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Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer

You Pay: $1,128.99

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Offer ends: OCT 31 '14
Price after rebate: $928.99
Product Highlights
  • Max Resolution: 2880 x 1440 dpi
  • Max Printable Area: 17 x 22"
  • Print Speed: 8 x 10" in 4:08
  • Handles Media up to 59 mil Thick
  • AccuPhoto HD2 Image Technology
  • 9 UltraChrome K3 Inks with Vivid Magenta
  • Auto-Switching Black Ink Technology
  • Advanced Black & White Photo Mode
  • USB 2.0 and Ethernet Connectivity

Engineered for the serious professional, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Large-Format Printer incorporates a compact, 17-inch wide printer design, along with an amazing variety of technological innovations.

The Pro 3880 is engineered with the all-new AccuPhoto HD2 technology, created from a collaboration between Epson and the Rochester Institute of Technology's Munsell Color Science Laboratory. It combines a complex mathematical architecture and advanced screening technology to provide outstanding image quality, ensuring precision placement of each individual ink droplet, resulting in dynamic looking photos with smoother color transitions, and better highlight - shadow detail.

With a maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440dpi, and an advanced MicroPiezo AMC™ print head, the Stylus Pro 3880 produces gallery-quality color and black-and-white output up to 17 x 22".

The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 includes Epson UltraChrome® with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology, known worldwide for professional printing applications. The printer's 9-ink set ink delivers an amazing color gamut with breathtaking blues and violets. Even more remarkable, the latest high performance, one-inch wide print head now incorporates an Auto-sharing Black Ink technology, allowing both Photo and Matte Black ink to be installed simultaneously.

Capable of handling virtually any type of cut-sheet media up to 17" wide, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 incorporates a high-capacity paper feeder that accommodates sizes ranging from 4 x 6" up to 17 x 22". The printer also features four different ways to load media, including a front-loading, straight-through path capable of handling media up to 1.5 mm thick and a second, top-loading, single-sheet feeder optimized for fine art paper.

