Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Worthy Edition 17" Inkjet Printer Bundled with - Signature Worthy Media Pack

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About Epson 3880

With the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, uncompromising quality is within reach. Engineered for the discriminating professional, this compact, 17" wide printer includes Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology, world-renowned for professional printing applications. This, combined with an advanced MicroPiezo AMC print head, enables the Pro 3880 to produce gallery-quality color and black-and-white output up to 17" x 22".

The printer's industry-acclaimed ink set delivers a phenomenal color gamut with breathtaking blues and violets. All-new AccuPhoto HD2 technology provides smoother color transitions and better highlight and shadow detail for prints with a true photographic look. Exceptional print quality and professional media support - the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 makes it all possible. Now, you can achieve stunning wide-format prints to professionally showcase your work and bring your creative visions to life.

Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology is a professional, 8-color ink set with advanced magenta pigments that provide more dramatic blues and violets for an impressive color gamut. Its three-level black technology delivers richer blacks, outstanding tonal range and an unprecedented gray balance, all of which ensure outstanding black-and-white prints. Built on Epson's heritage of professional ink technology, this pigment ink set offers instant color stability. Colors stay consistent, whether viewed right out of the printer or decades later. With Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta, you get print quality and longevity that satisfies the most demanding professional.

The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 optimizes your working space. This compact, professional-level printer generates exhibition quality prints, worthy of gallery display, up to 17" x 22" - an innovation made possible by Epson's expertise in microminiaturization and professional printing technology.

This Signature Worthy Edition in addition to standard items included, also includes: One S045234 Signature Worthy Sample Pack - One pack of S045033 EPSON Exhibition Fiber Paper 8.5" x 11" (25 sheets) - One pack of S042307 EPSON Cold Press Bright 8.5" x 11" (25 Sheets) - One pack of S042327 EPSON Hot Press Bright 8.5" x 11" (25 Sheets) - One pack of S042317 EPSON Hot Press Natural 8.5" x 11" (25 Sheets) - One pack of S042297 EPSON Cold Press Natural 8.5"" x 11"" 25 Sheets.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (37),Easy to set up (32),Reliable (27),Fast print time (25),Compact (18),Low ink consumption (17),Durable construction (15),Easy to setup (4)
Large footprint (6),Hard setup (3)
Best Uses:
Photos (43),Graphics & charts (7),Black & white documents (5),Professional documents (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Frequent user (39),Heavy duty user (4),Infrequent user (4)

Epson 3880 Features

  • Industry-leading pigment ink technology: Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink for intense blues and violets
  • Professional control - Advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode to easily create neutral or toned black- and white prints from color or monochrome images
  • Precision print head technology - Advanced MicroPiezo AMC, one-inch wide print head with ink-repelling coating for accurate dot placement
  • Optimal black density - auto-switching Matte and Photo Black ink for a high Dmax and superior contrast on glossy, matte and fine art papers
  • Advanced image quality architecture - smoother color transitions and outstanding highlight and shadow detail with AccuPhoto HD2 screening algorithms
  • Broad media support - create prints up to 17" x 22" on media types including semimatte paper, fiber paper, fine art media or art boards up to 1.5 mm thick
  • Consistent output from printer to printer - Epson PreciseColor ensures no colorimetric calibration is required to normalize the print head
  • Specialized support - dedicated support for Epson Stylus Pro 3880 users from an expert team at Epson

