Summary: I have had this printer for about three years. I used to work in commercial labs and know very well how to make prints. If you do not use the printer often you will be changing inks often. I have not used it for a month and tried to make some prints. I got an error that said contact Epson Service.
Summary: The printer is amazing, colors are perfect Using it for my professional photography. The size for printing is good, Would recommend it even if you are not a professional photographer. the quality of the pictures is very good.
Summary: I know a lot of people give this printer good reviews but it is usually from people who have only had it for a week, or two, and have only run couple dozen prints through. How many good reviews come from people who have successfully printed on one for more than 3 or 4 years?
Summary: I have owned large format printers for over 14 years. This smaller unit packs all the features of the larger printers. The print quality is now up to 2880 dpi. There are three ways to load paper - insuring that no paper type is too heavy.
Summary: Creates high quality prints but it requires very expensive ink. Also, repairs are very expensive. I left mine idle for 5 or 6 months and the print heads dried out. This cost me $500 for repairs.
100X better than the Canon 9000 Mark II for so many reasons.
8 May 2013
Summary: I've owned a 3800 that I purchased used for 550 about a year ago. It's a beautiful printer; as I've owned a Canon 9000 Mark II prior to this and it is like night and day. The Epson is a real professional printer.
Summary: I wanted a printer that would give me professional quality photo prints. Don't ship this printer. I had over $300.00 in damage. If you ship it double up the box, really pack and secure it first then use a second box with peanuts in it or ship it on a light weight pallet.
A great printer for anyone who needs a wide format printer.
2 July 2011
Summary: This is the second 38800 I have purchased. The first one was new. I moved the first one several times many miles with no issues. The print head finally quit. It printed many prints faithfully without a problem. I used it in my business so I figured it did not owe me anything.
Summary: Owned this printer for ~2 years. Cost ~$450 to replace ink each time. this was ~$1800 for me and i don't print that much. Also, the blacks need to swap from photo to text and will dump black ink out at each switch into an expensive capture cartridge that you need to replace as well.