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Epson Stylus Photo R2880

Epson Stylus Photo R2880
alaScore 86

2242 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2242 reviews of Epson Stylus Photo R2880. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Epson Stylus Photo R2880 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on

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Feb, 2018

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Feb, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: M. David Stone (

Epson Stylus Photo R2880


The Epson Stylus Photo R2880 printer delivers photos and graphics with professional-level quality.

Fast. Impressively high-quality photos and graphics. Maximum 13- by 19-inch cut paper size. Fine arts papers available.

Needs different black ink cartridges for matte and glossy paper.

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Jun, 2010

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Epson Stylus Photo R2880


In conclusion, the Stylus Photo R2880 provides quality photo printing capabilities on a wide range of paper options that are sure to strike any photographers fancy. If you can tolerate having to switch black cartridges when switching between photo and...

Prints on up to 13" rolls8" x 10" photo in 2 minutes 8 seconds8 Epson UltraChrome K3 ink cartridges

Ink wasted each time black photo/matte cartridges are swappedCan't add new paper types

If you are looking for a photo printer than can handle more than just your

Feb, 2009

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by: Jon Canfield (

Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Review


Back in 2005 Epson brought out a solid 13x19 inch printer using its new UltraChrome K3 inkset. This model, the Stylus Photo R2400, was a major improvement over the 2200/2100 it replaced, thanks to additional grey inks and a new Advanced Black &...

Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta (

Epson Stylus Photo R2880


Epson's Stylus Photo R2880 is a serious, well-designed, and nicely constructed photo printer for photo enthusiasts and professionals who require medium-size, exhibition-quality black-and-white or color prints.

Superb image quality; versatile paper handling; fast; quiet; efficient; easy to set up; prints directly onto DVD/CD discs

No network connectivity options; no LCD; expensive photo-black and matte-black ink cartridges must be manually swapped; problematic manual paper feed

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Jon Canfield (

Epsonâ-'s Stylus Photo R2880; The New 13â-- Flagship Printer In The Epson Line-Up


Three years ago, Epson brought out a solid 13x19" printer using the new UltraChrome K3 inks.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (

Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Review at PhotographyBLOG


The Epson R2880 does feature a couple of very welcome enhancements that bring the printer up to the same output quality as the larger 4880, 7880, and 9880 models. The most obvious of these is the replacement of the standard magenta inks with the newest...

Jul, 2008

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Epson Stylus Photo R2880


The Epson Stylus Photo R2880 is a new professional photo printer on the market from the printer giant, Epson. It prints professional quality photo prints at a size up to 13 x 19-inches or even on a roll. While the price tag may seem expensive to the...

Expert review by: Matthew Richards (

Epson Stylus Photo R2880 review


The good, the bad and the ugly for a few dollars more

Excellent quality for black-and-white output, and colour is convincing, too

Slightly cool skin tones

Outclassed by the new R3000, the R2880 now looks a bit of a has-been.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (

Epson Stylus Photo R2880


The photo lab comes home

Fantastic photo printing, great build quality, A3+ media capability

No Ethernet, awkward manual roll feeding

The Epson Stylus Photo R2880 has emerged as the new standard for high quality photo reproduction. With a relatively low initial price point and decent consumable efficiency, the R2880 is a must-have for any semi-professional photographer looking to...

Jul, 2008


Expert review by: Simon Williams (

Epson Stylus Photo R2880 - A3+ Inkjet Printer


Epson's eight-ink UltraChrome K3 ink system makes for great photo and portrait prints.

Epson has had an enviable reputation for its medium and wide-format photo printers for many years and the Stylus Photo R2880 continues this tradition. Epson has concentrated on the areas most photographers will buy medium-format photo printers for, and...

