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September 13, 2004 3:09:08 AM

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Hello.

I just wondered if anyone has an Epson R300M?

If so I just wondered how you rate it? Also, I had a question about
the ink... Does the software or the printer itself tell you when any
particular ink cartridge inside needs replacing? And what is it like
cost wise replacing these carts? It has 6 of them doesn't it?

I'm hoping to do a lot of photo printing, plus printing direct onto
blank CDR, as well as black printed letters.

Finally, paper for photos, how much is it costing for the Epson? And
do you use Epson own kind is that best? Or would you use Kodak paper
or something else?

Thanks very much for your help

John

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Anonymous
September 13, 2004 3:48:16 PM

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On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 23:09:08 +0100, John <dafi@duki.com> wrote:

>Hello.
>
>I just wondered if anyone has an Epson R300M?
>
>If so I just wondered how you rate it? Also, I had a question about
>the ink... Does the software or the printer itself tell you when any
>particular ink cartridge inside needs replacing? And what is it like
>cost wise replacing these carts? It has 6 of them doesn't it?
>
>I'm hoping to do a lot of photo printing, plus printing direct onto
>blank CDR, as well as black printed letters.
>
>Finally, paper for photos, how much is it costing for the Epson? And
>do you use Epson own kind is that best? Or would you use Kodak paper
>or something else?
>
>Thanks very much for your help
>
>John
>


Go for the R200 and save some money, the lcd monitor is a utter joke, and its
far far cheaper to get your prints done outside..

The Ink taks are monitored, plus it far cheaper to use Jet Tec tanks as they
have 30% more ink..

Its not a cheap printer to run..


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September 13, 2004 3:48:17 PM

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>Go for the R200 and save some money, the lcd monitor is a utter joke, and its
>far far cheaper to get your prints done outside..

What's wrong with the LCD? Poor quality?

>The Ink taks are monitored, plus it far cheaper to use Jet Tec tanks as they
>have 30% more ink..

Are these Jet Tec ones made by Epson? Are they the same quality and do
they last as long the colours if you're printing photos?

>Its not a cheap printer to run..

Is the R200 cheaper to run? And will it accept Smart Media cards from
digital cameras?

Cheers for your help

John
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September 13, 2004 3:48:18 PM

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On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 01:45:00 +0100, John <dafi@duki.com> wrote:

>>Go for the R200 and save some money, the lcd monitor is a utter joke, and its
>>far far cheaper to get your prints done outside..
>
>What's wrong with the LCD? Poor quality?
>
>>The Ink taks are monitored, plus it far cheaper to use Jet Tec tanks as they
>>have 30% more ink..
>
>Are these Jet Tec ones made by Epson? Are they the same quality and do
>they last as long the colours if you're printing photos?
>
>>Its not a cheap printer to run..
>
>Is the R200 cheaper to run? And will it accept Smart Media cards from
>digital cameras?
>
>Cheers for your help
>
>John
>

The EPSON R300M has an excellent quality LCD screen as EPSON holds the
patent on LCD technology that many other companies use in their
technology including Sony.

I don't know anything about Jet Tech ink but EPSON photo dye ink has
excellent quality and color consistency, and its permanence is
unrivaled by any other ink except for EPSON's DuraBrite, UltraChrome
or Archival ink.

The EPSON R200 does not accept SmartMedia cards, so if you need to
print direct the R300 is an outstanding choice.
Anonymous
September 13, 2004 5:34:04 PM

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On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 04:30:51 GMT, tc@tijuana.com wrote:

| The EPSON R200 does not accept SmartMedia cards, so if you need to
| print direct the R300 is an outstanding choice.

Wonder how many people who really care about the quality and
composition of their photos print directly from a memory card? I
rarely print any photo that doesn't first need some touching up and/or
cropping.

Larc



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Anonymous
September 13, 2004 7:12:21 PM

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Hi John,

I have the R200 which is basically the same without features. It prints
extremely well. Very nice. Inks seem to last a fair amount of time. You
would be well served by it. I personally like the quality and printed
several images with it. Does an excellent job on Kodak paper. I see prices
around 12.00 per cartridge at CompUSA. I think they offer a discount from
their site as a new user.

Talk to you soon,

Ron Baird
Eastman Kodak Company




"John" <dafi@duki.com> wrote in message
news:suh9k0dag30hhe3v0veju02c14obq5oaki@4ax.com...
> Hello.
>
> I just wondered if anyone has an Epson R300M?
>
> If so I just wondered how you rate it? Also, I had a question about
> the ink... Does the software or the printer itself tell you when any
> particular ink cartridge inside needs replacing? And what is it like
> cost wise replacing these carts? It has 6 of them doesn't it?
>
> I'm hoping to do a lot of photo printing, plus printing direct onto
> blank CDR, as well as black printed letters.
>
> Finally, paper for photos, how much is it costing for the Epson? And
> do you use Epson own kind is that best? Or would you use Kodak paper
> or something else?
>
> Thanks very much for your help
>
> John
>
>
Anonymous
September 14, 2004 12:25:41 AM

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On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 01:45:00 +0100, John <dafi@duki.com> wrote:

>>Go for the R200 and save some money, the lcd monitor is a utter joke, and its
>>far far cheaper to get your prints done outside..
>
>What's wrong with the LCD? Poor quality?


No to small to be of use, a mate has a 925 printer that has the saame LCD and
he is pissed off with it, due to its small size.


