Conclusion: The Stylus Pro 3880 stretches the definition of “prosumer.” Not so much in price, but in capability. For the most part, the only features that separate the 3880 from professional graphics printers in the $2,000 plus range are the 17-inch wide media width limit (more expensive professional printers usually have at least a 24-inch media width capability), and the lack of a roll-paper support.
Pros: Prints up to 17 x 22, Wide color gamut, superior monochrome, Excellent output quality, Can use a wide variety of specialty paper
Excerpt: Most A2+ printers are enormous things you need plenty of office space for, but not the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 . Designed to sit on your desk – although it’ll have to be a pretty big one – and with a simple top-controlled panel and stylish matt black casing, this machine is more like a regular inkjet on steroids appealing to design studios, pro photographers and illustrators alike.
Pros: Produces great-looking prints; compact and quiet; automatically switches between blacks.
Cons: No paper roll option; software installer needs updating.