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Old Oct 5, 2004, 1:58 PM   #1
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I was all set to purchase the R300M (Steve's review)when Epson released the R320. The only information that I have found on the R320, is Epson's canned release blurp. Can anyone tell me just what is the difference between these two printers? Does the R300M have a flaw in it that's corrected in the R320?..or are there some added features? I also read a customer's review, (Amazon feedback I think) that said the color monitor on the R300M was "grainy". Can anyone give me a better dseciption of the resolution than that? I'm wheelchair bound and don't get out much, so I do most of my buying online. I rely on forums and feedback from owners to help me buy produsts with the least amount of problems.
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Old Oct 5, 2004, 3:31 PM   #2
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I really cannot see any difference between the two, other than a price drop of $30.00 and a very slight name change. When i read the specs for the R320, which is not available here ( U.K ), i thought i was reading about my own R300. I'm sure someone else might be able to detect a difference but i can't. Sorry i don't know about the resolution, or lack of, of the monitor as I bought the R300 ( without monitor ) as i did not see the point of one when i had no intention of relying on such a small screen and i can't manage without my editing software. Perhaps the R300M was not selling as well as Epson had hoped and a repackage might boost sales ? Have another look at the Epson America site and see if you can tell any difference. http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/P...&oid=-8165


Edit : By the way i am very happy with my R300, i know it is not a $500.00 printer but i am more thansatisfied with the prints i get.

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Old Oct 5, 2004, 7:58 PM   #3
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I've owned the R300 for nearly a year and I must say I'm very pleased with it. I also didn't get the monitor since it would be useless for me for editing purposes. I have not experienced any problems to date. As far as new features on the R320, I can't think of anything I would want that the R300 doesn't already provide. 1) Borderless prints 2) Printing directly to printable CD-Rs 3) 6Individual colour cartriges with water resistant inks4) All format media-card input (including xD) 5) USB 2.0 connectivity to your camera. Resolution and colourare excellent especially with premium glossy Epson media. If there is one thing that I would improve on is the capacity of the ink cartriges (they are about $22 CDN each to replace), but at least you only replace colours as needed.
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Old Nov 4, 2004, 5:23 PM   #4
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I'm interested in getting a R200, R300, R320, or R300M forits CD/DVD printing capability.From whatI've heard, the print on CD/DVD will not be waterproof. Is that true? Can you pleasetest it, and let me know? I don't want to buy one, then return it. :?

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Old Nov 8, 2004, 4:21 PM   #5
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Mfan, see Steve's updated review for the R300M, and he addresses the waterproof issue. He got the best label by using Verbatium blank white matte CDs, but they are not waterproof. I found when I made my own CD labels, I sprayed them with a clear glaze, found in hobby shops, and that waterproofed them, as well as preserving vibrant colors. Later...Sealevel
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