Epson Stylus R280 Inkjet Photo Printer - R280

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The main reason I bought this was because it was free with a rebate when I purchased a camera. I chose this epson model (it was an epson rebate) mainly because of the 'photo' features and CD/DVD printing. I didn't need a scanner because I already have an all-in-one. First off, this thing is HUGE, bigger than my AIO with a scanner bed. Print on CD/DVD is amazing. No complaints. The software is a little simple, it doesn't give you a ton of options, you can't even resize and image and keep it's aspect ratio constant, but the print job looks very professional. I've only tried Memorex DVDs so far, but very happy. Photos are good. The best injet I've used so far. Some prior photo printers I've used have been a Dell 922(terrible), HP run of the mill deskjet (good) and an older HP photojet. This printer, despite all it's "High Definition" claims has a real hard time with hair. We printed some passport photos, my wife has long hair, and the end result ends up pixelated,not sure why. Other fine details come out great. I think it's a software problem and the driver just doesn't handle hair well. I tried the same pics with the same software on the same paper and compared my Dell "photo" 922s with this one. the dell had better detail and resolution when it came to the hair, but otherwise the epson had better colors, depth, sharpness, and it does a pretty good job with skin tones as well. It's still no photo lab though, and ink is pricey. Still cheaper and better to take it to a store when you're printing a bunch at once. But for the occasional need for photos at home it works well.

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not bad, but not 'photo lab'

by rprice54 on 1/22/2008

The main reason I bought this was because it was free with a rebate when I purchased a camera. I chose this epson model (it was an epson rebate) mainly because of the 'photo' features and CD/DVD printing. I didn't need a scanner because I already have an all-in-one. First off, this thing is HUGE, bigger than my AIO with a scanner bed. Print on CD/DVD is amazing. No complaints. The software is a little simple, it doesn't give you a ton of options, you can't even resize and image and keep it's aspect ratio constant, but the print job looks very professional. I've only tried Memorex DVDs so far, but very happy. Photos are good. The best injet I've used so far. Some prior photo printers I've used have been a Dell 922(terrible), HP run of the mill deskjet (good) and an older HP photojet. This printer, despite all it's "High Definition" claims has a real hard time with hair. We printed some passport photos, my wife has long hair, and the end result ends up pixelated,not sure why. Other fine details come out great. I think it's a software problem and the driver just doesn't handle hair well. I tried the same pics with the same software on the same paper and compared my Dell "photo" 922s with this one. the dell had better detail and resolution when it came to the hair, but otherwise the epson had better colors, depth, sharpness, and it does a pretty good job with skin tones as well. It's still no photo lab though, and ink is pricey. Still cheaper and better to take it to a store when you're printing a bunch at once. But for the occasional need for photos at home it works well. Read More

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on 5/17/2012

The photo quality level produced incredible photos, and for basic text printing, the "draft" setting provided very fast, legible prints. The paper never jammed in this printer, it was extremely low-maintenance and worked as advertised. bright colors; professional quality; quick printing. Read More

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Product Overview

Set up in seconds with exceptional ease and conveniencePrint images and text directly onto ink jet printable CDs and DVDsReplace only the color that you need with six individual ink cartridgesPrint brilliant, 4x6 photos in as fast as 11 seconds and text up to 38 ppmCreate high quality photos and documents, right from your home or officePrint on popular paper sizes and finishes with Epson''s versatile paper selectionAutomatically correct poorly exposed photos using Auto Photo Correction with advanced face detection

Specifications

Manufacturer Epson
Mfg Part# R280
SKU 205106697
UPC 010343866171
UPC 14 00010343866171
Features
Print Color Color
Manufacturer Epson Corporation
Interfaces/Ports 1 x USB 2.0 - USB
Media Type Presentation Paper / Matte Scrapbook Paper / Air Mail Paper / Envelope / Plain Paper / Bright White Paper / Photo Paper / Borderless Media / Bond Paper / Matte Paper
Consumables 1 x Black Cartridge Standard / 1 x Cyan Cartridge Standard / 1 x Magenta Cartridge Standard / 1 x Yellow Cartridge Standard / 1 x Light Cyan Cartridge Standard / 1 x Light Magenta Cartridge Standard
Print Technology Inkjet
Dimensions 7.4" Height x 17.7" Width x 11.1" Depth / 11.3" Height x 17.7" Width x 22.5" Depth - Printing
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
Manufacturer Part Number C11C691201
Weight 12.5 lb
Manufacturer Website Address www.epson.com
Maximum Mono Print Speed 37 ppm
Media Size Letter / Legal / A4 / A5 / A6 / B5 / Half-Letter / Executive / Envelope No. 10 / DL Envelope / C6 Envelope / Custom Size / 4" x 6" / 5" x 7" / 8" x 10"
Maximum Color Print Speed 38 ppm
Product Name Stylus R280 Inkjet Photo Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed 11 Second
Product Type Photo Printer
Maximum Print Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi
Tech Specs
Manufacturer Epson Corporation
Interfaces/Ports 1 x USB 2.0 - USB
Print Color Color
Media Handling 20 Photo Paper
Consumables 1 x Black Cartridge Standard / 1 x Cyan Cartridge Standard / 1 x Magenta Cartridge Standard / 1 x Yellow Cartridge Standard / 1 x Light Cyan Cartridge Standard / 1 x Light Magenta Cartridge Standard
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
Input Voltage 110V AC
Additional Information Custom Media Size:3.5 - 44 inch
Print Technology Inkjet
Media Type Plain Paper / Bright White Paper / Photo Paper / Borderless Media / Bond Paper / Matte Paper / Presentation Paper / Matte Scrapbook Paper / Air Mail Paper / Envelope
Dimensions 7.4" Height x 17.7" Width x 11.1" Depth / 11.3" Height x 17.7" Width x 22.5" Depth - Printing
Manufacturer Part Number C11C691201
Media Size Letter / Legal / A4 / A5 / A6 / B5 / Half-Letter / Executive / Envelope No. 10 / DL Envelope / C6 Envelope / Custom Size / 4" x 6" / 5" x 7" / 8" x 10"
Manufacturer Website Address www.epson.com
Weight 12.5 lb
Product Line Stylus
Maximum Mono Print Speed 37 ppm
Product Model R280
Maximum Color Print Speed 38 ppm
Product Name Stylus R280 Inkjet Photo Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed 11 Second
Print Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi
Maximum Print Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi
Product Type Photo Printer
Platform Support PC / Mac
Product Attributes
Min Print Resolution (DPI) 1200 DPI
Print Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi
Printer Type Inkjet
Product Line Stylus
Product Model R280
System Type PC
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