Epson Stylus Photo R1900

Epson Stylus Photo R1900 is a Large Format Photo Printer features Maximum Print Resolution: 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi; Maximum Printable Area: 13″ x 44″ BorderFree®; Photo Print Speed: 5″ x 7″ Photo: As fast as 44 sec; Special Media Support: Roll paper 8.3″ and 13″ rolls, Fine art paper, Manual — roll paper path (rear), Direct CD / DVD printing; Two (2) Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports. The Epson Stylus Photo R1900 measures 24.3″ x 31.4″ x 16.3″ (W x D x H) and weighs 26.9 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Epson Stylus Photo R1900 Reviews

Printercomparison reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“Print speed is nice and fast, power consumption is lower than expected, and the print quality is simply outstanding. The pathetically tiny ink cartridges are an annoyance, but it’s a small (pun intended) price to pay for such an amazing photo printer.”
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Pocket-lint reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“In terms of print quality, there’s plenty of colour control and the settings allow you enough control to produce stunning results. However, when I first started testing the printer, the heads needed cleaning, and cleaning again.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCAdvisor reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“In place of the R2400’s light black and light light black inks, the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 has a gloss optimiser cartridge that sprays a clear overcoat on top of glossy media, producing a “superglossy” print that lacks the bronzing or dullness found in glossy prints made with most pigment-based printers. “
Rating: ★★★★½

Ephotozine reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“The first print I got from the R1900 was clear and crisp. In fact from all the images I’ve printed on it I haven’t had a reason to complain apart from the banding on the flowers and portrait shots.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Brighthub reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“The Epson Stylus Photo R1900 also uses a newer orange catridge, allowing for some difficult-to-reproduce shades to be clearly printed on paper. The cartridge of the R1900 inkjet is based on an 8-ink palette making no compromise on color quality. The Stylus Photo R1900 supports a maximum resolution of 5760dpi x 1440dpi and a droplet size of 1.5 picoliters, which makes it a good choice for crisp color image printing.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pdngearguide reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“Epson printers are among the easiest photo printers when it comes to user interaction. The driver is straight forward, letting you select paper type and quality, along with color management. If you’re printing from Photoshop, I recommend using Photoshop to manage color and turning off color management in the printer driver to get the most accurate results. “
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Popphoto reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“Like the R1800, the R1900 uses only six colors at a time to make a print, since the loaded photo- and matte-black inks automatically alternate based on the paper surface. Also, we don’t count the enhanced Gloss Optimizer as a color since it’s really a clear overcoat. It helps to darken deep blacks and improve color saturation even on glossy photo papers, and it adds a layer of protection and a glossy appearance to all types of plain and matte papers.”
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Trustedreviews reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“Increasing the print size to A4, nearly four times the print area of a 15 x 10cm photo, still only took one minute, 59 seconds and printing on an A3 sheet is also quick, at two minutes, 26 seconds. To produce a print of this size in less than two and a half minutes is very impressive.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Printerinfo reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“We saw good performance overall from the R1900; colors were accurate, the gamut of colors that the printer cold reproduce was wide and the blacks were dark. The level of detail the printer could represent was also very good; fine details in documents and photos were cleanly printed, especially in the Photo RPM mode. This was rather slow to print, though, so it’s a trade off.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photoreview reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“In general, the review printer produced impressive results and reproduced even traditionally ‘difficult’ colours like blues and purples with a high degree of accuracy. Skin tones were accurately rendered and subtle tonal nuances were handled extremely well. Reproduction of detail was also very good.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PhotographyBlog reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“Overall the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 is a solid upgrade to what was already a very good printer. The new ink mix, along with the improved gloss optimizer have visibly improved the output. For black and white work, I’d stick with the Epson R2400 or the Canon or HP printers. The additional gray inks on these models will give you better results. For the money, the R1900 is nearly impossible to beat.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Printerville reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“One of the areas where Epson’s choice of red and orange inks seems to help is in skin tones; again, the R1900 produced the most lifelike images of people of all colors. While competitive printers like the Pixma Pro9000 and the B9180/B8850 do a very good job of reproducing skin tone, it appeared to our jury that the R1900 produced slightly better images over all.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCMag reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“Graphics and photo output on plain paper was also of reasonably high quality. Colors were far less vibrant than on photo paper, but even on plain paper the graphics output was good enough for any internal business need. Text on plain paper was well formed and easily readable at 6 points for more than half the fonts on our tests, and at smaller sizes for some fonts.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Macworld reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“While we expected the R1900 to do well with glossy photos, we were equally impressed with the printer’s output on matte-finish and fine-art papers. Photos printed on Epson’s Premium Presentation Matte, UltraSmooth Fine Art, Velvet Fine Art, and Watercolor Radiant White were rich and vibrant, with excellent shadow detail and a broad tonal range.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photo-i reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“The UltraChrome Hi-Gloss inks produced good colours on prints, although you have to use the ICM together with a profile to get the best results. The auto mode, using the Photo Enhance and scene setting, produced slightly unpredictable colours, although not bad they didn’t do the printer full justice. “
Rating: ★★★★½

