Epson photo printers are the best-selling photo printers on the market today, this is not without reason, since Epson has had more than 15 years experience in producing photo printers with high standard quality. Epson has two product lines in the photo printer category, namely the Stylus Photo series and the Stylus Pro series. The Stylus Pros are the higher-end printers because they are individually calibrated in the manufacturing process. For more than 3 years, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 has been the most popular A2-format photo printer on the market – A2-Format photo printers are photo printers which are capable of printing 17 x 22 inch photos. Now Epson has launched the successor to the popular 3800, namely the Epson Stylus Pro 3880.
Both the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 and its predecessor share the same design and control layout, they look visually almost identical. But if you take a closer look at the specifications, you can see some significant improvements offered by the 3880. The 3880 uses a new ink, the UltraChrome K3, which replaces the magenta ink with a new vivid version in order to increase its color range, especially in the deep blues. Along with the use of a new ink, the 3880 is also equipped with AccuPhoto HD2 screening, which allows more accuracy of ink placement on the paper and a more efficient ink usage. Moreover, the 3880’s print head comes with an ink repellent coating now, so it requires less maintenance.
The AccuPhoto HD2 screening is maybe the most important improvement offered by the Epson Stylus Pro 3880. This new technology works excellent and delivers the best results we have ever seen from any A2-format photo printers. The 3880 produces extremely detailed and smooth photo prints, it can be said that only a few large-format photo printers like the Epson 9900 can deliver better photo prints.
The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 is an A2-format photo printer that won’t take up all your office space. In fact, it is still small enough to be put on your desk; it is also easy to use and works quietly. The 3880 has been crowned as the best expert photo printer of 2010 by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) – an association of more than 28 photo magazines from different countries worldwide that meets annually to vote for the best photography and digital imaging products. If you don’t want to invest in a bulky large-format photo printer, then the 3880 is the best printer you can get.