Epson Stylus R2000 Photo Printer

I am not really a fan of Epson but I know it does its printing jobs very well, but for large-format printing, I think I’d prefer Canon (maybe because I’ve seen more with the latter brand). However, it doesn’t shove me yet to totally prefer the latter, and I think I am just about to shift my perspectives on the two competing companies. Today we have the new Epson Stylus Photo R2000 that is promised to be the highest-grade photo printer Epson has ever built. Should we try to look further at this one? Probably.

The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 is not an all-in-one printer, meaning it has no fax, no scanbed for scanning, and no auto-duplexing; all it does is actually to print… to print with utmost quality especially with large-sized photo printing. I think overall, the big solid build is truly sturdy and heavy at 27.5 pounds, so you’ll want this to just sit right on one corner of your house of office. The body size of 24.5 inches wide is quite space consuming, but we are happy this printer can go wireless, which we will talk better on the next paragraph.

To makes this photo printer more modernized, so to say, we are happy that this printer doesn’t only count on the Ethernet port to which this printer can be relied on, but it is also Wi-Fi capable. With this said, users can print virtually from a distance through radio connectivity within the same house or office.

Unfortunately, unlike other modern printers, the Epson Stylus Photo R2000 doesn’t have any unique email address to where users can send from any parts of the world. Technically, it still lacks something, but thinking this printer is more industrial than personal, I don’t think there’s really an issue here.

Since the Epson Stylus Photo R2000 is just a photo printer, all of the settings are actually done on the software or printer settings installed. There’s variably no need for an LCD display here, and I am actually proud of the minimalist design this printer gets with only a few buttons or indicators. With these said, if you really want to put a few post-script touches on your photo, you have to do it first on your PC before you send it to the printer. Don’t you worry; for a $500-printer, you’d expect gratefully that this printer is equipped with the driver and software CD.

The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 brags simply of one thing: image quality. Printing speed is actually slow and doesn’t compete with laser printers in the real sense, but the quality is just industrial and very professional with all the right contrast and color setting you can only dream of before. The printer uses the company’s very own UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink for a deeper and richer ink penetration no matter the paper type is, and the larger individual inks (eight separate cartridges) just get more than enough ink for 50% more printing at a lesser cost. Moreover, aside from the separate ‘gloss’ ink, there are also two black inks wherein the printer does the job of automatically choosing the best one. All leads to a perfect resolute picture that you have to let dry like at least ten minutes.

Lastly, the paper feeder doesn’t really hold that much weight, but the platform can accommodate paper size of up to 13” wide and 1.3mm thick. If you aren’t contented, panorama printing is of no difficulty also with its special cabin for rolled papers just in case. Both the paper feeding tray and output tray are capable of stretching for up to three steps to give a good watch to the paper while printing. All in all, we know that this printer just gets all it needs to bring out the photos possible.

My verdict for the Epson Stylus Photo R2000 is simple: it is fairly priced for a quality that big that every printing shops would want. Everything is also made simpler also without the need for an LCD display since the rest are being handled by the printer itself automatically. Bravo for Epson!

Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Printer Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 600.00

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