UltraChrome K3 Ink Technology with Vivid Magenta
  • High-density pigments for an extremely wide color gamut
  • New formulation of Magenta pigments for extreme blues and purples
  • Professional print permanence ratings for truly sellable quality prints
  • High-gloss Microcrystal Encapsulation™ technology for reduced gloss differential
  • Superior scratch resistance from improved pigment and resin chemistry
  • Color is stable immediately after printing - no short-term color shifting
  • Produces a black density up to 2.55 with an L* value of 2.9*
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    MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head Technology
  • One-inch wide, high performance print head offers a maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440
  • Produces variable sized droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters to greatly decrease print times, while optimizing photographic quality
  • Reduction of the metameric index makes it possible to achieve consistent color under different lighting conditions
  • Ensures truly photographic prints, even in high-speed or lower resolution print modes
  • AccuPhoto™ HD2 Screening Technology
  • Complex mathematical architecture created from a collaboration of Epson and the Rochester Institute of Technology's Munsell Color Science Laboratory
  • Optimizes ink usage to maximize the color gamut and provide smooth color transitions and gradations
  • Compensates for various ink densities between resolutions, allowing for a single ICC profile to be used per media type
  • Auto-Sharing Photo and Matte Black Ink
  • Automatically utilizes 2 different black ink modes - Photo Black or Matte Black
  • Optimizes Black ink density for various media types
  • Dramatically improves final print quality on photographic media and fine art paper
  • Professional Media Handling
  • Prints on virtually any type of cut-sheet media from 4 x 6" up to 17 x 22"
  • Top-loading, high-capacity paper feeder handles up to 120 sheets of plain, letter-sized paper or up to 20 sheets of photographic media
  • Second, top-loading, manual sheet feeder accommodates thick fine art paper up to 17" wide
  • Front-loading, straight-through, manual sheet feeder handles media up to 16" wide and up to 1.5 mm-thick poster board
  • Supports manual printing on both sides of specialty media
  • Prints on select BorderFree cut-sheet media from 4 x 6" up to 17 x 22"
  • Advanced Black-and-White Printing Technology
  • Unique driver technology takes full advantage of our three-level black system to produce professional black-and-white prints from color or grayscale image files
  • Produces a truly consistent print with no color crossover or color cast
  • Some of the world's greatest black-and-white photography has been printed using this technology
  • Epson Intelligent, High-Capacity Ink System
  • Unique driver technology takes full advantage of our three-level black system to produce professional black-and-white prints from color or grayscale image files
  • Produces a truly consistent print with no color crossover or color cast
  • Automatic Print Head Alignment and Nozzle Check Technology
  • Built-in sensor reads printed data for highly precise alignment of all color channels in both bi-directional and uni-directional modes
  • Built in sensor analyzes a printed nozzle check pattern and automatically cleans the print head if required
  • Exclusive 17-Inch Size Printer Design
  • New print engine technology that takes full advantage of the latest in precision mechanical design, resulting in a significant reduction in overall printer size and weight
  • Incredibly quiet operation, perfectly suited for even home use
  • Large, 2.5-inch, backlit LCD control panel for easy, direct printer control, and operational status monitoring
  • Superior Connectivity
  • Standard ports include one high speed USB 2.0 and one 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
  • Standard professional Epson drivers for Macintosh and Windows
  • High Performance Engine Speeds
  • Utilizing Epson's latest high-performance print head technology, the SP3880 is among the fastest professional desktop printers in the industry
    Print Mode:
    SuperFine - 1440 dpi HS:
    8 x 10": 2:03
    11 x 14": 3:18
    16 x 20": 5:32
    SuperFine - 1440 dpi:
    8 x 10": 4:08
    11 x 14": 6:39
    16 x 20": 10:59
    SuperPhoto - 2880 dpi HS:
    8 x 10": 3:50
    11 x 14": 6:04
    16 x 20": 9:46
    SuperPhoto - 2880 dpi:
    8 x 10": 7:47
    11 x 14": 12:15
    16 x 20": 18:40
  • Based upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc. 2
    Epson PreciseColor™ Manufacturing
  • Unique production technology to ensure printer-to-printer color consistency
  • Colorimetric calibration is performed during the manufacturing process
  • This process automatically evaluates and adjusts the color performance of each printer produced
  • The result is extreme color repeatability for demanding color performance over time
  • Completely eliminates the need for internal printer calibration devices or procedures
  • World-Class Service and Support
  • Free one-year coverage under the Epson Preferred Protection plan limited warranty with toll-free telephone support available Monday through Friday and usually next-business day, full unit exchange service
  • Optional one- or two-year Epson Preferred Plus service plans available
  • Printing Method
    Printing Technology Advanced MicroPiezo AMC print head technology. Eight-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head. Auto head alignment and cleaning technology. Color & monochrome heads 180 nozzles x 8
    Resolution 2880 x 1440 dpi
    1440 x 720 dpi
    720 x 720 dpi
    720 x 360 dpi
    360 x 360 dpi
    360 x 180 dpi
    Minimum Ink Droplet Size 3.5 picoliters
    Ink Type Pigment-based Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink
    Ink Palette 9-color (C, Lc, M, Lm, Y, Lk, LLk + PK or MK)
    Ink Cartridge Configuration 9 individual ink cartridges
    Capacity Cartridge fill volume: 80 ml each color x 9 colors total
    Ink cartridge shelf life: 2 years from printed production date or 6 months after opened 1
    Please Note:

    On-cartridge I.C. chip automatically tracks several ink usage data points for use in production cost estimations and reporting

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    Ink Cartridges Photo Black (T580100)
    Cyan (T580200)
    Vivid Magenta (T580A00)
    Yellow (T580400)
    Light Cyan (T580500)
    Vivid Light Magenta (T580B00)
    Light Black (T580700)
    Light Light Black (T580900)
    Matte Black (T580800)
    Technology Auto-sharing Black Ink Technology
    Fully automatic switching between Black ink modes
    Black ink conversion times:
    Matte to Photo Black 3:30 (min:sec)
    Photo to Matte Black 2:30 (min:sec) Ink used during conversion:
    Matte to Photo Black Approx. 4.6 ml
    Photo to Matte Black Approx. 1.6 ml 2
    Please Note:

    Ink used in conversion varies considerably based on temperature and other factors

