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Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Large-Format Inkjet Printer

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Product Description

Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Large-Format Inkjet Printer

Printing Method

Printing Technology

Advanced MicroPiezo AMC print head technology. Eight-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head. Auto head alignment and cleaning technology. Color & monochrome heads 180 nozzles x 8


2880 x 1440 dpi

1440 x 720 dpi

720 x 720 dpi

720 x 360 dpi

360 x 360 dpi

360 x 180 dpi

Minimum Ink Droplet Size

3.5 picoliters

Ink Type

Pigment-based Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink

Ink Palette

9-color (C, Lc, M, Lm, Y, Lk, LLk + PK or MK)

Ink Cartridge Configuration

9 individual ink cartridges



On-cartridge I.C. chip automatically tracks several ink usage data points for use in production cost estimations and reporting


Cartridge fill volume: 80 ml each color x 9 colors total

Ink cartridge shelf life: 2 years from printed production date or 6 months after opened

Ink Cartridges

Photo Black (T580100)

Cyan (T580200)

Vivid Magenta (T580A00)

Yellow (T580400)

Light Cyan (T580500)

Vivid Light Magenta (T580B00)

Light Black (T580700)

Light Light Black (T580900)

Matte Black (T580800)



Ink used in conversion varies considerably based on temperature and other factors


Auto-sharing Black Ink Technology

Fully automatic switching between Black ink modes

Black ink conversion times:

Matte to Photo Black 3:30 (min:sec)

Photo to Matte Black 2:30 (min:sec) Ink used during conversion:

Matte to Photo Black Approx. 4.6 ml

Photo to Matte Black Approx. 1.6 ml


Print Speed

8 x 10" print: from 2:03 to 7:47 - normal is 4:08

11 x 14" print: from 3:18 to 12:15 - normal is 6:39

16 x 20" print: from 5:32 to 19:40 - normal is 10:59

Based upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc. Normal Mode based on SuperFine 1440 dpi

Input Buffer

Not Specified by Manufacturer

Printer Duty Cycle

Not Specified by Manufacturer

Print Archival Life

Color: Up to 108 years

Black & White: Over 200 years

Paper Handling

Maximum Paper Width


Printable Area

Maximum paper width: 17"

Maximum cut-sheet size: 17 x 22"

Minimum cut-sheet size: 4 x 6"

Left and right margins: 0 or 3 mm each (0.24" total)

Top and bottom margins: 0 or 3 mm or 15 mm each

Maximum printable width: 17.16" (full bleed, 17" width)

Paper Sizes

4 x 6", 5 x 7", 8 x 10", 11 x 14", 16 x 20", 17 x 22"

Borderless Photo Sizes

4 x 6", 5 x 7", 8 x 10", 11 x 14", 16 x 20", 17 x 22"

Paper Types

All types of Inkjet media optimized for Pigment ink printing

Media Weight

12 lb bond, up to 1.5 mm cardboard

Paper Capacity

Main top-loading feeder

Up to 17 x 22"

Up to 120 sheets plain; 50 photo

Second top-loading feeder

Up to 17 x 22" Single sheet manual feeder:

Optimized for fine art paper

Front manual feeder:

Up to 16 x 20"

Straight-through, single sheet

Manual feeder:

Up to 1.5 mm


Computer Interface

USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) USB 1.1 compatible

10/100Base-T Ethernet

Compatible Memory Cards


Direct Print Capable


Network Capable

Yes (10/100Base-T Ethernet)

Printer Language

Epson ESC/P2 raster photographic drivers standard

Optional PANTONE licensed PostScript Language Level 3 compatible 

Also supported by most leading, third-party RIPs and workflows

System & Software Requirements


Tiger 10.4.9 or higher

Leopard 10.5 or higher (16-bit)

Snow Leopard 10.6 or higher (16-bit)

Windows XP

Vista, and Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)


Status Display

2.5" Monochrome alphanumeric LCD with Backlight and Indicator LEDs

Image Preview Display


Front Panel Controls

Power, Stop/Eject, 4-Way Controller (also function as Menu, Paper feed, & Ink Load), Enter/Function

Power Requirements

110-120V AC, 50-60Hz

Power Consumption

Operating: Approx. 25W

Standby: Less than 5W 

Power Off: Less than .3W

Fully ENERGY STAR compliant




50 to 95°F (10 to 35°C)


-4° to 104&degF (-20° to 40°C)

Relative humidity:

20 to 85% Operating:

40 to 50%

Recommended storage 5 to 85% (no condensation)

Dimensions (WxHxD)

27 x 10 x 15" (686 x 254 x 381mm)


43.2 lb (19.6kg)


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