Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Specifications Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Professional Compact Desktop Printer Detailed Specs

Printing Method

Advanced MicroPiezo AMC print head technology
8-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head
9-color (C, Lc, VM, VLm, Y, Lk, LLk + PK or MK)
Auto head alignment and cleaning technology
Auto-sharing Black Ink Mode switching
Epson UltraChrome K3™ with Vivid Magenta
Professional-level pigment-based ink technology

Epson Intelligent Pressurized Ink CartridgeC

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

Epson Intelligent Pressurized Ink CartridgeC

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:secc
Ink used during conversion:B
Matte to Photo Black
Approx. 4.6 ml
Photo to Photo Black
Approx. 1.6 ml

Environmental Characteristics

50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)
-4° to 104°F (-20° to 40°C)
Relative humidity
20 to 85%
40 to 50%
Recommended storage
5 to 85% (no condensation)

Printer Nozzle Configuration

Color and Monochrome heads
180 nozzles x 8

Lightfastness RatingsD

Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink:
Up to 108 years
Over 200 years

Droplet Technology

Smallest droplet size
3.5 picoliters
Variable Droplet Technology can produce up to three different droplet sizes per print line

Safety Approval

Safety standards
UL1950, CSA 22.2 950 FDA
FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B AS/NZS 3548 class B


2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 720 dpi; 720 x 720 dpi; 720 x 360 dpi; 360 x 360 dpi; 360 x 180 dpi

Acoustic Noise Level

Approximately 39 dB(A) according to ISO 7779

Printer Language/Drivers

Epson ESC/P2 raster photographic drivers standard

Optional PANTONE licensed and SWOP certified Adobe PostScript RIP by EFI® (EFI eXpress included only with Designer Edition bundle)

Also supported by most leading, third-party RIPs and workflows

Operating Systems Supported

Leopard 10.5, Snow Leopard 10.6,or Lion 10.7 (Intel based)
XP, Vista, and Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)

Printer Interfaces

Includes as standard one Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible) and one 10/100Base-T Ethernet port


27"x 15" x 10"
(W x D x H)
Printer weight:
43.2 lb

Electrical Requirements

AC 110-120 V
50-60 Hz
0.6 A /110-120 V
Power consumption
Approx. 25 W
Less than 5 W
Power Off
Less than .3 W
Fully ENERGY STAR compliant

Printable Area

Maximum paper width
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)

Print Engine SpeedsA

8" x 10" prints from 2:03 to 7:47
Normal is 4:08
11" x 14" prints from 3:18 to 12:15
Normal is 6:39
16" x 20" prints from 5:32 to 19:40
Normal is 10:59

BorderFree Printing

Borderless printing on the following cut-sheet sizes:
4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 11" x 14", 16" x 20", 17" x 22"

Media Handling

Main top-loading feeder
Up to 17" x 22"
Up to 120 sheets plain
50 photo
Manual rear path
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
12 lb bond, up to 1.5 mm cardboard

Products and Accessory Part Numbers

Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Printer
Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Designer Edition (Includes EFI eXpress RIP)
Epson Stylus Pro 3880 TUMI® cover
Additional one-year Epson Preferred Plus Service
Additional Two-year Epson Preferred Plus Service
Replacement Ink Maintenance Tank

Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink (80 ml)

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

A 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.

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

C Cartridge yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of use and temperature. For print quality, a variable amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the "replace cartridge" indicator comes on. The printer ships with full cartridges and part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer.

D Ink lightfastness rating based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them. Visit for the latest information.