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Epson R3000

Epson R3000
92
Reviews
53 Reviews + 10 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
Multiple reviews mentioned that this photo printer produces excellent prints and it's really good-looking, and quiet. It's a fully featured and multi award winning 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printer. It supports Wi-Fi and Direct Printing (PictBridge) and has a noise level of 38dB.
Features We Love:
5760 x 1440 DPI
Near silent noise level (38dB)
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Direct Printing (PictBridge)
Energy Star certified
Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Gold Ephotozine Highly Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice
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120 Sheets
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Epson R3000 number 35 across all photo printers.

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92
Reviews
81
Features
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Why Has it Scored 74?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has very good expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 80%, based on 53 reviews.
This photo printer is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer photo printers with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Epson photo printer has some great features:
5760 x 1440 DPI
Near silent noise level
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Direct Printing (PictBridge)
Unparalleled connectivity hi-speed USB 2.0, wireless 802.11n and 100 mbit ethernet support

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each photo printer by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the photo printer is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec photo printers come to market, the older photo printers will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4 stars (53 reviews)

30%

of Customers Would Recommend
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3 Editor's Choice Awards

This photo printer has received an Editor's Choice Award from expert review sites PC Mag, CNET.co.uk and computershopper.com.
Editor's Choice from PC Mag Editor's Choice from CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice from computershopper.com

Gold Award

The Epson R3000 has received a Gold Award from DP Review.
Gold from DP Review

6 Further Awards

It's received six Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and tipa.com.
Recommended from Trusted Reviews Highly Recommended from Ephotozine Technical Image Press Association Award from tipa.com Recommended for Matt Paper from druckerchannel.de Buying Tip from Magnus.de Especially Recommended from Lydogbilde.no

What Are People Saying About the Epson R3000?

Print Quality
3
1
Design
5
3
Price
2
2
Ease of Use
1
2
Capacity
1
1
Size and Weight
1
1
Features
0
1
Connectivity
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Nine People Thought it Was Not Fairly Priced

Three people thought that the Epson R3000 was expensive.

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Bad Value for Money
6 people agree
3 people disagree
  • ... perfect. The printer uses high capacity ink cartridges, which do allow for more cost effective printing, but dont expect refilling this printer to be cheap. ...
    gadgetshow.channel5.com 3 Aug 2011
  • ... which do allow for more cost effective printing, but dont expect refilling this printer to be cheap. Single inks cost somewhere in the region of 25 and ...
    gadgetshow.channel5.com 3 Aug 2011
  • The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 allows A3+ paper carriage, wither in the form of a standard sheet-feed loader, single sheet front feeding, or by using a roll ...
    gadgetshow.channel5.com 3 Aug 2011
  • ... price, direct from Epson, is 650 a current discount special. The full retail price is 850. Ink cartridges are U 30 and AU 48. Prices are as posted on the ...
    dpexpert.com.au 3 Aug 2011
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    Expensive
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought the Epson R3000 Was a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Epson R3000 was compact and was a good size.

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    Compact
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... models to find the best A3 and A3+ printers for photographers.Regular A4 photo printers are compact and convenient but, if you want a picture to frame ...
    digitalcameraworld.com 15 Jul 2014
  • ... which... Superb print quality. Print speed. Large capacity ink cartridges. Compact size. Excellent LCD screen. Build quality. Price. Straight paper path ...
    tipa.com 1 Jan 2011
  • ... th...Superb print quality. Print speed. Large capacity ink cartridges. Compact size. Excellent LCD screen. Build quality. Price. Straight paper path is ...
    DP Review 1 Jan 2006
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    A Good Size
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    7 Out of 10 Owners Thought This Photo Printer Was Nicely Designed

    Five people thought that the Epson R3000 was very good-looking.

  • ... R3000 ($849.99 direct)... Gorgeous output at fast speed makes the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 of interest to both serious amateurs and professional photographers ...
    PC Mag 18 Feb 2011
  • These days, it’s a pretty easy task when it comes to shopping for a pro-level, dedicated desktop photo printer; ask any serious photographer or art student ...
    hardwarezone.com.sg 20 Oct 2011
  • These days, it's a pretty easy task when it comes to shopping for a pro-level, dedicated desktop photo printer; ask any serious photographer or art student ...
    hardwarezone.com.ph 20 Oct 2011
  • These days, it's a pretty easy task when it comes to shopping for a pro-level, dedicated desktop photo printer; ask any serious photographer or art student ...
    hardwarezone.com.my 20 Oct 2011
  • Two People Thought it Was Easy to Use
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    Three People Thought the Epson R3000 Has Useful Technical Features

    Two people thought that the Epson R3000 had a good display.

