Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Review

June 28, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 10 Comments | |

Epson Stylus Pro 3800Small enough to fit on an office desk, but big enough to print up to A2+ / 17”, the new Epson 3800 is the latest addition to the Stylus Pro range of large format printers. The Epson 3800 incorporates 9 high capacity,, 80ml ink cartridges which use the UltraChrome K3 ink-set, with automatic switching between Photo and Matte black inks depending on the media selected. Offering 2880 x 1440dpi max resolution and 3.5pl minimum ink droplet size, does the new Epson Stylus Pro 3800 deserve a place on your desk? Jon Canfield finds out.

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#1 Lawrence the photographer

I have the predecessor of this printer and it works wonders. I cannot imagine the power of this new one!

9:00 pm - Tuesday, June 26, 2007

#2 Dan Lewis

The article refers repeatedly to the 1400, but I believe the review is about the 3800.

12:47 am - Wednesday, November 28, 2007

#3 Nigel Craig

Difficult to take this review seriously when the reviewer doesn't seem to know which model they are looking at. The Epson 1400 is a dye priter, 3800 is piment

8:32 pm - Friday, February 29, 2008

#4 Larry Mulmed

Can role paper be used manually with the 3800? What about printing on canvas?

4:25 pm - Sunday, April 20, 2008

#5 Jerry

I would like to see a direct comparison (not so much features but image quality and performance as well as troubles and difficulties) between the Epson 3800 and the Canon IPF 5100.

I would also like an opinion on which you would buy and why.

Please also include the costs of operation on both printers.

10:37 pm - Saturday, August 30, 2008

#6 Paul Cornish

I have been reviewing printers keenly recently as we have been struggling to find a lab that can produce the results seen from a friends 7800. Another photographer we know uses the 3800 so we checked out their output, it knocks spots off any lab work we have seen. Having read this review, I am convinced this is the way to go. Who cares that in some places the guy wrote 1400... we know what he meant.

5:08 pm - Monday, March 23, 2009

#7 Landscape Photography

I use thsi printer for small prints and proofing, it really is capable of producing some stunning prints. The only real issue I have encountered is "pizza wheel" marks that are left on particular paper, there is a work around however it's kind of annoying.

10:43 am - Sunday, July 12, 2009

#8 Glenn Fernandes

The Epson 3800 is very well designed. It is a cost effective product. It is quite light in weight. It is very user friendly, very beneficial to the beginners. The print quality is good.

7:08 am - Friday, September 25, 2009

#9 r4 dsi

I've had this printer for over 9 months now with very very heavy usage and it works flawlessly. If you only use epson ink and paper designed for inkjet printers (not just epson media, but also things like Illford, Hahnemuhle, Moab) with the downloaded ICC profiles off of their respective web sites you'll get stunning results.

5:50 am - Tuesday, January 5, 2010

#10 John

I owned a 3800 , it one day quit , error code 1224, the epson tech
replaced 4 items, cost me big bucks, still would not work. Talked me into replacing motherboard , It may work now , cost $500 so far. After Mother Board is replaced , Epson must send tech special software to program my new board into same specs as my old board or to think it is my old printer , even though it has a new mother board. You buy the printer but epson still controls the Mother Board in it. The 3880 is the same. One day it may shut off with a error code. Only epson has the software to fix it. error code 1224 waits for you.

4:19 am - Thursday, May 20, 2010