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Epson Stylus Color 3000 Inkjet Printer
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- Professional-quality large format printing on paper up to 17 by 22 inches
- Micro Piezo technology with AcuPhoto halftoning for natural flesh tones
- 1,440 x 720 resolution; optional Ethernet for EtherTalk, Novell, and TCP/IP networking
- USB, parallel, and serial ports; PC and Mac compatible
- Adobe PostScript Level 2, Pantone-calibrated color system; Apple ColorSync and ICC compatible
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Taking advantage of Epson's Micro Piezo inkjet technology with QuickDry inks and AcuPhoto halftoning, the serious user will appreciate the full-bleed, up-to-13-by-19-inch design layout prints at 1,400 x 720 dpi. Everyone, including novices, will appreciate the fine shadow detailing and natural flesh tones delivered by a four-color CMYK palette, resulting in lasting, fine-quality prints.
The Epson 3000 delivers professional-looking graphics for yourportfolios, posters, and presentations through attention to details,such as quick-drying inks to protect your prints from smudging orbleeding, in Pantone-calibrated approved colors. It supports AdobePostScript level 2 and options for internal Ethernet for EtherTalk,Novell, and TCP/IP networking, making it ideal for growing officeenvironments.
Standard connections include IEEE 1284 parallel, USB, and serial ports, and drivers for both Windows and Macintosh systems. The Epson Stylus Color 3000 comes with the full assurance of a two-year limited warranty and a toll-free support hotline to answer your questions.
From the Manufacturer
Developed with the graphic designer in mind, the Epson Stylus Color 3000 allows you to present full, 13-by-44-inch design layouts at an astonishing 1,440 x 720 dpi. With its superior photo quality, the Stylus Color 3000 is the best investment you can make in your design career. Just imagine, full-bleed output that rivals the quality of products costing thousands more.
Top Customer Reviews
The colors this produces are a better match to what I see onscreen than any other color printer I have used (HP deskjets, HP color laser, Apple color laser). Even at "normal" quality on cheap paper, the prints are good enough to frame. I used this printer with photo quality paper to print the portfolio I show at job interviews. The dithering is subtle, with none of the dark-dot-amongst-light-dots problems that cause a speckled look on cheap printers.
The colors are vibrant, but ACCURATE (unlike the HP printers that always print colors oversaturated). As other reviewers have noted, the ink cartridges (separate for each color!) last a long time, typically several months with heavy usage.
The printing is fast, even at high quality, much faster than color laser printers, and comparable to most desktop printers.
The flat paper tray (as opposed to inclined) rarely jams. The tray can hold about 50 sheets of paper, so it is good for use in an office environment being shared by many people.
This can handle even light card stock, although I have had some varieties of 80# card stock JAM and refuse to go through. Unfortunately, the stock is forced to go through the rollers, and there is no way to open the back to allow it to go straight through and avoid jamming on heavy stock. This is the only bad thing about this printer.
Because this is a pro-level printer, it's very important to read the instructions carefully. I had a hard time getting it to recognize paper sizes until I sat down and studied the manual, and since then it's worked perfectly.
Lastly, this printer is huge. Turning it on takes 10 minutes, so we never turn it off. I gave it four stars instead of five, because we the printer is technically overkill for us, and trying to get the RIP software and color matching to work was too much trouble for us. Plus, it's pretty much outdated nowadays, especally with the Epson 2200 that's now available.
Also, although again not cheap, the ink cartidges last a very long time. I have had the printer since May (6 months now) and the black cartridge that came with the printer is just running out. Since I am a small press publisher and print my books on this printer, this is amazing to me. The color cartridges are still chugging along.
For someone who needs to do serious printing, I highly recommend this printer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this printer in 1999 as a new one, spending 12 hundred dollars + taxes.
Since than I have used 1 year only. Read more
Nice printing but,
the printer broke down immediately within a week after the warranty ended.
Repair = $265 PLUS they required all new ink cartridges at $264 ... Read more
I got the Epson R3000 last year. The prints are good when the printer works. Unfortunately, it doesn't work much of the time. Read morePublished on November 29, 2012 by RRose
transaction & shipping went well..
there were some problems with the Printer after recieving it,
but I am satisfied with the Final outcome after getting the problems... Read more
Back in the old days of OS 9 for Mac, I used this printer to make posters and get somewhat accurate color proofs for 4 color commercial printing. Read morePublished on June 9, 2008 by Sheri B
I agree with the conclusion most of the other reviewers have reached -- this machine is an expensive dud. Read morePublished on April 17, 2008 by Vincent Reynolds
I'm on my second one of these. First was prone to a lot of paper misfeeds. I had hoped that was an anomaly when I bought the second one. Not so. It does the same thing. Read morePublished on November 7, 2007 by Mark Hartman
This printer is the absolute best available for one thing: printing continuous feed logs with tractor feed paper. Read morePublished on May 22, 2006 by James Phelps
This printer is terrible. I am a graphic designer. I've had the printer for about 3 years. I have hated it since I got it. Hate isn't the word... Abhor, is more like it. Read morePublished on July 14, 2005 by Lisa Cichon