  • ... quality. Print speed. Large capacity ink cartridges. Compact size. Excellent LCD screen. Build quality. Price. Straight paper path is a clumsy operation.
    tipa.com 1 Jan 2011
  • ... quality. Print speed. Large capacity ink cartridges. Compact size. Excellent LCD screen. Build quality. Price. Straight paper path is a clumsy operation.
    DP Review 1 Jan 2006
  • Some Owners Thought it Had Good Connectivity

    Three people thought that the Epson R3000 had wifi capacity.

  • ... Epson R2880.This A3+ (wide... Excellent print quality. Quiet printing. Easy WiFi setup. Umes a ton of ink. Singlesheet paper loading is a bit complicated.
    printercomparison.com 19 Sep 2012
  • ... - it's a nice option...Good quality colour prints up to 3 size. WiFi option is welcome. Nine inks make running costs expensive.
    IT Reviews.com 15 Jun 2011
  • ... ago. But ink, paper and... Excellent print quality. Quiet printing. Easy WiFi setup. Umes a ton of ink. Singlesheet paper loading is a bit complicated.
    howtospendit.ft.com 1 Jan 2013
  • Some People Thought the Epson R3000 Had an Acceptable Noise Level

    Four people thought that the Epson R3000 was very quiet.

  • ... as a replacement for my existing machine when it finally fails. Printing is very quiet and if using the normal photo-papers very fast. Gloss prints are ...
    Ephotozine 19 May 2011
  • ... monochrome results. Vivid natural colours. Impressive detail levels. Quiet print engine. Larger capacity ink cartridges don't bring huge savings. Print ...
    CNET.co.uk 23 Mar 2012
  • ... of the popular Epson R2880.This A3+ (wide... Excellent print quality. Quiet printing. Easy WiFi setup. Umes a ton of ink. Singlesheet paper loading is ...
    printercomparison.com 19 Sep 2012
  • ... professionals 10 years ago. But ink, paper and... Excellent print quality. Quiet printing. Easy WiFi setup. Umes a ton of ink. Singlesheet paper loading ...
    howtospendit.ft.com 1 Jan 2013
  • The Majority of Customers Thought This Photo Printer Had a Big Capacity

    Four people thought that the Epson R3000 had a big capacity.

  • ... quite cover it. Whether it was the help system accessed from the LCD or the front-loading thick media paper path or the generous ink capacity, the R3000...
    Imaging Resource.com 15 Jun 2012
  • Slow! It takes almost one minute from off position while the current average is around 30 seconds. Responsiveness from standby or when running is also ...
    Digital Versus 9 Feb 2011
  • ... Advanced Media Handling, which... Superb print quality. Print speed. Large capacity ink cartridges. Compact size. Excellent LCD screen. Build quality. ...
    tipa.com 1 Jan 2011
  • ... had to to lighten up th...Superb print quality. Print speed. Large capacity ink cartridges. Compact size. Excellent LCD screen. Build quality. Price. Straight ...
    DP Review 1 Jan 2006
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Produced Good Quality Prints

    Several people thought that the Epson R3000 really produced excellent prints, produced good quality prints and has excellent colours quality.

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    Produces Excellent Prints
    12 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... professional sense, you need a printer which can reproduce colour and greyscale images with high quality. Epson's Stylu... Epson Stylus Photo R3000 - Print ...
    Trusted Reviews 16 May 2014
  • ... includes a separate phot... The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 A3+ printer is capable of stunningly high print quality for both black and white and colour prints, ...
    Ephotozine 19 May 2011
  • ... black-and-white prints were consistently excellent, in term...Superb color. BW print quality. Ethernet and WiFi connectivity. CDDVD printing. No manual ...
    hardwarezone.com.ph 20 Oct 2011
  • ... consistently excellent, in terms of sharpness and co...Superb color. BW print quality. Ethernet and WiFi connectivity. CDDVD printing. No manual swapping ...
    hardwarezone.com.sg 20 Oct 2011
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    Produces Good Quality Prints
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has Excellent Colours Quality
    3 people agree
    No people disagree

