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Epson R3000 Specifications

Printing Technology • Advanced Micro Piezo® AMC print head with ink-repelling coating technology, 8-channel, drop-on-demand, inkjet print head
Nozzle Configuration • 180 nozzles x 8
Minimum Ink Droplet Size • 2 picoliters
• Variable Droplet Technology can produce up to 3 different droplet sizes per print line
Maximum Print Resolution • 5760 x 1440 dpi
Maximum Printable Area • Maximum paper width: 13"
• Maximum cut-sheet size: 13" x 19"
• Minimum cut-sheet size: 3.5" x 5"
• Maximum printable area: 13" x 44"
Photo Print Speed 1 • 8" x 10" — approx. 1 min 33 sec
• 13" x 19" — approx. 2 min 30 sec
Maximum Paper Size Main top-loading feeder
• Up to 13" x 19"
• Up to 120 sheets plain; 30 photo
Front media path
• Up to 13" x 19"
• Single sheet manual feeder, designed for fine art paper and media up to 1.3 mm thick
• 1 CD/DVD (using included tray)
Ink Type Pigment-based Epson UltraChrome K3™ with Vivid Magenta ink technology
Ink Palette 9-color Photo or Matte Black, Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Vivid Light Magenta, Light Black, Light Light Black
Ink Cartridge Configuration 2 Auto-Switching Black Ink Technology
• Fully automatic switching between Black ink modes
Black ink conversion times
• Matte to Photo Black approx 3 min 30 sec
• Photo to Matte Black approx 2 min sec
Ink used during conversion
• Matte to Photo Black approx. 3 ml
• Photo to Matte Black approx. 1 ml
Replacement Ink Cartridges 3 Epson Intelligent Ink Cartridges
• Cartridge fill volume: 25.9 ml each color x 9 colors total
Ink cartridge shelf life
• 2 years from printed production date or 6 months after opened

• Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1 port)
• 100Base-T Ethernet (1 port)
• Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ (802.11n only)

Operating Systems • Windows® 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows XP, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
• Mac OS® X 10.5.x – 10.6.x
Printer Language • Epson ESC/P2®2 raster photographic drivers standard
Temperature Operating
• 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
• -4° to 104° F (-20° to 40° C)
Humidity Operating
• 20% to 80% (no condensation)
• 5% to 85% (no condensation)
Sound Level • Approx. 38 dB according to ISO 7779
Rated Voltage

• AC 110 – 120V

Rated Frequency • 50 – 60 Hz
Rated Current • 0.6 A/110 – 120 V
Power Consumption • Printing: approx. 21 W
• Sleep Mode: less than 3.5 W
• ENERGY STAR compliant (Tier 2)
Safety Standards • UL1950, CSA 22.2 950 FDA, EMI: FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B, AS/NZS 3548 class B
Dimensions Printing
• 616 x 814 x 424mm (24.2" x 32" x 16.7") (W x D x H)
• 616 x 369 x 228mm (24.2" x 14.5" x 9") (W x D x H)

• Approx. 15kg (without ink cartridge) (35 lb)

1 Color photo speed in Superfine Mode on premium Photo Paper Glossy measured from start of paper feed. Actual print time will vary based on system configuration, software application and page complexity.

2 Ink used in conversion varies based on temperature, humidity and other factors.

3 Cartridge yields vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. A variable amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the "replace cartridge" signal. Part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer. Ink is used for both printing and print head maintenance. All inks are used for both black and color printing. For more information about cartridges, see www.epson.com/cartridgeinfo

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I have Banding on an Epson Stylus Photo R3000. How can I get rid of it I have done nozzle check and head cleaning


wat do you think of an r2000. Have you ever tried an R2000

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Peter Wallburg Studios

Below is the letter I sent Epson support after my 4th R3000 printer broke within a year:
Hi, I can't believe I am writing to you. I have been a loyal Epson client for years. I have used every Gemini printer and then some. I have a portrait studio in Summit, NJ (www.peterwallburgstudios.com)and last year purchased an R3000 printer. In the past two months I have been sent 3 replacement printers. Today the last one stopped working properly. When I called tech support they informed me that I am now out of warranty and that I have to take it to a repair center. This is wrong on numerous levels. I just received this printer within the past month and to desert me at my busiest time of year is ethically and morally wrong. I could understand this if it were the original printer but it is not. I am very distressed at Epson and would appreciate your reconsidering the situation as I am desperately trying to get prints to my clients.


I've been an early buyer of Epson, starting with a needle printer, then I've got a simple inkjet printer, then an all-in-one Epson printer. With all of them I've got problems, paper jam, spot ink issues and too many cartridge cleaning cycle, which ended to deplete my cartridge. Some years ago I've read that Epson was cheating on cartridges, forcing the users buying new one. My opinion on Epson is very, very poor and I've said that never more I will buy this brand. When I'm reading the negative comments on this board I'm confident on my opinion and again I will never buy an Epson. Since years I'm with HP for my office and common prints and I'm more than happy. I'm now looking for a serious photo printer and I will go with Canon Pro-1 or Pro-10. A big thanks to DPreview for the nice review on all printers. I think Epson is like Ferrari, very good performance when it's working but on the long run is fragile. I hope Canon will be like HP or like Porsche good workhorse and reliable.

Miike Dougherty

My first R3000 had to be replaced 3 months ago because of relentless ink clogging due to the printer switching black inks to make matte prints. The replacement won't recognize the VM cartridge which is genuine Epson. While the glossy prints are outstanding, the printer is problematic. If you don't like to be frustrated, buy something else. I'm now researching what printer to replace it with.

Robert Learner

My 1800 clogged a few times, now my 1900 has a black jet clogged and I'm out of warranty. I go thru an absurd amount of ink too, the necessary cleaning just eats it, though these two printers have smaller cartridges than the 3000 so this might be less of an issue.

Am looking at a Canon Pixma 10 -- have either of you tried this? About had it w/Epson, every other time I try to use it there's a problem.


It brings just frustration. When it was new it was 3 times in servis because continuous nozzle cleaning. You cannot do anything, printer does not print, it just cleans and expensive ink is running away. Even worse, Epson support was passive. According their customer servise this was completly new issue for them - hahaha, just look on number of same issues on web. Their servis never found anything, they always said printer works fine but after 3rd servis, printer started to work properly and did for 1,5 year - simply no cleaning. Until now. I change ylllow cartridge and it is just cleaning. My recomendation: avoid Epson.

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