Summary: It came to us clogged up, still not printing.We will get it fixed however it's been a challenge. It appears as if these machines clog easy. I 've had a Epson 3000 for 10 years and it still works well although slow.
Summary: Its the best printer for its size range - 17" The only other that comes close is the HP Designjet130 which has some serious desing flaws and is VERY moody when its comes to cut materials being loadeed, even through the roller. The Epson 4880 worked FANTASTIC when loading squint cut sheets into the roller feeder, and whats more is the 4880 has theis COOL lever that simply lifts up the rollers to allow EASY slotting access, its just amazing for loading overall.
Summary: Great Printer, paper handling features are confusing and don't work like the manual says. Problems getting it to change from roll paper to sheets. Quality is excellent and for screen printing negative this is an exceptional printer.
Excellent Printer for Pro & Semi-Pro Photographers
3 September 2010
Summary: I purchased this printer to replace my older EPSON 4000 Stylus Pro. The 4880 is an impressive upgrade - the colors are more vibrant and the 4880 is far less susceptible to nozzle clogging than the 4000. Both printers offer excellent versatility in paper handling, with consistently great results on a variety of papers from different manufacturers. (I've settled on Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl and Smooth Gloss as my favorite media).
Summary: I've had this Printer for about three weeks now and I love it! However, It is a beast! Make sure you have a heavy solid stand to put it on. It does weigh 150 lbs! I have mine on a solid Oak coffee table. I am a Photographer, and So far I have framed a few 13" X "19 prints and they look stunning! I'm excited to make some larger ones. Very professional looking prints! I'm very happy with it!
Summary: This purchase was for the replacement of an Epson 4000 printer that was no longer supported using Mac OS 10.6. There were some minor difficulties setting up the network printing options, but support had seen the issue before and had me reset the network card via the control panel on the printer... everything is fine. The output is better than the 4000 and the print speed seems a little faster. Ink usage I'm still testing, but it seems to be a little better.
Still not working but I am waiting and working on it
J. Shetler, Amazon
25 January 2009
Summary: Well I was really excited about getting the 4880 but I have yet to get the first print off it. The box arrived in good shape but the printer had some broken parts in it and still does not work. The paper cover for the front paper tray was broken and the door and catch for the left side cartridge door was broken. The catch has to be replaced by a tech. Going through the steps of loading the ink cartridges I got error messages and have not yet got it working.
Summary: I chose the Epson 4880 for several reasons: past experience with Epson products, my estimate of the printing cost and the quality of the samples I've seen. I have not been disappointed. Let's start with the pros: Epson quality. After nearly a thousand 8 x 10" (and equivalent) prints over the past three months, this printer looks and acts as good as new. No breakdowns, no degradation of print quality, nada. Economy. I keep a close watch on consumables.
Summary: The Epson Stylus Pro 4880 is a Fantastic Printer. It make beautiful large relatively quick prints. One thing to keep in mind is that it's more expensive to operate. It takes 8 ink cartridges at an average low price of around $40/$45 dollars a cartridge. So between that and the larger papers your expenses add up quickly. If you buy it from Amazon be aware to specify Fed Ex and not the free UPS shipping they offer.
I like this printer. It does what it is suppose to do.
18 December 2007
Summary: I am a professional photographer, I have a studio were i do most of my shoots. I have been using the R2000 for about 1 year now and i've had very little if not no problem at all with it. However, the R2000 can only do so much. Moreover the Ink cartridges runout too quickly. Most of the time the gloss optimizer will run out before all other cartridges reaches 50%. With that being said i needed a printer that would give me more juice.