Cnet reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and writes;
“While not particularly fast as a document printer, the R1900 prints at a decent speed for photos. I was able to print a bordered 8×10-inch photo on letter-size (8.5×11-inch) paper in about 3 minutes, 28 seconds with the printer (instead of Photoshop) determining colors, quality set to Best (the top setting), high speed turned off, and the printer’s Auto Photo Enhance feature turned on.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Epson Stylus Photo R1900 User Reviews

love this printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“very satisfied! i’ve been an artist and photographer since the early eighties and i find this printer amazing in replicating pigments even from those in my oil paintings to faithfully reproducing my photographs. “ – by MEL

the Epson R1900, large format – equally large footprint, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I’ve only run through the first set of ink cartridges with this printer. Setting up was easy, much easier than the instruction page made it look like it would be. Within 20 minutes of opening the box I ran my first prints and they were dazzling. Great color, especially with portraits.” – by R. vonHunke

Highly functional printer and easy to use., | Rating: ★★★★★
“Once receiving the printer I set it up and looked through the manual, no I didn’t read it. I has taken me about a month to get used to all the settings and I have had to defer to the manual on a couple of occasions. The print quality can depend on the quality of the picture taken.” – by Robert Eugene Huff Jr.

wonderful printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“this printer is amazing, especially when it comes to glossy print. The glossy optimizer really does the job quite good, the result is almost identical as professional print shop.” – by Julian Smith

Excellent Glossy Performance, | Rating: ★★★★★
“My experience so far with the R1900 has been very good. The print drivers setup easily on Windows Vista (32 bit). Out of the box, the printer delivered excellent glossy photos on Epson ultra premium paper. This is the first large format printer I’ve owned, and so I’m very happy with it.” – by Ed Gavin

Affordable printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I’ve tried different papers with their corresponding ICC profiles and I like: Kodak Professional paper Lustre E for Inkjet (255 g) it’s affordable and gives me better skin tones than Ilford. However I’m very pleased with Ilford’s Galerie Smooth Pearl Paper (red package) I use it for printing 5×7’s and 13×19’s, Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk is 310 gsm and excellent better than the Smooth Pearl. I’m impressed with Ilford Galerie Smooth High Gloss Media, it looks a lot like Kodak’s Metallic paper which I can only get from a pro lab. “ – by Ivonne

Satisfies even this professional photographer., | Rating: ★★★★★
“The Gloss Optimizer cartridge and newly formulated inks are a clear improvement over this model’s predecessor (R1800) and produce fantastic glossy prints. You have to see it to believe it – you will not be disappointed. Also consider purchasing paper and ink directly from the Epson store – the prices are better than I have found elsewhere online – and there are frequently sales on their higher end papers…” – by J.L.

Epson R1900 Review, | Rating: ★★★★★
“YOU ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY NEED A CIM SYSTEM!!!! If you are going to be doing any sort of serious printing with this thing you will need a CIM system. I will be ordering mine today. Ink full refill is $100 a pop and you can expect about 40 or so 8 x 10’s out of that maybe 75 but that is really pushing it 40 is a more realistic number…” – by Moomtaz

Worth the purchase so far, | Rating: ★★★★★
“The quality is just as good, if not better, than what the R1800 printer produces at school, which is the great quality my photo professor is always looking for and grading on. As far as the gloss optimizer comments, I have not noticed a bit of difference in the quality of prints with it on or off so I leave it off–hence, it doesn’t run out as fast as others are commenting about.” – by Susan M. Crawford

Great Photo Printer, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I print on epson ultra presentation matte and the prints are BEAUTIFUL. As long as you set up the 1900 with the correct digital workflow settings, then you wont be disappointed, and its use of ink with matte paper is very efficient. I tried some Epson Fine Art Glossy and the cyan and optimizer ran out very fast. That is the only minus I found with this printer. Highly recommended for fine archival photographs. “ – by W. G. Alger