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    Performance
    Print Speed 8 x 10" print: from 2:03 to 7:47 - normal is 4:08
    11 x 14" print: from 3:18 to 12:15 - normal is 6:39
    16 x 20" print: from 5:32 to 19:40 - normal is 10:59
    Based upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc. Normal Mode based on SuperFine 1440 dpi
    Input Buffer Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Printer Duty Cycle Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Print Archival Life Color: Up to 108 years
    Black & White: Over 200 years
    Maximum Paper Width 17"
    Printable Area Maximum paper width: 17"
    Maximum cut-sheet size: 17 x 22"
    Minimum cut-sheet size: 4 x 6"
    Left and right margins: 0 or 3 mm each (0.24" total)
    Top and bottom margins: 0 or 3 mm or 15 mm each
    Maximum printable width: 17.16" (full bleed, 17" width)
    Paper Sizes 4 x 6", 5 x 7", 8 x 10", 11 x 14", 16 x 20", 17 x 22"
    Borderless Photo Sizes 4 x 6", 5 x 7", 8 x 10", 11 x 14", 16 x 20", 17 x 22"
    Paper Types All types of Inkjet media optimized for Pigment ink printing
    Media Weight 12 lb bond, up to 1.5 mm cardboard
    Paper Capacity Main top-loading feeder
    Up to 17 x 22"
    Up to 120 sheets plain; 50 photo
    Second top-loading feeder
    Up to 17 x 22" Single sheet manual feeder:
    Optimized for fine art paper
    Front manual feeder:
    Up to 16 x 20"
    Straight-through, single sheet
    Manual feeder:
    Up to 1.5 mm
    Connectivity
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) USB 1.1 compatible
    10/100Base-T Ethernet
    Compatible Memory Cards No
    Direct Print Capable No
    Network Capable Yes (10/100Base-T Ethernet)
    Printer Language Epson ESC/P2 raster photographic drivers standard
    Optional PANTONE licensed PostScript Language Level 3 compatible
    Also supported by most leading, third-party RIPs and workflows
    System & Software Requirements Macintosh
    Tiger 10.4.9 or higher
    Leopard 10.5 or higher (16-bit)
    Snow Leopard 10.6 or higher (16-bit)
    Windows XP
    Vista, and Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)
    Physical
    Status Display 2.5" Monochrome alphanumeric LCD with Backlight and Indicator LEDs
    Image Preview Display No
    Front Panel Controls Power, Stop/Eject, 4-Way Controller (also function as Menu, Paper feed, & Ink Load), Enter/Function
    Power Requirements 110-120V AC, 50-60Hz
    Power Consumption Operating: Approx. 25W
    Standby: Less than 5W
    Power Off: Less than .3W
    Fully ENERGY STAR compliant
    Environmental Temperature:
    Operating:
    50 to 95°F (10 to 35°C)
    Storage:
    -4° to 104°F (-20° to 40°C)
    Relative humidity:
    20 to 85% Operating:
    40 to 50%
    Recommended storage 5 to 85% (no condensation)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 27 x 10 x 15" (686 x 254 x 381mm)
    Weight 43.2 lb (19.6kg)
    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer
  • Power Cord
  • 1 Set Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink (80 ml)
    • Photo Black Ink Cartridge (T580100)
    • Cyan Ink Cartridge (T580200)
    • Magenta Ink Cartridge (T580A00)
    • Yellow Ink Cartridge (T580400)
    • Light Cyan Ink Cartridge (T580500)
    • Light Magenta Ink Cartridge (T580B00)
    • Light Black Ink Cartridge (T580700)
    • Light Light Black Ink Cartridge (T580900)
    • Matte Black Ink Cartridge (T580800)
  • Ink Maintenance Cartridge
  • Printer Driver Software CD-ROM
  • User Guide
  • Reference Guide
  • 1-Year Epson Preferred Protection Plan with Toll-free Telephone Support
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    EpsonStylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer
     
    4.7

    (based on 461 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (363)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (79)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (9)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (329)
    • Easy to set up (250)
    • Reliable (187)
    • Durable construction (163)
    • Compact (141)

    Cons

    • Large footprint (36)
    • Slow print time (19)
    • Flimsy construction (18)
    • Too much ink used (13)
    • Unreliable (10)

    Best Uses

    • Photos (352)
    • Black & white documents (66)
    • Graphics & charts (41)
    • Professional documents (40)
    • Fine art prints (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (316), Heavy duty user (50), Infrequent user (32)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (238), Business (159)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Epitome of Fine Art Inkjet Printing

    I am a semi-professional photographer with more than thirty years of experience and produce fine art prints for clients, books and exhibition. Having worked with traditional darkroom printing methods and, for the past...Read complete review

    I am a semi-professional photographer with more than thirty years of experience and produce fine art prints for clients, books and exhibition. Having worked with traditional darkroom printing methods and, for the past six years, inkjet printing on the Epson Stylus Photo 2200, I have found the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 to be a major advance in fine art printing beyond anything I have experienced to date. It is for me a fine art photographer's printing "dream machine." The colors are crisp, clean and brilliant. Black and white output is nothing less than stunning. It interfaces easily with my Mac and prints come out much faster than I expected. Set up was very easy out of the box but, heeding the warnings about all of the packing tape, I took care to remove all of it. There is a great deal of tape in places least expected in order to secure the machine for shipment and it takes time to remove it. Be very careful to remove all of it before activating the printer or damage could result.

