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Epson R300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Epson R300. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the noise and print quality. The design and usability also get good feedback, but the paper handling and durability get less positive views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson R300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Epson R300 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on

56% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Stylus Photo R300 Inkjet PrinterEpson Stylus Photo R300 Inkjet Printer

May, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Littman (

Stylus Photo R300M


Produces the highest-quality photos available for the price. Many extras including colour LCD screen, CD/DVD printing and card slots.

Photo printing is slow. Image quality not in same league as Epson's own R800. Direct printing technology often irrelevant.

Via the port on the front of the printer, you can connect and print directly from a digital camera that supports Canon's PictBridge or Epson's USB Direct Print technology. Manufacturers whose cameras support USB Direct Print include Casio, Minolta, and...

May, 2004

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I'm replacing mine.


Easy to set up. Photos are sharp.

The colors are way off, especially the reds.

Sep, 2005

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If your a professional don't be fooled!


Easy to set up

Prints very slow and it's dreadful quality. Big pixels!

Apr, 2005

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Who's got an eye for detail ?


Introduction- With the growing popularity in the digital photography market it's only right that you get an increased in the popularity of home printing solutions.With so many different manufacturers of printers and consumables(printer inks and...

easy to use,great print quality and cheap compatible cartridges

CD feed tray

Jun, 2008

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Durable, high quality, uses little ink


I've had my R300 for years + I'm paying almost $150 parts+labor to have the rolling paper-grabber replaced because it's the first and only problem I've had and it still prints beautifully (when it takes the paper). I've probably printed 400,000 pages...

Perfect output, uses ink up according to USER'S settings (paper type, etc), extremely reliable.

Slow on the final draft. An 8X10 with optimal settings can take a whole minute.

Sep, 2007

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More pros than cons


Initially I bought this printer over the comparable HP version because of the price. The printer has some short comings but overall I've been happy with the purchase. Memory Card Reader - One of the best features of this printer is the memory card ...

memory card reader, prints cds/dvds, high quality photo printing, cheaper than comparable HP

heavy ink usage, small cartridges, cd/dvd loader loads improperly

Apr, 2007

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Good idea, horribly executed.


I've had the displeasure of owning three of these and they all had the same problems. I bought the printer for one purpose and only one purpose, to print on CDs and DVDs. Each and every one of them had suffered from the same problems, they cannot do...

Prints nice color labels on CDs and DVDs.

Doesn't do much of anything without major user interaction.

Oct, 2006

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Very good light-duty cd-printer


I bought the refurbished printer online several months ago at a very low price ($60 delivered). The low price was due to there being no ink cartridges included. I had researched several printers and this Epson series will eventually have a near-cult ...

Low cost,bulk ink compatible, beautiful photos, will print cd's, media-card reader, borderless photo.

Occasionally hangs, heavy paper feed problems, slow cd printing, wastes a lot of ink.

Sep, 2006

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Jury is still out


The R300 is one of the Stylus line with the added feature that it prints directly on "inkjet printable" CDs and DVDs. It does this through the use of a special "feeder tray" which is inserted into a manual flap which folks out of the front, so that the...

great to print on CDs and DVDs

expensive ink -- but be careful about generic replacements

Sep, 2006

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One of the necessary evils in my life.


Epson Stylus Photo R300 Ink-Jet Printer I just read the only other review of this printer and was disappointed by it. The writer recommends avoiding this printer. While my experience hasn't driven me so far as to recommend it, I'm much ...

High-quality finished products.

Suffering through the near-monopoly on ink cartridges.

Mar, 2006

Product Specifications

Epson Stylus Photo R300M Inkjet Printer - Packed with great features, the R300M is a perfect match for the creative individual or family! You can print up to 5760x1440 (optimized) dpi using a 6 ink tank system. Only throw away the ink you use! A lot more economical compared to those "all-in-one" color ink tanks on other printers. You can even print directly onto CD & DVD media for a more customized & professional look. It connects to a PC or Macintosh computer, but you can use the R300M without one! The 2.5" LCD preview display and memory card slots, make it easy to go from camera to printer! The built-in memory card slots support CompactFlash Type I & II, MultiMediaCard, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, MagicGate Memory Stick, SmartMedia, Secure Digital and MiniSD Connects via USB 1.1 or 2.0 PC Support - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, & XP Macintosh Support - OS 8.6-9.2 and X 10.1-10.2 Actual print speed will vary according to use