For only $1145 you can get the world class Epson Stylus® Pro 4900 printer with HDR inks and roll paper support from B&H (as of 8/25/11 – prices subject to change without notice). That’s only $5 LESS than the 3880 (based on current prices at B&H) for a high output pro printer with significantly better print heads and ink, plus huge ink tanks (which means you’ll save in the long run on ink).
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You can read my review here. I can say that it is far superior to the 3880 in terms of image quality and the added support for roll paper and a large capacity sheets is a very handy feature. If you are currently on the fence trying to decide if you should go with the 3880 or the 4900, then your search is over – the 4900 is the way to go now – without question.
Learn more about printing in my printing series where I cover a wide variety of topics on the printing workflow.
NOTE: This printer is huge and requires special shipping. Please confirm you have the space and a heavy duty surface to hold it (ordinary desks can’t hold this beast). This is not a desktop printer like the 3880, so think before you buy!
Here’s some good papers to throw in the cart with your purchase as well:
Roll or sheets up to 17 inches wide are fine with this printer.
******* See my full 4900 review here. *******