The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 was built to push the limits of what a photo printer can do, incorporating a new photographic screening technology and 17 inch wide design. The printer also contains Advanced MicroPiezo print head technology being able to produce images and photographs with resolutions up to 2880 x 1440 dpi. And when combining the printer with the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Professional ink cartridges which contain Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology, printouts will have a lightfastness rating of up to 82 years when preserved under glass.
Projects printed with the UltraChrome K3 inks are longer lasting due to the pigments having a Microcrystal Encapsulation creating a remarkable color gamut, instant-drying capabilities, and an Acrylic resin coating for durability and resistance from water and fading. When using the UltraChrome inkjet cartridges, Epson recommends lightly or gently shaking the cartridge before installing for the best results. This helps to settle the ink pigments inside the cartridge and alleviate uneven particle distribution that can develop over time for a more uniform density.
The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 professional ink cartridges are named so because the chemical compositions found in the UltraChrome K3 Ink series are also found in professional photography studios and photo-labs. And unlike some traditional, pigment-based inks, these professional grade inkjets will fuse to the surface like dye-based formulas.
This printer brings the precision of pigmented inkjets and combines that with the long-lasting, durable properties and impressive color gamut provided by dye-based inks. The printer will also automatically switch between black ink modes optimizing the black ink density for dramatically improved printing results.
There are 8 individual Epson Stylus Pro 3800 ink cartridges giving users better control of replacement procedures and providing richer and truer color on final prints. This device can handle printing onto media ranging from 4 x 6 inches to 16 x 20 inches in size. The printer also has the capability to print borderless photographs and projects. And before printing, users can verify, edit, and touch-up projects using the 2.5 inch preview screen.