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: 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.
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.