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Epson UltraChrome K3 Light Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml)

B&H # EPLBCU803800 Mfr # T580700
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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 Light 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 Light Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml)
 
4.9

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dries quickly (53)
  • Sharp tones & colors (50)
  • Clean replacement (48)
  • Easy to replace (48)
  • Long cartridge life (45)

Cons

  • Too expensive (13)
  • Short cartridge life (5)

Best Uses

  • Photos (56)
  • Professional documents (9)
  • Graphics & charts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (49), Heavy duty user (14)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (35), Business (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ink cartridge for Epson 3880

I previously had an EPSON R2400 printer. The R2400 was great, but I was continually having to buy new print cartridges because of their small capacity. My main reason for upgrading to an...Read complete review

I previously had an EPSON R2400 printer. The R2400 was great, but I was continually having to buy new print cartridges because of their small capacity. My main reason for upgrading to an EPSON 3880 was because of the large capacity ink cartridges. B&H's discounted price on the 3880 cartridges makes my decision even better.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cost

Ink is delivered as described by the manufacturer and it does everything they claim it can do.

The cost of the ink is prohibitive, and for this reason, I will consider...Read complete review

Ink is delivered as described by the manufacturer and it does everything they claim it can do.

The cost of the ink is prohibitive, and for this reason, I will consider another brand in the future.

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5.0

Best ink I've found, at the best price

By jbh

from Ca

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clean Replacement
  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy to Replace
  • Long Lasting Color
  • Sharp Tones & Colors

Cons

  • Short Cartridge Life

Best Uses

  • Photos

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

Fine art and commerical photography
Combined with the other blacks it gives the closest to silver prints yet.

  • Primary use:
  • Business

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5.0

Best Ink

By traveler

from Las Vegas

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clean Replacement
  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy to Replace
  • Long Cartridge Life
  • Long Lasting Color
  • Sharp Tones & Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photos

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

    The ultrachrome inks are the best Epson has. My first choice.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    4.0

    fast and cheapest

    By thumbtack

    from chicago

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Too Expensive

      Best Uses

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

        fastest delivery and cheapest you'll find these babies

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        3.0

        Cost

        By Maggie

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Replace

        Cons

        • Too Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Photos

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

        Ink is delivered as described by the manufacturer and it does everything they claim it can do.

        The cost of the ink is prohibitive, and for this reason, I will consider another brand in the future.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        epson 3880 ink

        By timeport4

        from vermont

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clean Replacement
        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy to Replace

        Cons

        • Too Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Photos

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

        works great on the 3880

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        dependable ink

        By rjlapuna

        from chicago

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy to Replace
        • Long Lasting Color
        • Sharp Tones & Colors

        Cons

        • Too Expensive

        Best Uses

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

          Great results with the Epson 3880

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          As expected

          By MainstreamTA

          from Vermont

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clean Replacement
          • Easy to Replace
          • Long Cartridge Life
          • Long Lasting Color
          • Sharp Tones & Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graphics & Charts
            • Photos

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

            Consistent quality

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            B&H as always great service, Epson ink

            By 1918Bosoxfan

            from Boston

            About Me Infrequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long Cartridge Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photos

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

              B&H as always great service,love my epson 3880 and only trust Epson ink

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Great product

              By michaelrosensf

              from San Francisco

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clean Replacement
              • Dries Quickly
              • Easy to Replace
              • Sharp Tones & Colors

              Cons

              • Too Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Photos

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

              In my experience, Epson inks and their 3800 and 3880 can produce beautiful prints.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Works as advertised

              By Mike

              from Downers Grove

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dries Quickly
              • Easy to Replace
              • Long Cartridge Life
              • Sharp Tones & Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photos

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

                Love the Epson 3880

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Great ink - reasonable price

                By wshelley

                from Tracy, CA

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clean Replacement
                • Dries Quickly
                • Easy to Replace
                • Long Cartridge Life
                • Long Lasting Color
                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photos
                  • Professional Documents

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

                  I am consistently impressed with the quality of the Epson inks. I've been using them in a Epson Pro 3880 printer without a single issue for a few years. The printer will occasionally sit idle for a month or more and it fires up without any clogging issues at all. I've never even needed to run a head cleaning routine. Two thumbs up for a great product!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Buy me

                  By DRH

                  from Evanston, IL

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  Just what you'd expect from Epson. Works great with 3880

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                  5.0

                  Best Ink on the market.

