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The Landscape 500 Prizes – Epson 3880

30 Jul 2010 at 9:01am

Now this printer is one to get excited over. I have one at right next to me as I type. I love this machine as it gives me the ability to proof my work before going off to the large Epson printer for our massive prints. It is every bit as good as the Epson 9900 in quality and is so reliable. I actually take one of these on my workshops to print out work we have completed. My recent APPA entries were printed on the 3880 which gives you an indication of the faith I have in this machine. You would be a happy camper if you won this. Thanks to Epson and Team Digital for this prize

PRODUCT NAME: Epson Stylus® Pro 3880
SIZE 17 inch wide (A2+)
INK MODE 8 colour
RESOLUTION 2880dpi x 1440dpi with Epson Variable-sized Droplet Technology
9-Colours pigment ink (C, VM, Y, LC, VLM, LK, LLK, Photo K, Matte K) with 9 slots 8 colour printing
Auto switching between Matte K and Photo K
Individual high capacity ink cartridge
Ink Capacity 80ml
4″x6″ Colour Borderless 1440dpi x 720dpi: Approx. 1.17 minutes (Premium Glossy Photo Paper)
A4 Colour 1440dpi x 720dpi: Approx. 2.02 minutes (Premium Glossy Photo Paper)
A3 Colour 1440dpi x 720dpi: Approx. 3.35 minutes (Premium Glossy Photo Paper)
A2 Colour 1440dpi x 720dpi: Approx. 5.80 minutes (Premium Glossy Photo Paper)
PRINTER DRIVER Windows® 2000 / XP / XP64 / Win7, Mac® OS X 10.4.X
HEAD CONFIGURATION 180 nozzles x 8 with VSDT
CUT SHEET Paper Size Borderless 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″, A4, 11″ x 14″, A3, A3+, A2
Thickness (ASF) 0.08mm to 0.27mm
Thickness (manual feed front) 1.2mm to 1.5mm
Thickness (manual feed rear) 0.29mm to 0.5mm
Width: 89mm to 431.8mm Length: 127mm to 950mm
TOTAL PRINT VOLUME 12,000 A2 sheets
CONSUMABLE PARTS Maintenance tank
MAINTENANCE PARTS Pump unit, flushing box, head cleaner, cap assembly
USB2.0 high speed (Compatible with 1.1)
10/100 Base-T/TX (Ethernet)
VOLTAGE / CURRENT / FREQUENCY 220 – 240V version
PRINTING 25W or less
STANDBY 5W or less
POWER OFF 0.4W or less
STORAGE 684mm(W) x 376mm(D) x 257mm(H)
PRINTING 684mm(W) x 1042mm(D) x 550mm(H)
WEIGHT Approx. 19.8kg (excluding Ink and Media)
Test Conditions
1. Under fluorescent light (Indoor Display Condition) with glass mount
2. The data is calculated by Epson’s accelerated test and it does not mean Epson guarantees periods.
3. The estimated longevity does not indicate the colour changing and the durability of the paper itself.
Light Source: Florescent Light
Intensity: 70,000 lux
Temperature: 24°C
Humidity: 60%RH
Glass mount: 2mm, soda lime
Fade criteria: Pure YMC 30% loss at OD = 1
Display-life calculation: Total illuminance/(500lux x 10hours x 365days = 1year)

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  1. mervfrench says:

    They are a great printer that’s for sure..

    It’s little brother, the 2880, is fantastic as well. I have one of those right next to me as I type.

  2. Adrian, my favourite paper at the moment is Cansons Baryta. I bought a 17″ roll and just cut off what ever length I want to print on. Cheaper than buying the cut sheets.

  3. Steve says:

    Very, very nice prize! It’d be great to get my hands on as my printers are all back in the States while we’re here on our year sabbatical.

    Now how about some details on what format, size, etc. you’d like the images in so we can prep them?

  4. Awesome. Don’t actually own a printer. If I win it, I hope it fits in my nomad backpack – if not I’m sure Christian won’t mind having it at his place hooked to the net so I can remote print 🙂

  5. Dan Proud says:

    Hmm, I have no printer right next to me as I type 😉

    Have you done any fujiflex prints Christian? What do you think of them?

    • you better get second prize then Dan. We get Flex prints all the time, they are awesome. Probably the best you can get but very easy to mark. We get them adhered to Aluminium and laminated with a hi UV gloss laminate. We find we get almost the same result with Ilford Hi Gloss Media laminated the same way. You almost can’t tell the difference between the two. We getour Flex done at Ken Duncans lab CFL.

      • Matt Lauder says:

        Fletch you should try Kodak Endura Metallic paper… that is a stunning media to print on if you have never done it before. Sure flex is good and as you said but for all my larger personal work and for exhibitions it will be Kodak Metallic. The lab Pixel Perfect in Sydney does it.

        For those printing on Flex and then getting it laminated on aluminum be careful signing the photo with a gel pen. I did a few samples with a silver pen and after a few months the silver turned blue. CFL acknowledged that this can happen and suggested signing on top of the laminate or a digital signature. I’m guessing the same thing will happen on Kodak Metallic paper as well and with any laminate over prints.

  6. Steve the website is being put together now which will have all the details. It is expected to be finished by the middle of next week.

  7. Steve says:

    Thanks, mate, that’s what I wanted to know.

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