Pros

  • Prints on CD/DVD media
  • Nice photo output quality

Cons

  • Disappointing plain-paper print quality
  • Confusing CD/DVD printing process

At A Glance

CD/DVD printing is a cool enough feature to compensate for shortcomings in speed and output quality.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Epson Stylus Photo R380 offers the power and versatility you need to print Ultra Hi-Definition photos right at home. This full-featured printer goes even further with a host of PC-free capabilities that save you valuable time when printing your photos.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C11C658011
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 734646030908
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 3.9   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 19.48
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.9
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 44.05
Color Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 14.72
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 15.32
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 54.73
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 199.7
Sports Action Shot (secs) 44.79
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.3
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.1
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.9
Line Art Output Quality Poor
One-Page Webpage (secs) 24.77