                  By Rick

                  from Hoboken, New Jersey

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clean Replacement
                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Easy to Replace
                  • Long Cartridge Life
                  • Long Lasting Color
                  • Sharp Tones & Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photos

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

                    Epson cannot be beaten in delivery black and white digital prints.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Epson UltraChrome K3 light black

                    By Alan

                    from Spicewood, TX

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clean Replacement
                    • Dries Quickly
                    • Easy to Replace
                    • Long Cartridge Life

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos

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

                      Been using it for several years with no problems. Great ink.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Amazing Shipping and Handling time

                      By Tina

                      from Santa Cruz CA

                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clean Replacement
                      • Dries Quickly
                      • Easy to Replace
                      • Long Lasting Color
                      • Sharp Tones & Colors

                      Cons

                      • Short Cartridge Life
                      • Too Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphics & Charts

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

                      I use this ink in my Epson 3880, and the quality and output from this ink is amazing. I found this ink lower on B&H and with fantastic customer service, I will be back. The only thing is the expense overall to run the printer and inks, but whatever it takes to get my work out there is fine at this point...

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                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      I absolutely love my Epson 3880.

                      By Merwin

                      from Maryville, TN

                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clean Replacement
                      • Dries Quickly
                      • Easy to Replace
                      • Long Cartridge Life
                      • Long Lasting Color
                      • Sharp Tones & Colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photos

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

                        I'm an old guy who spent 30+ years in the black and white darkroom, but when it came to color I'd always used a good pro lab. I've recently launched into the fine art market and decided to see if the Epson wide-format printers were as good as I'd heard. Simply, yes. I had images that never printed well on Kodak or Fuji silver halide paper (from good labs), but my first trial with the 3880 was stunning. The wider color gamut (which I don't really completely understand) apparently makes a measurable difference. Plus, my per-print cost over the pro labs is less, even though the quality is better. And, since this is technically a review of the light black ink for the 3880, let me assure you that it is, indeed, light black.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Great Cartridge

                        By AnnArbor

                        from Ann Arbor, MI

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Replace
                        • Long Cartridge Life
                        • Long Lasting Color
                        • Sharp Tones & Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            Refill that keeps my Epson 3880 making amazing prints.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            its fine

                            By vk

                            from hawaii

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clean Replacement
                            • Dries Quickly
                            • Easy to Replace
                            • Long Cartridge Life
                            • Long Lasting Color
                            • Sharp Tones & Colors

                            Cons

                            • Too Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Photos
                            • Professional Documents

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

                            I've been using epson printers for the last 14 years now. I find their inks great and packaging is fine.I know that epson makes money off their inks - this is the only complaint I have. It is outrageouly expensive and always has been.

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                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Supurb prints

                            By Len Holland

                            from Birmingham, AL

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clean Replacement
                            • Dries Quickly
                            • Easy to Replace
                            • Long Cartridge Life
                            • Long Lasting Color
                            • Sharp Tones & Colors

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photos
                              • Professional Documents

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

                              This cartridge, the photo black and the light magenta seem to be the first cartridges to need replacement under my printing style. But great products

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Great Ink

                              By TNPhoto

                              from Nashville, TN

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clean Replacement
                              • Dries Quickly
                              • Easy to Replace
                              • Long Cartridge Life
                              • Long Lasting Color
                              • Sharp Tones & Colors

                              Cons

                              • High Cost
                              • Too Expensive

                              Best Uses

                              • Photos

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

                              This is the OEM replacement ink for the Epson 3880 printer. This ink/printer combination produces outstand quality when combined with Epson professional paper. Only major downside is the high cost.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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