Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Inkjet Printer
Excellent Quality and Features
I've made thousands of prints using a variety of Epson printers. The vast majority of archival prints that I have made were printed on an Epson 7800 (24" wide) and on premium luster roll paper. With careful soft-proofing, the quality of the R2000 can exceed the print quality of the 7800 for finished media (not matte).
Add that and it has easy to set up networking and even wi-fi as well as optical disc printing, this is a valuable tool for me to make quick and high quality small prints on cut sheet paper. Its really not worth it for me to use roll paper on this machine, although it should do that too. (I would not bother with roll paper with any printer less than 17"). The price per print is not in the same league as the big boys, but the R2000 is really an outstanding value nonetheless.
June 7, 2013
Epson Stylus Photo R2000
I purchased my Epson Stylus Photo R2000 last week after my Epson Stylus Photo 1280 quit working. It was fairly easy to set up and started printing right away. I use the printer for my graphic prints (not photographs) and the quality is excellent. The colors are closer to what I see on the screen than with the 1280. I love the shine that this printer provides. Beautiful prints and it prints faster! So far I am very happy!
May 23, 2013
I have been processing my own photo's now for at least 9 years. This is my 3rd printer. I started with the R1800, then went to the R1900. When it started giving me problems with banding (after 4 years of use), I brought the R2000. I just completed setting it up.
It took me longer to set up as I have a Mac 10.6.8. I control color management with a spider 3.
After following the initial set up instructions, I thought everything was fine, but the photo's were dark and missing colors.
I went into the Epson support web site and followed the manual instructions and was unable to turn off the R2000 printer controls so that photoshop could control the colors as recommended . I could see the screen while in photoshop but was unable to set the control as the item was grayed out. On the second call to Epson tech support, we found that the printer could be shut off in the Text Edit program since that was a Mac program.. Once that was done, the photoshop colors shined thru beautifully and I have had no further issues. The pictures are professional quality.
with the R1900 the photo's were darker and it seemed that I always had to brighten up the photo's before printing. They didn't appear to match the image on the computer even after calibration with the Spider 3. But with the R2000 I don't seem to have that problem and am happy to say that now I know that photoshop (CS5) is working properly and no adjustment is necessary. There is no longer an issue of brightening up the photo before print
After 2 days of fiddling with the controls and 2 calls to Epson support ( which was very helpful), I can now say that I am very happy with the R2000
February 25, 2013
A bit disappointed
I bought the Epson R2000. The output is fantastic but very disappointed as to how slow it is. Even doing documents in black and white, very slow.
February 20, 2013
Great home printer
I bought the R2000 last fall and love it. It prints equal to or better than the prints I was sending out to professional labs. The set up was very easy. Inks last a long time and when you do need to change them it's quite simple. The only thing I would like better on this printer is if it would print wider than 13". But I knew this when I bought it.
I would buy this printer again and have already recommended it to someone else.
February 10, 2013
Awesome printer! Took a lil to set up wifi, but worked greatly. Only downside is it eats up ink (mainly just the gloss optimizer for pics) and refills are expensive
February 6, 2013
This printer was extremely easy to set up and add to my network. I am surprised and pleased by the color photo print speed. Paper feed trays are quick to change and the paper roll holder is a snap. My only complaint is not with the printer, but the complicated procedure for the mail in rebate, even when the purchase was directly from EPSON. Other companies provide documents in the carton.
February 6, 2013
Epson R2000 is Awesome
Just received my new Epson R2000 Photo Sylus. It is a replacement for my Epson R1900. It works great and the controls are familiar. I mainly purchased this printer because it is wireless. It makes it so much easier to locate the printer where I need it to be at different times. The one issue I hope Epson will address soon, is the cost of the ink cartridges. There is absolutely no reason for an ink cartridge to cost more than $10-$12. This printer makes professional quality prints up to 11X14 without a problem. Great product and hopefully will last a long time.
January 28, 2013
I have just replaced my old non-epson printer for a sylus photo R 2000. It was simple, easy and fast to unpack and put in play. I have used it now for a week without any problem of any kind. The results are just great. Far better than what my old printer produced. At this time I find it to be a sensational machine--easy to use and with resulting terrific prints.
January 28, 2013
I have a really great experience to use this one. However, it is not easy to get one. Epson check everything when I bought it. So, I am satisfied with the printer.
January 7, 2013