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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

This one's tough, because even though the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 is half as expensive as the R3000, but it also has more capabilities, like printing on basically anything that can fit through the paper path. If you're accustomed to printing on all sorts of crazy things, you might want to spring for the R3000, but if you're more concerned with photos and canvas, chances are good that you could use the extra $400 you'd save by getting the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 for inks.

Color Comparison

Though both printers are great at maintaining color accuracy, the R3000 is better. Note that it does not seem to share the troubles the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 has with the blues.

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Detail Comparison

Both printers are decent with detail preservation, and there's no clear winner here.

DMax Comparison

While the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 lags a tiny bit on DMax, the difference isn't really going to be noticeable to the human eye, and shouldn't be used to choose one printer over the other. The difference is mainly academic.

Color Gamut Comparison

In a surprising twist, the R3000 falls short compared to the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 in color gamut, as it only seems to muster 42.7% of the Adobe RGB gamut, whereas the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 can manage 69.2%. Clear victory for the Stylus Inkjet R2000.

Usability Comparison

Both printers share similar usability, though the R3000 has a much wider array of media that it can handle than does the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000. On top of that, it has more ink cartridges for those of you who believe they need them. You're definitely getting a lot of printer for the money you'd be paying for both.

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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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