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Epson UltraChrome K3 Light Light Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml)

B&H # EPLLBCU80380 Mfr # T580900
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  • 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 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 Light Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml)
 
4.9

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sharp tones & colors (38)
  • Clean replacement (33)
  • Easy to install (23)
  • Long lasting color (17)
  • Dries quickly (14)

Cons

  • Pricey (11)
  • Too expensive (3)

Best Uses

  • Photos (42)
  • Professional documents (10)
  • Graphics & charts (7)
  • Everyday documents (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (32), Heavy duty user (15)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (30), Personal (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Ink on Earth!

I use this ink in my Epson 3800 printer. Love the stuff as this ink cartridge along with the others produce vibrant, realistic colors. The UltraChrome K3 really lives up to the high...Read complete review

I use this ink in my Epson 3800 printer. Love the stuff as this ink cartridge along with the others produce vibrant, realistic colors. The UltraChrome K3 really lives up to the high standards Epson is known for in the print industry.

Plenty of Pros and No Cons, because it's the best ink on earth!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't waste your time

The shipping was free, but also painfully slow. I was in the middle of a project, and had to wait 3 days before it even shipped. By the time it got here,...Read complete review

The shipping was free, but also painfully slow. I was in the middle of a project, and had to wait 3 days before it even shipped. By the time it got here, I had ordered refillable cartridges from [*], refilled, finished my project.All the epson inks are overpriced. Credit to B&H, they have the cheapest around (as usual).I would look into refilling your own if you use a lot of ink, unless you are rich.

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5.0

perfect ink

By tgf

from NYC

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photos

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

    long lasting, excellent quality

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    epson 3880 ink best

    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 Light Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

    works well with the epson 3880

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    one of 3 great black inks

    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

    • Fine Art

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

    Great in the Epson 3880

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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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

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

        Consistent quality

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Outstanding product and great prices!

        By luvdogz

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No complaints

        Best Uses

        • Graphics & Charts
        • Photos
        • Professional Documents

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

        These ink cartridges last forever and the color is amazing. I am very happy with these cartridges and have only used Epson ink cartridges in my Epson printers. I have and will continue to recommend this product! The price is the best that I have found and I always receive my orders very quickly.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Best price on Epson ink + free shipping!

        By Marc

        from South Carolina

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photos

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

          This was the first time ordering ink for my Epson 3880 printer. I scoured the web for the best price on these cartridges, and B&H was consistently about $10-$12 less than all the others, and that is without considering the free shipping! It shipped via "normal" post, but still managed to get to me within a few days. I am very happy with my experience and will be coming back here when I need more ink and other supplies.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Great for photoraghy

          By Tim D

          from Long Island, NY

          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 Light Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

            Just love this ink important to stay within the brand

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Stay with the real deal

            By Robert

            from Brandon, MS

            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 Light Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

              I use this ink in my 3880. I know some photographers that use third party ink in their Epson printers. I have to say that their prints look great but they all have much more trouble with clogging nozzles than I do. I use my printer regularly and in the past three years I have only had one clog that was easily cleaned with one cleaning operation. I'm also confident that my prints are going to last well past my lifetime. Stay with real Epson ink, its just not worth the cost difference to use anything else.

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              • Personal

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              5.0

              BUENA CALIDAD!!

              By ChM

              from TORRANCE

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Long Lasting Color

              Cons

              • Short Cartridge Life

              Best Uses

              • Photos

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

              VERY GOOD QUALITY OF COLOR.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Best ink for Fine Art Printing

              By rmwpro

              from Costa Mesa, CA

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clean Replacement
              • Dries Quickly
              • High Quality printing
              • Long Lasting Color
              • Sharp Tones & Colors

              Cons

              • High Cost

              Best Uses

              • Fine art printing

              Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Light Light 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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              • Personal

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              5.0

              Buy me

              By DRH

              from Evanston, IL

              Verified Buyer

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

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

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              5.0

              I am the ink man.

              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

                • Everyday documents
                • Photos

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

                Digital printing is now superior to a wet lab. Epson and B & H deliver the goods like no other.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Epson UltraChrome K3 Light Light Black I

                By Alan

                from Spicewood, TX

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clean Replacement
                • Dries Quickly
                • Easy to Replace

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photos

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

                  Does just what it is supposed to do. Easy to use. Great gray tones on prints.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Pro ink.

                  By Joebud

                  from Asbury NJ

                  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 Light Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml):

                    highest quality Ink at great savings from B&H

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    ink

                    By Dan

                    from Erie, PA

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          it is ink. it works with my printer. it prints on paper.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          EXCELLENT INK

                          By Tom de Plume

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Great Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Expensive per cartrage, but the cost per print becomes reasonable. Works well on Epson papers. My favorite printing surface is Hahnamuhle Photo Rag for color.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Epson inkjet prints better than silver

                              By Merwin

                              from Maryville, TN

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Great Picture Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Underwater
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Epson UltraChrome K3 Light Light 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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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Results

                                By AnnArbor

                                from Ann Arbor, MI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                  Refill that keeps my Epson 3880 making amazing prints.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Nice ink!!

                                  By SteveJ

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                  Cons

                                  • Pricey

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photos

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

                                  Best thing Epson did was make a "true" B&W image possible on it's printers with.

                                  A nice size, larger than the tiny cartridges which seem to run out every 20 prints or so... but not so large the ink expires before you use it up.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Price on Great Ink

                                  By WRon

                                  from Austin, TX

                                  About Me Heavy Duty User

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clean Replacement
                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photos

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

                                    Use it in my Epson 3880 printer and it works well every time. Although each cartridge seems expensive, it really isn't, because each cartridge holds 80 ml of ink. Consequently, the printer can churn out a lot of prints before the cartridge runs dry, which is quite unlike smaller, nonprofessional cartridges, which go very fast.

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                                    • Personal

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