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Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml)

B&H # EPPBCU803800 Mfr # T580100
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Product Highlights
  • For the Stylus Pro 3800, 3800 Professional Edition, 3880, 3880 Designer Edition, 3880 Graphic Arts Edition, and 3880 Signature Worthy Edition

The 80 ml Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge can produce archival prints with amazing color fidelity, gloss level and scratch resistance, while providing consistent stable colors that significantly outperform lesser ink technologies. This breakthrough ink technology also makes it the perfect choice for professional neutral and toned black and white prints with higher density levels and virtually no metamerism.

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EpsonUltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml)
 
4.8

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy installation (43)
  • Long lasting (33)
  • Consistent alignment (22)

Cons

  • Small volume (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Photos and graphics (52)
  • Artwork (34)
  • Office (9)
  • Home (8)
  • Publishing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (38), Heavy duty user (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great ink but:

I am a pro user making primarily large "art prints" on my epson 3800 as well as day to day stuff ( billing , letters etc.) . The k3 ink is...Read complete review

I am a pro user making primarily large "art prints" on my epson 3800 as well as day to day stuff ( billing , letters etc.) . The k3 ink is great stuff but EVERY time I change a cartridge I have run the nozzle cleaner at least twice to get the new ink going. This wastes all the ink and since (in my opinion) the stuff is kinda pricey I hate wasting it. And , yes, I shake, tap, spin & use pixie dust on the cart ,none of which helps.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice ink but too expensive!

Too expensive!

Too expensive!

Reviewed by 58 customers

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5.0

Works great, doesn't clog

By Steve

from Miami, FL

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Home
      • Photos and Graphics
      • Portable Printing
      • Publishing

      Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

      Never had a head clog on my 3880 by using Epson ink.

      What more can I say.

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      5.0

      The best but expensive!!

      By JB in Atlanta

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Installation
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photos and Graphics

        Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

        It is the best...but it's expensive. It does go a long way though, I can't say how many prints exactly...but surprisingly quite a few. Worth it in my opinion.

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        5.0

        Great Ink

        By JBH

        from Vallejo, CA

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Installation

        Cons

        • Small Volume

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Photos and Graphics

        Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

        I print Fine art at home.
        Would like large containers.

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        5.0

        Great Ink Set for a great printer

        By Stan the Artist

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Alignment
        • Easy Installation
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Photos and Graphics

          Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

          Consistent quality, and B & H's quick delivery made thia a breeze!

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          5.0

          Expensive… but worth it.

          By ron

          from North Augusta, SC

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent Alignment
          • Easy Installation

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Photos and Graphics

          Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

          Epson ink is expensive, but worth every penny. Great color accuracy and consistent results. B&H has speedy shipping and I've never received an incorrect order… Thanks to both companies!

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          5.0

          As expected

          By MainstreamTA

          from Vermont

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Alignment
          • Easy Installation
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork
            • Photos and Graphics

            Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

            Consistent quality.

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            5.0

            9 epson ink cartridges for 3800

            By none

            from Oakland, CA

            About Me Infrequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Alignment
            • Easy Installation
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork
              • Photos and Graphics

              Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

              Best package price 9 cartridges for the Epson 3800 printer.
              I'm happy with Epson ink. Performs as described.

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              5.0

              EXCELENTE!!

              By ChM

              from TORRANCE

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Installation

              Cons

              • Small Volume

              Best Uses

              • Photos and Graphics

              Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

              MUY MUY BUENA CALIDAD, RECOMIENDO PAPEL PREMIUM.

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                5.0

                It's some of the best ink made

                By rmwpro

                from Costa Mesa, CA

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Installation
                • High Quality

                Cons

                • High Price

                Best Uses

                • Fine art printing
                • Photos and Graphics

                Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                Epson's K3 ink is THE best choice for long tone Fine Art printing, B&W and Color. Pricey stuff. Thousands per gallon but it is the best available for now. The lager the format of the printer the larger the ink cartridges it will take and the lower the price per OZ. These are for my 3800 and it's a great printer. They've yet to surpass it in print quality. The 3880 is it's replacement and I've down extensive tests on it and found ZERO difference in the quality. The only noticeable difference is that the new Vivid Magenta runs out twice as fast. So I'm keeping my 3800 as long as it prints and I can get ink for it.

