Some thoughts for photographers looking for a much bigger printer
Not just wide – long prints too
There comes a time when printing your work at A3+ (13″ x 19″) on a desktop printer seems a little small. Maybe you’re tempted by a 17″ width printer, such as the deservedly popular Epson 3880 [review] [...]
Epson R2000 producing a wide panoramic print
We’ve been testing Epson’s R2000 A3+ printer with a range of paper types and images.
For what is a printer at the lower end of Epson’s larger pigment ink based printers, I have to say that I was very impressed by its print quality, particularly when matched [...]
Choosing a good printer for black and white photography is nowhere as easy as it is for colour. Keith looks over some of the options, including getting better black and white out of your existing printer. [...]
I’ve just finished writing up a longish review of Epson’s SP4900 printer.
Review Link: Epson SP4900
It’s hardly a lightweight at over 50kg, but is designed for considerably heavier use than smaller desktop printers you may have used, such as the Epson R2880.
During testing, I’ve looked at both sheet and roll media handling, such [...]
We’ve had an Epson Stylus Photo R3000 on loan from Epson UK for a while, and I’ve just written up quite a long review of how well it does in producing colour and B&W prints
Review link: Epson Stylus Photo R3000
9 ink cartridges
One of the key changes from the previous R2880 printer [...]
Epson have announced the R2000 printer – an update for the R1900
Printer info page: Epson R2000 Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink Individual, larger (17ml) ink cartridges — change cartridges less often and get up to 50% more prints Accommodates cut-sheet and roll paper in sizes up to 13″ wide; supports photographic and fine [...]
Epson launch an all new A3+ size pigment ink printer, with new larger cartridges, black switching. Both an update for the R2880 and a smaller version of the SP3880 [...]
At Photokina, Epson have announced the SP4900 replacement for the 4880, and the 7890/9890 replacements for the 7880/9880.
Note: Epson have informed us that the 4880 will remain a current product and that the 4900 is more aimed at the proofing market.
As ever, we hope to have reviews when they are available, [...]
I’ve been trying out the Epson R2880 A3+ pigment ink printer.
It uses the newer UltraChrome K3 Vivid Magenta inks and produced some great looking prints, both colour and black and white.
Is it the printer for your work, or do some of its limitations let it down?
Review Link: Review of the Epson SP [...]