Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Ink Jet Printer (C11C589011)
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- Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution
- 4-by-6-inch photos as fast as 42 seconds, 11-by-14 as fast as 1 minute 51 seconds
- Prints directly onto inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs
- Supports poster prints up to 13 by 44 inches
- USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
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From the Manufacturer
The Epson Stylus Photo R1800 is the photographer's choice for large archival photos. Taking Epson's award-winning technology one step further, the printer quickly creates large, archival quality glossy and matte photos worthy of display. Experience the rich, true-to- life colors and subtle detail that's evident in every image. It's all possible with Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss Inks, plus an industry leading resolution and ink droplet size--the same innovative features that made the Epson Stylus Photo R800 a resounding success.
This printer's impressive eight-color individual ink system, which incorporates red and blue inks, means you get a wider color gamut for incredibly vivid photos. Its separate matte and photo black ink cartridges are integrated into the system as well, so you get the deepest, darkest blacks on matte paper, and brilliant results on glossy paper automatically. Finally, the unique gloss optimizer makes glossy prints look like they came from a traditional photo lab. And, since the inks are pigment-based, you can be confident the color and detail will remain true for up to 200 years (see www.epson.com for details).
Print Directly onto CDs
The Epson Stylus Photo R1800 delivers studio quality results on a wide variety of media and in eight popular borderless sizes--up to 13-inches wide, as well as panoramics up to 44 inches long. Best of all, the Epson Stylus Photo R1800 speeds through every project, so you can quickly print stacks of high-quality photos.
The R1800's expertise goes well beyond the art of photographic prints. This photo printer makes it easy to add that special touch to your portfolio with professional quality printing on inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs.
What's in the Box
Printer, ink cartridges, small CD insert, printers software CD-ROM, CD position check paper, user's guide, matte sheet support, roll paper holders, single sheet guide, CD/DVD tray, FireWire IEEE1394 cable; USB cable not included
Top Customer Reviews
The first prints came out amazing. I used to work in a one hour photo lab with a Noritsu QSS-3011, basically the Cadallic of mini-lab printers. The best of the best. I am college student majoring in photography so quality is #1 to me. I would always print my pictures at the lab and fine tune each print so I would get the best. With this printer, I get nearly the EXACT SAME QUALITY. Which is nothing short of amazing considering we are talking about a lab machine that is in the costs of tens of thousands of dollars. The prints that I have printed from the R1800 rival the quality of that from the Nortisu lab printer.
The 8 inks provide a cost effective method instead of replacing one expensive color tank when just one color runs out. You can just replace whatever color you run out of.
The R1800 prints bordless sizes up to 13" in width. It can print panoramics from 4" to 13" from rolls of paper. Imgaine having a 13" by 44" panoramic on your wall! With the R1800, it's just that easy.
The R1800 can also print on CD's, which is a neat feature, but one that I probably won't use too much until I get ready to graduate and create portfolio CD's with my work on them.
5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution is what makes these prints so amazingly crisp in quality.
The speed of the printer is pretty impressive too. 11x14's in under 3 minutes? 4x6's in under 45 seconds? Yes please!
I believe the best paper I've used with R1800 is Epson's Premium Luster paper.Read more ›
Every other inkjet company uses thermal technology which basically heats a pocket of ink to the boiling point and pushes out the remaining ink. This leads to rogue ink vapor and a fixed droplet size. Look inside a HP that has been around a while and you will see that the whole machine is coated inside with condensed ink vapors. When HP (Canon, Lexmark etc) need a larger drop they just squirt out multiple drops, a less effective method of control.
Epson's piezoelectric technology uses crystals that have variable flex depending on the current applied. This allows for fine droplet size control. Epson is the only printer company that can produce variable droplet size. This impacts the quality of the print and leads to Epson's quality lead. This also gives Epson more flexibility in the inks they choose to use since they don't have to make ink that can boil. This is why they were the first to produce pigmented inks.
The down side to this technology is that the print head are expensive to make and hence Epson is also the only company to make a inkjet that doesn't have user replaceable print heads. Anyone who has set aside an HP or Lexmark for any period of time knows that the ink starts evaporating if a head isn't used and the head gets clogged permanently. Epson is not immune from this problem but since you can't replace it they have to prevent the head from clogging in the first place. Their solution is to occasionally flush the head to prevent build up of ink solids. This leads to the 'mysterious' ink use people complain about.Read more ›
One problem with the printer is that it has somewhat of a drinking problem -- not so much while printing, but every time it is powered up after a period of non-use it goes automatically into a cleaning cycle, whether needed or not, and that consumes a lot of ink. To overcome this, I leave my printer on around the clock. It uses very little power when idle (2 Watts -- less than a night light). To prevent printhead clogging, I print at least a nozzle check printout (using very little ink) every day, and so far I have not had any problems with either clogging, or excessive ink consumption.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful print quality and long lasting product - we had ours for 11 years now. However, ink is very expensive and goes very fast. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Chris
I love my Epson printer, if you've used one to print pictures you'll never try anything else. I had excellent service & fast delivery.Published 8 months ago by Teresa R Taylor
I have owned this printer for many years now, and I will tell you that the print quality is definitely top notch. Read morePublished 10 months ago by nervemotion
Printer jams constantly. Am not happy at all with the product.Published 17 months ago by Betty Watson
Piece of steaming crap. Support for Mac is nonexistent. Constantly tells me "media out or not loaded correctly," which is a lie. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Duski
They told me if you don't have nothing good to say, ....SAY NOTHING! Nuff said.Published 23 months ago by Theodore McNeil
As a newspaperman who also does book production, I tend to seek an easy printer. Epson does not make printing easy. Read morePublished on August 13, 2014 by Randall 23
I have been using computers (and printers) since 1980. I have had dozens of printers, dot-matrix, laser printers (monochrome and color), and ink-jets as well, of course. Read morePublished on July 17, 2014 by James R. Schwartz
This printer replaced a prior R1800. The seller, Chris, was easy to work with and I would do business with him again! The machine was as expected. Read morePublished on June 28, 2014 by Jim Terrinoni