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Epson Stylus Photo R3000 review

Epson Stylus Photo R3000 A3+ Inkjet Photo Printer - Superlative Image Quality

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Overall rating 9/10
Design:
8.5
Performance:
9
Features:
9
Value:
7.5
THE GOOD
Superb color, B&W print quality
Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity
CD/DVD printing
No manual swapping of black ink cartridges
THE BAD
Loss of ink during black inks switchover
Expensive


Speed & Quality Results

Print Speed

For this class of printers, speed is probably not the utmost concern for the user. A few additional seconds here and there are easily forgiven if the printout turned out to be great. That being said, printing a 4R photo via the R3000's top-loading feeder took about 42 seconds, which is pretty fast. An A4 print took under two minutes. Going all the way up to A3+, our stopwatch clocked slightly over four minutes per photo. So if you're going to print a set of 30 A3+ photos for an exhibition, remember to set aside roughly two hours.

 

Print Quality

 

In a nutshell, the R3000 delivers scintillating print quality. Those who spend time tweaking it (through paper and printer profiling) will be rewarded even further.