Epson Stylus Photo R300 Ink Jet Printer

This product is discontinued

This product has been replaced with: Epson Artisan 50 Inkjet Printer


Key Features

  • PC-Free printing with built-in memory card slots
  • Prints directly on ink jet printable CDs/DVDs
  • BorderFree™ printing and individual ink cartridges

Printer Specifications

Printing Technology

  • Advanced Micro Piezo®, optimized for photo printing

Nozzle Configuration

  • 90 nozzles x 6 (CcMmYK)

Ink Palette

  • 6 colors (CcMmYK)

Ink Cartridge Configuration

  • Individual (CcMmYK) cartridges

Ink Type

  • Dye based superior Photo Inks

Minimum Ink Droplet Size

  • 3 picoliters

Ink Cartridge Life

Ink Yield Information

  • 630 pages text (ISO/IEC 10561 letter pattern), 450 pages graphic (5% coverage)¹

Ink Shelf Life

  • 2 years from production date; 6 months from first use

Maximum Resolution (dots per inch)

  • Up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi

Print Speed

Black Text

  • Up to 15 ppm²

Color Text

  • Up to 15 ppm²

4" x 6" Photo

  • 37 seconds²

8" x 10" Photo

  • 77 seconds²

Paper Handling

Maximum Paper Width

  • Single sheet - 8.5"

Maximum Printable Area

  • Full bleed possible on 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Letter, panoramic 8.3" x 23.4";
    8.3" x 44"

Paper Sizes

  • 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10" Letter, legal, A4, B5, A5, A6, half letter, executive, Panoramic 8.3" x 23.4", user definable (3.5" to 44" in length);

Borderless Photo Sizes

  • 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", letter, panoramic

Paper Types

  • Supports a variety of Epson plain and photo papers. Supports plain, bond, air mail, Epson Premium Bright White, Glossy Photo Paper, Premium Glossy Photo Paper, Premium Semigloss Paper, Premium Luster Paper, ColorLife paper, Matte Paper Heavyweight, Double-sided Matte, Inkjet Transparencies, Self-adhesive Sheets, Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, Greeting Cards, High Quality Banner paper; labels; envelopes, Iron-on Transfers and Photo Stickers; Printable CD-R/DVD-R; Panoramic 8.3" x 23.4" Photo Paper

Envelope Types

  • No. 10, DL, C6 plain paper, bond paper, air mail

Special Media Support

  • Printable CD-R/DVD-R

Paper Capacity

  • Input paper tray: 120 Sheets plain paper/20 sheets photo paper/10 envelopes/1 transparency

PC-free Printing Capabilities

Memory Card Compatibility

  • Supports CompactFlash® Type I and II, Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, IBM Microdrive™, xD-Picture Card, SmartMedia, Sony Memory Stick®, Memory StickPRO, Memory Stick Duo, MagicGate™ Memory Stick

Special Features

  • Print photos directly from memory cards and USB DirectPrint or PictBridge-enabled digital cameras
  • Save to or print from external CD-R or Zip® drives through a convenient front access USB host port. For a complete list of compatible external devices click here

Paper Support

  • 9 papers available from printer's control panel: Plain paper, Epson Glossy Photo, Premium Glossy Photo, SemiGloss, Premium Luster, Matte Paper, ColorLife, Iron-on Transfer Sheets, Greeting Cards

Layouts and Templates

  • 8 different layouts to choose from right from the control panel including index sheet

Filters and Image Enhancements

  • Filters: brightness, saturation, sharpness; Automatic Correction settings include PRINT Image Matching, Exif and PhotoEnhance.

Supported Digital Camera Technologies

  • Printer supports PRINT Image Matching™, PRINT Image Matching™ II, and Exif Print; reads Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) from digital camera memory cards

Direct Digital Camera Printing

  • Connects to a variety of digital cameras with direct printing capabilities using PictBridge and USB DirectPrint technology.

Direct CD / DVD Printing Support

  • CD-R/DVD-R ink jet printable; 8 cm, 12 cm and Business Card CD


  • Bluetooth Photo Print Adapter

Hardware and Software Details

Printer Dimensions & Weight

  • Storage (L x W x H): 19.6" x 10.4" x 8.6"
    Printing (L x W x H): 19.4" x 18.7" x 11.4"
  • Weight: 14.0 lb (with ink cartridges)

Printer Case Color

  • Silver and dark gray

Interface and Connectivity

  • 2 Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports:
    Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for PC and Macintosh connection
    USB 1.1 for connection to CD-R drives, Zip drives and USB DirectPrint or PictBridge-enabled digital cameras

Operating Systems

  • Windows USB - Windows 98 SE, 2000, Me and XP;

  • Macintosh USB - Macintosh System 8.6 - 9.2,
    OS X 10.2.x

Software Included

  • Epson Print CD software, Epson Software™ Film Factory™ 3.0
    PC and Macintosh compatible, P.I.M.- plug-in

Printer Language

  • Epson ESC/P Raster, Epson Remote

Color Management

  • Standard, Epson Vivid Color

Sound Level

  • 42 dB(A)

Environmental Conditions

  • Temperature: Operating 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C), Storage -4° to 140° F (-20° to 60° C);

    Humidity: Operating 20% to 80% relative humidity, Storage 5% to 85% relative humidity (no condensation)

Safety Approvals

  • Safety standards: UL1950, CSA 22.2 No. 950; FCC part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B

Power Requirements

Rated Voltage

  • 120V AC +/-10%

Rated Frequency

  • 50 - 60 Hz

Rated Current

  • 0.4A

Power Consumption

  • Approx. 13W ISO 10561 (Energy Star compliant), approx. 3W in Sleep mode, approx. 0.3W in Power Off mode


  • One-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada.


  • ¹Cartridge yields will vary with images printed, print settings, paper type and frequency of use. Printer ships with full cartridges and some ink from the first cartridge is used for initialization.

  • ²Pages per minute based on black text and color in Draft Mode on plain paper. Color photo is in Fine Mode on Glossy Photo Paper. Additional processing time will vary based on system configuration, software application and page complexity.