Summary: The first couple of images I printed were exceptionally good. After that, alas I got a portion of an image on a 16X20 paper. I tried this several times, triple checking the paper size selected. I ruined lots of paper and now have nothing left and nothing to show for it. I had to take one of the first non final prints I made to the art show as the entry deadline came up yesterday.
Summary: I have been using a 3800 for over 5 years and did not see the need to upgrade to a 3880. Technical problems made the decision for me! I should have moved up to the 3880 when it came out. As good as the 3800 was the 3880 surpasses it in all aspects. There is a noticeable improvement in image quality and the added features make the 3880 indispensable. Works great with my Mac Pro set up. The unit is at its best when matched with Epson paper.
Summary: I am very pleased with my Epson 3880 printer. I use it mainly for the reproduction of my pen & ink drawings. The quality of the reproductions have exceeded my expectations. Once I got past my learning curve I found the printer easy to use.
Summary: After many years of use my 3800 was not printing proper colors and repeated cleaning attempts did not solve the problem. I recently received the 3880 and the results are superior to the prints from my 3800 even when it was in top form. Skin tones are excellent along with details and contrast. I can even use the auto function on the platen gap which was never reliable with the 3800. It is also quitter. Highly recommend this printer.
Summary: I had an R2400 for years that served me well, but decided I wanted to make a jump to the largest print my workspace would allow, so I started doing the research... I ended up with the 3880, and frankly, I could not be happier! Set up was a breeze, and I was making prints within an hour of getting everything in place...
Summary: I just bought the 3880 to replace a 4900 that lasted about 2.5 years-very disappointing. The cyan inkjet was plugged, and that meant I would have have had to replace the entire print head which would have cost more than buying a new 4900 printer. I have no idea what the anticipated life of these printers is, but I expected better.
Summary: The image quality and colors are really fantastic. I can make my own fine art prints now! The only things I would change would be some things on the printing program for my computer (windows). The program runs slow for some reason and freezes if I don't wait for it to load. I also cannot for the life of me get my images to center completely in the middle of the page. Usually I can figure technical things out by myself but on this I am completely lost.