Epson Stylus Photo R1900 Brochure & User Guide

Epson Stylus Photo R1900 User Guide

Features & Specifications

Epson Stylus Photo R1900 Features

The Epson Stylus Photo R1900 sets a new standard in glossy photo printing. This powerful, wide-format printer offers incredible versatility so you can explore all your creative aspirations. With Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss® 2 pigment ink, the R1900 delivers vibrant photos up to 13 inches wide. This remarkable performer prints on a wide variety of media types including glossy, luster, matte and fine art papers. The R1900 also includes innovative Radiance® technology for truer, more lifelike color and detail. It also boasts incredible speed, even with higher resolution printing. So, explore your creativity and achieve superior results with the Epson Stylus Photo R1900.

Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2
This 8-color, reformulated pigment ink set includes new Red and Orange ink cartridges, ensuring an astonishing range of colors and smooth, natural skin tones. Additional advancements to the ink set make it possible to achieve intense greens with richer blues. An enhanced Gloss Optimizer delivers a uniform gloss finish and an unprecedented glossy feel. And, because the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 also features auto-switching between Photo and Matte Black ink, this advanced ink set is able to deliver the deepest blacks and boldest colors on virtually any media type. With instant-dry properties and immediate color stability, Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 Ink produces archival prints that are smudge, fade and water resistant.

Radiance technology
Epson partnered with world-renowned color scientists at the Rochester Institute of Technology to develop Radiance technology, an advanced mathematical architecture that optimizes the use of each color more efficiently to maximize the total color gamut. Radiance also ensures smoother color transitions, reduced grain and more consistent color under different lighting conditions. The result is a truer photographic look with the best color possible.

Improved Print Speeds
With the Epson Stylus Photo R1900, you can produce high resolution prints at even faster speeds than its predecessor, the Epson Stylus Photo R1800. Print at 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi, and you’ll see a speed improvement of up to 60 percent. Now, you can produce an 11×14 glossy enlargement at the highest resolution in as fast as 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

Remarkable Media Versatility
The Epson Stylus Photo R1900 has the versatility to accommodate a wide variety of media types including cut-sheet, fine art and roll-fed media. And, it can create BorderFree® prints in many popular sizes including 4×6, 5×7, 8×10, 8.5×11, 11×14, 12×12, 13×19 and more. Present your photography or creative ideas on virtually any media surface. Produce unparalleled glossy and semi-gloss prints. Explore your creativity with different fine art textures and even canvas. Print spectacular panoramas up to 13×44. Or, print directly onto CD/DVDs for clean, professional results without messy labels.

Advanced MicroPiezo® print head with AMC™
Our Advanced MicroPiezo print head with AMC (Advanced Meniscus Control) is at the core of Epson’s advanced ink jet technology, which enables the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 to deliver such incredible detail. This permanent, high-performance print head can create variable sized droplets as small as 1.5 picoliters and place them with incredible precision. This professional print head also incorporates an ink-repelling coating which decreases maintenance and increases reliability. The result? Precision prints — every time. In fact, each ink droplet is so minute, dots are virtually indiscernible.

* Get exceptionally glossy prints with Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink
* Print photos with greater color vibrancy and more natural skin tones with Epson’s new Red and Orange inks
* Achieve lifelike print quality and color with Radiance technology
* Produce professional-quality prints faster with improved print speeds
* Achieve rich blacks on any media with auto-switching Photo and Matte Black ink
* Create amazing panoramas with included roll paper support
* Print professional looking CDs and DVDs
* Receive specialized support for the R1900 from a dedicated team at Epson

What’s in the Box
* Epson Stylus Photo R1900 ink jet printer
* One Photo Black UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T087120)
* One Matte Black UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T087820)
* One Cyan UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T087220)
* One Magenta UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T087320)
* One Yellow UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T087420)
* One Red UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T087720)
* One Orange UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink cartridge (T087920)
* Two Gloss Optimizer UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 cartridges (T087020)
* CD print tray and software
* Roll paper holder accessory
* USB cable NOT included
* Single sheet guide
* Printer documentation
* CD-ROM containing printer drivers and software (Windows® and Macintosh®)

*Color photo speed in Best Photo RPM Mode on Premium Photo Paper Glossy measured from start of paper feed. Additional print time will vary based on system configuration, software application and page complexity. See for more information about print speeds.


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