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Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer Designer Edition

Mail-In Rebate: -$ 250.00

Offer ends: OCT 31 '14
Product Highlights
  • Max Resolution: 2880 x 1440 dpi
  • Max Printable Area: 17 x 22"
  • Print Speed: 8 x 10" in 4 min 8 sec
  • 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
  • EFI eXpress for Epson

The Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer Designer Edition from Epson lets you produce high-quality professional grade prints right from your own computer. Thanks to its cost-saving large ink cartridges and small footprint, the 3880 Ink Jet Printer is the perfect solution for in-house photo printing. The 4 black cartridges, including a light black and a light, light black produce black and white photos of the highest quality. Epson's three-level black technology simultaneously uses black, light black, and light, light black ink to produce an accurate gray balance. Unlike other photo printers, the 3880 features auto-switching Matte and Photo Black cartridges, so you won't have to worry about which one to use.

The 8 pigments are delivered onto the paper in amounts as small as 3.5 picoliters while the ink-repelling coating ensures accurate dot placement. Epson's Proprietary Active Meniscus Control further enhances the ink delivery's accuracy by controlling the curvature of every ink droplet within each nozzle before it's released onto the media. Also, the Designer edition includes EFI eXpress for Epson.

The Latest Adobe CPSI 3018 Core

Complete compatibility with the latest design software suites from Adobe
Handles virtually every industry file format including - EPS, TIFF, PDF, PS, JPEG, and Layered PSD

Intelligent PDF Processing

Capable of processing only the pages you're printing, not the entire multi-page PDF
All forms of PDF cropping are now supported

Adobe PDF Print Engine 2.0 Drives Integrated End-to-End PDF Workflows

User selectable between standard CPSI and Adobe PDF Print Engine 2.0
Complete compatibility with the latest design software suites from Adobe

More Precise Method to Find the Best Possible Spot Color Simulations

New 16-bit math handles the precise definition of L*a*b* values to find the best color match possible
Even for challenging spot colors, the ideal color values are automatically identified
No user interaction is required

Complete Spot Color Library Support

Built-in PANTONE coated & uncoated, HKS, Toyo, and DIC spot color libraries

Create Custom Spot Colors for Client-Specific Requirements

Creation of unique spot colors via L*a*b* values for extremely accurate simulation
Also supports spot colors defined by specific CMYK, CMYKOG, and CMYKRGB percentages

Flexible Printing Workflow with Hot Folder and Virtual Printer Support

Multiple printing paths for easy tailoring to your existing workflow
Takes full advantage of the latest technology - including multiple core processors

Efficient Processing of Complex Files

Free resources on your computer with file processing offloaded to the RIP software
Process only selected pages in multi-page design files to save valuable time

RIP Optimized for the Latest Microsoft and Apple Operating Systems

Takes full advantage of the latest technology - including multiple core processors
Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 1
Compatible with Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard

Customizable Job Ticket Information

Adjustable font size, job ticket width, distance between print job
User selectable job ticket information with preset capability
Supports the use of your own company logo

Auto-Positioning Of Job Ticket & Color Control Strips

Depending upon available space, both the control strip and job ticket information will automatically be positioned below the actual print job
Industry Standard IDEAlliance ISO-12647-7 2009 Control Strips and Ugra/Fogra Media Wedges included 2

Additional complete workflow designed with Photographers in mind

Quickly create contact sheets with automatic layout to minimize media usage
Customizable Multi-Image Templates Simplify Printing and Save Valuable Time

Job Nesting & Visual Layout tools

Improve productivity and reduce media waste by nesting jobs together

Supports Popular Photographic File Format

Multi-Layer Photoshop PSDs, TIFF, JPEG, JPEG2000, ImageEPS, and ImagePDF
Camera setting information (Exposure, Aperture, GPS data, etc) can be included on Job Ticket

Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology

A highly acclaimed, 8-color, pigment-based ink system, Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta has revolutionized the professional printing industry, redefining what's possible in color and black-and-white printing.
A high-density form of magenta pigments that produce an enhanced color gamut with vibrant blues and violets
Professional print permanence ratings for truly sellable quality prints
High-gloss Microcrystal Encapsulation for an improved glossy finish
Instant color stability, immediately after printing, with no short-term color shifting

8-Channel MicroPiezo AMC Print Head With Ink-Repelling Coating

One inch wide, the print head delivers a maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi. It produces variable-sized ink droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters to simultaneously optimize photographic quality and dramatically decrease print times.
Proprietary Active Meniscus Control (AMC) technology precisely controls the curvature of every ink droplet within each nozzle before releasing it onto the media.
A unique ink-repelling coating helps to prevent ink build-up around the nozzles, allowing for precise and accurate dot placement, and reduced maintenance.

