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Epson Stylus Pro 3800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 873 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and usability. The build quality and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the noise and paper handling.

value for money, design, build quality, usability, performance

paper handling, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson Stylus Pro 3800

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Epson Stylus Pro 3800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Epson Maintenance Ink Tank for Stylus Pro 3800

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson Stylus Pro 3800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 537 user reviews of Epson Stylus Pro 3800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design, build quality, performance

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Premium Photo Paper GLOSSY (5x7 Inches, 20 Sheets) (S041464)Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Printer Standard Model Photo PrinterEpson UltraChrome K3 Photo Black Ink Cartridge - Inkjet - Photo Black

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Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Standard Model

 

Large-capacity ink cartridges ; Prints on thick papers up to 17 inches by 22 inches ; Superior print quality on all paper types ; Long-lasting prints

Switching between matte and photo papers wastes ink

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Epson Stylus Pro 3800

 

Like its pricier sibling, the Stylus Pro 3800 accepts paper as large as 17 inches wide. In fact, the biggest appreciable difference between the two printers is the 3800's lack of a roll-feed option, which means that the largest photo you can print is...

Class-leading black-and-white printing; lots of paper options; long-lived prints; large ink cartridges.

Expensive; large footprint; no roll feed.

Epson's least expensive pro-series printer yet, the Stylus Pro 3800 is sure to dominate among pros, prosumers, and big-spending amateurs alike.

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Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Portrait Edition

 

Review: Epson separates its photo printers into groups, such as the snapshot-dedicated PictureMate line, the amateur-through-enthusiast Stylus Photo line, and the prosumer-through-professional Stylus Pro line. However, the company's latest high-end...

Class-leading black-and-white printing; lots of paper options; long-lived prints; large ink cartridges

Expensive; large footprint; no roll feed

Epson's least expensive pro-series printer yet, the Stylus Pro 3800 is sure to dominate among pros, prosumers, and big-spending amateurs alike.

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Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Professional Edition

 

In conclusion, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Professional Edition provides quality photo printing capabilities on a wide range of paper options that are sure to meet the needs of the aspiring artists and casual user alike. Although it does not offer users...

Accepts up to 17" x 22" media16" x 20" photo in 18 minutes 40 seconds9 Epson UltraChrome K3 ink cartridges

Ink wasted each time black photo/matte cartridge usage changesDoesn't accept rolled media

If you are looking for photo printer that can provide professional printing

Highly Recommended!

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Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Review

 

Setup of the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 is very straight forward, and thanks to the smaller size and lighter weight (about 43 pounds), it can actually be done by a single person. The printer dimensions are...

The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 is a real value giving you the ability to print up to 17" wide on a variety of media types. The UltraChrome K3 inks have a good track record and with the new dithering ...

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Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Photo Printer Review

 

Bright Hub's review of the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Photo Printer finds it a pleasant surprise. While within the budget of photographers first starting out commercially, it offers printing capability and quality appreciated by long term professionals....

While high priced for a home photo printer, this seems like a bargain for the beginning professional printer. It delivers Epson quality prints – which many people consider to be equal to or better than silver halide prints. Although it does not offer...

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Epson Stylus Pro 3800 large-format printer

 

If you are a professional photographer or serious amateur looking to reproduce your work at large sizes and with extremely high quality, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Standard Model is a great printer.

Large-capacity ink cartridges ; Prints on thick papers up to 17 inches by 22 inches ; Superior print quality on all paper types ; Long-lasting prints

Switching between matte and photo papers wastes ink

The Stylus Pro 3800uses nine pigment-based inks designed to provide long-lasting output on a wide variety of paper types. Like most pigment ink printers, the 3800 switches between two black inks: photo black, which is used when you print on glossy and...

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Epsonâ-'s Stylus Pro 3800; A New Look In 17â-- Wide Printers

 

The Epson 3800 produces some of the finest black and white prints I have ever achieved on an inkjet printer, all with a speed and ease of working that quite amazed me.

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Epson Stylus Pro 3800

 

Excellent quality prints, outstanding speed on almost any media type

Wastes at least 2ml of ink each time it prints

If you are a professional photographer or serious amateur looking to reproduce your work at large sizes and with extremely high quality, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Standard Model is a great printer. You get speed, quality, and efficiency at a good...

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Epson Stylus Pro 3800 large-format photo printer

 

At first glance, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Standard Model looks out of place in the photo printer market. There are a few very good photo printers wit...

Excellent quality prints, outstanding speed on almost any media type

The need to swap cartridges when you switch between matte and photo black inks wastes at least 2ml of ink in the process due to ink "flushing

If you are a professional photographer or serious amateur looking to reproduce your work at large sizes and with extremely high quality, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Standard Model is a great printer. You get speed, quality, and efficiency at a good...

Product Specifications

Designed from the beginning to exceed all expectations in the area of photographic image quality, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 incorporates an all-new, 17-inch wide printer design, along with a radical new photographic screening technology. And, when combined with the breakthrough Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink, will deliver your creative vision without compromise. Capable of handling virtually any type of cut-sheet media up to 17 inches wide, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 incorporates a high-capacity paper feeder that can accommodate sizes from 4x6 up to 17x22. Continuing to set standards in media flexibility, Epson has developed various ways of loading media, including a front-loading, straight-through path capable of handling media up to 1.5 mm thick and even a second, top-loading, single-sheet feeder optimized for fine art papers. Imagine producing archival prints with amazing color fidelity, gloss-level and scratch resistance, while providing consistently stable colors that significantly outperform lesser ink technologies. Imagine producing professional neutral and toned black-and-white prints with higher density levels and virtually no metamerism or bronzing. The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 represents a level of imaging technology unprecedented in Epson's history. The extreme precision of an Epson Stylus Pro print engine, along with the extraordinary performance of Epson Ultra- Chrome K3 Ink, results in your image being masterfully printed, without any signs of how it was produced. Prepare to be inspired all over again.

Consumable

Cartridge Features:Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink
Color:Light black/Light cyan/Light light black/Light magenta/Magenta/Photo black
Consumable Type:Print cartridge

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.8in/15in
Height:10.1in/10in
Weight:43.2lbs/43lbs
Width:26.9in/27in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

General

Consumable Subcategory:Cartridges
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits
Technology:Ink-jet

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:Pro 3800/Pro 3800 Portrait Edition/Pro 3800 Professional Edition/T5801/T5803/T5805/T5806/T5807/T5809
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson/Epson Stylus

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Printing consumables
Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:None/Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P 2/EPSON ESC/P 2 / PostScript 3
Large Format Printer Size:17"
Large Format Printer Size (metric):432 mm
Max H-Resolution B/W:2880dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2880dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A2 (16.5 in x 23.4 in) / ANSI C (17 in x 22 in)/ANSI C (17 in x 22 in)
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Media Type:Photo paper / Plain paper
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Included/Optional/Standard
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:120sheets
Type:Large-format printer

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.4.7 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition/Apple MacOS X 10.4.7 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition