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Epson R300 Inkjet Printer Review

by Rich on March 23, 2010

Epson R300 Photo printer

Epson R300 Photo printer

Reviews are mixed for this moderately priced printer. Some users are pleased with the production and for basic printing jobs they have no complaints. They feel the printer is sturdy and stands up to a lot of handling, so if you will be moving the printer from one location to another, this may be the right option for you. If you are printing with Epston R300 inkjet cartridges on high quality photo paper, you will have no problems with smearing or ink running. People who have a great deal of inkjet printer experience at home and work feel this is a high quality printer. However, for as many people as there are who report their printer works well and stands up to all sorts of printing, there are just as many who are not so fond of the Epson 300 Inkjet.
Most report the printer eats the Epson R300 injet cartridges like handfuls of candy. The warning light of the printer comes on long before the printer is low on ink. If you are using this printer, it is important to make sure you do not change the ink cartridges until they are truly low. If you want to make borderless prints on photo paper, you will have issues if you do not use Epson paper. Another user reports that if you print on CDs and the CD gets wet, it will smear. Some people found that if you use Epson CD labels, this problem will not happen. However, if you do not get the other (cheaper) labels wet, you will probably have no problems.
Other experienced users had far greater issues with the printer. Some people had problems with the printer breaking, and many of them are unhappy with the amount of Epson R300 inkjet cartridges they had to buy to keep the printer up and running. Other users had issues with the ink getting clogged, especially on the colors they did not use as often as black.
Basically, this is a hit or miss printer. If you are looking for a less expensive printer, it may stand up to your needs but there are cheaper printers that work just as well or better. However, if you were to find this printer used and for a rock bottom price, you could probably make it work for your needs.

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How Ink Cartridges are Made

by Pete on January 8, 2010

Ever wondered how ink cartridges are manufactured?

Well have a look at this video of Jettec in action.

Jettec are a renowned UK Ink remanufacturing company. They offer a broad range of compatible and remanufactured inkjet cartridges covering Epson, Brother, Canon, Dell, HP, Lexmark and Samsung printers. Additionally, their award winning Extra life technology, allows the consumer to obtain up to 100% more prints than the original.

Quote From Phil Sneath, Senior Account Manager at DCI:

‘We have managed to sustain an phenomenal rate of growth and demand for our products has not wavered despite challenging trading conditions. This is partly down to the high quality of our products, which drives repeat sales and helps us to retain and grow our client base. But it is also because, as a business, we are constantly evolving and finding new ways to promote our green agenda whilst keeping our costs competitive and overheads minimized by refusing to outsource. At times like this it is fundamental that business’ take inspiration from other successful UK based organizations. We feel that British manufacturers need to encourage retailers and suppliers to strongly promote British made goods and produce in order to protect the interests of British industry’.

Ink and Media are delighted to be authorized Jettec retailers, supplying their full product range.

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Buying Bulk Ink The Pro's & Con's

October 7, 2009

Those who use a lot of ink or toner for printing may want to consider purchasing the cartridges in bulk. This way, you are able to save money and you will always have extra cartridges on hand. Nothing is more annoying than working on a large project late into the night, only to find you [...]

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The Difference Between Ink and Toner

September 29, 2009

While some may refer to ink and toner as being one and the same, there are actually quite a few differences in how they are made and how they function. For starters, toners and inks can not be used interchangeably with printers. Inkjet printers use ink and laser printers use toner. Toner is a powder [...]

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How Ink Cartridges are Made

September 28, 2009

Ever wondered how ink cartridges are manufactured? Well have a look at this video of Jettec in action. Jettec are a renowned UK Ink remanufacturing company. They offer a broad range of compatible and remanufactured inkjet cartridges covering Epson, Brother, Canon, Dell, HP, Lexmark and Samsung printers. Additionally, their award winning Extra life technology, allows [...]

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Tricks for Maximizing the Life of Your Printer Ink

September 18, 2009

Printer ink can be costly. It may leave small business owners and home printer users wondering what they can do to reduce their cost of their printing needs. If you have already utilized remanufactured options, or you are unable to do so based on your specific printer, and you still have a desire to cut [...]

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Purchasing Replacement Ink

September 8, 2009

Purchasing replacement ink for your printer may be one of your costliest small business expenses. There are ways to cut the cost of printer ink replacements, and one of them is by purchasing your ink online. Instead of heading to an office supply store for one replacement cartridge, you can order in bulk, you can [...]

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Green Printing: Save The Environment And Your Bank Account

February 19, 2009

Printing can be hazardous to the environment.  From the energy your printer uses to the paper and ink your message is printed on, the printing choices you make can have a strong effect on the world around you.  Luckily, printing green isn’t difficult or expensive.  Here are a few ways you can make sure you [...]

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Seven Myths About Third-Party Printer Ink

January 10, 2009

Apprehensive about buying third-party ink, despite the savings you could see in your print consumables bill? You’re not alone. Original printer manufacturers work hard to encourage the perception that third-party ink is low-quality and can damage your printer irrepairably. However, the truth is not nearly so dire—and if you believe the original manufacturers, your bottom [...]

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Printer Ink Cartridge Refills: Should You Do it Yourself?

January 9, 2009

Ink refill kits have vastly improved over the decades. While once a single refill kit was supposed to service multiple brands and printer models, today’s kits are often tailor-made to specific manufacturers and printers.  If you’re up for the challenge of refilling your own cartridges yourself, you could stand to save a lot of money.  [...]

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