>
>>The Ink taks are monitored, plus it far cheaper to use Jet Tec tanks as they
>>have 30% more ink..
>
>Are these Jet Tec ones made by Epson? Are they the same quality and do
>they last as long the colours if you're printing photos?



The have the UK queens award to Industry, does Epsom have that..?


>>Its not a cheap printer to run..
>
>Is the R200 cheaper to run? And will it accept Smart Media cards from
>digital cameras?



You don't need to the PC can do that.

>Cheers for your help
>
>John
>

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September 14, 2004 12:25:42 AM

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<puss@purrpurr.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 01:45:00 +0100, John <dafi@duki.com> wrote:
>
>
> >
> >>The Ink taks are monitored, plus it far cheaper to use Jet Tec tanks as
they
> >>have 30% more ink..
> >
> >Are these Jet Tec ones made by Epson? Are they the same quality and do
> >they last as long the colours if you're printing photos?
>
>
>
> The have the UK queens award to Industry, does Epsom have that..?

The Business achievement awards are presented for outstanding business
innovation
http://www.jettec.co.uk/news_press.asp?key=1
Lighfast is a high permanence ink and JetTec speak for durabrite types. My
initial feedback from users is that the 30% extra ink release chip is
appreciated as the combi units can use quite a lot of ink...
Tony
--
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Epson C64/ C84 Lighfast pigmented inks. R200/300,
RX500 (all with 30% more free patent chip)
Canon BCI-3 i560 i750 BCI-6 i865 S-820 / S-900 series.
Specialist ink refill kits... http://www.inkylink.co.uk
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September 14, 2004 4:04:55 AM

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On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 20:25:41 +1200, puss@purrpurr.com wrote:

>On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 01:45:00 +0100, John <dafi@duki.com> wrote:
>
>>>Go for the R200 and save some money, the lcd monitor is a utter joke, and its
>>>far far cheaper to get your prints done outside..
>>
>>What's wrong with the LCD? Poor quality?
>
>
>No to small to be of use, a mate has a 925 printer that has the saame LCD and

The LCD on the EPSON R300 is not the same as the LCD on the 925
it larger

>he is pissed off with it, due to its small size.
>
>
>>
>>>The Ink taks are monitored, plus it far cheaper to use Jet Tec tanks as they
>>>have 30% more ink..
>>
>>Are these Jet Tec ones made by Epson? Are they the same quality and do
>>they last as long the colours if you're printing photos?
>
>
>
>The have the UK queens award to Industry, does Epsom have that..?
>
>
>>>Its not a cheap printer to run..
>>
>>Is the R200 cheaper to run? And will it accept Smart Media cards from
>>digital cameras?
>
>
>
>You don't need to the PC can do that.
>
>>Cheers for your help
>>
>>John
>>
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
Anonymous
September 14, 2004 4:04:56 AM

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The LCD size and lack of integration with the rest of the printer are my
complaints. The display might be a lot more useful when printing from a PC.
Ink cost is HIGH!

<tc@tijuana.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 20:25:41 +1200, puss@purrpurr.com wrote:
>
>>On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 01:45:00 +0100, John <dafi@duki.com> wrote:
>>
>>>>Go for the R200 and save some money, the lcd monitor is a utter joke,
>>>>and its
>>>>far far cheaper to get your prints done outside..
>>>
>>>What's wrong with the LCD? Poor quality?
>>
>>
>>No to small to be of use, a mate has a 925 printer that has the saame LCD
>>and
>
> The LCD on the EPSON R300 is not the same as the LCD on the 925
> it larger
>
>>he is pissed off with it, due to its small size.
>>
>>
>>>
>>>>The Ink taks are monitored, plus it far cheaper to use Jet Tec tanks as
>>>>they
>>>>have 30% more ink..
>>>
>>>Are these Jet Tec ones made by Epson? Are they the same quality and do
>>>they last as long the colours if you're printing photos?
>>
>>
>>
>>The have the UK queens award to Industry, does Epsom have that..?
>>
>>
>>>>Its not a cheap printer to run..
>>>
>>>Is the R200 cheaper to run? And will it accept Smart Media cards from
>>>digital cameras?
>>
>>
>>
>>You don't need to the PC can do that.
>>
>>>Cheers for your help
>>>
>>>John
>>>
>>
>>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
>>that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
>


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September 14, 2004 9:59:19 PM

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On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 20:25:41 +1200, A strange species called
puss@purrpurr.com wrote:

>On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 01:45:00 +0100, John <dafi@duki.com> wrote:
>
>>>Go for the R200 and save some money, the lcd monitor is a utter joke, and its
>>>far far cheaper to get your prints done outside..
>>
>>What's wrong with the LCD? Poor quality?
>
>
>No to small to be of use, a mate has a 925 printer that has the saame LCD and
>he is pissed off with it, due to its small size.
>
>
>>
>>>The Ink taks are monitored, plus it far cheaper to use Jet Tec tanks as they
>>>have 30% more ink..
>>
>>Are these Jet Tec ones made by Epson? Are they the same quality and do
>>they last as long the colours if you're printing photos?
>
>
>
>The have the UK queens award to Industry, does Epsom have that..?

Epson has the Oliver Cromwell award :) 

Thanks for everyones help. Just one last question though, what is the
difference between the basic R300 and R200? Is it just the smart media
card reader and thats it? From checking the specs I cant spot much
difference except in price.

John
!