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Epson Stylus Photo R2880

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2078 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the build quality and print quality are generally positive. The design and performance also get good views, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability. The connectivity and paper handling get critical reviews.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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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

Highly Recommended!

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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 &...

Editor's Choice!

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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

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Outstanding...but not for those in a hurry


This is simply a superb PHOTO printer. Some posts here talk about letters and Quicken not's a Pro-level PHOTO printer. It's for serious photo work. It is not a "point and shoot" type printer. You can buy those for $99 at office max....

Outstanding print performance with great color representation

Ink supplies are too small

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Outstanding...but not for those in a hurry


This is simply a superb PHOTO printer. Some posts here talk about letters and Quicken not's a Pro-level PHOTO printer. It's for serious photo work.

Outstanding print performance with great color representation

Ink supplies are too small

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Beware, beware, beware.


Great prints when it's working. For me-- it's not working correctly yet.

Beautiful output

I have just spent most of a day on the phone with Epson. The printer I have will not print a full borderless 19x17. So far the suggestions have been ; I estimate it has cost 6 hours and approximately $100 in ink ; BEWARE this printer

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Needs to be taken off the market; it's a dud


The first printer they sent did not print the stunning photos I was led to expect. I called tech support and they walked me through all the steps. It did better for a while then quality went sour again. Tech support again. Sometimes I get stunning...

When it prints -- if it prints -- it has beautiful prints sometimes. But no always

I am on my 2nd substitution for the first one they sent. So far, inferior prints some times. Won't recognize paper. Won't recognize ink cartridges. Refuses to feed paper from the manual roll. The third one I've been sent refuses to feed any paper

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


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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


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


Type: None


Type: None


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


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

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