Epson Stylus Photo R220 Ink Jet Printer (C11C626011)
Epson Stylus Photo R220 Ink Jet Printer (C11C626011)
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Epson Stylus Photo R220 Ink Jet Printer
|Product Length:||21.0 inches|
|Product Width:||11.0 inches|
|Product Height:||13.0 inches|
|Product Weight:||15.0 pounds|
|Package Length:||21.1 inches|
|Package Width:||12.7 inches|
|Package Height:||10.8 inches|
|Package Weight:||15.0 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 72 reviews|
5,760 x 1,440 dpi maximum resolution, 3-picoliter drop size
Up to 15 ppm color, 15 ppm black
Prints a 4-by-6-inches borderless photo in as fast as 57 seconds
Complete, easy to use CD and DVD face printing solution
USB interface, PC and Mac compatible, 1-year warranty
|Average Customer Review: ( 72 customer reviews )
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32 of 33 found the following review helpful:
What they don't tell you about the Epson R220 Mar 30, 2006
By Nellie from Folsom
I think this printer is pretty good and I gave it four stars because I am slightly disappointed with a few of the features, but I am overlooking some of these because the printer is under 100 bucks, so I guess you get what you pay for! Just in case it helps you make your decision, here are some of the idiosyncrasies
1. Your cd or dvd will need to dry for at least 24 hours after being printed before you are recommended to use it in a cd/dvd drive.
2. You need to manually align the cd tray to these little arrows right before it prints. Why couldn't they just design it to let the user push the tray all the way in? The arrows aren't that easy to see.... and I just hate relying on my manual alignment skills :-(
3. Turning the printer off will waste a lot of ink when you need to re-start it. The printer will "load" the print cartridges, which I think is Epson's term for "we want to get you to buy more ink so we can make a profit on this $99 printer."
4. Photos aren't as true to photo quality as I get with my Canon MP730 - but this is ok for me since I bought the printer solely for its cd/dvd printing ability.
Overall, this is a pretty good printer, but I would give it 5 stars if I wasn't annoyed by the above "features"
26 of 26 found the following review helpful:
OK Photo printer but be warned of ink cartridge costs. Sep 06, 2006
By Jimmy "T"
This inexpensive printer does a nice job of printing photos and on CDs. My complaint with Epson printers is with their "intelligent" chip embedded ink cartridges that monitor ink usage based on page yeilds rather than true ink volume. In short, this means the cartridge will show the same usage of ink whether you are printing pages and photos in draft mode or in high quality mode. The printer software stops the printer from printing if one of the six color cartridges is percieved as "close to empty". Epson engineered it this way to ensure that the ink doesn't run out and causes a clogged printerhead. The problem is that I'm constantly replacing ink cartridges that still have about 25 percent ink remaining. I know because I have opened the spent cartridges and have measured the remaining ink. Also, you cannot refill the cartridges with after-market ink because the chip in each catridge renders it "empty" even if you refill it. This ink cartridge design has caused a class action suit to be brought against Epson. Do a Google search and you'll find the website. In fairness to Epson I must state this printer does a nice job printing photos and onto CDs which is a nice feature. If ink costs aren't a problem (about $60 for a complete 6 color set) than get this printer. In the meantime, I'm steering clear of future Epson printers until they re-engineer the ink cartridges to reflect the true ink volume usage.
45 of 49 found the following review helpful:
Bang for the buck Feb 13, 2006
By S. Kamran
I might give it a 5 stars for the cost vs utility but this printer is a total waste of ink; if you have a habit of turning off the printer after printing (like myself), every time you turn this printer (or any photo printer from EPSON) on it will recharge the ink or in more understandable term it will perform a small version of head cleaning, with or without the real need :(
What does this recharging cost?? Approximately anywhere between 5% to 10% of the ink every time, in other words you need to buy ink cartridges little faster then actually required but again this is where printer manufactures make most of the money now a days and EPSON is no different then others.
On the flip side this is Energy Star compliant printer and use only 3W if you leave it on standby mode thus save you from recharging the ink all the time.
About quality of the prints and DVD/CD printing option; this printer will meet or exceed any standards of any comparable product in the market. Period.
6 color printing is bringing real detail with true colors and having 6 different cartridges is a plus for buying ink.
With my experience I found that printing speed; mentioned in description; is nothing but a load of BULL, or may be they are talking about draft printing speed and very conveniently forgot to mention the word "Draft" while writing the specification about printing speed. :)
If you are one of those "hotwire guys" who "refill" their ink and print like news paper press, you might need to buy a set of clear view cartridges so you can see how much ink you are putting in along with a EPOSN cartridge chip reset gadget to reset the counter or be ready to say bye bye to low cost ink and start buying ink cartridges. "Continues Ink Systems" or CIS are also available in the market for this printer. I myself use one of those and life is good
15 of 15 found the following review helpful:
some problems, but worth it. Aug 01, 2006
By J. Irps
i don't know what your preferance is, but this printer is a pretty nice piece of machinery. especially for the price. although i frequently have to reload the DVD tray, the fact is there IS a DVD tray. it does tend to be quite annoying sometimes, but it is straight up difficult to find printers with this type of accessory. if you look in the stores, you will notice the same thing. (depending on where you live)
the only other problem is trying to find discs to use on here. i accidentally bought thermal printable discs which don't work with this type of ink. it just turns into ink beads. i have been using verbatim inkjet printable dvd-r discs and those have been the best for use in this printer. make sure you get inkjet printable, that is a must. i wouldn't recommend memorex printable dvd-r discs because they have quite an ugly label of memorex written right in the center of the disc.
there is also a handly little tool (software that comes with the printer) that allows you to center your own pictures onto the disc. it took a little bit of tweeking, but now i have professional looking dvds.
the only thing i recommend is to put a layer of clear coat over the top of the discs due to the fact the ink WILL run if water touches the surface. i have been using matte finish (basically flat clear coat) and it looks just like it did without the clear coat. i just don't have to worry about the discs running when water touches them. also don't forget to mask the bottom of the discs when you do this (the discs tend to lift up and a little bit of overspray hits the recordable side if you are using spray.) i don't know if other inks work this way, but the stuff in the R220 just happens to be water-based.
16 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Epson R220 as a DVD cover printer Mar 10, 2006
I have been using this printer for DVD covers now for 2 months and can advise every one looking to replace the paper covers with ink to get this printer without any worry. I have done a minimum of 150 covers with one set of ink..the yellow and the black will let go first. That comes out to .40 cents a dvd...so it cost less than the paper that cost.20 and the price of the ink The result are just great and the software is outstanding. The problem that was mentioned in several reviews about the plastic carrier has been replaced and it works real well and i can see that the desing is going to never break
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