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Epson Stylus Photo R320

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The print quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the performance. There are some critical comments about the noise and paper handling.

value for money, usability, print quality, design, reliability

paper handling, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus Photo R320 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 172 reviews)

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Ink Level problem

 

When it works, it produces good quality images. However it is very difficult to get it to reliable print a DVD or CD. In addition, it doesn't recognize ink levels properly. The printer will give you an ink out error message even if the cartridge is still half full of ink. When this happens, you can do NOTHING else until you replace the cartridge. No head cleaning. No test prints. NOTHING. The printer might as well be a paper weight for all the good it is.

Great print quality

Jams easily, Unreliable

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Epson Stylus Photo R320 Test Report

 

Prints on CDs and generates superb glossy photos, but its poor text quality limits its versatility.

Prints superb glossy photos ; Media card reader and PictBridge support

Blurry color graphics on plain paper

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Epson Stylus R320

 

The front panel's media card panel and USB 2.0 port for connecting a thumb drive or an external CD/RW drive are both easily accessible. You will need to purchase a separate A/B USB cable for connecting the printer to your computer via the USB port.

Inexpensive; high-quality output on Epson paper; diverse media card support; direct CD/DVD printing; passable text-printing speeds.

Sluggish; tiny preview LCD.

A quality choice for the home photo enthusiast, especially if computer-free and direct CD/DVD printing are requirements.

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Expert review by:

Epson Stylus Photo R320

 

The Epson Stylus Photo R320 ($200 street) fills a gap in the Epson line between the R200 and the R800. Like both of those models, the R320 is a photo printer that can print on printable CDs and DVDs. Its performance is on a par with the R200's for both...

Output quality is better than for most ink jets. Prints on printable optical discs. Prints photos faster than most ink jets

Print speed for business applications is on the slow side for photo printers. Monochrome photos print with a noticeable tint

The Epson Stylus Photo R320 can print directly on printable optical discs. More important, it offers better output quality across the board than most ink jets.

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Epson Stylus R320 Color Printer

 

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Epson Stylus Photo R320

 

The Epson R320 is a great photo printer with some nice features that serves as a good all-around printer too.

Economical, individual ink tanks ; excellent photo quality ; convenient one-inch preview display

Sluggish text printing

The R320 comes with an adapter and software for printing directly onto ink-jet printable CDs or DVDs. The software includes samples and lots of different background images to choose from. You can also import your own pictures and add text to the CD. It...

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Epson Stylus Photo R320

 

With the massive popularity of digital cameras, printing your digital images often involved downloading the images to a computer, opening the images up with the software that came with the digital camera, editing them, and then printing them out,...

Excellent image quality at insane price point

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"I LOVED this printer until........."

 

For what I paid, I think I should get a lot more than 1 1/2 yrs of use from this printer! I just put all new ink cartridges in and now I find out there is nothing I can do. Epson's website stated that it is far more expensive to replace the part that...

I thought the picture quality was wonderful. I had good results from the CD printer.

After about 1 1/2 yrs of use I get a message on the display: "printer parts are at the end of their service life." I find out that Epson's solution from that is, "buy a new printer" !!!!

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I LOVED this printer until.........

 

For what I paid, I think I should get a lot more than 1 1/2 yrs of use from this printer! I just put all new ink cartridges in and now I find out there is nothing I can do. Epson's website stated that it is far more expensive to replace the part that...

I thought the picture quality was wonderful. I had good results from the CD printer

After about 1 1/2 yrs of use I get a message on the display: "printer parts are at the end of their service life." I find out that Epson's solution from that is, "buy a new printer

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Epson Stylus R320

 

For what I paid, I think I should get a lot more than 1 1/2 yrs of use from this printer! I just put all new ink cartridges in and now I find out there is nothing I can do. Epson's website stated that it is far more expensive to replace the part that...

I thought the picture quality was wonderful. I had good results from the CD printer

After about 1 1/2 yrs of use I get a message on the display: "printer parts are at the end of their service life." I find out that Epson's solution from that is, "buy a new printer

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Great Replacement to the Epson 680

 

I'm very happy with this purchase. The printing is smooth, lines are clear and text is vivid for office document printing. I use it to print my business letterhead. I don't know the quality of print for pictures or CD jackets yet.

Quiet, Fast, Reliable, Good quality printer

Plastic CD Tray

Product Specifications

Print great photos and CDs - no PC required! A fast, full-featured performer, the Epson Stylus Photo R320 makes printing brilliant, long-lasting photos a snap! Plus, it prints directly on ink jet printable CD-Rs and DVD-Rs, so it's easy to customize each disk with a cool, finished look This versatile printer includes a color monitor to view, select and crop photos. Print from popular memory cards or PictBridge-enabled digital cameras. For beautiful frame-ready photos, take advantage of BorderFree printing. This ink jet even connects directly to an external CD-R or Zip drive to save and print colorful moments with ease. It's all within reach with the Epson Stylus Photo R320. With up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi and superior 6-color Photo Inks, this printer offers precision color and detail, whatever the task at hand. And, whether printing stacks of photos or an important presentation, the Epson Stylus Photo R320 speeds through every project. With versatile, PC-free printing, brilliant image quality, and powerful performance, this ink jet offers a remarkable choice in the world of digital imaging. And, consider its convenient individual ink cartridges. When paired with Epson's high-quality, value-priced papers, it delivers a remarkably affordable, home photo printing solution.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.4in
Height:8.6in
Weight:14.1lbs
Width:19.6in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:R320
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Stylus Photo

Miscellaneous

Color:Dark gray / Silver

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P Raster / EPSON Remote
Max H-Resolution B/W:5760dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:5760dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / Panoramic A2 (8.27 in x 23.4 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):15ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):15ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Media Type:Banner paper / Bond paper / Compact Disc / Envelopes / Glossy photo paper / Greeting cards / Heavy-weight matte paper / Iron-on transfers / Labels / Luster photo paper / Photo paper / Photo stickers / Plain paper / Self-adhesive sheets / Semi-gloss photo paper / Transparencies / Two-sided matte paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:120sheets
Type:Photo printer

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 - 9.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.2.x / Apple MacOS X 10.3.x / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP
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