AccuPhoto HD2 Image Technology

Created from collaboration between Epson and the Rochester Institute of Technology's Munsell Color Science Laboratory, AccuPhoto HD2 combines a complex mathematical architecture with an advanced screening technology to provide outstanding image quality.
AccuPhoto HD2 is specifically engineered to ensure precision placement of each individual ink droplet, resulting in smooth, grain-free images. Choosing from an extraordinary number of possible ink combinations for each color, this technology optimizes the ink use to maximize the color gamut and provide smooth color transitions and gradations. Reduction of the metameric index makes it possible to achieve consistent color under different lighting conditions.
Epson PreciseColor Technology
Every Epson Stylus Pro 3880 meets the standards of Epson PreciseColor manufacturing. This rigorous process applies colorimetric calibration to ensure that individual printers of the same model produce prints that are virtually indistinguishable from one another.

Three-level Black Ink Technology with Two Auto-sharing Black Ink Modes

Three-level Black technology simultaneously uses Black, Light Black and Light, Light Black ink, resulting in richer blacks, an unsurpassed gray balance and stunning tonal range. Whether a panorama of fall foliage or a black-and-white portrait shot in subdued light, your print will duplicate exactly what you saw through the lens.
The 3880 automatically switches between two different Black ink modes - Photo Black or Matte Black. This optimizes the Dmax (Black ink density) for various media types, so whether you're printing on traditional photographic media or unique, fine art paper, final print quality is dramatically improved.
Automatic Print Head Alignment and Cleaning Technology
A built-in sensor automatically reads printed data for highly precise alignment of all color channels, both bi-directional and uni-directional, resulting in outstanding accuracy. In addition, the automatic print head cleaning mode analyzes a printed nozzle check pattern and automatically cleans the print head, if even a partially clogged nozzle is detected.
High-capacity Ink System
Epson's pressurized ink cartridge technology enables reliable ink delivery at all print speeds, while dramatically reducing the size of the ink cartridges themselves.
Nine individual 80 ml ink cartridges ensure truly professional printing
On-the-fly ink cartridge replacement increases productivity

Compact, 17-Inch Wide Printer

Even with its surprisingly small footprint, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 offers a number of advantages. Its print engine technology takes full advantage of the latest in precision mechanical design, resulting in a significant reduction in overall printer size and weight. In fact, it's equal in size to many competitive 13-inch printers.
Quiet operation that won't interfere with other activities in the studio - or the residence
Large, 2.5-inch, backlit LCD control panel for easy, direct printer control and status monitoring
Professional Media Handling
The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 supports a full range of professional, photographic and fine art media, not only to meet your day-to-day requirements, but also to fuel and stimulate your creativity.
Print 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
A second, top-loading, manual sheet feeder accommodates thick fine art paper up to 17 inches wide
A front-loading, straight-through, manual sheet feeder handles media up to 16 inches wide and poster board up to 1.5 mm thick
Advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode
This Epson exclusive represents the standard for producing sellable quality neutral and toned black-and-white prints. It lets you choose from one of four presets - neutral, warm, cool or sepia, or further fine-tune your image with custom controls and the color toning wheel. Then, once you've created your custom settings, they can be conveniently saved and reapplied to streamline your workflow.

EFI eXpress for Epson

Adobe PDF and Postscript 3 print engine ensures compatibility with your design files
Professional ICC color management
Handles both CMYK data for accurate proofing to industry standards, and RGB data for quality results with photographs and fine art prints
Reproduces accurate spot colors with the included PANTONE, DIC, HKS, and TOYO libraries
Virtual Print Technology allows for cross platform network printing via hot folder
Software supports both Windows and Macintosh OS X
Built-in support for Epson media as well as the ability to add custom media types
Printing Method
Printing Technology Advanced MicroPiezo AMC print head with ink-repelling coating technology
8-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head
Auto head alignment and cleaning technology
Pigment-based Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink technology

Auto-sharing Black Ink Technology:
Fully automatic switching between Black ink modes. Black ink conversion times:
Matte to Photo Black: ~3.5 minutes
Photo to Matte Black: ~2.5 minutes
Ink used during conversion:
Matte to Photo Black: ~4.6 ml
Photo to Matte Black: ~1.6 ml

