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Epson Stylus Photo R285

If you are getting into digital photography and need a high quality photo printer, the sleek Epson Stylus Photo R285 is for you. Offering great value,...

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“Great Printer!”

published 13/05/2008

ProPerfect CD printing, Photo paper printing and norm...

ConsLarge in size and has a few problems in CD printin...

Having seen some negative reviews about this printer on amazon, yet still being desperate for a printer that prints on CD's as well as has CISS system available for it (CISS systems reduce printing costs by attatching an ink system onto the printer). I still bought it because it was the only one...

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Excellent

ProPrice, Quality, ease of use, gives you more contro...

ConsIf just just want to print normal photos, still ch...

As christmas presents go, here is one that I was definitely very pleased with, up until now I have only had a basic printer which I got a good 4-5 years ago, and obviously needed an upgrade! I have always been fond of Epson products, even though my old printer was old as I stated, I had never had...

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“Epson Photo R285 printer”

published 19/10/2008

Proexcellent all round while working

ConsSubject to ink problems but Ok with insurance

The Epson Sylus Photo R285 is an excellent printer while it is working. In 12 months I have had two of these printers and both have have had the same fault, that being the sudden inability to recognise full ink cartridges and mule like refusing to budge in any direction.This problem occurs about...

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Satisfactory

published 28/11/2008

I am on my third R285 photo printer all have the same faults, the worse fault being the photo paper jambs at the start and finish of the printing process it also refuses to accept genuine epson cartridges when it is time to change one, and it gets frustrating as you manage it to accept one cartridge another one is refused saying they are empty when they are actually full. It prints text on plain paper fast and faultlessly but this is no good when it ruins your photo,s by jamming and smearing black ink. I am now ready to get my fourth on warranty but I do not really want another the older versions R200 and R220,s where better.

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Super

published 27/11/2007

Bought this printer after my first Epson C62 which i used three years. The new Epson R285 printer has some more advanced features which i was looking for esp: CD & DVD printing and high quality photo printing with 6 ink cartridges. Got it for £48 from Valueshop. Not yet time to give a full review of the product. Will publish as soon as possible..

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Excellent

“Epson R285”

published 28/09/2008

ProPrint quality, low price, individual inks

ConsSlightly bulky design

I purchased this printer for the kids to do homework, but have used it more for myself. The print quality is exceptional. i.e better than a lot of those photo booths you find in Boots etc. You can print to the very edge of all paper sizes upto A4. For this level of print quality at under £100 is...

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Not for me

published 20/12/2008

Fine as long as you want to take out a bank loan to pay for Epson Cartridges, trying to find compatible cartridges that are actually compatible and recognised by the printer is a nightmare. Would not recommend it unless you are prepared for either an expensive life or incessant trouble.

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Excellent

published 17/06/2008

I bought this when my Epson 950 stylus died. I was unsure if I would be disappointed and needed some convincing that a unit so much cheaper could deliver - but it does! Up to A4 images are crisp and vobrant with excellent definition - and I'm a Leica photographer. This represents seriously good value for money.

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Super

ProFast Printing Speed

ConsExtra Features

This printer from Epson is specifically for printing photos with its six colour ink and fast printing black, this R285 is the replacement of the R265. The look of the paper hold is conventional, with folding support at the rear and a pull out, telescopic output tray at the front. The CD/DVD tray...

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Excellent

Proprints both pictures and office document

Consnone

From my point of view epson stylus photo has been one the best printers i have ever used.the print quality has been so splendid.prints on any kind of paper even on cds.and the printing speed is very fast.and the print on glossy paper is excellent.also its vibrant colours and excellent image...

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published 07/07/2009

My old R300 used so much ink and it needed cleaning so many times Is the R285 just as bad?
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Satisfactory

published 21/11/2007

Feel very disappointed haven't had the chance to try printer out yet.Drove 40 miles to buy printer and took it home set it up and printed 2 a4 size documents in black ink then tried to print another one,to be told that black ,and three colours were empty.Come on put the price up and put full cartridges in with printer so as not to disappoint people had to travel 40 miles back and spend£35 for more ink just to get started.This put me off this product before even getting a chance to use it

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Product Information : Epson Stylus Photo R285

Manufacturer's product description

If you are getting into digital photography and need a high quality photo printer, the sleek Epson Stylus Photo R285 is for you. Offering great value, superb long lasting photographs and the convenience of CD/DVD printing.

