Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer
The award-winning Epson Stylus Pro 3880 17-inch/A2, 8-colour printer is a new generation large format printer with the award-winning UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta for a wider range of colour and expression ideal for the Retailers, in-store or office, Photo, Fine Art, and Proofing markets.
The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 creates high-quality, prints and concept proofs with accurate and consistent colours with excellent colour stability and light fastness. Create long lasting prints to sell or exhibit, POS applications, and/or remote proofing. With its compact footprint, retailers can easily fit the Stylus Pro 3880 in store or office.
At Design Supply, an Authorised Epson Partner, we work closely with Epson to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximize your opportunities. With over 24 years of experience in the large format printer market, we offer expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
Key features of the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer
The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer creates true-to-life prints at high speed with exceptional colour and smooth gradations. Featuring the award-winning Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink with Vivid Magenta and the Epson Micro Piezo TFP printhead, the Stylus Pro 3880 produces a very wide colour gamut and vibrant blues and purples.
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink with Vivid Magenta expands the already wide colour gamut of UltraChrome K3 ink. With an eight-colour pigment-based ink system, including three-level black ink technology, the full ink set includes nine ink cartridges: photo black, matte black, light black, light light black, cyan, light cyan, yellow, vivid magenta and vivid light magenta. The three tones of black deliver dramatic photographic prints in black-and-white and colour with the widest colour gamut available. Standard photo or matte black is automatically selected depending on the media, plus light black and light light black, which create significantly advanced grey balance, impressive mid-tones, highlights for smoother tonal ranges and a high contrast ratio. The combination of black inks means prints are free from bronzing with a uniform surface appearance across both light and dark areas. Metamerism is reduced; ensuring grey tones are consistent regardless of the viewing light source.
The Stylus Pro 3880 boosts productivity with built-in features such as Epson's Automatic Droplet Detection System, which fixes blocked nozzles automatically. The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 features a new durable rotary paper cutter which cuts through all media including canvas and adhesive paper, smoothly, cleanly, and quickly. Epson's auto nozzle check system can be performed before every job or can be set to run automatically between jobs during unattended printing. The new spindle-less flange makes paper roll loading easy and comes with an automatic paper adapter, easily switchable to support both 2-inch and 3-inch core paper rolls and is suitable for most media types.
Specifications and specifications
The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer produces up to 2880 x 1440 dpi resolution and has a maximum print speed of 144sec/A1 on matte paper and up to 46m2/hour. Inks are available in convenient 80ml capacity cartridges. The new spindle-less flange makes paper roll loading easy and comes with an automatic paper adapter, easily switchable to support both 2-inch and 3-inch core paper rolls and is suitable for most media types.
The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 is compatible with Mac and Windows (2000, Vista, XP) and features a 2.5 inch monochrome LCD screen make it easy to use. Produce borderless photos from 4" to 17" wide and any length up to 37.4 ". Media can be fed via the sheet friction feed or roll feed and accepts cut sheets from A4 - 17 inches and paper rolls from 10 - 17. The high-capacity front-loading cassette makes inserting paper easy, and the automated paper changing means not time is wasted switching between cut sheet and roll paper. The printer also switches automatically between photo and matte black inks, with both installed to avoid stopping the print run. Thick media support and a fine art paper path are standard. The built-in intelligent roll paper feeding system automatically aligns and adjusts paper for optimal tension during loading. The Micro Piezo printhead configuration uses 180 nozzles for black and 180 nozzles per colour with a minimum droplet size of 3.5 picoliters.
Compatible with EFI eXpress for Proofing, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 can deliver high quality, validation and contract proofing solution, ideal for creative directors, print buyers or designers. Ready to use professional tools out-of-the-box saves time and money, and EFI eXpress delivers accurate spot colour with Pantone, DIC, HKS and Toyo colour libraries and achieves high quality print results each time with native PDF support.
The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 is compatible with over 20 Epson media including: photo papers (traditional, glossy, inkjet, inkjet self-adhesive, ultra glossy); premium photo papers (glossy, semigloss, luster); proofing papers (standard, white semi matte); fine art papers (ultra smooth, velvet,); matte papers (heavy weight, enhanced, archive, double-sided); hot press and cold press (bright, natural); watercolour paper (radiant white); and enhanced matte posterboard. Our media specialists at Design Supply have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
Count on dependable support to create the best image possible from Epson and Design Supply. For added peace of mind, Epson Stylus Pro printers feature a 12-month on site service warranty. Epson CoverPlus is a post warranty extended 3-year support service available to help you enhance your printing and imaging environment, protect your IT investment and grow your business. Ask us at Design Supply, and we can tailor the best solution possible for your needs.
The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 has received the PC Magazine "Editor's Choice" award, "Printer of the Year" Award from the Amateur Photographer in 2011, "Best Expert Photo Printer (A3/A2)" from TIPA in 2010 and "Best Product 2010-2011" from EISA.
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In 1993, Epson entered the inkjet printing market with the innovative Epson Stylus 800, and introduced its market changing printhead with Epson Micro Piezo technology, making a permanent technological advancement which remains at the forefront today. In 1994, Epson introduced the Stylus Pro, the world's first 720 dpi colour inkjet printer. In 1998, the Epson Stylus Pro 800 was selected by NASA for the STS-95 mission and Epson introduced the first colour inkjet printer with built-in USB connectivity. Epson continues to develop breakthroughs in technology and applications as print, projection and display needs evolve, building on more than 60 years of innovation of Seiko Epson, which began as a watchmaker.
