Long Beach, Calif. - Epson introduced Monday its latest professional photo printer, which will leverage six new full, letter-sized packs of Epson Signature papers for optimal printing results.
Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Worthy Edition (shipping now through select photo specialty dealers at a $1,495 suggested retail) is said to offer print results with high color fidelity, smooth tonal transitions, strong black density and image longevity.
The new Signature Worthy papers were said to have been designed in collaboration with creative professionals.
The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 will produce an extremely wide color gamut with more dramatic blues and violets and produces "exhibition-quality color and black-and-white output up to 17- by 22-inch" dimensions, Epson said.
The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Worthy Edition includes full letter-sized packages of Exhibition Fiber, Cold Press Bright, Cold Press Natural, Hot Press Bright and Hot Press Natural papers, as well as a Signature Worthy Sample Pack featuring additional photo and fine art papers.
"Epson's Signature Worthy collection was created to work in harmony with Epson Stylus Pro printers and ink, and pairing the papers with the award-winning Epson Stylus Pro 3880 gives professionals a unique solution," said Richard Day, Epson America product manager. "Designed with professional photographers and artists in mind, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Worthy Edition gives creative professionals the ability to achieve stunning wide format prints and truly recreate their creative vision on paper."
The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 uses Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink technology, noted for intense blues and violets, and an advanced MicroPiezo AMC print head with ink-repelling coating for accurate dot placement.
The compact printer also features AccuPhoto HD2 Image Technology for smoother color transitions and highlight and shadow detail.
In addition, auto-switching Matte and Photo Black inks provide high contrast on glossy, matte and fine art papers, and advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode produces neutral or toned black-and-white prints from color or monochrome images.