Epson Stylus Photo R280 Ultra Hi-definition Photo Printer (C11c691201)
Epson Stylus R280 8X10 Photo Printer
- Color: Silver
- Brand: Epson
- Model: Epson R280 Photo Printer
- Platforms: Mac, Windows
- Format: CD
- Dimensions: 7.40″ h x 17.70″ w x 11.10″ l, 15.00 pounds
- Texts documents at 38 pages per minute and print frequent 4-by-six-inch photos in 11 seconds
- Creates 5760-by-1440 dpi prints that are smudge, scratch, fade, and water resistant
- Auto Photo Correction with progressed face detection corrects overexposed shots
- Prints text and images directly onto CDs and DVDs for professional look with individualized touch
- 1-Year fixed manufacturer’s warranty
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful.
PRINTING CD’s AND DVD’s
By F. Nederbragt
I bought this printer solely to print on printable CD’s and DVD’s. I have produced a number of CD’s now and am very happy with the results. The included program works well, is easy to use and allows using personal full color pictures and text. This is one of the least expensive printers to accomplish this task.
82 of 91 people found the following review helpful.
Poor paper handling–but see addendum
By Dean L. Surkin
I bought this printer specifically to do holiday cards (I use a Hi-Touch dye sublimation printer for my photos). I checked the specifications, and it claimed it could do cardstock. However, it kept jamming on the cardstock. I went through the Epson website trouble shooting screens, and I discovered that the maximum paper weight it can handle is 24 pounds (that’s the weight of fine office stationery). Cardstock is usually 50 or 60 pound weight.
If I had discovered this earlier, I would have purchased a different printer. As it was, I think Epson made the specifications too vague, by specifying cardstock rather than the weight of usable paper.
Addendum: In the troubleshooting section of the Epson website, it suggested that paper jam could be reduced by feeding sheets one at a time. I tried it, and the printer worked like a charm–smooth paper feeding and fast printing. The only drawback is that I must stand by the printer and feed each sheet of cardstock one at a time.
I should mention that Epson, unlike many vendors, includes high-capacity ink cartridges in the box.
Please consider this a four-star, not a three-star, review.
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful.
Very impressed, esp. with the disc-printing feature
I’m a loyal HP user for lasers, but have had trouble with my inkjets from them in the past. Since I’ve had good luck with my Epson scanner, I gave the R280 a shot and have been very impressed with it. There were some errors in the original setup, causing the printer to freeze during ink charging, but these vanished as mysteriously as they appeared and the printer has been working like a dream ever since. The CD printing is beautiful (FYI: CDs are supposed to be given 24 hours to dry) and a great feature to have. I love the way that the printer also completely folds up, which keeps out dust and minimizes desk space. The printer is also offered at a great price and I was even able to get it with a rebate (no longer available) that will literally reimburse me for the cost of the printer, if it comes through. Epson, you might have won a convert!
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