    The only difficulty I ran into when setting up the printer was the instructions indicated that once the print cartridges were installed and the printer was powered up, it would begin to automatically prime the print lines. The instructions indicated this would take from 7 to 10 minutes. Although I followed the instructions exactly, my printer did not prime the ink lines. It wasn't until I actually started printing test pages that the ink started to flow and it primed the lines. This was a minor inconvenience that was easily overcome but could be more problematic for someone new to inkjet printers.

    To date I have produced over 100 prints since I got the printer a month ago and they are without a doubt the most beautiful prints I have ever created. The output from this printer is far beyond anything I have ever gotten from a commercial photo lab and they surely beat the quality of prints I made in a darkroom.

    I am also pleased with the relatively small footprint this printer occupies in my digital lab. I am somewhat limited in available space and to set up a machine capable of printing as large as this one does into such a small space is a feat of technological engineering.

    If you are serious about obtaining the finest print quality possible in an inkjet printer whether for exhibition, sales or for personal pleasure, then this is the printer to get. You will not be dissappointed.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Short life span!

    This an excellent printer, but my experience with two printers; a 3800 and a 3880 is they have a short life span. I purchased a 3800 (new) and paid for the extra...Read complete review

    This an excellent printer, but my experience with two printers; a 3800 and a 3880 is they have a short life span. I purchased a 3800 (new) and paid for the extra 3yr extended warranty. It was a $[$] printer so I thought it was worth the extra for the extended warranty. After 3yrs and 8 months the printer started dumping 1 inch long by 1/8 in wide black ink blobs, and the Photo Black cart on the LCD read 90% full when the cart was actually empty. Epson support said it needed a new printer head. The cost was the same price a new printer. Because it was now past the extended warranty they would do nothing else for me. (Shouldn't a pro printer at $[$] last more than 3.75 years of moderate use?), I guess not. I then purchased a new 3880, but did not get the extended warranty. After 2 yrs and 2 months, this 3880 started doing the exact same problems as the 3800: dumping 1 inch by 1/8 inch wide black ink blobs and the LCD showed the Photo Black cart at 90% full, when it actually was empty. I spoke with Epson support as well as next person up the line. Epson response: "Because it is out of warranty we will do nothing for you". Despite the fact that this is the 2nd 38xx series printer that had the same problems. Note that Epson will only warranty this printer for a maximum of 3 years - if you purchase the extended warranty, costing several hundred dollars - not cheap. You can not extend the warranty past the 3 years. Given that short time frame you can see that Epson does not expect the 3880 (3800) to last much more than 3 years. If it does, you were lucky. If not, buy a new one or... change to another brand. Given the fact that I had this same problem on two different professional printers - 3800 & 3880. Knowing that these are not $100 disposable printers, but $[$] pro printers; and as a professional customer that had already given Epson several thousand dollars for their printers, and thousands more buying their ink; I had expected Epson Professional division to provide better support and work with me to fix the problems. I had been told that Epson customer support really sucks. Now I must agree with that statement. If you can risk dumping $1200-$1500 every 2 - 3 years on an Epson Pro printer, then you may be happy with the 3880. If you can't, then look at anther brand. I've heard that Canon makes a good pro printer.

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    5.0

    Versatile, powerful, easy to use

    By andy

    from evanston, il

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

      The 3880 sets up quickly, runs smoothly, and produces gorgeous prints. The deep blacks are particularly strong. I had a little trouble with changing paper sizes - you need to change size in two different places. Epson support was patient and thorough in diagnosing and solving the issue.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Should have purchased sooner.

      By AZfotoman

      from Mesa, AZ

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Black and White prints
        • Large prints

        Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

        I have been thinking of purchasing this amazing tool for years and finally decided to make the plunge. Wow...simply wow. I should have made this decision sooner. Prints on glossy paper look like you could reach into the magic window and pull out the item photographed. I have a picture of a rose that was printed at a lab and then printed at home, the Epson print looks like the water on the petals should just roll off into your hand.I've not had the unit set up long enough to have a real cost figure, but utilizing the ink usage feature combined with the fixed cost of paper, I figure my 11x14 prints save me about $ over lab costs and my 16"x20" prints save me about $. The greater control and ability to fix an exposure issue instantly is a huge plus.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Works Right Out of Box!

