Epson R2880 reviews: Colour Inkjet printer

64 customer reviews

+ This printer scores high on print quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£81 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

9.0 out of 10 based on 64 reviews.
Epson R2880: A3 Inkjet printer with and PictBridge. See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser Graphics or photo printing

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good quality printer, great for art prints.
Bad points:
No instruction manual, expensive ink.
Overall rating 8.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2010

Nigel, Manchester Frequent home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Superb B & W prints. Incredible contrast with vibrant colours.
Bad points:
Because of the number of ink cartridges ink can be costly
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Oct 2010

Julian, Plymouth Graphics or photo printing

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Once the continual self maintenance problem fixed itself, and the printer was re-profiled using data color spyder 3 the print quality is very good.
Bad points:
Some of the initial ink cartridges were used up very quickly as the printer kept doing self maintenance. Local Epson agent checked the printer and could find no problem. Once the used up cartridges were replaced the problem has gone away (chip problem with original supplied cartridge ?).

The Epson profiles supplied with the printer gave poor rendering of reds, printing more like salmon pink than deep red.
Overall rating 6.0
Print quality 5.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Sep 2010

Confirmed purchaser Frequent home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Quality printer on A3 size paper and prints on a variety of media and thicknesses including roll paper.
Bad points:
Big negative is the cost of ink and wastage of ink when changing cartridges from gloss black to matte!
Overall rating 7.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Sep 2010

John, Lincoln Business user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Superb quality printing the best I have had. Easy to use. Easy to profile. I wish I had bought this printer when it was first available.
Bad points:
Ink usage is high and therefore the cost is higher per print when buying epson cartridges. I have installed C I S S which makes it far cheaper and without the loss of quality so I have overcome the expense.
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Apr 2010

David, Sheffield Graphics or photo printing

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent print quality on Premier Glossy Photo Paper.
Bad points:
Changing the Photo Black cartridge for the Matte Black cartridge can waste a lot of ink.
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Apr 2013

GR, Isle of Wight Graphics or photo printing

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quality build.
Bad points:
Ink costs are high but I'm using FotoSpeeds CIS with great success.
The manual is a little lacking considering the amount paid. Any faults need a lot of online searching rather than a simple hand book that could quite easily be shipped along with the printer. Over all I'm giving it a 9 rating. I've thrown a few printers out of the window in frustration but I have a feeling this one will stay where it is.
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jul 2010

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Product Features

Print technology Inkjet
Photo printing Dedicated
Connections PictBridge
Maximum paper size A3
Memory card slot No
Print colour Colour
Number of colours including black 9
Colour print speed (Pages per minute) 9
Black and white print speed (Pages per minute) 9
Vertical print resolution (Pixels) 1440
Horizontal print resolution (Pixels) 5760
Height in cm 41.5
Width in cm 79.7
Depth in cm 61.6
Borderless printing Yes
Postscript No
Release date 2008-07-08

Also known as: EPSON A3+, Epson

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Manufacturer's Description

Exhibition quality prints

Produce exhibition quality prints with unprecedented control with the Epson R2880 photo printer, the choice for professional and fine art photographers. With its innovative ink set, Epson UltraChrome K3™ with Vivid Magenta, this powerful printer offers an astounding color gamut for brilliant reds, blues and purples.

Designed to easily deliver large-format photos worthy of gallery display, the 13-inch R2880 includes Radiance™ technology, which ensures smooth color transitions, and improved highlight and shadow detail. Its three-level black technology offers exceptional gray balance and outstanding tonal range. And, Advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode ensures precision control for neutral or toned black-and-white prints. Take your creativity further with its versatile media handling capabilities.

Print on roll paper, fine art paper or 1.3 mm thick art board. The R2880 always delivers professional performance with its one-inch wide, permanent print head. And, for more consistent printing, it includes Automatic Nozzle Check technology, plus Epson PreciseColor™. Achieve professional results, with the quality, control and versatility of the Epson R2880 photo printer.


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