Epson 3880 Specifications

Printing Method
Advanced MicroPiezo AMC print head technology
8-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head 9-color (C, Lc, M, Lm, Y, Lk, LLk + PK or MK)
Auto head alignment and cleaning technology
Auto-sharing Black Ink Mode switching
Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta
Professional-level pigment-based ink technology
Auto-sharing Black Ink Technology
Fully automatic switching between Black ink modes
Black ink conversion times
Matte to Photo Black: 2:55 min:sec
Photo to Matte Black: 1:55 min:sec
Ink used during conversion
Matte to Photo Black: Approx. 4.5 ml
Photo to Matte Black: Approx. 1.5 ml
Color and Monochrome heads
180 nozzles x 8
Smallest droplet size
3.5 picoliters
Droplet Technology
Variable Droplet Technology can produce up to three different droplet sizes per print line
2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 720 dpi; 720 x 720 dpi
720 x 360 dpi; 360 x 360 dpi; 360 x 180 dpi
Print Engine Speeds
8" x 10" prints from 2:03 to 7:47, Normal is 4:08
11" x 14" prints from 3:18 to 12:15, Normal is 6:39
16" x 20" prints from 5:32 to 19:40, Normal is 10:59
Acoustic Noise Level
Approximately 47 dB(A) according to ISO 7779
Printer Language/Drivers
Epson ESC/P2 raster photographic drivers standard
Optional PANTONE licensed PostScript Language Level 3 compatible RIP by ColorBurst (included only with the Graphic Arts Edition)
Also supported by most leading, third-party RIPs and workflows
Operating Systems Supported Macintosh
Tiger 10.4.9 or higher
Leopard 10.5 or higher (16-bit)
Snow Leopard 10.6 or higher (16-bit)
Operating Systems Supported Windows
XP, Vista and Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)
Printer Interfaces
Includes as standard one Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible) and one 10/100Base-T Ethernet port
BorderFree Printing
Borderless printing on the following cut-sheet sizes:
4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 11" x 14", 16" x 20", 17" x 22"
Maximum paper width
Maximum cut-sheet size
17" x 22"
Minimum cut-sheet size
4" x 6"
Left and right margins
0 or 3 mm each (0.24" total)
Top and bottom margins
0 or 3 mm or 15 mm each
Maximum printable width
17.16" (full bleed, 17" width)
Main top-loading feeder
Up to 17" x 22"
Up to 120 sheets plain; 50 photo
Second top-loading feeder
Up to 17" x 22"
Single sheet manual feeder, optimized for fine art paper
Front manual feeder
Up to 16" x 20"
Straight-through, single sheet manual feeder up to 1.5 mm
Media Weight
12 lb bond, up to 1.5 mm cardboard
Cartridge fill volume
80 ml each color x 9 colors total
Ink cartridge shelf life
2 years from printed production date or 6 months after opened
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink Ratings
Color Up to: 200 years
Black-and-White: Over 200 years
AC 110 -120 V
50 - 60 Hz
0.6 A /110 -120 V
Power consumption Operating
Approx. 25 W
Power consumption Standby
Less than 5 W
Power consumption Power Off
Less than .3 W
Fully ENERGY STAR compliant
Operating: 50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)
Storage: -4° to 104°F (-20° to 40°C)
Relative humidity
20 to 85%
Operating humidity
40 to 50%
Recommended storage
5 to 85% (no condensation)
Safety standards
UL1950, CSA 22.2 950 FDA
FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B AS/NZS 3548 class B
27"x 15" x 10" (W x D x H)
43.2 lb
Epson 1 year limited warranty

Epson 3880 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Epson Stylus Pro 3880

I have only printed a couple of photos so far but they turned out fabulous with out any tinkering. The color is wonderful, the software is user friendly. I was able to just jump in and print without reading the manual. I have had several Epson printers and they are wonderful. It is nice to have the option of printing larger photos. The only thing that wasn't so great was lugging it up two flights of stairs by myself. Enlist a friend if you find yourself in this situation. The printer is very ...

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I have only printed a couple of photos so far but they turned out fabulous with out any tinkering. The color is wonderful, the software is user friendly. I was able to just jump in and print without reading the manual. I have had several Epson printers and they are wonderful. It is nice to have the option of printing larger photos. The only thing that wasn't so great was lugging it up two flights of stairs by myself. Enlist a friend if you find yourself in this situation. The printer is very heavy.


Most Liked Negative Review


Great output; TERRIBLY unreliable!

I am stunned at just how terrible this printer is: We are on our THIRD one, after the first two died. When calling tech support, their instant answer was just to send us a new one; well, we are now on 3880 number THREE! Nice quality prints, but atrocious reliability, terrible build quality and breaks so often that it's worthless to us.

Reviewed by 127 customers


ICC Profiles


from NC

Easy set up but am disappointed that many paper profiles for the SR 2400 do not seem to be available for the 3880.


Epson Stylus Pro 3880


from Austin Texas

Great Printer for high quality color images. Easy to update ink cartridges. Straightforward settings.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


wishful thinking and praying


from albuquerque, new mexico

this is my third 3880. the first one worked great for two months, then broke. the replacement arrived broken and now the third one here i really hope will work. i bought it to replace my 2200 which i successfully used for over ten years and three different macs. i was very disappointed that the software wouldn't work anymore so i forked out the cash to buy this one. pray for me.


Well made machine


from Texas  -  Infrequent User

So far it has been a great addition.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Full Inks, Exceptional Print Quality, But...


from Southern NJ

Quality Solely in terms of print quality, this unit is the best of the best. Both black and white and color images have astounding detail. I also suspect the images will have superior longevity. Unfortunately, my printer has two ongoing issues. I keep getting various error messages, requiring me to unplug it briefly. The printer then resets and works well again for another week or two until...more error messages. The same reset process gets me up and running again. The second issue is one experienced by many others: the printer and its rear feed tray don't get along. It's no better than 50/50 as to whether it will accept paper loaded there each time. I'm not using substandard paper, either. It's Epson brand premium paper! Even after careful examination, there is nothing wrong with the rejected sheets. Providing these two issues don't worsen, I can live with them. Size This is a large printer. Double check your dimensions to ensure it will fit where you want it. Value This is not an inexpensive printer. However, Epson does something very few other printer manufacturers do: they include all nine FULL ink cartridges rather than starter sets. Kudos to them, as this fact alone increases the out-of-the-box value of this printer by hundreds of dollars. Keep this enhanced value in mind when evaluating competitor's offerings. Overall This is one of the best printers available today at any price. If you need a professional or prosumer inkjet of this size, the 3880 should be on your short list.


