Product Type: Epson inkjet printers
Newest Review: ... only holds 100 pages or so, this is ok for most people, but because I print long documents, it can be quite a pain to have to load pape... more
A good printer...if you're patient and can stand loud noises!
Epson Stylus Photo R265
Member Name: Jcm222
Epson Stylus Photo R265
Advantages: Low cost, CD Printer
Disadvantages: Noise, slow
When it was time for me to get a new printer, I wanted one that was a reasonable price, but the special features of this printer really attracted me to it.
Unfortunately the R265 is quite a big printer. My previous printer sat on my desk, but this one needed the entire shelf underneath! It looks quite industrial, but is very easily accessible, for example to change the ink cartridges.
One problem is that the paper feed only holds 100 pages or so, this is ok for most people, but because I print long documents, it can be quite a pain to have to load paper mid print.
One interesting feature is that 6 ink cartridges are required for this printer. This seems scary, but don't worry, epson ink cartridges are very reasonable! An advantage of this, is that pictures with multiple shades of the same colour, print very well, particularly blues and pinks, the printer has both Cyan and Light Cyan, Magenta and Light Magenta. I also found that the ink cartridges last a very respectable period of time.
Earlier I mentioned that there was a special feature that attracted me to this product, well it is the CD printer. You can easily slot a special included tray into the printer, and you can print full colours onto the CDs. This looks a lot better than a scrawl across with a running out marker! It's great for burning CDs as gifts, or as promotional material for your business.
I found there to be two main problems, noise and length of time to print a page.
I think the printer is quite loud, you will have a sore head sitting beside it for too long! The other problem is that it can take over 10 seconds, just to print a black and white text document. In other words, it can take over 15 minutes to print a long document.
Some great features on this printer, and is good mostly for short documents, or graphically intensive photographs as you are sure to get a high quality print. The printer cost less than £50, so perhaps I am being too critical?!
Summary: Good value for the features you get, and EPSON is a good brand
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