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Epson Stylus PRO 3880

Epson Stylus PRO 3880
alaScore 89

366 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 366 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the build quality and performance are on the whole positive. The design and value for money are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the ink consumption and paper handling.

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

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus PRO 3880 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 366 reviews)

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Epson Stylus Pro 3880 review

 

There's a significant gap between consumer printers and those used by professional photographers and graphic designers. That middle ground consists of what's known as prosumer models that range in cost between about $500 and $1,000. These printers are...

Prints up to 17 x 22 ; Wide color gamut, superior monochrome ; Excellent output quality ; Can use a wide variety of specialty paper

Can’t use roll paper ; Slow speeds ; No Wi-Fi

If you want gallery-quality prints, but don’t have the budget for a professional graphics printer or knowledge of color management software, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 will give you the ability to create output you’ll be proud to put your name on.

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Epson Stylus Pro 3880

 

Although the 3880 lacks a roll feeder, it has three paper-feeding methods: a main top-loading feeder that holds up to 50 sheets of photo paper up to 17 by 22 inches, or 120 sheets of plain paper. A second, single-sheet top feeder is optimized for...

Professional-grade output. Prints at paper sizes up to 17 by 24 inches. Multiple paper feeds

Though exquisite, both graphics and photos showed a few minor flaws. No option to print from paper rolls

The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 professional photo printer is a great choice both for professional photographers and for amateurs thinking of taking the leap into a career in photography.

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Epson Stylus Pro 3880

 

Epson's least expensive professional photo printer, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, can crank out prints up to 17 inches by 22 inches -- something that the lower-tier Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II (*Est. $445) and Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II (*Est. $765)...

Exceptional photo prints, prints up to 17 inches by 22 inches, compact size

Wastes ink when switching from glossy to matte, finicky paper feed, expensive

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Epson Stylus Pro 3880

 

The Stylus Pro 3880 is an exceptional wide-format desktop photo printer for pros or advanced amateurs with limited space and modest budgets.

Wide-carriage (17-inch) printing at an exceptional price point; outstanding image quality; easy setup; fast, quiet

Does not accept roll paper, or sheets larger than 17x22 inches

If you are a very serious amateur, an aspiring pro, or simply a photographer who wants the very best possible print quality—and the option to generate wide-format output—in a relatively affordable, midsize desktop printer, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 is...

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Epson Stylus Pro 3880

 

After nearly three years, Epson is replacing the popular A2-size Stylus Pro 3800 with the impressive Stylus Pro 3880.

Paper handling; excellent included ICC paper profiles

Flimsy paper output tray

I compared the 3880 to its predecessor, printing the same files on both machines. The addition of vivid magenta gives the 3880 an edge for reproducing more accurate blues and magentas. Colors are more vibrant, there’s more highlight and shadow detail,...

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Amazon review summary for Epson Stylus PRO 3880

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Epson Stylus PRO 3880 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

design, usability, performance, build quality, print quality

value for money, paper handling

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Epson Stylus Pro 3800 / 3880 Printer Custom Dust Cover

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Excellent Printer!

 

The first print convinced me that I had made the right choice.

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Excellent Printer!

 

The first print convinced me that I had made the right choice.

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Great Printer

 

This is my first wide format printer that I will use with my photography. It seemed to be the highest rated printer and is supposed to be great for B&W shots. Setup was easy, printing is fast and creates beautiful pictures. It has a large footprint but...

Easy To Setup","Easy To Use","Large ink cartridges

Large Footprint

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Very Impressive !!!

 

Upgraded to this printer a few weeks ago and have been very impressed. With the use of the Ultra Premium Glossy Paper (Epson or HP) I have gotten professional quality results. They look better than many of the prints from the photo lab that I use. I...

Accurate Colors,Easy Setup,Easy To Use,Fast Print Time,Great Contrast,Great Overall Quality

Low Capacity,Slow,Unreliable

Product Specifications

Reproducing an image, exactly as you saw it, has always been a challenge. Until now, with the introduction of the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, the bar has once again been raised and the realm of what's possible has been expanded. Engineered for the most discriminating professionals, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 comes with a variety of technological breakthroughs that will make it the benchmark by which all other 17-inch printers are measured. In fact, there's so much innovation in this feature-rich printer, you might expect a much larger footprint, but the 3880 is remarkably compact, equal in size to many 13-inch printers.

Accessories

Accessory Type:Lens hood
Compatibility (Product Type):Lens

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15in
Height:10in
Weight:43.2lbs
Width:27in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Manufacturer:Epson/Nikon
Model:HB-35/Pro 3880/Pro 3880 Graphic Arts
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Stylus/Nikon

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB/USB / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P 2/PostScript 3 / EPSON ESC/P 2
Large Format Printer Size:17 / 17"
Large Format Printer Size (metric):432 mm
Max H-Resolution B/W:2880dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2880dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):ANSI C (17 in x 22 in)
Max Printing Speed:2min/page
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Media Type:Plain paper / Glossy paper / Matte paper / Fine art paper / Semimatte coated fiber paper/Semimatte coated fiber paper / Fine art paper / Matte paper / Glossy paper / Plain paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:120sheets
Type:Large-format printer

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Edition / Apple MacOS X 10.6 / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.4.9 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)/Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Microsoft Windows 7 / Apple MacOS X 10.6 / Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Edition / Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.4.9 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)