Epson Stylus Pro printers incorporate a number of Epson proprietary technologies including Micro Piezo, PrecisionCore, Variable Sized Droplet Technology (VSDT), Exotic Thin Film Piezo (TFP), Low Vibration Meniscus Control, UltraChrome Inks and Look-Up Table (LUT).
Epson introduced the award-winning proprietary piezo-electric technology, called Micro Piezo in 1993, and Micro Piezo has made Epson inkjet printers renowned for their high quality output, reliability, and low running costs. Today, Epson is the only company that uses the piezo-electric printhead throughout its inkjet printing device range, from the smallest personal photo printer to the largest industrial system. Epson Micro Piezo technology fires ink droplets onto a surface by applying an electric charge to piezo-electric elements, which bend when an electrical charge is passed through them. Using piezo-electric technology, the amount of ink pulled into and expelled out of the nozzles can be very accurately controlled by varying the electrical charge given to the piezo-electric elements. This enables the printhead to eject ink droplets in a range of precisely controlled sizes. Ink droplets are propelled instead of heating the ink, which results in a wider range of printing applications and media compatibility, including paper, and industrial applications, fabric printing, indoor filter fabrication and applying patterns to electronic circuit boards. Epson Micro Piezo technology minimises impact on the environment because it uses ink very efficiently and places ink droplets accurately, to prevent wasted paper. The printheads last the lifetime of the printer.
Epson PrecisionCore printhead technology delivers Epson's renowned industry-leading output quality at high speed. Inch for inch, the high-resolution Epson print chips are one of the fastest inkjet printing technologies in the world. PrecisionCore piezo elements each fire nearly 50,000 times per second. PrecisionCore has up to triple the nozzle density of conventional Epson piezo printheads. The nozzles are roughly 20 microns in diameter and deliver small, round, repeatable dots about 40 microns across. This dot precision creates sharp text and fine lines. PrecisionCore uses the power of the piezo crystal to increase reliability. The piezo element generates a voltage that can detect in milliseconds, whether its firing normally and self diagnose its health. The automatic nozzle check system uses advanced ink droplet detection to eliminate misprinting caused by nozzle clogging. Ink drops with an electrical charge are read by a sensor which takes less than 15 seconds, requires no media and consumes only a miniscule amount of ink. PrecisionCore's micro-mechanical firing elements avoid material limitations faced by heat-based systems. More colourful and durable ink formulations with higher concentrations of colorants and binders can be used compared to heat-based systems, allowing for printing on a much wider range of substrates. PrecisionCore Scalable Technology is designed for products ranging from industrial systems such as large-scale label presses to desktop printers. Its modularity allows PrecisionCore print chips to be arrayed in both moving serial and fixed line printhead configurations.
Epson Variable Sized Droplet Technology (VSDT) refers to the capability of Epson's Micro Piezo printhead technology to eject ink droplets of different sizes by varying the electrical charge give to the piezo-electric elements. Epson's printers can achieve up to five variable sized ink droplets as small as 1.5 picoliters. Such superior precision results in sharp, rich, and virtually grain-free text and images, key qualities strongly associated through the years with Epson's renowned photo-quality prints. The low temperature of operation makes Epson Micro Piezo printheads compatible with a wide range of inks, including dye and pigment types, solvent inks, and ultraviolet cure inks. Epson Micro Piezo printheads run much cooler than thermal inkjet ones and can provide reliable operation for the life span of the printer. Epson ink cartridges do not require a printhead attached, making the ink cartridges more affordable, and environmentally friendly. Epson Micro Piezo printheads use less power than thermal inkjet printheads because the piezo-electric method of ink ejection is far more efficient.
The Epson Exotic Thin Film Piezo (TFP) printhead and Low Vibration Meniscus Control technologies are the latest advancements in the Stylus Pro printers and deliver a superior level of ink placement accuracy and extraordinary photographic quality. The Epson TFP is the highest resolution 1-inch wide high performance inkjet printhead with 360 nozzles per channel. It is capable of using up to 10 separate ink channels simultaneously. Epson Low Vibration Meniscus Control technology delivers highly accurate dot shape and high precision impact point control for extreme dot placement accuracy by precisely controlling the curvature of every ink droplet within each nozzle before releasing it onto the media. There is an ink repelling coating which dramatically reduces nozzle clogging. Variable size droplets, as small as 3.5 picoliters in the Stylus Pro printer series, decreases the print times and optimises the photographic quality.
The award-winning Epson UltraChrome Ink developed for the latest generation of inkjet professional printers is a significant advancement in print technology. Epson has developed several variations of UltraChrome Ink, for different needs and applications. Epson UltraChrome Ink sets are pigment inks with high pigment density and resin coating for more stability and even surface and gloss, and high stability on a wide variety of media including fine art, speciality and plain paper. Epson UltraChrome Inks have superb short term stability and low metamerism, which means there is almost no change under different lighting conditions. Epson UltraChrome Inks can be used on a wide variety of media while maintaining outstanding light fastness and made for professional display and sales applications. Epson UltraChrome Inks deliver two times the density of conventional pigment inks, a larger colour gamut, deeper blacks, and superb water resistance. Epson UltraChrome inks are available in K3 with Vivid Magenta, K3, Hi-Gloss, Hi-Gloss 2, GS and HDR (High Dynamic Range). Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink with Vivid Magenta is ideal for fine art, photography and proofing.
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