Hello, my name is Syd and I am with Epson America
While both models are similar for printing sizes and media,
The R3000 has 4 different black ink cartridges and an Advanced Black and White Photo Mode in the driver. This allows you to select neutral, warm, cool, or sepia settings along with any fine tuning for creating your own custom setting.
The R2000 has seperate Red, and Orange color inks that will enhance skin tones, along with richer green and blue tones. There is also a gloss optimizer used with glossy paper to increase vibrance and create a glossy look and feel finish.
As with any inkjet, the printer will use ink to do an initial charge and will not get full yield. You should get full usage from the 2nd set and continuing as this is only a one time charge.
Yes, Epson definitely has Fine Art Papers listed at the link below. Click on the link and select the printer. While this is more for our Pro Graphics series larger printers. We do have most papers that will fit the R2000/3000 size.
For more info please contact a rep at 1-800-GO-EPSON and they can give full specs on papers and comparisons with both printers along with any current running promotions.http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/...