Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Large-Format Inkjet Printer Graphic Arts Edition

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Product Highlights

  • Print Up To 17" Wide Media
  • Includes RIP By ColorBurst
  • 9 UltraChrome K3 Inks
  • Maximum Resolution of 2880 x 1440
  • AccuPhoto HD2 Screening Technology
  • Professional Media Handling
  • Auto-Sharing Photo & Matte Black Inks
  • PreciseColor™ Manufacturing
  • Advanced Black & White Printing
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Engineered for the serious professional, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Large-Format Printer Graphic Arts Edition incorporates a compact, 17-inch wide printer design, along with an amazing variety of technological innovations. Produce accurate, color-stable prints throughout the production process...from initial comps to client presentations to pre-press proofs. The printer comes with standard Epson ESC/P2 drivers, and PANTONE-licensed Postscript Language Level 3-compatible RIP by ColorBurst. ColorBurst allows users to send layouts to a Job List to print, reorder jobs and layouts, put layouts on hold, open layouts to edit, and build new layouts while printing.

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 provides 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 1440dpi
    1440 x 720dpi
    720 x 720dpi
    720 x 360dpi
    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

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

    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

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

    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
    Paper Handling
    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 3mm each (0.24" total)
    Top and bottom margins: 0 or 3mm or 15mm 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 1.5mm 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 1.5mm
    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/P 2 raster photographic drivers (standard)
    PANTONE licensed and SWOP certified PostScript Language Level 3-compatible RIP by ColorBurst
    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)
    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 0.3W
    Fully ENERGY STAR compliant
    Environmental Temperature:
    50-95°F (10-35°C)
    -4°-104°F (-20°-40°C)
    Relative humidity:

    Recommended storage 5-85% (no condensation)

    Dimensions (WxHxD) 27 x 10 x 15" (686 x 254 x 381mm)
    Weight 43.2 lb (19.6 kg)
    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Large-Format Inkjet Printer Graphic Arts Edition
  • Power Cord
  • 1 Set Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink (80 ml)
    • Photo Black Ink Cartridge (T580100)
    • Cyan Ink Cartridge (T580200)
    • Magenta Ink Cartridge (T580300)
    • Yellow Ink Cartridge (T580400)
    • Light Cyan Ink Cartridge (T580500)
    • Light Magenta Ink Cartridge (T580600)
    • Light Black Ink Cartridge (T580700)
    • Light Light Black Ink Cartridge (T580900)
    • Matte Black Ink Cartridge (T580800)
  • Ink Maintenance Cartridge
  • Printer Driver Software CD-ROM
  • Postscript Software CD-ROM (PANTONE licensed and SWOP certified PostScript Language Level 3 compatible RIP by ColorBurst)
  • User Guide
  • Reference Guide
  • 1-Year Epson Preferred Protection Plan with Toll-free Telephone Support
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