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Epson Stylus R3000 Photo Printer
Unleash your creative inspiration with the advanced features and uncompromising quality of the Epson Stylus R3000. This 13" wide printer delivers the professional features you desire including high-capacity cartridges, networking and wireless connectivity, and Advanced Media Handling.

Epson's innovative ink and printing technology 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.
  • Photo printer
  • Print technology: Advanced Micro Piezo AMC print head with ink-repelling coating technology, 8-channel, drop-on-demand, inkjet print head
  • Maximum print resolution: 5760x1440 dpi
  • Ink palette: 9 colors (photo black, matte black, cyan, vivid magenta, yellow, light cyan, vivid light magenta, light black, and light black)
  • Ink type: pigment-based Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink technology
  • Main top-loading feeder: up to 120 plain sheets or 30 photo sheets with a maximum size of 13x9
  • Roll paper capacity: one 13" roll
  • Front media path: single sheet manual feeder designed for fine art paper and media up to 1.3mm thick with a maximum size of 13x9
  • Print speed (8x10 photos): approximately 1 minute and 33 seconds
  • Print speed (13x19 photos): approximately 2 minutes and 30 seconds
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 port, 100Base-T Ethernet port), and WiFi certified (802.11n only)
  • Comes with power cable, 9 ink cartridges, roll paper holders and accessory, CD print tray and software, CD-ROM containing printer drivers and software, and accessory box
  • Dimensions: 24.2"W x 16.7"H x 32"D
  • Weight: 35 lbs
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  • Made in Philippines
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1 Year Warranty
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Epson Stylus R3000 Photo Printer
 
4.6

(based on 105 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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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...Read complete 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.

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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...Read complete 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 “Fine Art� 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 owner’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.

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5.0

Epson R3000

By pudelin

from Bartlesville, OK

Comments about Epson Stylus R3000 Photo Printer:

Super easy to install and so quiet! I finished the installation with the test print and was cross because it wasn't printing, or so I preceived -- just SO MUCH quieter than any other printer I've owned that I didn't realize it was printing. Very fast also. Am sure I will enjoy this printer.

 
5.0

Excellent!

By King Cerdic

from Princeton, NJ

Comments about Epson Stylus R3000 Photo Printer:

Haven't used all the features, but more convenient than Epson Color 2200 it replaced. Network, wired and wireless, and ability print CD's and DVD's convinced me. Overall, very satisfied. Looks cool, too!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top of The Line

By Badger

from Texas

Comments about Epson Stylus R3000 Photo Printer:

This is a top of the line printer for those who want consistantly high quality prints every time. As far as I know, no other printer can match Epsons engineering. I was looking for a printer that would render black and white images as good as your best photo labs can produce. I have found it in the Epson R3000. The images are as good as you can make them. I have read complaints about how much ink this printer uses. In my experience, this machine uses no more ink than any other quality printer. The cost of the inks seem high but you are getting twice the amount of ink when compared to smaller printers. Also, you are buying pigmented inks. This printer and the inks are worth every penny. If you compare the cost of a photo lab to this printer, the Epson is by far much more cost effective. Plus, you are in complete control. If you don't like the first results, then just change your settings and print again. No waiting for an outside print lab to get it right. I use to print color and black and white in a wet darkroom. Not so much any more. This is the way to go. It leaves me more time for creativity. One more note. Before I purchased this printer, I pondered over the R3000 vs the R3880. I liked the idea of larger prints with the R3880 but I also like the idea of the wi-fi with the R3000. In the end I decided on the R3000. To me, the wi-fi was more important than larger prints. Besides, all the years I printed in a dark room, I probably only made 5 or 6 16x20 prints. I made 100s of 8x10s and 11x14s. So, it was a no brainer for me. Why buy something with a feature you may seldom use. I can go to a lab for that. Of course, this is just my preferences. Your needs may be different.

 
5.0

Compared with my former ...

By pepper

from SLC Ut.

Comments about Epson Stylus R3000 Photo Printer:

Compared with my former Wide Format printer, that I struggled with to the point of disinterest, this unit has revived my dreams of how easy it can be to create beautiful, amazing images start to finish. There is no guessing or waste. What you see is what you get. Spot on. And the software is easily installed and the whole package is so user freindly. AMAZINGLY FREINDLY. I have used this printer to make eight prints and already looking forward to an upgrade. Thanks Epson

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Excellent Product

By Irven

from Clovis California

Comments about Epson Stylus R3000 Photo Printer:

I am please with the product and how it installed. Thank you Epson people for doing great work. Irven

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

R3000 has an unwelcome feature

By Card lady

from Grayson, GA

Comments about Epson Stylus R3000 Photo Printer:

For many years I owned an Epson R1800 which did everything I needed very well. When it finally died I was recommended the R3000 by the teacher of a class that I took at a local photography store. I bought one, but found out after setting it up that it has a feature which seems really stupid. The Photo Black and the Matt Black inks use the same line - which has to be purged each time you want to switch from one to the other. This is time consuming and wastes a lot of ink (about 1/8 of a cartridge I think). I mostly use a Photo Printer for two kinds of items. One is for large format photographs to be entered in juried exhibitions. The R3000 produces great colors for this and makes the pictures look good. However, I also make greeting cards with glossy photos on the outside and matte text on the inside. This hobby, which I had turned into a small business, has come to an abrupt stop because the ink wastage is ridiculous. As soon as I can afford it I will look for a more useful replacement for the R1800 and pass on the R3000. Potential buyers should be aware of this issue before making the purchase.

 
5.0

Epson Stylus Photo R3000

By Ted

from Grants Pass Oregon

Comments about Epson Stylus R3000 Photo Printer:

The Stylus Photo R3000 Replaced a Epson Photo 1400. Used the 1400 and will use the R3000 for photos only. The R3000 printed a exelant test page. What a deference in color and definition from the 1400. Grate color and shades of gray. Ted.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer

By JJFOX

from San Juan ,PR

Comments about Epson Stylus R3000 Photo Printer:

Easy to use , excelent prints , true colors . I use it with a wide varaety of papers with no regrets.

 
3.0

Great Printer just a few flaws

By saboken

from Johnstown, PA

Comments about Epson Stylus R3000 Photo Printer:

So far it looks great the box was missing the accessory box but that should be fixed soon, what I like it looks better than my R2400 and it has wireless and Ethernet connections! what I don't like is it only take 13" roll paper unlike the R2400 I have other size paper I can't use now that I used on my old R2400 that has been put to rest I don't know why Epson did not put extra notches in the back for the roll paper holder to take other size paper? this I feel should have been a feature on a upper model!! did I upgrade or downgrade? with this purchase I should have not assumed it had all the features and this is my fault but I am not going to return it. It's to big and heavy to move around make sure you have space to set this up it's bigger than my custom built desktop that everyone says is to big.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epson Stylus Photo R3000

By Cindy

from Michigan

Comments about Epson Stylus R3000 Photo Printer:

My friend recommended this printer to me and it clearly surpassed my expectations. His printer is an earlier version of mine. Epson really stepped up the options on this model by adding more ink colors/blacks, larger variety of paper/media to print on including - Canvas, CD/DVD, etc. The colors in photos really pop out. Also this model includes the newer options like a mode for Black and White photos and Roll Paper up to 44 inches! When I purchased this Printer I was able to get a $150 rebate too! You can't go wrong with this Model!

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