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Epson Stylus R2000 Inkjet Printer Review

If you're looking for a pro photo printer, seriously consider the Epson R2000.

February 12, 2012

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Value Comparison

Value comparisons rest heavily on what you as a consumer would like to get out of your purchase. For example, someone working at a home office would probably spring for an all in one printer like the MX882 that costs half as much as the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 because it can do more office functions for less money. If you're an artist, however, the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 can do far more with a still-affordable price.

Color Comparison

As a pro photo printer, there's very little surprise that the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 has a measurably lower color error than the MX882, but we should point out the Canon isn't all that bad either, it's just that for the purposes one would buy a pro photo printer, the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 is a far better option.

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Detail Comparison

Both maintain a good level of detail, but the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 does a better job with sharp edges and gradients than does the MX882.

DMax Comparison

The Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 edges out the MX882 in DMax by producing a deeper black level, and therefore wider range of contrast in photos. It's not terribly surprising, but keep in mind the Canon is not a pro photo printer, and it comes close with its performance.

Color Gamut Comparison

While both printers have impressive performances here, the Canon MX882 falls behind the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 with only (only seems weird to say here) 60% of the Adobe RGB (1998) gamut, whereas the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 maintains 69.2% of it. Both are great, but the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 is better.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Performance
  4. Print Speed
  5. Color Performance
  6. Detail Performance
  7. Usability
  8. Controls
  9. Connectivity
  10. Setup & Software
  11. Inks & Media
  12. Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Comparison
  13. Canon PIXMA MX882 Comparison
  14. HP B8850 Comparison
  15. Conclusion

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