There are several difference between the EPson R3000 and the R2880. The R3000 adds Ethernet and WiFi support; a color LCD control panel; higher-capacity ink cartridges, and the ability to hold an additional cartridge, so you don’t have to switch between different black ink cartridges when you switch between glossy and matte paper.
Epson R2000 VS R3000
Ink technology. The R3000 uses Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology, while th R2000 uses Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink.
Inks. The R2000 uses 8 (Photo Black, Matte black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Red, Orange, Gloss Optimizer) inks; while the R3000 uses 9 (Photo Black, Matte Black, Light Black, Light Light Black, Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Vivid Light Magenta).
Photo print speed. The R2000’s speed is at 44 sec (5″ x 7″) and the R3000 is at 1 min 36 sec (8″x 10″).
Display. The R3000 features a color LCD display
Inkfor Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Printer
The Epson 157 Ink Cartridge Kit is designed for the Stylus Photo R3000. The ink is specially formulated to be water, scratch, and fade-resistance for professional gallery-quality results that won’t fade. The ink uses Epson’s UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta technology for life-like results.