Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer
WOW, blown away
I knew this was a good printer before I purchased it, I didn't just how good it was until I made a dozen prints. Of those twelve prints, ten were BW, mainly on Velvet Fine Art paper (8x10's) and two on Luster. I also printed a couple color images and was just blown away by the detail and gradation of the tones in the BWs as well as the color tonality.
The printer came very well packaged. Many many small pieces of tape held everything together. A good paper manual and the quick start guide made for an easy installation. The driver software loaded without any problems as did the paper ICC profiles.
Everything worked right out of the box. Prior to making a print I performed a monitor calibration. Aside from some minor differences in dark tones, the printed image did a great job matching the screen image.
One minor annoyance, the rear manual paper feed is a bit finicky when it comes to loading paper, sometimes taking two or three times before it is fed correctly. Not enough of a problem to decrease my star rating.
Maybe things may change with time, but my experience right out of the box is nothing but positive and I would highly recommend this printer.
The price is high, but keep in mind that you get fully charged 80mL cartridges with the printer.
This is arguably the best printer currently on the market. Can't wait to print some 17x22s.
April 16, 2011
Impossible to beat price, excellent printer, previous 3800 lasted 6 years, never a problem. Wish all photo products were so reliable.
Can't recommend this printer enough. Not for high speed production, per se. But if you want incredible enlargements, this is the machine.
March 4, 2014
I had many printers, but this printer is by far a high quality professional printer. I do alot of canvas printing. With this printer loading canvas into the unit is very easy and the prints are fantastic. Epson you did an outstanding job with this printer period.
February 26, 2014
I do B & W Fine Art Photography Prints and I find the speed & detail exactly what I require to show my best work
February 26, 2014
This is a great printer and superior quality. I anticipated the ink to be very costly and it is. However the cartridges are of greater capacity.
Front load of paper is a little difficult to get the proper alignment. So far I have had two sheets jam in the printer. I found nothing in the manual about proper feed only how to clear paper jam.
I have had this printer for approximately 2 weeks and printed 10 copies of my drawings.
February 23, 2014
Love It! This is great for my personal photography, and big advantage in providing quality prints to serious customers.
February 16, 2014
I am on my second 3880. I purchased the same printer again (nothing lasts forever) because it works well for me.
It is reasonably priced. The photographs look as good as my professional lab. I can print up to 16x20 photographs.
I do recommend the extended warranty if you use your printer a great deal.
February 14, 2014
Epson Stylus Pro 3880
Excellent choice of printer for a multimedia artist/painter...... Can take almost any fine-art paper and with beautiful results. Only beef..the rear sheet feed is not really working ...my feed gets spurned.... Have not tried the front loader yet...
February 10, 2014
Epson Service is superb
I have owned a a stylus Pro 3800 and a 3880. The 3880 started developing an error that prevented the printer from starting up, just before the warrantee was over. I just restarted it and forgot about it until I tried to turn it on a week later. The issue got worse. I printed beautifully when it was on so I tried not to turn it off. Finally I called Epson. They offered me an exchange for a refurbished printer! Wow! It arrived and it works!
As a pro series owner, Epson has a phone number that you can call for help even when your printer is out of warrantee. It has been wonderful! It has fixed several problems.
February 5, 2014
Just got my new Pro 3880. The installation was straight forward and easy to follow. The unpacking was a bit more of a challenge, not knowing the printer, but I made it thru.
My first print blew me away, it was remarkable. It impressed my wife so much she made me reprint all the photos I had on display.
I would strongly recommend this printer to anyone looking to upgrade there photos.
January 30, 2014