For years, I’ve avoided doing certain crafts because frankly, my printers have been pretty substandard. (Some were even hand-me-downs from my Dad- thanks, Dad!) But there are so many cool projects to do with a larger-format printer- like printing 12X12 sheets, for example- and I just haven’t had a good enough printer to do some of these crafts. So my world was kinda rocked when I unboxed the Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Wireless Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer )
So I have to admit- I was also kind of scared of it! It’s the first printer I’ve ever used that has eight different ink cartridges. Really.EIGHT.
And here’s what you get in the box:
- EPSON Stylus Photo R2000 inkjet printer
- One Photo Black UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T159120)
- One Matte Black UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T159820)
- One Cyan UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T159220)
- One Magenta UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T159320)
- One Yellow UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T159420)
- One Red UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T159720)
- One Orange UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T159920)
- One Gloss Optimizer UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 cartridges (T159020)
- CD print tray and software
- Roll paper holder accessory
- USB and Ethernet cables not included
- Single sheet guide
- Printer documentation
- CD-ROM containing printer drivers and software (Windows® and Macintosh®)
The first thing was just setting it up! Fortunately, the directions are super simple to install the driver, and even the cartridges were easy to install. All I had to do was match up the color on the cartridge to the one on the printer.
Next was syncing the ESP R2000 to my Wi-Fi- because for me, that is KEY. I use a laptop all over my house, and to be able to print from any room is vital. Again, I followed the installation wizard and it was pretty much a snap. The only snafu was that the recommended way to connect your ESP R2000 to the Wi-Fi is through your computer….via a cable. Which they do not give you. (You can try to connect it via the wi-fi itself, but I was unsuccessful in doing that.) So you need the cable. But they don’t give you one. So make sure you order one if/when you order the printer, OK?
Now to explore. Just what will this big boy do? (And I DO mean BIG- the foot print of the printer is 24.5″ x 12.8″ x 8.6″ (W x D x H), and that is with the cover down and paper tray retracted.
So let’s look at the website:
Take your creativity and productivity to the next level with the advanced features and uncompromising quality of the Epson Stylus Photo R2000. This robust, 13″-wide printer delivers remarkable efficiency and versatility with high-capacity cartridges, and networking and wireless connectivity, along with flexible media handling. Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss® 2 pigment ink, delivered through Epson’s Advanced MicroPiezo® AMC™ print head, yields beautiful archival prints with an unprecedented glossy look and feel. Offering the latest in wired and wireless networking, the R2000 makes it easy to print from anywhere in your home or office. Now, you can take your creativity further with the next generation in high-performance, pigment printing technology.
Maximum Printable Area:
Maximum paper width 13″
Maximum cut-sheet size 13″ x 19″
Maximum printable area 13″ x 44″
Photo Print Speed:
8″ x 10″ Photo: Approx. 1 min 8 sec1
11″ x 14″ Photo: Approx. 1 min 43 sec1
Special Media Support:
- Roll paper 8.3″ and 13″ rolls
- Fine art paper via manual rear path
- Inkjet printable CD / DVD using included tray
Right. So I got everything set up and started printing. Photos,directions, even a 12X12 collage. And I printed on some Scrapbooking Attitude film, too. Everything came out beautiful and smudge-free. (By the way, they do recommend that you let the photos dry for 15 minutes and then cover them with a sheet of plain paper, then letting that sit for 24 hours. Presumably to make sure all of the ink is either absorbed or evaporated. Frankly I did not do this and had no issues with wavy paper or smudgy prints.)
First I’ll give you my show you my video overview of the Epson Stylus Photo R2000, and the show you some still photos of the things I’ve printed.
So let me show you some of the things I printed with my Epson Stylus Photo R2000:
I’m just beginning to scratch the surface of what the Epson Stylus Photo R2000 printer can do…. but I have to tell you, it’s been SO quiet, reliable (NOT ONE PAPER JAM SO FAR!!) and the quality has been so top-notch- it’s really opening up my creativity!
I can’t wait to play with the rolled canvas, fine art paper, and disc-printing accessories they sent along, too. In the meanwhile, let me know if you have any questions- I’d be happy to answer them if I can. What would YOU make with a 13-inch printer?
Disclosure: Printer and accessories provided for review purposes. Opinions are 100% percent my own.
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