Written on: 07/07/2012 by bristolrob (7 reviews written)
This is a old printer but the price of the ink is a joke £82.36 for the set from Epson web set today!!! Stay well a way. I will not be buying any more ink cart for this printer as you can pick up printers cheaper. I have paid for cheaper ink carts but none of them work!! wasted around £15 on cheap cart that don't work. The printer it self is well made and can print on dvd disc which is simply to set up but the cost of the ink is just too much to take. Value for money is worst then... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2012
It worked great for me. If Epson ink carts are expensive use compatables, should be under £2 for each one. Have now ran into the servicable parts error message, easy to fix by taking the overflow hose out of the back of the printer and letting it drain into a suitable container. Great for printing onto CD's and DVD's and photo quality is good. Print CD software is not that compatible with windows 7 but it works if you select manual printing options. Overall a few grumbles but it has been a... (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2009 by The Witch
Had my Epson R300 for seven years and am just about to replace it. I have used the CISS ink system from new which has made it very economical to use.
After 12 months I did get the customary error message that some parts inside needed replacing, but after a tweak (found on the net) and resetting I have had no further problem. I won't hesitate to buy the same printer again (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2008
This is a sorry state of affairs when a underworked printer becomes redundant because they no longer supply ink for a three year old printer. I was thinking of buying a the Epson 3800 but if Epson do not back up their products I will use another brand. (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2008
This is my 2nd EPson R300 printer in approx 3 years - both of which have not stopped working even though I only have home use requirements. Print head just refuses to move. Tried the usual fixes and trouble shooting, even tried using 3rd party software to reset, to no avail. I am now looking to buy new printer. (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2008 by professor1uk (1 review written)
I have been using this type of printer at high level, for over 6 months and not had any problems with it at all, it is easy to use it informs you when ink is low, even when in stand alone mode.
Good quality prints on various photo paper thicknesses, ink cartridges are about £7.00 each, if bought from epson or epson retailer.
However there are compatible ink cartridges available if you look, but retailers recommend you do not use them, but for high level use and if you find the right... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2008
I love this printer. I've had it for years and it works on things my other printers don't handle very well. It's envelope printing is a case in point. I print all my envelopes using this printer. Otherwise I use labels and a laser printer when the volume is really high.
I love the CD/DVD direct printing too. I can't understand why anyone uses Lightscribe when this is available. Watch for sales on the media to keep costs down though. The results look very professional.
Cool, it works with Linux! (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2008 by drmartydvm
Good quality printer, all paper.
For me there was a paper feed problem within a year of purchase, no warranty or parts service available. "Too costly to repair, out of warranty."
Should have been priced at $69 if the product life is only $69 worth. Anybody wanna buy a bunch of ink? Dont buy the Epson Photo Stylus R300 for a Inkjet Printer as far as I am concerned. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2008
I find the Epson Photo Stylus R300 an all round very good printer, especially for the money. However, when mine needed a service it did a complete shut down on me - and it did not work for a bit, however I would still recommend to stick with Epson and you will not go wrong! (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2007
I've had this for 2 months, bad printer. every time I put more that 3 sheets of anything in the tray it wont accept it, the quality of print is good but unless I use only photo paper the printer is not good at all. Its useless at envelopes, printing letters more than 1 at a time, labels and it never prints CDs/ DVDs in the center. Its alway off to one side even when the printer is aligned (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2007 by garrysc (1 review written)
Had my Epson Photo Stylus R300 for over 2 years now and am very pleased with it. Text and photo prints are of good quality, ink consumption very good, particularly as you only have to replace one cartridge at a time.
Can recommend it. (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2007 by hitdown (1 review written)
Overall I am very happy with my Epson Photo Stylus R300, which I use exclusively for printing on CDs. I was very pleased to see the quality look professional, as I was printing on CDs that are being sold. However, the one negative - and if anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them at firstname.lastname@example.org - I now find I have to insert the CD tray several times before I can get the printer to print. It will reject (eject) the tray and you have to re-insert it and hope this time it accepts... (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2007 by jomitch
OK if you only expect it to last a year - this is a result of both of my Epsons and the one I use at work. (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2007 by spiralgoddess (1 review written)
Overall, I have been very pleased with this Epson Photo Stylus R300 printer. I like that fact that you replace individual colours which means there is no waste due to replacing an all in one where only one colour has run out. I recycle all the cartridges and feel very good about the fact nothing is wasted unnecessarily.
Great for all kinds of printing and is a really reasonable price these days. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2007 by Skapaflow (1 review written)
Was good and trustworthy for one year but can I buy a new one if I know that it will probably break in a year. My lasers work for years and years - I am quite disappointed. (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2006 by madmadmuppet (1 review written)
I will always recommend the Epson Photo Stylus R300 printer to anyone. I've had mine for 12 months, and I have replaced the cartridges just 2 times so far, and I use compatible make cartridges. The first lot of cartridges that came with it, I was disappointed with, as they only lasted for 3 months maximum. The printer stopped printing due to the chips on the cartridges. Bare this in mind when you buy them, as they have a use by date on them...no matter if they are only half full, they won't... (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2006 by Annio (7 reviews written)
This is a very good printer and I would not hesitate recommending it. (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2006 by squidge (2 reviews written)
Buy genuine inks off eBay for around £25 a set, they're £75 in the shops.
Never tried compatible inks as I think this kinda defeats the object of the R300 but could be worth a go. (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2006 by crafty1289 (1 review written)
This Epson Photo Stylus R300 is the best printer I have owned. It has outlasted any of the others, and still prints like new. I don't use Epson cartridges, since there is no way I can justify spending £10 on each 20ml? of ink. I have no problems with compatible cartridges, and this is what I have based my "value for money" rating on. Glossy photos come out more vibrant than from the photo shop, takes about 1 min 30s to print an 8*5 photo in top quality, well worth the wait though! And if you... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2005 by mrglum
EPSON R300 IS ALL YOU NEED...very good quality Epson inks can be found very cheaply and even cheaper are the duplicated IMJET ink cartridge I recommend as perfect copies and last!! So far I have had no paper feed problems unlike other older Epsons. With the good looks and better performance compared to the other cannon Lexmark range. This ones a winner.
To print on a CD is not a bad feature, and I have had good results, but would need a more time to work out how to get good resolution as... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2004 by elchenuk (2 reviews written)
I am extremely impressed by the Epson Photo Stylus R300 printer which cost me less than £100!
I originally bought it because of the direct to CD printing but have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of print on A4 photo paper. The colous are rich and vibrant and the great advantage over my HP printer is that third party inks are great value and good quality.
I have had my printer for around 3 months now and have not found a fault with it, the card reader handles my XD and microdrives... (read more)
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