Emergency! Good alternative to Epson R285/R220?

  buel 20:47 19 Feb 13

Hi, Basically Im halfway through printing a load of CDs for my musician friend and my R285 has let me down (I have a thread currently running) and need to buy a similar printer straight away online.

Please can I ask for the best alternative being as I dont think the R285 is available anymore?

PS- To make an obvious point- I need to print CDs/DVDs.

Thank you.

  Peter 21:45 19 Feb 13


You could try the new Epson Expression range. I've just got an Epson Expression Photo XP-750, but Epson do Epson Expression Home, Epson Expression Photo & Epson Expression Premium for you to choose from.

One small problem at the moment is that as the range is new it is difficult to get compatible cartridges.


  buel 22:10 19 Feb 13

Ah I see.

Well what about any epson printers that are as good as R285 that print CDs and DVDs?

  BT 08:26 20 Feb 13

Epson Expression compatibles available at InkFactory


  The Old Mod 09:27 20 Feb 13

The Epson Stylus Photo P50 is the nearest to your R285 that I know of.

  Peter 10:26 20 Feb 13


"Epson Expression compatibles available at InkFactory"

Sadly, not yet apparently for my Epson Expression Photo XP-750 yet, perhaps comming soon?


  sharpamat 11:02 20 Feb 13

Agree the Expression XP 250 may not as yet have compatable however it does replace the P50

I purchased mine from pixmania an excellant machine with smaller footprint

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