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Produce exhibition quality prints with unprecedented control with the Epson R2880 photo printer, the choice for professional and fine art photographers. With its innovative ink set, Epson UltraChrome K3 with vivid color, this powerful printer offers an astounding color gamut for brilliant reds, blues and purples. Designed to easily deliver large-format photos worthy of gallery display, the 13-inch R2880 includes Radiance technology, which ensures smooth color transitions, and improved highlight and shadow detail. Its three-level black technology offers exceptional gray balance and outstanding tonal range. And, advanced black-and-white photo mode ensures precision control for neutral or toned black-and-white prints. Take your creativity further with its versatile media handling capabilities. Print on roll paper, fine art paper or 1.3 mm thick art board. The R2880 always delivers professional performance with its one-inch wide, permanent print head. And, for more consistent printing, it includes Automatic Nozzle Check technology, plus Epson PreciseColor. Achieve professional results, with the quality, control and versatility of the Epson R2880 photo printer.

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Energy Star certified: Yes
Power consumption (sleep mode):4
Power consumption (typical):20

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Stylus Photo

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:120
Standard input capacity:120

Media Formats

Standard media sizes:DIN A3, DIN A4


Buffer Size:256


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Vista,\nMac OS 10.3.9/10.4.x/10.5.x / Windows Vista, XP Professional x64, XP, and 2000\nMac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.x – 10.5.x
Dimensions (WxDxH):24.3 x 12.7 x 8.4 / 24.3 x 12.7 x 8.43
DVD/CD printing: Yes
Mac compatibility: Yes
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Power Requirements:120 VAC / AC 220 - 240V
Standard input trays:Aautomatic sheet feeder, Roll paper holder, Fine Art Paper holder, Front Feed
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Photo paper
Wireless technologies:Wired

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B4, B5 / B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3
Maximum print area:A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Maximum print size:A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Media types supported:Premium Glossy Photo Paper, Premium Semigloss Photo Paper, Glossy Photo Paper, Archival Matte Paper, Enhanced Matte Paper, UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper, Velvet Fine Art Paper, Watercolor - Radiant White, Matte Paper Heavy Weight, Double sided Matte Paper
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Recommended media weight:64 - 90, 255
Standard media sizes:US-B, Half letter
Standard tray media types:Plain Paper

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0


Power consumption (typical):20

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:5760 x 1440
Number of print cartridges:8
Print head nozzles:1440 / 180
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing colors:Cyan, Light cyan, Matte black, Photo black, Yellow / Cyan, Light cyan, Matte black, Yellow / Light Black, Light Light Black, Photo Black, Matte Black, Cyan, Light Cyan, Yellow, Vivid Magenta, Vivid Light Magenta


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Direct print USB / USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:5760dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:5760dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (13 in) / Super B (13 in x 19 in)
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Canvas paper / CD discs / Continuous forms / DVD discs / Fine art paper / Fine art velvet paper / Glossy photo paper / Heavy-weight fine art paper / Luster photo paper / Matte canvas paper / Matte paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Satin canvas paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Two-sided matte paper / Watercolor paper
Output Type:Color
Print on CD/DVD: Yes
Roll Photo Paper Holder: Yes
Total Media Capacity:120sheets
Type:Photo printer


Borderless printing: Yes
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Epson Creativity Suite incl. Epson Easy Photo Print, Web to Page, Epson FileManager, Camera RAW Plug-in for Epson Creativity Suite, Epson Print CD,\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 5 (PC)/4 (Mac)\n / Epson Print CD software

Sound Emission

Acoustic pressure emissions:40
Noise Level:40 / 51
Operating acoustic emission:51

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:-Windows 2000, XP, Vista\n-Mac OS X 10.3.9 + / Windows 2000, XP, Vista\nMac OS X 10.3.9 +
Mac compatibility: Yes
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.4.x - 10.5.x / Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Technical Details

Bundled software:Epson Creativity Suite: Epson Easy Photo Print, Epson Camera Raw Plug-in per Creativity Suite, Epson Print CD, Epson File Manager, Epson Web to Page, Adobe Elements 5 (PC) & 4 (Mac)
Dimensions (WxDxH):24.3 x 12.7 x 8.43 / 8.43 x 24.3 x 12.7
DVD/CD printing: Yes
Ink drop:3,0 pl
Interface:USB 2.0
Maximum Resolution:5.760 x 1.440
Print head:Micro Piezo
Print technology:Inkjet
Supported media weight(s):64 - 255

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:26.5 / 26.9 / 33.1