        By Bufatutu

        from Northern NH and Newfoundland

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Print Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photos

          Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

          A couple of years ago I had a Canon ipf5000 with roll feed, which was wonderful--until it quit after 3 1/2 years. After a few years without a 17" printer--I always have large size prints in mind when I shoot--and getting frustrated with getting colors just right on my rare wildflower and landscape images, I got this very reasonably priced printer.I use Apple with Mavericks OSX and was prepared for trouble, but having downloaded the software in a few minutes in advance, I loaded the inks, pulled up an image, and printed--just like that. After trying rag, baryta, and glossy papers and getting near perfect color matches, I'm a happy camper. Yes, I miss the roll feed and cut-off of the ipf5000, but on the other hand unlike the ipf5000, this is comparatively small and light enough to take to my distant second home, where I now get to spend months at a time.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          Good Product

          By EntellaKey

          from California Wine Country

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

              I use this product for reproduction of my paintings, illustrations and digital collages. It is the first photo printer I've owned. So very easy to set up and use. Prints look great. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because some of the external parts feel a bit flimsy. However the unit as a whole feels solid. Epson customer support has been terrific which is a bonus for me as a newbie. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              So far so good

              By Ed

              from Chicago

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Large Footprint

              Best Uses

              • Photos

              Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

              Purchased to replace 3800 that went south after 4 yrs.
              Has functioned perfectly for the week or so that I've had it.
              I think a good idea is to print something at least daily so the nozzles don't become clogged and then a LOT of ink is required to clean them.
              In other words, the printer is meant to be used.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Simply Awesome

              By RickO

              from Brick, NJ

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable construction
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Large Footprint

              Best Uses

              • Black & white Documents
              • Photos

              Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

              This is simply a great printer. I bought it to replace my R1800 which served me well for many years. But, as I've gotten more and more into black and white photography, I struggled to get really good prints from the R1800 since that printer was optimized for color. The 3880 is pretty fast and the prints in both color and black and white are spectacular. I usually print 11x14 or 13x19, but I did try a 17x22 print and it looked great. The ink is not much pricier per ml than that for the R1800, but I do plan to get a set of replacement cartridges soon even though it comes with full 80ml tanks. I highly recommend this printer.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Exactly as Advertised

              By Lee, an amateur Photoshop-head

              from LA

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Gorgeous Output

              Cons

              • Hard Setup

              Best Uses

              • Photos

              Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

              I'm using this to print large-format photos, as well as matte paper stock. So far the photos have come out great; matte paper stock is not nearly as vivid, though—quite muted, actually. Though I realize that's a limitation of the type of paper I'm using, it is one slight disappointment in the output of the printer.Also, if you're on OSX Mavericks (or, by the time you're reading this, Yosemite) you will need to brave the website for updated software and drivers. It ships with older-compatible stuff. Slight hassle there. Otherwise top-notch in every department, and I'd recommend it highly despite these observations.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Superb Print Quality

              By Georgia from New York

              from Kingston, NY

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Durable construction
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photos

                Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                I have used Epson 3880's at college and they were incredible and still are. They are very easy to use, reliable and with the correct icc profile you'll get the best match possible. Use it often to prevent nozzle clogs. It's cheaper to print a nozzle check sheet than to replace a print head, so run one frequently if you don't use the printer for a while.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                2.0

                Not worth it at all

                By Frustrated

                from California

                Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                As a student, I occasionally need pictures printed out on regular, plain bright white sheets of paper. This printer howeve, decided that it did not want to print my paper and decided that it should shred the paper up to pieces (literally) and start making shrieking noises. This problem occurred even when I selected the option to print on plain white paper. Another complaint I have is that everytime I try to print something out, the printer always seems to be low on some ink.

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                5.0

                Nice!

                By Frank

                from New Jersey

                Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                I have not been able to do much with the printer yet, due to other commitments. But I can tell you that I am very impressed, so far, with the Epson customer service program. Because this is considered a professional machine, its owner gets special service. I called customer service twice with routine questions and both times received quick, courteous answers. If this is a foretaste of things to come with this product, then i will be very, very pleased that I picked Epson!

