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Epson Stylus Photo R285 - Print Speeds and Running Costs

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R Campbell

November 1, 2008, 10:28 pm

TERRIBLE PRINTER - this has the terminal disease of epson of wasting ink by the gallon as it continually cleans the head. It wastes yellow above all. This is designed to produce - produce a big fat profit for epson as you continually buy ink.


March 28, 2009, 3:31 pm

Please note my remarks.The software for the design and printing of CD/DVDs is far better than any other printer on the market.I have also an EPSON PHOTO 220.And again for using ones own designs or transferring photo files.Simply marvelous.Yes its a slow printer and the inks maybe expensive.But the results of the splendid labels.Is well worth it.


August 25, 2011, 4:36 pm

THE MOST ANNOYING PRINTER EVER! Nevermind the super-expensive ink (£45!!!). What really infuriates me about this printer is the CD/DVD printing feature which is good in terms of print quality but the amount of time it takes for the printer to set itself up and then it prints one copy and gives you an error so you have to shut the while thing down and start again. After having this printer for a year I've learned to read it's mind and I still can't always get it to print CDs. the first few months were severely painful. If you want to just print paper it's fine but if you are buying it for CD/DVD printing AVOID THIS PRINTER!

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