Printer Type: Color Inkjet
: Number of User Reviews: 15
Reviewed by: ivankgb on Sep 6, 2003
Experience: 8 Months
Strengths: The best ART and Black and White photography printer available yet.
Weaknesses: Designed to be used by a professional - if you're not serious about putting some time into this machine -> don't buy it!
Summary: I've read some of the previous comments made on this printer and it is obvious that these guys don't know how to use their resources. For example - Roller marks - are made because the wrong paper is being used, the guy is probably using Kodak - which creates paper for THERMAL printing - do the research! This printer uses archival inks and must be treated as an art printer, and not as one of those HP Photosmarts, where all you have to do is click on print. The printer is awsome, but please make sure to set up the settings BEFORE you click on print.
Reviewed by: bradadad on Jul 26, 2004
Experience: 7 Days
Strengths: An awesome tool fo creating art. Take a little time to tweak and get the benefits of excellent prints. If you know Photoshop well and want to do glicee prints, then great!
Weaknesses: I've heard that it isn't a good mass production tool.
Summary: I havn't tried glossy and will probably steer clear of that. On Epsons watercolor I get amazing prints. It's a must to calibrate your monitor with a hardware profiler. Idealy, you should be comfortable with Photoshop. With a strong knowledge of curves, you soft profile and adjust those curves and then you can avoid muddy, flat images. My prints look better than the original photo on the screen with very good shadow detail.
Reviewed by: micahelstewart from VA on Jul 31, 2002
Experience: 20 Days
Strengths: An excellent overal printer for photography.
Weaknesses: Still too slow for commercial production.
Summary: I highly recomend this for photography. I have used lots of Epsons 6 color printers and this one has it all. It should be a while before they this one is outdone. There is nothing to compare it to.
I wrote a complete technical review and posted it at
Reviewed by: jwstan from MO on Dec 28, 2003
Experience: 1 Years
Strengths: Great prints color and clarity excellent. I use as my photo printer for 5 megipixel camera. It does a great job.
Weaknesses: You need to understand the paper requirements. There are a few brands that work well all others have roller lines. Once I researched the type of paper Epson and Ilford that work well.
Summary: I enjoy my 2200 I does all I wanted it to do. I would like to see a 2200 quality capable of a larger than 13 by 19 print. Epson has done a great job if you want a photo printer.
Reviewed by: IMINLUVWITHMARYJANE from NY on Feb 13, 2003
Experience: 2 Months
Strengths: USING THE NEW HIGHCAPACITY ARCHIVAL ULTRACHROME INKS GET YOU PERFECT RESULTS.LIVES UP TO EVERYTHING IT CLAIMS.CONNECTS TO FIREWIRE/USB/SERIAL CABLES.
Weaknesses: NOTHING REALLY.
Summary: I GOT THIS SPECIFIC ITEM AND I'M LOVING IT. JUST LIKE A PROFESSIONAL IS DEVELOPING MY PICTURES RIGHT AT HOME. AND A BIG + FOR ALL THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS IN SIZES OF PRINTS. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRINTER FOR AN AMATEUR OR A PRO!
Reviewed by: rshirley2 from MA on Feb 29, 2004
Experience: 90 Days
Strengths: Long-lasting prints, high resolution.
Weaknesses: Colors are dull compared to the Epson 1280, prints have a hazy appearance compared to the Epson 1280.
Summary: I bought the Epson 2200 to have the best for selling prints and competing prints at my camera club. I had used an Epson 1280 for over a year. I was dismayed that the prints from the 2200 were duller and hazy when compared to the same files printed on the 1280. I would rather have a bright and clear print for 7 years than a relatively dull and hazy print for 80 years. I sold the 200, and use the 1280.
Reviewed by: Lornakins from WY on Mar 11, 2003
Experience: 2 Months
Strengths: Prints are beautiful, just as expected.
Weaknesses: Sotware issues. Will not work with HP printer software on same computer. Will not install on firewire.
Summary: (Edited March 11th by Lornakins) I am a professional artist and do all of my own photography and printing of photos. I bought the 2200 to make prints of my own artwork. This printer is great for both.
However, I also have an HP Photosmart 1218 printer, and the Epson software will not allow me to use it on the same computer with the HP. I went through days of trying to install this printer with tech support. They concluded that there was something wrong with my computer. NOT!!!
I finally got a computer tech to come to my house and try to solve the problem. He uninstalled the HP, and everything was fine. Tried reinstalling the HP and both printers failed. Bought a firewire card to see if I could use the HP on USB and the Epson on firewire. The Epson will not install on firewire, even with the HP uninstalled. Tech support says it is my firewire card, but other firewire peripherals work fine with it, and XP recognizes the printer
at boot up, so it cannot be the PCI card. The bottom line here, is the printer is great, but Epson software really sucks!!
