Reproducing that image, exactly as you saw it, has always been the challenge. Until now. With the introduction of the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, the bar has once again been raised and the realm of what's possible expanded. Engineered for the most discriminating professionals, it comes with a variety of technological breakthroughs that will make it the benchmark by which all other 17-inch printers are measured. In fact, there's so much innovation in this feature-rich printer, you might expect a much larger footprint, but the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 is remarkably compact, equal in size to many 13-inch printers.Your creative visions can be realized with the Epson Stylus Pro 3880!With the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, uncompromising quality is within reach. Engineered for the discriminating professional, this compact, 17" wide printer includes Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology, world-renowned for professional printing applications. This, combined with an advanced MicroPiezo AMC™ print head, enables the Pro 3880 to produce gallery-quality color and black-and-white output up to 17" x 22". The printer's industry-acclaimed ink set delivers a phenomenal color gamut with breathtaking blues and violets. All-new AccuPhoto HD2 technology provides smoother color transitions and better highlight and shadow detail for prints with a true photographic look. Exceptional print quality and professional media support - the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 makes it all possible. Now, you can achieve stunning wide-format prints to professionally showcase your work and bring your creative visions to life.Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology is a professional, 8-color ink set with advanced magenta pigments that provide more dramatic blues and violets for an impressive color gamut. Its three-level black technology delivers richer blacks, outstanding tonal range and an unprecedented gray balance, all of which ensure outstanding black-and-white prints. Built on Epson's heritage of professional ink technology, this pigment ink set offers instant color stability. Colors stay consistent, whether viewed right out of the printer or decades later. With Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta, you get print quality and longevity that satisfies the most demanding professional.The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 optimizes your working space. This compact, professional-level printer generates exhibition quality prints, worthy of gallery display, up to 17" x 22" - an innovation made possible by Epson's expertise in microminiaturization and professional printing technology.AccuPhoto HD2 technology was created from a collaboration between Epson and the Rochester Institute of Technology's Munsell Color Science Laboratory and combines a complex mathematical architecture and advanced screening technology to provide outstanding image quality. AccuPhoto HD2 is specifically engineered to ensure precision placement of each individual ink droplet, resulting in smooth, grain-free images. Choosing from an extraordinary number of possible ink combinations for each color, this technology optimizes ink usage to maximize the color gamut and provide smooth color transitions and gradations. Reduction of the metameric index makes it possible to achieve consistent color under different lighting conditions. And, it ensures truly photographic prints, even in high-speed or lower resolution print modes.Our advanced MicroPiezo print head with AMC (Advanced Meniscus Control) is at the core of Epson's advanced ink jet technology, enabling the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 to deliver incredible detail. This permanent, high-performance print head creates variable-sized droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters and places them with remarkable accuracy and precision. This professional print head also incorporates an ink-repelling coating which decreases maintenance and increases reliability. Working together with Epson PreciseColor technology, the print head delivers consistent print quality every time from every Epson Stylus Pro 3880.Part of an advanced workflow, the Advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode is your key to intuitive and consistent control, for stunning neutral or toned black-and-white prints. Choose from one of four present menus - neutral, warm, cool or sepia. Or, fine tune your image further with custom slider bars and the color tone wheel that gives you precise control. Customized settings can be saved and recalled to achieve consistent prints every time.The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 was designed without compromise so your visions could be printed without compromise. With its compact size, it represents the next step in professional desktop printing, and is a must have for the serious professional.Stylus Pro 3880 Features:Industry-leading pigment ink technology — Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink for intense blues and violetsProfessional control — Advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode to easily create neutral or toned black-and-white prints from color or monochrome imagesPrecision print head technology — Advanced MicroPiezo AMC, one-inch wide print head with ink-repelling coating for accurate dot placementOptimal black density — auto-switching Matte and Photo Black ink for a high Dmax and superior contrast on glossy, matte and fine art papersAdvanced image quality architecture — smoother color transitions and outstanding highlight and shadow detail with AccuPhoto HD2 screening algorithmsBroad media support — create prints up to 17" x 22" on media types including semimatte paper, fiber paper, fine art media or art boards up to 1.5 mm thickConsistent output from printer to printer — Epson PreciseColor ensures no colorimetric calibration is required to normalize the print headSpecialized support — dedicated support for Epson Stylus Pro 3880 users from an expert team at EpsonEFI eXpress for Epson included with Designer EditionEasy-to-Use intuitive interface saves time and produces accurate output.Print directly from the latest creative design software, or drag-and-drop files to a hot folder.True Adobe PDF and Postscript 3 print engine ensures compatibility with your design files.Professional ICC color management, based on BestColor technology used in the commercial EFI Colorproof XF RIP offered with the Epson Proofing Edition Series.Handles both CMYK data for accurate proofing to industry standards, and RGB data for exceptional results with Photography and Fine Art.Reproduces accurate spot colors with the included PANTONE, DIC, HKS, and TOYO libraries.True cross platform network printing via hot folder or eXpress Virtual Print technology.Software supported on both Macintosh OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.Includes Epson media support out of the box, and the ability to add custom media types.