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 am primarily a photo enthusiast who stepped up from an Epson 2400 to the Stylus 4880 because of it's inherent ability to handle large print jobs. I like it's ability to go from Roll to cut paper types. It does take some time getting accustomed to the size of this machine compared to the 2400 footprint. It ramps up the machine noise also when running. All in all it is a solid performer and is exactly what I expected from an Epson product.
Pros: Durable construction, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Reliable
Summary: I finally had to replace my workhorse 2200. When researching, I guess I didn't read between the lines or what I was reading didn't register in my brain. This printer can not do true borderless for roll paper without you trimming the top and bottom. For cut sheets, borderless is not possible. paper smaller than 8x10 is not usable. I'll have to buy another printer just to do everyday stuff.
Pros: Durable construction, Easy Setup, Fast Print Time, Low Ink Consumption, Reliable
Cons: 17" wide luster NA, Large Footprint, No borderless printing, Unable to print small pic
Summary: Great overall printer. Colors are amazing. This is a professional grade tool and you will have to read up on how to really use it. To take full advantage of this printer, make sure you understand color management. Do be aware the smallest media it accepts is 8 x 10 inch. I have stacks of 4 x 6 paper from my previous printer. but if you are going to get this printer, you will likely be using it for big prints.
Pros: Durable construction, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time
Summary: My interest is in creating state of the art display quality archival prints, color and B&W. The Epson 4880 is the printer for this purpose. Allow an hour or two for setting up the printer and another hour to install and set the software. The printer does the rest with deep blacks and brilliant color. I have no complaints.
Pros: Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Reliable
Summary: This printer is THE BOMB! If you want professional looking prints this size; this is the best printer on the market. The black and white is stunning! It is a big piece of equipment, you'll have to make room for it!
Summary: I am a graphic designer using my new printer to print mockups for clients from InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop CS3. I'm very happy with the color management provided by the ColorBurst RIP software that shipped with the 4880. Haven't managed to print successfully with the Epson Driver. Thankfully the printer combined with the ColorBurst driver is giving very accurate Pantone color representation and great looking photos.