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                5.0

                Excellent quality ink

                By PGraphx

                from Central Massachusetts

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Alignment
                • Easy Installation
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork
                  • Photos and Graphics
                  • Publishing

                  Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                  I use this in an Epson Pro 3800 and the Epson inks have produced incredible images. As this machine is for quality photographs I do not want to trust generic (which I do use on my general everyday printers).

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                  5.0

                  Only Ink I would use

                  By Peter

                  from Ill.

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Alignment
                  • Easy Installation

                  Cons

                  • Small Volume

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork
                  • Photos and Graphics

                  Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                  For use in Epson 3880.
                  Great Ink. Haven't seen better in pigment printing, that's all I need to say.

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                  4.0

                  Consistent

                  By yolaholga

                  from nowhere zen NJ

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Installation
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artwork
                    • Photos and Graphics

                    Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                    Nothing much to say about this product. I've been using the Epson 3880 for about two years now and no problem what so ever. Been printing with the matt ink but the photo ink was close enough to empty that it made sense to replace when I replaced several other inks instead of waiting until I changed back to photo black. No clogs, good price, all is well.

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                    5.0

                    Best Deal Online

                    By Rick

                    from Hoboken, New Jersey

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Alignment
                    • Easy Installation
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork
                      • Photos and Graphics

                      Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                      When it comes to ink the cost is what matters. B & H delivers the goods at great discounts and fast shipping. I will buy again.

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                      5.0

                      Epson 3880 Ink

                      By Alex

                      from Richmond VA

                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy Installation
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Photos and Graphics

                        Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                        Ordering inks and papers and just about anything from B&His easy and great.

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                        5.0

                        Good Choice

                        By Jim

                        from Midland, Texas

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Installation
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photos and Graphics

                          Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                          Epson 3880 Printer. Excellent quality, large volume, lasts a long time

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                          5.0

                          Epson images better than silver based

                          By Merwin

                          from Maryville, TN

                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Alignment
                          • Easy Installation
                          • Long Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork
                            • Photos and Graphics

                            Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                            I'm a Luddite and thought ink jet printing would be hard and the quality hard to achieve. Right out of the box, my Epson 3880 gave me more beautiful prints than I was getting from one of the top pro labs.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Gotta have it

                            By CondorExpressPhotoGuy

                            from Santa Barbara, CA

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork
                                • Photos and Graphics

                                Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                                You cannot print diddley without photo black ink. I've used UltraChrome K3 only, for many years and it is amazing. I even have one print of a blue whale tail fluke that I shot up in Santa Barbara on the Condor Express, that has been in the bright, direct sunlight for 5 years and shows no signs of fading.

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                                5.0

                                Only thing to buy for a Epson 3880

                                By Donk7ose

                                from Sun City West AZ

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Long Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artwork
                                  • Home
                                  • Office
                                  • Photos and Graphics

                                  Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                                  Print 98% 16x20 on Metellic paper and this is the black use for all other that mat paper. you can always depend on a true black when you use this K3 Epson Ink

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                                  5.0

                                  EPSON Ink Cartridge

                                  By Dirt Frog

                                  from Southeast Virginia

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Alignment
                                  • Easy Installation
                                  • Long Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artwork
                                    • Home
                                    • Office
                                    • Photos and Graphics
                                    • Portable Printing
                                    • Publishing

                                    Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                                    I like Epson UltraChrome K3, Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80ml)

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                                    5.0

                                    Inky

                                    By ISDNY

                                    from NY, NY

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    See all my reviews

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy Installation

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photos and Graphics

                                      Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                                      Works

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