Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer Signature Worthy Edition


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Printing Technology: Advanced Micro Piezo® with 8-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head

Nozzle Configuration: 180 nozzles x 8

Minimum Ink Droplet Size:

  • 3.5 picoliters
  • Variable Droplet Technology can produce up to 3 different droplet sizes per print line

Maximum Print Resolution: 2880 x 1440 dpi

Maximum 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

Photo Print Speed:

  • 8" x 10" — average is 4:08
  • 11" x 14" — average is 6:39
  • 16" x 20" — average is 10:591

Paper Handling

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Maximum Paper Size:

  • Main top-loading feeder: Up to 17" x 22"
  • Second top-loading feeder: Up to 17" x 22"
  • Front manual feeder: Up to 16" x 20" straight-through

Maximum Paper Thickness: Up to 1.5 mm cardboard

Paper Weight: 12 lb bond

Borderless Sizes: 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 11" x 14", 13" x 19", 17" x 22"

Paper Capacity:

  • Main top-loading feeder: Up to 120 sheets of plain paper; 50 sheets of photo paper
  • Second top-loading feeder: Single sheet manual feeder, optimized for fine art paper
  • Front manual feeder: Single sheet manual feeder up to 1.5 mm


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Ink Type: Epson UltraChrome K3™ with Vivid Magenta pigment ink2

Ink Palette: Photo or Matte Black, Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Vivid Light Magenta, Light Black, Light Light Black

Ink Configuration:

    Black Ink Mode Configuration
  • Auto-sharing Black Ink Technology
  • Fully automatic switching between Black ink modes
  • Black ink conversion times
  • Matte to Photo Black 2:55 min:sec
  • Photo to Matte Black 1:55 min:sec
  • Ink used during conversion3
  • Matte to Photo Black Approx. 4.5 ml
  • Photo to Matte Black Approx. 1.5 ml

Fade Resistance / Print Longevity:

  • Color: Up to 200 years4
  • Black-and-white: Over 200 years4


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  • One (1) Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports
  • One (1) 100Base-T Ethernet port


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Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP (64-bit also supported), Windows Vista® (64-bit also supported), Windows 7 (64-bit also supported)
  • Mac® OS® X 10.4.11 – 10.5.x, 10.6.x

Printer Language:

  • 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


  • 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage
  • -4° to 104° F (-20° to 40° C)


  • 20% to 80%
  • Storage
  • 5% to 85% (no condensation)

Sound Level: 47 dB

Rated Voltage: AC 110 – 120V

Rated Frequency: 50 – 60 Hz

Rated Current: 0.6A / 110V – 120V

Power Consumption:

  • Normal mode: Approx. 25W
  • Sleep mode: Less than 5W
  • Power Off mode: Less than .3W
  • ENERGY STAR compliant (Tier 2)

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: 27"x 15" x 10" (W x D x H)

Weight: 43.2 lb


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1 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 &38212; 1440 dpi.

2 Cartridge yields vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. A variable amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the "replace cartridge" signal. Part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer. Ink is used for both printing and print head maintenance. All inks are used for both black and color printing. For more information about cartridges, see

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

4 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 the longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them.

"Estimated Price" is the estimated U.S. price. Dealer Prices may vary. All prices are in U.S. Dollars.