Summary: I just purchased and installed the software for this printer, but have not yet had a chance to print an image. This is a big upgrade for me as my older printer is an Epson R2880. I look forward to using the 3880 and expect that it will provide exceptional printed images just as the R2880 has done. I highly recommend Epson printers!
Summary: Just now plugged it in right out of the box and the quality of my first print (on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper) was FANTASTIC! Setup was minimal and straight forward. I know it's only one print but right now I couldn't be happier.
Summary: I do fine art and fine art photography. I have been using an Epson 1280 printer for over 10 years never had a problem I couldn't fix. I liked the quality of the 1280. So when the 1280 did go out it was between the 4900 or the 3880. I picked the 3880 because of the reviews of the 4900 and nozzle clogging. It was a smooth setup right out of the box. Iu2019m glad I read reviews so I knew about all the tape that had to be removed.
Summary: This has been a great printer. The ink volume is astounding compared to smaller printers I have owned in the past. At my rate of printing I am just now replacing half of the ink cartridges. Most of the others are around 30% full. This is with several hundred prints .. including a few 59" x 17" panorama and many 25"x17" prints. Ink worries are way down compared to my old Epson 1270 this retired. The printer mechanism seems very robust and well engineered.
Summary: I am thrilled. For months I have been struggling with my old 3800 which I have had for 5 years and it was time to change. Uplifting is all I can say. I have been a very good photographer and finally am seeing it with the 3880. Epson I have stuck with you.