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.
Summary: Excellent choice of printer for a multimedia artist/painter...... Can take almost any fine-art paper and with beautiful results. Only beef..the rear sheet feed is not really working ...my feed gets spurned.... Have not tried the front loader yet...
Summary: I've only had this printer for a few days so don't look for information on durability or longevity! I love what I've seen so far - the unit is compact, closes up to a sleek profile, is designed with a logical flow and seems like a good value. I have been using an older PS4000 and love the 3880 in comparison. It's not the fastest printer I've used but the output for photos is outstanding. I have used both matte and gloss papers, both BW and color output.
Excerpt: High quality photo prints for my landscape photography business and personal greeting cards. It replaced its older cousin, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 which was retired because repair cost was about the same as the price of a new printer after the $300 rebate. Both printers have the same potential issue in dry climates (such as here in Phoenix) — clogged nozzles if you do not print on a regular basis.
Pros: Excellent Photo Prints, Multiple Media Sizes, Multiple Media Types
Excerpt: It seems premature to rate a product before you have used it long-term. I have had the printer for a couple weeks only and have printed just 200 photos. However, I'll give it a shot.The 3880 replaced an Epson R1800 purchased in 2008. The R1800 printed good photos (actually, I thought they were great). I had printed literally thousands of photos on it. I print my own calendars for gifts for 30 people. That is 13 photos x 30 calendars x 5 years. It adds up.
Summary: This is a very heavy printer!!! In no way should you lift or move this on your own. It takes at least two people...at least. I've only printed several photographs using this printer, and I'm very impressed with the output. Color was spot-on, and there was plenty of detail. I'm anxious to print more of my photographs on this beautiful machine. I believe it's more than up to the challenge of my Nikon D800E photographs.