Epson R280 photo printerEarlier this week we mentioned a great deal on Adobe’s Photoshop Elements photo editing software, which is 40% off for the next week.

On Friday, Peter Berge at Small Firm Success found a bargain on the Epson R280 color photo and CD/DVD printer, currently priced as low as $55.00.

As Peter notes:

“The R280 is an excellent photo printer. It uses the Epson Claria ink system (Epson does have an even higher end ink system, UltraChrome K3, but Claria is plenty good for producing lush photos) using six separate ink cartridges. Printing on photo paper (like Epson’s Luster or my favorite Museo) you get a truly professional quality photo. You can, frankly, produce a better product that a photo store because you have so much more control using a program like Photoshop Elements and the Epson printer. Whether for a demand letter or preparing photo evidence, this printer will give you quality results and can print up to an 8.5 x 11 print.

“As more and more information in cases is digital, you will likely find yourself in the position of creating DVDs or CD-ROM in discovery or preparing demand. The R280 has an attachment that allows you to print directly on inkjet printable CDs and DVDs. You get a vastly more professional looking product than just scribbling on the disc with a Sharpie®.

“It also prints text just fine and fairly speedily at 38 pages per minute. I have to say, however, it feels like riding a racehorse to go get groceries. This printer really was made to print high quality professional resolution pictures in beautiful color!”

If you are in the market for new hardware, now might be the time to pick up some great bargains.

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