Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Inkjet Printer
I've owned an Epson R2880 since it was first introduced several years ago and have been very pleased with the results. It has never had a clogged nozzle. I have been an avid print maker participating in monthly camera club print competitions since 1981, first using my color darkroom for about twenty years and then printing with an Epson 1270, followed by an Epson 1280. This totals many hundreds of large prints; first 16 x20 darkroom prints and then 13 x 19 digital prints. Such competition among master printmakers in one of the oldest and largest camera clubs in the country stimulated me to strive for perfection in every aspect of photography and print making, so the printers have played an essential part. My 1280 is still in use for routine office correspondence. As good as the 1280 was in its day, the 2880 provided noticably improved print quality, especially in monochrome. One of my black and white prints has won a PSA Mid Atlantic gold medal and Print of the Year in my camera club.
November 26, 2013
I have used my Stylus Photo R1900 for 5 1/2 years for illustration work. My illustrations involve lots of fine detail and after running my R1900 down I upgraded to the R2880 and am super happy with it. The detail in fine lines is much sharper and cleaner. It was a bit tricky transitioning from an older model to the R2880 and working with a different set of inks, but after some trial and error I've got my colors back the way I like them in print. If you are looking for fine detail, I'd highly recommend this printer.
November 20, 2013
Review of Epson Stylus Photo R2880
I have this printer for one year and I am very very happy with the performance. I made a custom profile with Color Vision and the print colors match very well my monitor colors, saving a lot of paper. I use only Epson inks and Super Premium Photo Luster paper, and my prints colors are very consistent. Emilio Fernandez
November 18, 2013
This is the real deal.
This printer is really a step up from my now deceased R1800. It served me well. RIP.
The R2880 has better all over color gamut. It does a very good job on the few bw pix I have done.The output on glossy papers is superior and the matte papers are also excellent.It's still very new to me but I like it.
October 31, 2013
Printer, right out of the box, failed to successfully complete setup.
Per the tech support guy, it will be replaced with a new one( as soon as I return from an international trip).
This is a great disappointment.
October 23, 2013
The only thing I dislike about this printer is that you have to change the ink when you want to print different things, such as cards vs documents. This is a hassle, and don't like the fact that if you have a little bit of ink left it won't let you put that cartridge in, you have to use a new one.
September 25, 2013
Infortunately, I have had lots of problems with this printer. Paper jams, double images, and, considering how many ink cartriges one needs, the inks are rather expensive and can only be ordered through Epson. When it does work well, the prints are giclee quality ... but one never knows when and if it will work properly.
September 16, 2013
Pretty Good Printer
I do a great deal of Photography, and I needed something that could handle all the photo printing that I do. So far the pictures come out great on this printer. I guess the only bummer is the INK. It does go through ink pretty fast and if you want to print a document you have to swap out the Black Photo to the Matt Black. Also seems that the numbers on the ink cartridges have changed. Seems the only place to get them is online. Staples and Office Max even Wal-Mart can not seem to keep them in stock or they do not want to stock them. Gets a bit confusing when Epson changes the cartridge number. So I have to order them online which is more expensive because of shipping charges. So I give it a for on durability and how great the photos come out. But a one on the ink issue. So if you have a lot of photos and want them looking great out of the printer this is the one. But if you just do Home and Family photos maybe not the best for that.
September 15, 2013
My printer has worked just wonderful. It has vivid colors, clarity and photos come out dry.
September 8, 2013
"Don't buy it if you print unusual sizes/papers
I've had this thing for a year and a half now, and it is so frustrating that I have used every cuss word in my dictionary, and am starting to make up new ones! The interface with Photoshop is lousy. You'd think that if I made an 8x12 print (which isn't even one of their options, so I have to type it in the custom size box), that the second time I go to print the same photo it would give me that size. But no, I have to jump thru hoops and start all over. And printing on canvas or thick paper is a ROYAL PAIN. It might or might not print on the matte presentation paper. Twice I've had to run an entire roll of Epson canvas thru and re-roll it because for some reason the printer would not accept it, and it would not back it out either to re-try. I hate this thing. Beautiful prints, but it is not worth all the hassle and stress.
September 6, 2013