Epson Stylus Photo R2880

Epson Stylus Photo R2880 is a Large Format Photo Printer features Maximum Print Resolution: 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi; Photo Print Speed: 8″ x 10″ SuperFine mode: 1 min 36 sec; Special Media Support: Roll paper 8.3″ and 13″ rolls, Fine art paper, Manual — roll paper path (rear), Direct CD / DVD printing; Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports; PictBridge™ port. The Epson Stylus Photo R2880 measures 24.3″ x 31.4″ x 16.3″ (W x D x H) and weighs 26.9 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Reviews

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“The High gloss inks also produced some of the best glossy prints we’ve seen from pigment inks. Pigment inks don’t penetrate the media, they sit on the surface which produces a gloss differential: that is, white areas on the Glossy media where no ink has been applied retains the high gloss finish of the media, whereas areas covered with ink look slightly dull.”
Rating: ★★★★½

TechReviewSource reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“Print times were pretty speedy with the R2880 pretty much all the way around. Even while printing 5 x 7 photos from Adobe Photoshop, speeds were very good at around one minute. Photos measuring 8 x 10 took just under two minutes, also fairly speedy. “
Rating: ★★★★★

Trustedreviews reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“Epson has had an enviable reputation for its medium and wide-format photo printers for many years and the Stylus Photo R2880 continues this tradition. Epson has concentrated on the areas most photographers will buy medium-format photo printers for, and has improved flesh tones for portraiture and greyscales for high-quality black-and-white prints. Allied with this is the versatility of multiple paper paths, roll paper handling and direct print of CDs and DVDs. Although a little more expensive than some of its rivals, our tests would say it’s worth the extra outlay.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCWorld reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“Direct CD/DVD printing is a breeze. Instead of the haphazard method used in the , Epson has opted for a method closely resembling that used in Canon models, such as the . The results are highly dependent on the quality of media used, but the R2880 still managed to produce high quality results on poor media. For the best results, users should opt for slightly glossy media in order to bring out the printer’s vivid colours.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Maclife reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“Most impressive was the quality of prints we output on different Epson, Red River, and Hahnemühle papers using the R2880’s Advanced Black-and-White mode. They easily equaled or surpassed the finest silver halide prints we’ve seen, offering rich, deep blacks with an extraordinary tonal range that could only be described as stunning. It was also easy to simulate sepia, platinum, selenium, and other traditional toners.”
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PCMag reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“Text printed on presentation matte paper was also of suitably high quality for professional graphics. More than half of the fonts in our text suite qualified as both well formed and highly readable at 8 points and several passed both tests at 5 points.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Northlight-images reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“The prints from the 2880 are perfectly fine, and I would be happy putting my name to them and selling them as part of my work. The supplied ICC colour profiles for Epson media are not easy to better. I’ve also tried the printer with some third party papers, but I’ll cover those in further reviews. The Epson ABW black and white print mode is excellent as it is, and with a simple linearising profile can produce really high quality results on many third party fine art and specialist papers.”
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Computershopper reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“Our test images displayed excellent, precise detail, with superb color dynamics and fidelity. Even in low resolution, the new smoothing algorithms produced attractive, clear pictures. Because the printer uses three different black inks, black-and-white photographs exhibit superb contrast and luminance.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCMag-mideast reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“The black and white photos are where the R2880 really shined. The varying levels showcased the accurate detail captured on the image, which is faithfully printed on paper. Same goes with colour prints, which shows natural tones and impressive colour reproduction. The Epson Stylus Photo R2880 is clearly marketed as a professional photo printer, and as such justifies for its steep price. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photo-i reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“The Epson Stylus Photo R2880 is without doubt an excellent printer that will produce high quality photographs with the minimum amount of technical knowledge from the user, what more can you ask from a printer. I love the features and design of the R2880, it does everything that I would ever want a printer to do, i.e. produce photographs that look and feel like photographs.”
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PhotographyBlog reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“The Epson Stylus Photo R2880 is an evolutionary step-up from the R2400. The new Vivid Magenta inks will be welcomed by anyone that prints saturated images, particularly in the blues and purples. The increase in dMax, while subtle, makes the already solid black and white performance even better. Combined with the lack of metamerism, this printer should be at the top of your list in the 13”x19” size.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Techradar reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“With its three black inks, as well as the option of swapping between regular and matte black inks depending on what type of photo paper you’re using, the R2880 is a bit of a black and white specialist, but still manages excellent colour rendition with very high all-round print quality on matte papers.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photoreview reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“The review printer produced impressive results and reproduced even traditionally ‘difficult’ colours like blues and purples with a high degree of accuracy. Skin tones were accurately rendered and subtle tonal nuances were handled extremely well. Reproduction of detail was also very good.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Macworld reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“I have been printing with a release version of the R2880 for a short while, and my initial feeling is that it actually is quite an improvement over the R2400. The print quality has been superb on both semigloss and matte/fine art papers (the R1900’s HiGloss ink set produces the best color output on glossy papers), and the extra light-black inks give the R2880 an advantage in black-and-white printing over any printer priced under $1,000.”
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Printerville reviews the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 and writes;
“At this level of the market, the thing that matters most is print quality, and frankly, the R2880 offers the best prints of any desktop inkjet printer we’ve used. The addition of the vivid magenta inks does appear to create a slightly wider gamut, but it also helps increase the quality of black-and-white output, especially in the shadows.”
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Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Brochure & User Guide