Great Printer


from Corvallis, Oregon

The Epson 3880 is a superb printer. This is my second one; the first one printed beautifully for over 4.5 years. I have printed on all kinds of paper and canvass. There are two downsides. A printer of this caliber should be able to handle rolls. Also sometimes when I am printing fine art papers, I have to use the front feed; I get constant errors with the rear feed.


Excellent printer by EPSON


from Miami, FL

I am glad I bought the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Inkjet Printer. I've experienced many of the benefits and features this powerful tool has to offer and I recommended to all my colleagues at the CubanAmerican Phototheque Foundation. I made all prints for the first 2014 Miami Photo Salon with this printer and artists were in heaven, one told me at the opening reception " This is the first time that I can see my image in its full colors, what a wonderful copy!" Another told me "This copy is better that the one I can produce!" So we went over the printer she had from another brand and I recommended her the 3880.


Epson 3880


from Western Ma.

I have been an epson user for years. They have never let me down and the prints from them let me keep my work in house. I love how it prints on canvas and basically only want to print on canvas now. Setup is easy,printer driver is good, tank access is easy and the several options for loading media is good. I have no complaints from people on the ultra chrome inks it uses. Images on Matte paper are stunning. I have yet to find fault with it.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Professional Quality Printer


from Georgia, USA

I have used this printer for about 3 years now, mostly for my fine art prints and prints for clients. All the enthusiastic reviews about print quality and ease of use are true, so I won't repeat them. I'll just limit my review to a few things that I've learned after using the printer for several years. First, this should be taken for granted if you're in the market for this kind of printer, but it's so important that I'll discuss it anyway. This printer uses pigment ink, not dye ink. Any pigment ink printer, any model from any manufacturer, must be used regularly to prevent nozzle clogging. That's just a fact with pigment ink printers. You can't let this printer sit unused for three months and expect it to be fine. So if I don't intend to use the 3880 for a while, I run a nozzle check at least every two weeks, and if I see even one missing segment for any of the 8 colors, I do a head cleaning. This is not necessary if you use the printer frequently. Only if you use it infrequently. But you can't just let the printer sit unused. Second, this printer was designed to use cut sheet paper in sizes up to 17 inches wide. There's no limit on the length. Normally the fine art paper is sold in 17X22 inch sizes, which is fine for most people. But you can print any length you want if you know what you're doing. Sometimes I need those last two inches for a 16X24 inch print. I buy roll paper and cut my own sheets. That's all great except for two things. You have to turn off the "check paper size" in the printer menu, and you have to make sure the sheet is flat (not curled) before you try to print on it. This printer was not designed for roll paper, and it won't print correctly on paper that's not FLAT. So I'll use sheets that I cut myself from a roll, usually 17X28 inches, to make 16X24 inch prints. But you need to make sure your custom sheets are flat, and you need to turn off the paper check size on the printer. Lastly, there's the issue of the printer switching back and forth between photo black and matte black ink. That process consumes a ridiculously large amount of ink, and at $60 per cartridge, you don't want to do that very often. My solution is to use fine art paper that will tolerate the photo black ink whenever possible. If I absolutely have to use the matte black, I try to wait until I have enough prints to justify the large amount of ink consumed in switching. If I had any criticism of the printer, it would be about the expense of switching black inks. It's something you want to avoid doing, it at all possible. Other than that, the Epson 3880 is a fantastic printer for any kind of cut sheet printing 17" wide or smaller. I love mine and intend to use it for as long as I can.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


A fine printer


from Pennsylvania

In a few short months of use, the 3880 has performed exceptionally well -- both with semi-glass and luster papers as well as presentation matt and hot press bright archival papers. Print quality is first rate, especially like the look of the .12/inch white border. So far have used only Epson papers.


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Shopper  Can you print on vinyl media with this print?
F R B  I apologize for the delayed reply, but I have been out of town. I am afraid that I do not know if one can print on vinyl with the 3880. Sorry that I cannot be more helpful.
MARC N  what is the difference between the designer addition, signature worthy additon and the standard addition?
MARC N  Thanks Robert. Based on what you said, I think the basic printer is what I need. Marc
Bob I  Adorama's website shows mixed reviews by purchasers of the 3880. Have any of you had any issues with this printer?
MICHAEL P  This printer is everything that I wanted. Does a great job. As far as the seller.I have bought multiple items from Adorama and have been very satisfied.
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