A dye-based inkset has a larger color gamut, most of the time, than a pigment-based inkset. In fact, the conversion from sheet print to disc print was much easier in that one doesn’t have to physically remove and reposition the tray- just flip a lever. In some ways it is a more versatile printer than the R because of its larger ink carts and its roll and straight through feeders. Yet, these High Capacity carts were smaller than the regular size carts that are used in the Epson R! As you can see the size difference is noticeable the thickness of the 2 carts is identical.

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I also needed a desktop printer to print paperwork, and my R, which served this purpose for several years, had been quite simply worn-out by Natalie and I. Then I’ll be capable of both paper printing and disk imprinting.

More to the point, look at it this way: I owned a R before this and the print quality was excellent. The Epson Stylus Photo R also processes photos quickly. Bose, Sony, Sennheiser and Jaybird Here’s a selection of the best headphone shopping values this holiday season. The weight is also different, with the R cartridge being much heavier than the R cart.

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Regarding the lack of the gloss enhancer, do keep in mind that the purpose of the Gloss Enhancer on the R is to enhance glossy print quality as well as add a waterproof and scratchproof coating onto the print. Printer Trays for Epson Stylus Photo.


Firmware also insists of a head cleaning before high quality printing – tho there are tricks to avoid it sometimes. They also appear to be more vivid color-wise. Also Epson has built in firmware in this printer that causes an error message to pop up after the g260 cycles X number of times and says that a component in the printer has reached it ‘s life expectancy and then the printer will not print.

Potentially, you could buy a new R printer each time the ink carts are empty and not spend any more money than if you bought a new set of ink cartridges. Also, being a used printer, the price was right. The R does not offer automatic print head cleaning.

Keep in mind e;son the R has the latest printhead technology resulting in prints that, to my eyes, are sharper than prints from other Epson g260.

Epson Stylus Photo R260 Digital Photo Inkjet Printer

Laptops by E;son Ackerman Nov 26, Photo printer – ink-jet – color. Satisfied with the purchase and the product. The Epson Stylus Photo R is a wonderful printer for any home photography enthusiast who wants to print high-resolution photos. The printer ships with high-capacity cartridges, but it also takes standard Epson R ink cartridges.

Epson R Printer Review

However, I do believe that there is a print sharpness gain when using the R Is Claria ink so much more expensive to manufacture? Any Condition Any Condition. However, I asked Natalie to confirm my impression and we both agreed the prints had an uncommon sharpness to them.


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Show More Show Less. On the other hand, if you are getting started in digital photography and are looking for a small and inexpensive printer with high print quality, then the R should be on your list.

Elson did not create custom profiles, and this being a new printer I did not find ready-made profiles on the web from paper manufacturers other than Epson.

I am in this category myself, and purchased the R to test this latest ink epwon. I corrected that with a simple adjustment curve, as follows:.

Epson Stylus Photo R260 – printer – color – ink-jet

Finally, in case you wonder, my personal preference goes to the Cayman. Looking for a tech bargain real soon? This item replaced a model R which had served me for many years and while being a slightly previous model, this one had all the features of the Ratings and Reviews Write a review.

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