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Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Features

Designed to deliver your creative vision without compromise, the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 includes an advanced ink set and versatile features for incredible quality and control. Boasting the same technology professional photographers demand, Epson UltraChrome K3® with Vivid Magenta Ink gives the R2880 a larger color gamut for more saturated reds, blues and purples. This innovative ink set also employs three–level black technology for outstanding tonal range, while Advanced Black–and–White Photo Mode gives users the control they need, ensuring stunning neutral or toned black–and–white images that rival darkroom prints. Taking image quality even further, Radiance® technology delivers truer, more lifelike color with improved highlight and shadow detail. This powerful machine has the flexibility to create beautiful prints on a full range of professional and fine–art media, including glossy, luster and canvas up to 13 inches wide. Achieve professional results every time with the quality, control and versatility of the Epson Stylus Photo R2880.

Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink technology
This professional, 8–color ink set with advanced magenta pigments provides more dramatic reds, blues and purples for exhibition quality prints. Its three–level black technology delivers richer blacks, outstanding tonal range and an unprecedented gray balance, all of which ensure stunning black–and–white prints. This pigment ink set offers color stability, which means the prints you view right out of the printer stay consistent over time. And, it boasts print permanence ratings up to 200 years or more*. So, whether you want to display your prints or sell them in a gallery, you can be sure they’ll last for generations to come. With Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta, you get print quality and longevity that satisfies the most demanding professional photographer.

Radiance technology
Epson partnered with world-renowned color scientists at the Rochester Institute of Technology to develop Radiance technology, an advanced mathematical architecture that optimizes the use of each color more efficiently to maximize the total color gamut. Radiance also ensures smoother tonality in shadows and highlights, as well as reduced grain and vivid colors that stay consistent in virtually any light. The result is a truer photographic look outstanding image quality.

Advanced Black–and–White Photo Mode
Part of an advanced workflow, this exclusive technology is your key to intuitive and consistent control, for stunning neutral or toned black–and–white prints. Choose from one of four preset 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.

Professional media versatility
Explore your creativity with a printer that supports a full range of professional media, including luster paper, fine art paper, Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper and even roll paper. Print brilliant panoramas up to 44 inches long, on canvas or other media types. Or, print borderless prints in popular photo sizes. This versatile performer accommodates 1.3 mm thick art boards. And, you can even print directly onto ink jet printable CDs and DVDs for professional digital portfolios..

Advanced MicroPiezo® print head with AMC™
Our Advanced MicroPiezo print head with AMC (Advanced Meniscus Control) is at the core of Epson’s advanced ink jet technology and enables the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 to deliver such incredible detail. This permanent, high–performance print head creates variable sized droplets as small as 3 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 Photo R2880.

* Create exhibition quality prints with brilliant reds, blues and purples using Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink
* Produce stunning neutral or toned black–and–white prints via Advanced Black–and–White Photo Mode
* Print images with outstanding tonal range through three–level black technology
* Achieve smoother color transitions and improved highlight and shadow detail with Radiance technology
* Explore your creativity — print on a variety of media types including roll paper, fine art media or 1.3 mm thick art board
* Ensure consistent output from printer to printer with Epson PreciseColor™ — no calibration required
* Receive specialized support for the R2880 from a dedicated team at Epson
* Weight and Dimensions (WxDxH) — Weight: 27.1 lb, Printing: 24.3″ x 31.4″ x 16.3″, Storage: 24.3″ x 12.7″ x 8.4″

What’s in the Box
* Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Photo Printer
* Photo Black UltraChrome K3 ink cartridge (T096120)
* Cyan UltraChrome K3 ink cartridge (T096220)
* Vivid Magenta UltraChrome K3 ink cartridge (T096320)
* Yellow UltraChrome K3 ink cartridge (T096420)
* Light Cyan UltraChrome K3 ink cartridge (T096520)
* Vivid Light Magenta UltraChrome K3 ink cartridge (T096620)
* Light Black UltraChrome K3 ink cartridge (T096720)
* Matte Black UltraChrome K3 ink cartridge (T096820)
* Light Light Black UltraChrome K3 ink cartridge (T096920)
* CD print tray and software
* Roll paper holder accessory
* USB cable not included
* Single sheet guide
* Printer documentation
* CD-ROM containing printer drivers and software (Windows® and Macintosh®)

* Ink lightfastness rating is based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under UV filter. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, temperature and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass, UV filter or lamination or properly store them. Visit for the latest information.

One Response to “Epson Stylus Photo R2880”

  1. Rick Bursky says:

    I’m trying to print Moab Anasazi Canvas Premium Matte 350 with my Epson R2880 but can’t get the paper to show up in the PhotoShop printer dialog box under “media type.” I downloaded the profile from Moab and installed it but no luck. Any suggestions?


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