Epson Stylus Photo Printer
(San Bernardino, CA)
Epson Stylus Photo Printer
Initially, I bought this Epson Stylus Photo R280 Photo Printer so I could print labels on CDs and DVDs and it was merely for my personal use. I needed a good printer that can print labels on the CDs I burned and made them look more professional looking until it became good enough to give as gifts. In due time, I began to receive requests to make labels for others and soon enough it became a full fledged business.
I consider the Epson Stylus Photo Printer quite an advanced printer; it never fails to print my CD labels in its most remarkable capacity as a photo printer. Outputs are neither glossy nor matte but sort of satiny; totally smudge proof and water resistant thanks to the Claria High Definition Ink which is said to have the capability to preserve the images up to 200 years. I don't know much about that but one thing is for sure; I and everyone else who have CD labels printed by this Epson Stylus Photo R280 Photo Printer are very satisfied as to how remarkable the labels are even up to this date.
Epson came up with a newer version of this R280 series and I almost jumped into buying it because I had the impression that it would be an upgrade. I was disappointed to find out that the newer version can only print labels on CDs. You see, I found a better business using my Epson Stylus Printer aside from printing CD and DVD labels. I was able to use this printing machine to print on pvc cards or plastic cards.
Epson Stylus Photo Printer- Plastic Card Printer :
As soon as I discovered this, I learned the ropes about ID card printing, bought an ID card printing software, a whole set of ID card printing system which includes the image capture device and a high definition scanner but not the ID printer of course. Soon enough, I was in the business of making ID cards and CD labels became a minor product for my business.
Since I found out that the newer version of this printer does not have the capacity to print on pvc cards, I bought two more R280 units while they're still selling at Amazon. Whatever Epson's reason is or whatever the newer version lacks, this Epson Stylus Photo R280 Photo Printer can print inexpensive and professional looking ID cards.
One good thing that Epson came up with to support this Epson Stylus Photo R280 Photo Printer, (I think Epson should really call this the ID Card Printer) is the PVC ID Card Tray. I use this tray for the small batches so I can dispense with the need to use a cutter.
The only downside to this is that a lot of people came to discover that Epson Stylus Photo R280 Photo Printer is a great ID Card Printer, thus my business suffered from some sort of competition for awhile. I guess writing a review about this would probably bring in more competition but I was able to prove that competition wasn't so bad after all. For me, it made my business look better, because ID printing is a combination of everything. Some customers came back to place their orders since they couldn't quite achieve the same quality at the same price.
Nevertheless, there are hundreds of thousands of business and school establishments here in California who hire professional ID card printers for their ID needs. All I need is this Epson Stylus Photo R280 Photo Printer supported by a good version of ID maker software, to stay competitive both in price and quality. In fact I went online as a way of making it easier for my customers to place their orders and to attract additional customers as well.
As I said, I bought two more of the Epson Stylus Photo R280 Photo Printers because I intend to stay longer in the business.
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