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Epson LQ 300

Epson   LQ 300
alaScore 77

804 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 804 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the reliability and noise are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions.

value for money, performance, usability, noise, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson LQ 300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson LQ 300

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 231 user reviews of Epson LQ 300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, print quality

performance

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Stylus Photo R300 Standalone Photo Inkjet PrinterEpson Stylus Photo R300 Printer - colour - ink-jet - Legal, Panoramic A2 - 5760 dpi x 1440 dpi - up to 15 ppm (mono) / up to 15 ppm (colour) - capaciEpson Stylus Photo R300 Printer - colour - ink-jet - Legal, Panoramic A2 - 5760 dpi x 1440 dpi - up to 15 ppm (mono) / up to 15 ppm (colour) - capaci

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson LQ 300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 user reviews of Epson LQ 300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Stylus Photo R300 Inkjet PrinterEpson Stylus Photo R300M Inkjet PrinterEpson LX 300+ II Impact Printer (C11C640001)

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Epson Stylus Photo R300M

 

The EPSON Stylus Photo R300 and R300M are perfect for digital camera owners who want a flexible and easy to use photo solution. Both printers offer the same convenient and innovative features such as printing directly onto the surface of inkjet...

These printers make it easy for anyone to crop, resize, save and print photos directly from memory cards or picture CDs without having to use a computer. The front USB port makes it simple to connect the printers to a CD-R drive, Zip drive or...

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Epson Stylus Photo R300M

 

The Stylus Photo R300M prints very attractive photos and simplifies printing them directly from cameras and memory cards.

Owners of digital cameras who want to print homemade discs will appreciate the Epson R300M's easy-to-use features.

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Epson Stylus Photo R300M Color Inkjet Printer (Epson-C11C536011M)

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Color photos showed excellent detail. Faint yellow bands marred gray-scale photos. Small text looked slightly blurry.

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Epson Stylus R300M

 

The bread-box-size Epson Stylus R300M measures 19.6 inches by 10.4 inches by 8.6 inches (W, D, H) and looks like many other inkjets on the market today, with its input tray in the back and its output tray at the bottom. The R300M includes a 2.5-inch...

Excellent photo quality; multiple direct-printing options; color preview screen; prints directly onto CD/DVD media.

Slow; text quality is only fair.

The Epson Stylus R300M photo inkjet printer includes many features sure to please digital photo enthusiasts.

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Epson Stylus Photo R 300

 

Widest range of computerless-printing support ; CD printing ; Very good color matching ; Individual ink cartridges

Detail reproduction not as good as that of the Canon i960 or HP Photosmart 7960

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Epson Stylus Photo R300M

 

The Epson Stylus Photo R300M is the newest addition to the growing list of printers that can print photos from a memory card. Add it also to the much shorter list of printers that can print on printable CDs. And while you're at it, use the R300M to...

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Epson Stylus Photo R300M

 

The Epson Stylus Photo R300M addresses a critical need in content delivery. Whether you're in post-production, videography, presentation, design or any other creative field, the production of CDs and DVDs has become integral to your work. You hand them...

Combo paper and CD/DVD label printer

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Epson Stylus Photo R300

 

The Epson Stylus Photo R300 photo inkjet printer includes many features sure to please digital photo enthusiasts

Excellent photo quality ; multiple direct-printing options ; optional colour preview screen ; prints directly on to CD/DVD media

It's quite a slow printer ; the text quality is only fair

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"Great photo printer"

 

I had this printer for about three years, when it started to act up on me. I had some issues with paper jams and not completing the printing of a photo. Although, I had these issues I am still rating this one a 7. (Luckily for me I purchased a 3 year...

Excellent photo print quality

Paper jams!!!!!

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Epson Stylus R300M

 

I had this printer for about three years, when it started to act up on me. I had some issues with paper jams and not completing the printing of a photo. Although, I had these issues I am still rating this one a 7. (Luckily for me I purchased a 3 year...

Excellent photo print quality

Paper jams

Product Specifications

Featuring extraordinary speed, output quality and dependability - as well as optional color capability - the Epson LQ-300 24-pin dot matrix printer offers exceptionally high performance in a compact and lightweight package. The LQ-300 offers fast draft and letter quality printing, a convertible push/pull tractor, color upgradeability either now or in the future, standard serial and parallel interfaces with built-in auto switching (a feature usually only found in laser printers) and quieter operation. A very versatile printer, the LQ-300 is easy to use and has excellent paper handling capabilities, including the ability to load single A4 cut sheets, continuous stationery, envelopes, multi-part stationery and not wastage of the first sheet. Standard paper handling can be enhanced with the addition of the optional second tractor or the single bin cut sheet feeder.

Consumable

Color:Color (cyan, magenta, yellow, black)
Consumable Type:Printer fabric ribbon

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.8in
Height:5.2in/5.9in/6.3in
Weight:9.5lbs/9.7lbs
Width:14.4in

General

Consumable Subcategory:Ribbons
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits
Technology:Impact

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:300/300+/300+II
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson/Epson LQ

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Printing consumables
Color:White
Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel/Parallel / Serial/Parallel / Serial / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P 2/EPSON ESC/P 2 / IBM X24E
Max H-Resolution B/W:360dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):10.1 in x 14.3 in / continuous paper 4 in - 10 in (width)/3.95 in x 10 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed:240char/sec/300char/sec/337char/sec
Max V-Resolution B/W:360dpi
Media Path Type:Curved/Straight
Media Type:Continuous forms / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper/Continuous forms / Envelopes / Plain paper/Continuous forms / Plain paper
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:N/A/Not available
Technology:Dot-matrix
Type:Personal printer/Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:32KB/8KB
Max Supported Size:32KB/8KB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft DOS / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP