartridges, but three times the price? I am hoping the prices will come down a little once the R3000 has been on the market a while.
I did try to check the cartridge prices out before I bought the printer but Amazon were not very specific and I thought they would be no more than £10-00p each, it was not until the printer arrived that I could get the part numbers off the cartridges supplied with it, check out Epson T1571 - T1579!
It does say in the instructions that the first set of inks fill the pipes in the printer and will not last as long as subsequent inks, I hope this is why a previous reviewer found his printer a little thirsty! I have printed about 5 A3 photographs so far and I dont think it has used too much.
As I have stated in previous reviews I feel you get what you pay for in life, so many times in the past I have tried to save a few pounds on buying cheaper versions of items, I have always been dissapointed, despite the size of this unit I feel the money was worth it.
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