Product Details

Product Description: Epson Stylus Photo R285 - printer - colour - ink-jet

Printer Type: Photo printer - ink-jet - colour

Weight: 5.4 kg

Inkjet Technology: Epson Micro Piezo

Ink Palette Supported (Colours): 6-ink - cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta

Media Size Class: A4/Legal

Max Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Min Media Size (Custom): 90 mm x 130 mm

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 356 mm

Print Speed: Up to 37 ppm - black draft - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 38 ppm - colour draft - A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 5760 x 1440 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ): 5760 x 1440 dpi

Image Enhancement Technology: EPSON Variable-sized Droplet Technology

Print on CD/DVD: Yes

Interface: USB

Media Type: Envelopes, plain paper, photo paper, mini CD, DVD discs, CD discs

Total Media Capacity: 120 sheets

Media Handling: 120-sheet input tray

Printer Features: Borderless printing

Power: AC 230V

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP, Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Dimensions (WxDxH): 45 cm x 28.2 cm x 18.7 cm

General

MPN: C11C691301, C11C691302, C11C691303

Printer Type: Photo printer - ink-jet - colour

Printer

Inkjet Technology: Epson Micro Piezo

Ink Palette Supported (Colours): 6-ink - cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta

Nozzle Configuration: 6 x 90 nozzles

Minimum Ink Droplet Size: 1.5 pl

Ink Cartridge Configuration: 6 individual ink tanks

Ink Type: Epson Claria Photographic Ink

Print Speed: Up to 37 ppm - black draft - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 38 ppm - colour draft - A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Interface: USB

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 5760 x 1440 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ): 5760 x 1440 dpi

Image Enhancement Technology: EPSON Variable-sized Droplet Technology

Print on CD/DVD: Yes

Printer Features: Borderless printing

Media Handling: 120-sheet input tray

Media Handling

Media Path Type: Straight

Media Type: Envelopes, plain paper, photo paper, mini CD, DVD discs, CD discs

Media Size Class: A4/Legal

Max Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Min Media Size (Custom): 90 mm x 130 mm

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 356 mm

Media Sizes: ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm), Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm), A5 (148 x 210 mm), B5 (176 x 250 mm), A6 (105 x 148 mm), 100 x 150 mm, 130 x 180 mm, 90 x 130 mm, CD (120 mm), CD (80 mm), 102 x 181 mm, 200 x 250 mm, 130 x 200 mm

Envelope Sizes: US No 10 (104.7 x 241.3 mm), International DL (110 x 220 mm), International C6 (114 x 162 mm)

Total Media Capacity: 120 sheets

Media Feeder(s): 1 x autoload - 120 sheets - Legal (216 x 356 mm)

Expansion / Connectivity

Connections: 1 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type B

Miscellaneous

Consumables Included: 1 x ink cartridge ( black ) ¦ 1 x ink cartridge ( cyan ) ¦ 1 x ink cartridge ( magenta ) ¦ 1 x ink cartridge ( yellow ) ¦ 1 x ink cartridge ( light cyan ) ¦ 1 x ink cartridge ( light magenta )

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Power

Power Device: Power supply - internal

Voltage Required: AC 230V

Power Consumption Operational: 12 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 1.2 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: EPSON Print CD, Driver, EPSON Web-to-Page, EPSON Attach to Email, EPSON Copy Utility, EPSON Creativity Suite, EPSON Easy Photo Print, EPSON Scan Assistant

OS Required: Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP, Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista

Additional Requirements: USB port

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Sound Emission (Operating): 36 dB

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 45 cm

Depth: 28.2 cm

Height: 18.7 cm

Weight: 5.4 kg

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