Rated 4 out of 5 by NicoleB Prints are lovely, but paper feeding is very poor
Hands down, the printer makes really great prints on a variety of paper media. Hence the 4 stars.
But it hates to feed paper. Even some of the papers in the Epson Signature Paper pack won't feed using any of the paper loading options. The printer seems allergic to Moab paper. Red River paper has been feeding mostly successfully.
The only paper feed that consistently works is the single sheet manual feed in the back. That's 95% of my printing anyway, so I can deal with it.
Turning off the gloss optimizer is, as others have noted, a pain, and something you have to do *every* time you print when you use a paper type that might be glossy.
Also to be noted: this is not an issue with the R2000, but many media that works for "ink jets" will not work with pigment inks. If you are looking to print magnets, transparencies and such, you will need to be cautious when selecting media or else acquire a strictly dye-based printer for those uses.
September 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by nmchief32 R2000 issues
Our printer is about a year old. Probably printed about 40 pictures and it quit working. When you try to print two of the lights flash and it does nothing. I contacted customer support and was told to ship it to a service center.
September 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CoffeeMom Just got it yesterday
I just got the printer yesterday, so my review will be limited which is why it is a 4 star (a suggestion would be to get a request to update our reviews 6 months after purchase).
Installation was fairly simple except for one step. After you install the ink cartridges Step 6 tells you to close the cover, and Step 7 states the printer begins priming. It does not tell you to push the button. After I noticed it wasn't priming I lifted the lid to see the instructions on the machine, they are correct. A simple step, but an error in the instructions.
So far everything I have printed is just as I expected. I have owned Epson printers for many years and will stick with them as long as they continue to produce such good products.
August 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ronning Lousy printer
I have worked on great Epson Printers for ten years. This one, I have used for 3 months and it gives me constant trouble. Now it is printing blank pages but I have lots of ink. I had an expert from Staples to install it but it doesn't except directions from my Windows 10 computer. I am a professional photographer and bought this one to print photos for exhibition. Drives me crazy.
August 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suefisk Love this printer!
It makes perfect photo prints and has excellent color. Works wireless and I love that feature!
August 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moe Good gracious!
This thing is awesome! I do a lot of landscape and wildlife photography using a DSLR (sony A77) and the pictures I print are unbelievable clarity and color...wouldn't trade for all the tea in China! It's an excellent product.
July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by n/a n/a
I have use the Epson R2000 good run to work since time. I feel that I want to more new system epson sublimation printer for the Tshirt, Mug etc transfer new printer machine. But I know that is too expersive cost. I am unable afford to buy new epson sumblimation. If you have used epson sublimation machine low cost. let me know. My epson R2000 has been no problem since few years. I always do care the clean inkjet and put the new cartridge on R2000 on printer machine.
July 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by VC Geezer Excellent print quality
Excellent print quality
Low cost ink
Prints on CD/DVDs
Prints large format
A replacement print head is extremely costly - it will be the cost of a new printer. If you are not able to clean your existing print head, get a new printer instead.
July 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Luci Mom Not what expected from Epson
The printer does print beautifully, once a user figures out how to make it work. This is my third Epson printer, having worn out a 1270 and 1280 in the past. The install disc did not fully load, it would hang up on the "print CD" section. Most disturbing, the Owner's Manual is not at all like what is on the screen. I finally downloaded the installation software from their web site and so far it seems to work OK. Had quite a time finding all the print control features buried deep in the menus, especially with no guide. Tech support not very helpful, was told to reinstall Photoshop, which didn't make a bit of difference.
July 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by mary refurbished R2000
The printer is larger then I thought but works great. I have not tried all the papers I wanted to but I am sure in time I will.
It prints great and is easy to use once you find out all the hidden places and slots. I found a lot of info on the website and on utube.
So far it is working great,
June 25, 2015