Reviewed by: miguelb1 from GA on Apr 29, 2003
Experience: 5 Months
Strengths: great colors, lots of options with paper size and types (rolls, etc).
Weaknesses: Big and bulky. It takes too much space. Sort of difficult to move around.
Summary: I have used many photo printers and the Epson 2200 produces the best colors for its price. I use mine daily to print pictures taken from a 5 megapixel camera on the highest resolution and the colors are amazing.
Reviewed by: CowboyImages from WY on Oct 12, 2002
Experience: 3 Days
Strengths: Lives up to everything it claims. Very quiet, connects parallel, USB, and Firewire. Looks great, and prints fantastic.
Weaknesses: Seems to print average to slow, compared to other Epson Printers.
Summary: Love the new Ultrachrome Technology with 7 color inks, easy to install. Again runs very quiet. Would definetly recommend to any professional needing great looking images and printer that prints larger than letter sizes, on a wide variety of mediums! A+!
Reviewed by: AJAX100 from MA on Dec 1, 2003
Experience: 10 Months
Strengths: Prints are beautiful, just as expected. EPSON 2200 is the best printer.
Weaknesses: Epson should be ashamed of themselves, for not enable this printer to be able to hold all 8 ink Cartridge. It is very stupid to half to keep changing matte black when you want to print on matte paper, than change over to photo black. They have enough room
Summary: Epson should be ashamed of themselves, for not enable this printer to be able to hold all 8 ink Cartridge. It is very stupid to half to keep changing matte black when you want to print on matte paper, than change over to photo black. They have enough room to have all eight Cartridges install, instead of 7.This is for people having Problem getting 2 printer to work on the same computer
I have HP printer install on my computer USB & Epson 2200 install on a Firewire card & they both work great together. If you cannot get your 2200 to work on Firewire then you have something wrong with your computer or you got a bad card you might get some Firewire product to work, if you cannot not get 2200 to work on Firewire its one of two thing the CARD or the PRINTER. I bet it is the Firewire card or you computer is corrupt. The only printer I found to be close to EPSON 2200 is their 1280.
Reviewed by: largrasr from PA on Aug 22, 2003
Strengths: don't know
Weaknesses: roller marks, poor teck support. Their solution, return it which is a big hassle. Big and bulky as well
Summary: I bought this device to print quality photos and based on reviews.I have yet to see a satisfactory print. I did every fix recommended by mfg., nothing worked. Called teck. Kid seemed unsure of anything and said send it back. I asked if there were other solutions to try. He said "no". He never mentioned drying time of ink.
Reviewed by: tatejackson from DC on Nov 28, 2004
Experience: 10 Days
Strengths: Great Photo Prints. Easy to Install.
Summary: I know I have only had it a short time, but this printer works like a charm. I have it installed on both my Pentium 4 computer (USB) and my Mac G4 ( Firewire). Set up on both machines was a snap and the 2200 makes great prints on both machines.
Go get one.
Reviewed by: naosunny from CA on Jan 27, 2003
Experience: 3 Days
Strengths: Easy set up.
Weaknesses: Does not print well on Canvas. Leaves roller marks. Does not print well on Note Cards or other non-Epson type paper.
Summary: Very disappointed. Ink comes off on rollers when printing on Canvas and other non-Epson papers. Not very versitile. Leaves marks and removes ink.
If printing on two sides of paper, rollers will remove or mark up ink on first side of paper. Not Acceptable.
Reviewed by: macroof from TN on Dec 10, 2003
Experience: 7 Days
Strengths: Great Color, Roll Feed is great, good looking, package comes with several paper samples.
Weaknesses: Would be nice to have roll and sheet feed possible simultaneously
Summary: Set up was easy, and instructions clear. Automatic cutter works very well, sometimes it is a milimeter or two off, but beats scissors anyday. Included software has a pluggin for photoshop as well as the ICC profiles. I don't know if the prints really last 70-80 years, but the sure look great after a week.
Reviewed by: AJMaxx on Feb 19, 2003
Strengths: Can't say-still waiting for delivery after 3 months. Placed order in November.
Weaknesses: Epson's dealers are good at taking the orders-not so good at delivering the product
Summary: Whats happening with Epson-are these things hand made or are they holding up the line for a new model? Epson should have informed their customers of this delay so that other arrangements could have made. A printer sitting in Japan is of no value and my work is now 3 months behind schedule.