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                5.0

                Great Professional Grade Printer

                By David Realtor

                from Pooler, GA

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Large Footprint

                Best Uses

                • Black & white Documents
                • Graphics & Charts
                • Photos
                • Professional Documents

                Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                Easy to set up. Comes with ICC files that produce great pictures out of the box.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Wow!!! So much for so little

                By Stina

                from Pleasanton

                Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                Great piece of machinery!!! Easy to setup and use! Pro finish on all media. It's the best thing I've bought for my business in years

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                5.0

                Best value in a large format printer

                By Murray the Architect

                from New York, NY

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Durable construction
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Impressive Print Quality
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Aging Network Interface
                • Only Epson Paper Presets

                Best Uses

                • Large Format Graphics
                • Photos
                • Professional Documents

                Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                The Epson 3880 is the best combination of print size, quality, durability and price available. With the ability to print on 17" wide material and a network connection, this printer has already become the workhorse of my small office. The inks are deceptively expensive since each tank lasts for many, many prints. We've been using it heavily for a week and the reservoir is only 2% depleted.

                Get this printer if you work in large media and quality output is essential to your work.

                Only downside is that there are only presets for Epson papers in the drivers. It takes a little work to establish the correct settings for 3rd party papers.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                4.0

                Best printer for the money

                By Mm86

                from N. Calif

                Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                Price was $ after rebate and came with full set of ink which cost about $ so cost of actual printer was about $. Coming from a Canon 9000 MKII so the huge ink cartridges are wonderful - the Canons tiny cartridges were a real pain. The Canon also leaned toward giving a magenta hue if you were not very careful. Since this a pigment ink printer the colors are a little more subdued than the dye based Canon and that takes some getting used to. Printer set up easily and works great so far. The paper feed paths are a little confusing and the feed mechanism can be finicky. There is also no reason Epson could not have provided a roll feeder. The extra 4 inches in width over the Canon is greatly appreciated. All in all a good sturdy printer for the photography enthusiast.

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                2.0

                Whats with print heads

                By gdtoo

                from Phoenix

                About Me Infrequent User

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction
                • Poor Service And Repair
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                  Purchased this product in 2011 and had problems at 14 months. Product would shift to matte black ink printing without any change of properties. Only way to reset was to do a head cleaning, good bye ink. Lived with this for a year and took it to a factory repair, and after $600 plus $480 in new cartriges (because testing used all the ink)I gave it a whirl. It worked great for a week and then the same problem.Only 2100 prints ever printed. Looking to by another brand (Canon) and they have the same complaint that Epson has. The Epson 4800 gets even worse reviews and the Canon 5100 the same.Great photos, lousy heads.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  1.0

                  poor performance

                  By sb

                  from NY, NY

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Hard To Use
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                      I have had this printer for several years. It has never printed well in the rear manual setting. Constantly gives paper load error and is just pure frustation. I would avoid this printer.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      awesome

                      By bonter

                      from Lake Forest ,IL

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Durable construction
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Don't know yet

                      Best Uses

                      • Black & white Documents
                      • Photos

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                      I use it for my hobby photography.

                      Know it from college digital photography class and made the right decision and bought it.

                      Do not regret it at all.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      3.0

                      Test the printer as soon as it arrives

                      By amyable

                      from New York

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • High resolution printing

                      Cons

                      • Jams Easily
                      • Too much ink used

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphics & Charts
                      • Photos
                      • Professional Documents

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                      I purchased this printer as a replacement printer for the 3880 that lasted five years but no longer printed black. The first replacement was defective as the sheet feeder was not working properly and did not grab the paper. This should have been tested by epson or B&H before delivery. I contacted epson directly and they replaced the printer with a new printer with free inks. Please test your printer within the first 30 days of purchase. This printer works fine and hopefully, I will have at least five years of use.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      3.0

                      Lasted three years

                      By JohnSC

                      from South Carolina

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Large Format
                      • Quality Prints
                      • Reasonably Compact
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Expect Three Years
                      • Heavy
                      • Manual Loading Finicky

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos

                      Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                      Mine lasted three and a half years with occasional use before the often-cited black ink blob failure. At about a grand, that works out to $ a year in my case and includes an initial ink set that lasted a year for me. Given the outstanding print quality and large format, it seems fairly priced for a serious amateur. I was able to replace mine in two days from B&H and saved the remaining ink in the faulty 3880.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      Epson 3880 great printer

                      By Georgette

                      from Dunn Loring, VA

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Low Ink Consumption

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photos

                        Comments about Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer:

                        I ordered the Epson 3880 as an "upgrade" to my Epson 2880 (sold to a friend) because I wanted the flexibility of switching from photo black ink to matte black ink automatically. This feature works well and all prints thus far are beautiful. Also, having the large ink cartridges makes the ink more economical. Not 5 stars because I have not used it enough to declare perfection!

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                        • Personal

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