Epson recently announced a new addition to it’s line of photo printers.

It’s a smaller version of the Epson R3880.
Epson Ultrachrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology
13″ wide
It lists for $849.99.
Find it at B&H for $834.95 here.

Industry-leading pigment ink technology

Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology for stunning color and black-and-white prints with intense blues and violets and improved skin tones

Individual high-capacity ink cartridges

Change cartridges less often with nine 25.9 ml individual ink cartridges

Advanced Media Handling

Offers consistent, reliable performance with front-in, front-out paper path; accommodates cut-sheet and roll paper in sizes up to 13″ wide; supports photographic and fine art paper, canvas, art boards and CD/DVDs

Unparalleled connectivity

Hi-Speed USB 2.0, wireless 802.11n and 100 Mbit Ethernet support

Auto-switching Black inks

achieve the highest black density and superior contrast on glossy, matte or fine art papers from either Matte or Photo Black ink

Leading-edge image-quality architecture

Smoother color transitions and outstanding highlight and shadow detail with AccuPhoto™ HD2 imaging technology

Precision 9-color, 8-channel print head technology

Innovative MicroPiezo® AMC™, one-inch wide print head with ink-repelling coating for more accurate dot placement and reduced maintenance

Professional control

Advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode to easily create neutral or toned black-and-white prints from color or monochrome images

Learn more about the Epson R3000 here.
Find the tools I use here.
Read more in my digital printing lessons.
Learn more in my digital printing workshops.

How do Epson’s three UltraChrome inksets compare?

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Areas Epson UltraChrome HDR exceeds gamut of previous inksets.

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Areas Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta exceeds Epson UltraChrome.

White
Epson UltraChrome K3 3800 on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper

Orange
Epson UltraChrome K3 Vivid Magenta 3880 on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper

Spectrum
Epson UltraChrome HDR 7900 on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper

Find out more about Epson’s ProImaging printers here.

Get my free printing resources here.

Learn more in my The Fine Art Digital Print workshop series.

Epson 3880

September 2, 2009 | Leave a Comment |

New Epson 3880!

Price
$1,295

Size
17×22″. No roll attachment.

Ink
UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta (8 inks) not UltraChrome HDR (7900/9900)(10 inks)
Autoswapping Photo and Matte Black ink.
Further reduced ink waste.

Print Head
Fast.
One-inch wide, high performance print head.
Even fewer clogs.
Ink specially formulated. Nozzle specially coated. Auto nozzle check and head align.
Fine.
Maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 with variable sized droplets as small as a 3.5 picoliters.
New MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head Technology (like 7900/9900).
AccuPhoto™ HD2 Screening Technology (like 7900/9900).
Among the very best printers for resolving detail and smooth gradients.

Profiles and LUTs
Epson PreciseColor™ makes unit variability is extremely low.
Epson’s ICC profiles and LUTs lead the industry.

Green
It’s built from identified plastic for easier recycling and uses smaller ink packaging.

Should you buy the Epson 3880?
Ask these questions.
What printer are you currently using?
Do you need roll fed paper?
Do you need a prints size larger than 17″?
How much physical space can you make for a printer?
Do you need the extended gamut of Epson UltraChrome HDR?
How much are you willing to spend?

Note! The optional ColorBurst® RIP Software is for PostScript and prepress proofing. Most photographers don’t need this feature.

Find out more about the Epson 3880 here.
See the entire Epson ProImaging product line here.

Get my free printing resources here.

Learn more in my The Fine Art Digital Print workshop series.


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