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. I am thrilled with this smaller version of the Epson Pro Series!
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. Reasons: I have to only change the ink once every few months; but with the canon I had to sometimes change the ink every day!! The Ink Republic Ink system added on to this printer makes it great.
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. Wit a calibrated monitor it printed great color although slightly on the dark side which is a trait of Epson printers.
Summary: The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 printer is printing the digital photos I have taken perfectly. The details in the printing are amazingly accurate and the resolution distribution is so perfect if done appropriately according to photo size, are absolutely not visible. No dots visible! It works well with Adobe CS4PS and other programs I've tried and I can't find fault with it.
Summary: I've just been waiting for my Epson 2400 to give out on me so I could get the Pro 3800. I am not one bit disappointed in it's performance and now I can print on a much greater selection of professional paper and make larger sized prints. The added bonus is that I can still print on 4x6 paper, which is very important to me as I make notecards and postcards. The fine art paper print that I made the second day of ownership knocked my socks off!
Summary: What a great investment! I am a designer, and this printer gives me great control over how I print my materials, what I am printing on, including the quality, weight, and size of the paper. I am 100% happy with this purchase!
Summary: I've been using this printer for over a year now. After getting my paper and profile choices dialed in (Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk with profile provided on Ilford's web site) the 3800 has been making consistently outstanding prints. Color prints are as good or better than Lightjet or Chromira prints I've had made by high-end professional labs.
Summary: I have used this printer for about 3 weeks. It is awesome, I love it. I am a photographer with experience doing B&W and color developing. This printer is a major advance. The large format creates such impact and the quality is so good that, for the first time, I am hearing comments like, "You can sell these prints!" I like the sound of that.