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Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Printer Comparision & Review

Epson Stylus Photo R3000 vs. Epson Stylus Pro 3880

Ink Capacity: R3000 (UltraChrome K3 25.9 ml.) & Stylus Pro 3880 (UltraChrome K3 80 ml.)

Print Size Capabilities: Stylus Photo R3000 (13”x44” Maximum Print Capabilities) & Stylus Pro 3880 (17”x37.4” Max. Print Capabilities). The Stylus Photo R3000 can print on roll media, whereas the 3880 can only handle cut sheets.

Media: Both printers have the ability to handle fine art media & canvas

Technical: Similar to Epson’s 3880, the Stylus Photo R3000 has an Epson MicroPiezo AMC Print Head and the ability to Auto-switch between Matte & Photo Black Inks. *The new Epson R3000 also has the ability to connect wirelessly via Wi-Fi N.

 

Epson Stylus Photo R3000 vs. Epson Stylus Photo R2880

Ink Capacity: Stylus Photo R3000 (UltraChrome K3 25.9 ml.) & Stylus Photo R2880 (UltraChrome K3 12 ml.)

Print Size Capabilities: Epson Stylus Photo R3000 (13”x44” Maximum Print Capabilities) & Stylus Photo 2880 (13”x44” Max. Print Capabilities)

Media: Only the Stylus Photo R3000 has the ability to non-manually feed fine art media & canvas with it’s front-in, front-out media path and handle 13” rolls

Technical: Similar to the Epson 2880, the Stylus Photo R3000 has the ability to Auto-switch between Matte & Photo Black Inks and uses the UltraChrome K3 Ink Set, however the R3000 has a larger fill volume wich helps users save on ink costs. *Feeding fine art media and canvas with the R2880 was more of a manual process, which often resulted in user frustration and misfeeds. With the Stylus Photo R3000’s advanced media handling, this is where the Epson R3000 Printer has really set itself apart from other 13” printers in today’s photo market.

As a side note, the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 will eventually be replacing the Epson Stylus Photo R2880.

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Reader Comments (1)

Contrary to the information in the above comparison between the 3000 and the 2880, the 2880 DOES take 13" rolls with the provided brackets installed. However, the 2880 DOES NOT permit "auto-switch" between Matte & Photo Black Inks. You have to go through a number of annoying steps after switching black inks, none of it covered adequately in the hard copy user manual or the Help section, nor is it an intuitive procedure. Otherwise, the 2880 is a fine printer!

February 22, 2014 | Registered CommenterHenry Schmidt
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