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    5760 x 1440 DPI
    Near silent noise level
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Supports Direct Printing (PictBridge)
    Has an Energy Star certified
    Tiny standard output capacity
    5760 X 1440 DPI

    The biggest resolution of the Epson R3000 is 5760 x 1440 DPI. That's 44% more resolution than a 4800 x 1200 DPI photo printer, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all photo printers ranges from 300 x 300 DPI (worst) to 8000 x 6000 DPI (best).

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    Near Silent Noise Level
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    The quietest noise level of photo printers is 33dB, the loudest is 55dB, and the average noise level is 42dB. The Epson R3000's noise level of only 38dB is quieter than average when compared to most other photo printers. It is in the quietest 20% of all photo printers when ordered by this feature.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Epson R3000 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 66% of photo printers which do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Supports Direct Printing (PictBridge)
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    The Epson R3000 supports Direct Printing (PictBridge), which is unusual. 58% of photo printers do not support Direct Printing (PictBridge).

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    Has an Energy Star Certified

    The Epson R3000 has an Energy Star certified, unlike 78% of photo printers which do not have an Energy Star certified.

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    Tiny Standard Output Capacity

    The standard output capacities of photo printers range from 20 sheets to 250 sheets, and the average standard output capacity is 84 sheets. The standard output capacity of the Epson R3000 of only 30 sheets is in the smallest 40% of all photo printers when ranked by this feature.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Epson R3000 has been listed on Kagoo since March 2017 and is currently ranked number 35 out of 38 photo printers.
    63
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A photo printer with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Epson R3000, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This photo printer is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Nine people thought it was not fairly priced

    Frequently Asked Questions About the Epson R3000

    QWhat is the maximum resolution of the Epson R3000?
    AThe Epson R3000 is a 5760 x 1440 photo printer.
    QWhat is the maximum print size of the Epson R3000?
    AThe Epson R3000 has an A5 maximum print size.
    QWhat is the maximum input capacity of the Epson R3000?
    AThe Epson R3000 has a maximum input capacity of 120 sheets.
    QDoes the Epson R3000 have a built-in display?
    ANo, the Epson R3000 does not have a built-in display.
    QDoes the Epson R3000 support Direct Printing (PictBridge)?
    AYes, the Epson R3000 supports Direct Printing (PictBridge).
    QDoes the Epson R3000 support Direct Printing (PictBridge)?
    AYes, the Epson R3000 supports Direct Printing (PictBridge).
    QDoes the Epson R3000 support Wi-Fi?
    AYes, the Epson R3000 is a photo printer which supports Wi-Fi.
    QDoes the Epson R3000 have a card reader integrated?
    ANo, the Epson R3000 does not have a card reader integrated.
    QWhat print technologies does the Epson R3000 support?
    AThe Epson R3000 is a thermal inkjet photo printer.
    QWhat is the noise level of the Epson R3000?
    AThe Epson R3000 has a noise level of 38 decibels.
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    Epson R3000 Specification

    Key Features
    Maximum Resolution
    Maximum Print Size
    Input Capacity
    Maximum Input Capacity
    Output Capacity
    Standard Output Capacity
    Display
    Built-in Display
    Ports & Interfaces
    Ethernet LAN Support
    USB 2.0 Port
    Direct Printing (PictBridge)
    Interface
    USB Port
    USB Version
    Wi-Fi
    Storage
    Card Reader Integrated
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    System Requirements
    Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
    Certificates
    Safety
    Power
    Energy Star Certified
    Typical Power Consumption
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    Power Consumption (Sleep)
    AC Input Frequency
    AC Input Voltage
    Operational Conditions
    Storage Temperature (T-T)
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Print Technology
    Print Technology
    Printing Colours
    Other Features
    Compatible Operating Systems
    Mac Compatibility
    Performance
    Noise Level
    Market Positioning

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    epson r3000, c11ca86201

    Barcodes

     00010343878372,  00010343883079,  00103438783726

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