Maximum Resolution 2880 x 1440 dpi
Minimum Ink Droplet Size 3.5 picoliters
Ink Type Pigment-based Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink technology
Ink Cartridge Configuration 9 Ink Cartridges: cyan, light cyan, vivid magenta, vivid light magenta, yellow, light black, light, light black, photo black/matte black)
Ink Cartridges 80 ml each color x 9 colors total
Number of Nozzles 180 nozzles x 8 (color and monochrome heads)
Performance
Print Speed 8 x 10" print: ~4:08
11 x 14" print: ~6:39
16 x 20" prints: ~10:59
Input Buffer 64 MB
Print Archival Life Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink:
color: up to 108 years, black-and-white: Over 200 years
Paper Handling
Maximum Paper Width 17.0" (43.18)
Paper Sizes Main top-loading feeder: Up to 17 x 22"
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
Borderless Photo Sizes 4 x 6"
5 x 7"
8 x 10"
11 x 14"
13 x 19"
17 x 22"
Paper Types Recommended: Epson Presentation Paper Matte, Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, Epson Premium Photo Paper Luster, Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss, Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte, Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, Epson Proofing Paper Commercial Semimatte, Epson Watercolor Paper - Radiant White, Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper, Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper, Epson Singleweight Matte Paper
Paper Capacity Main top-loading feeder: 120 sheets plain; 20 photo
Second top-loading feeder: single sheet manual feeder optimized for fine art paper
Front manual feeder: Straight-through, single sheet manual feeder up to 1.5 mm
Media Weight 17 to 24 lb
Paper-Feed Method Top-loading feeder, single sheet top-loading feeder for fine art paper, front manual straight path feeder for rigid media
Connectivity
Computer Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1 port)
100Base-T Ethernet (1 port)
Network Capable Yes
Supported Languages Epson ESC/P2 raster photographic drivers standard
Optional PANTONE licensed and SWOP certified PostScript Language Level 3 compatible RIP by ColorBurst (included only with Graphic Arts Edition bundle)
Supported by most leading, third-party RIPs and workflows
PostScript Support Yes: Optional PANTONE licensed and SWOP certified PostScript Language Level 3 compatible RIP by ColorBurst (included only with Graphic Arts Edition bundle)
Windows System Requirements XP (64-bit also supported), Vista (64-bit also supported), Windows 7 (64-bit also supported), Windows 8
EFI eXpress: XP (64-bit also supported), Vista (64-bit also supported), Windows 7 (64-bit also supported)
Apple System Requirements Mac OS X 10.4.11 to 10.8
EFI eXpress: Mac OS X 10.6.8-10.8
Physical
Status Display Ink levels, warnings, remaining paper, job history, usage count
Buffer/Ram 64 MB
Image Preview Display N/A
Front Panel Controls Maintenance, user settings, 4 directional keys, menu button, cancel/reset button, power button
Power Requirements Voltage: AC 110 - 120 V
Frequency: 50 - 60 Hz
Current: 0.6 A/110 - 120 V
Power Consumption Operating: ~25 W
Standby: <5 W
Power Off: <0.3 W
ENERGY STAR compliant: (Tier 2)
User-Replaceable Items 9 ink cartridges
Acoustics ~39 dB according to ISO 7779
Temperature Operating: 50 - 95 °F (10 - 35 °C)
Storage: -4 - 104 °F (-20 - 40 °C)
Humidity Relative humidity 20 - 80%
Operating 40 - 50%
Recommended storage 5 - 85% (no condensation)
Compliance Safety standards: UL1950, CSA 22.2 950 FDA
EMI: FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B, AS/NZS 3548 class B
Dimensions 10.28 x 27.36 x 14.88" (25.7 x 68.4 x 37.6 cm)
Weight 43.2 lb. (19.60 kg) with cartridges

Cables & Adapters

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Required item: A USB cable (not included) is required to connect this printer to a computer.

Pearstone -  USB 2.0 Type A Male to Type B Male Cable - 6' (1.8 m)
  • You Pay: $3.49
 

Ink Cartridges

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Epson -  UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (80 ml)
 

Photo Paper

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Epson -  Premium Glossy Photo Paper - 4x6" Borderless - 100 Sheets
  • You Pay: $14.49
 

Cases

Epson -  Tumi Printer Cover
  • You Pay: $71.99
 

Maintenance Tanks

Epson -  Ink Maintenance Tank For Stylus Pro 3800 Series
  • You Pay: $19.99
 

Surge Protectors

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Belkin -  6 Outlet Home/Office Surge Protector
  • You Pay: $6.88
 
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