So with all this control, what could I possibly have to complain about? On the glossy and luster surfaces, what you see looks like grain, but not your father’s grain. The HP uses a special ink cartridge with three grays light, medium and dark while the R includes a Matte Black ink cartridge in addition to its regular Black. The ratings for this product have been updated to reflect changes in the competitive landscape for photo printers. Its built-in card reader, borderless printing on luxurious media with clever proof sheets that can be scanned for unattended printing produced gorgeous images. The difference may not be discernible outside a crime lab and may not be as important as the penny saved, but the complexities of ink manufacture and the chemical interaction between ink and paper persuade us that it’s small tribute to pay when you need the best out of the printer.

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Bit the Epson really outshone the HP in this category. Best Printers for Slides must be slid, they don’t jump to where you click. This is a big improvement for Epson, which has been known to sacrifice speed for quality. Though it can print on CDs and DVDs, the R lacks a straight-through paper path, which may discourage those who like to experiment with media.

Roll paper 4″ and 8. The OS X driver actually installs separate printers for manual feed, roll papers and sheet feed.

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If you plan on printing a lot of snapshots, you’ll appreciate the R’s roll feeder; and as long as you stick with RGB files, the R will reward you with great-looking photo prints. That said, we can make a few observations. On one hand, it helps keep you from wasting ink. These options generally provide simple-to-use layouts for printing your images. Bright White Ink Jet Paper. The Main Menu also makes it simple to import, export and select images already on your hard disk.

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Print brilliant archival quality glossy and matte photos! On the glossy and luster surfaces, what you see looks like grain, but not your father’s grain.

But the R redefines versatility. Other see details Time left: I was extremely impressed with the R’s prints, most notably its black-and-white photos. Our interest in roll paper, however, wasn’t for printing 4×6 images.

The printer applies its gloss overcoat to photos in areas with light-coloured ink to prevent dull patches. Epson claims that prints made with the R’s pigment-based colour inks won’t fade for 80 years if placed behind glass. That, plus a gloss optimizer, which keeps blacks looking shiny on glossy paper, brings the total to eight cartridges.

Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted But that doesn’t mean the actual manufacturers are free to rebrand the same stuff for sale at lower prices. Be the first to review this item. For Windows users, FireWire’s main advantage is freeing the more versatile USB port to handle other devices that are only USB, like tablets, mice, keyboards, card readers, etc. Roll Feed Roll paper has a distinctive curl to it, which gets more pronounced the deeper into the roll you get.

While its printhead can be a little finicky, the R still makes the top of our shopping list.

Premium Glossy Photo Paper Roll. For more information on how Epson treats your personal phito, please read our Privacy Information Statement. By continuing to browse our website, you agree to our use of cookies. Dyes provide a brighter and wider range of color but tend to be less permanent than pigments, particularly in media not designed for them.

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TO 20 – Matte Black. The Bad Doesn’t handle changes in output resolution gracefully; no PictBridge support.

Pigments are fade resistant.