Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Portrait Edition Download Manual

Epson America, Inc.: 3840 Kilroy Airport Way, Long Beach, CA 90806
Epson Canada, Inc.: 3771 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M1W 3Z5
Internet website: www.prographics.epson.com
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Print Engine Specifications
Printing Method
Advanced MicroPiezo AMC print head technology
8-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head
9-color (C, Lc, M, Lm, Y, Lk, LLk + PK or MK)
Auto head alignment and cleaning technology
Pigment-based Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology
Auto-sharing Black Ink Technology
Fully automatic switching between Black ink modes
Black ink conversion times
Matte to Photo Black 2:55 min:sec
Photo to Matte Black 1:55 min:sec
Ink used during conversion
B
Matte to Photo Black Approx. 4.5 ml
Photo to Matte Black Approx. 1.5 ml
Nozzle Configuration
Color and Monochrome heads 180 nozzles x 8
Droplet Technology
Smallest droplet size 3.5 picoliters
Variable Droplet Technology can produce up to threedifferent droplet sizes per print line
Resolution
2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 720 dpi; 720 x 720 dpi;
720 x 360 dpi; 360 x 360 dpi; 360 x 180 dpi
Print Engine Speed
A
8" x 10" prints from 2:03 to 7:47 - normal is 4:08
11"x 14" prints from 3:18 to 12:15 - normal is 6:39
16"x 20" prints from 5:32 to 19:40 - normal is 10:59
Acoustic Noise Level
Approximately 47 dB(A) according to ISO 7779
Printer Language/Drivers
Epson ESC/P2
raster photographic drivers standard
Optional PANTONE licensed and SWOP certified PostScript
Language Level 3 compatible RIP by ColorBurst (includedonly with Pro Edition bundle)
Supported by most leading, third-party RIPs and workflows
Operating Systems Supported
Macintosh OS X 10.4.7 or higher (universal binary)
Windows 2000 or XP (64-bit also supported)
Printer Interfaces
Includes as standard one Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible)and one 10/100Base-T Ethernet port
Electrical Requirements
Voltage AC 110 –120 V
Frequency 50 – 60 Hz
Current 0.6 A /110 –120 V
Power consumption
Operating Approx. 25 W
Standby Less than 5 W
Power Off Less than .3 W
Fully ENERGY STAR compliant
Dimensions
27"x 15"x 10" (W x D x H)
Printer weight: 43.2 lb
BorderFree Printing
Complete borderless printing on the following cut-sheet sizes
4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 11" x 14", 16" x 20", 17" x 22"
Printable Area
Maximum paper width 17"
Maximum cut-sheet size 17" x 22"
Minimum cut-sheet size 4" x 6"
Left and right margins 0 or 3 mm each (0.24" total)
Top and bottom margins 0 or 3 mm or 15 mm each
Maximum printable width 17.16" (full bleed, 17" width)
Media Handling
Main top-loading feeder Up to 17" x 22"
Up to 120 sheets plain; 50 photo
Second top-loading feeder Up to 17" x 22"
Single sheet manual feeder,optimized for fine art paper
Front manual feeder Up to 16" x 20"
Straight-through, single sheetmanual feeder up to 1.5 mm
Weight 12 lb bond, up to 1.5 mm cardboard
Line Accuracy
+ or – 0.2% of specified page length
Epson Intelligent Pressurized Ink Cartridge
C
Cartridge fill volume 80 ml each color x 9 colors total
Ink cartridge shelf life 2 years from printed productiondate or 6 months after opened
On-cartridge I.C. chip automatically tracks several ink usagedata points for use in production cost estimations and reporting
Lightfastness Ratings
D
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink Color: Up to 200 years
Black-and-white: Over 200 years
Environmental Characteristics
Temperature
Operating 50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)
Storage -4° to 104°F (-20° to 40°C)
Relative humidity 20 to 80%
Operating 40 to 50%
Recommended Storage 5 to 85% (no condensation)
Safety Approval
Safety standards UL1950, CSA 22.2 950 FDA
EMI FCC Part 15 subpart B class B,
CSA C108.8 class B
AS/NZS 3548 class B
Product/Accessories Part Numbers
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 print engine C635011UCM
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Professional Edition C635011PROw/ ColorBurst RIP
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 TUMI
cover C3800TUMI
Additional one-year Epson
Preferred Plus service EPP38B1
Additional two-year Epson
Preferred Plus service EPP38B2
Replacement ink maintenance tank T582000
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink (80 ml)
Photo Black ink cartridge T580100
Cyan ink cartridge T580200
Magenta ink cartridge T580300
Yellow ink cartridge T580400
Light Cyan ink cartridge T580500
Light Magenta ink cartridge T580600
Light Black ink cartridge T580700
Light Light Black ink cartridge T580900
Matte Black ink cartridge T580800
Specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Epson, Epson Stylus, MicroPiezo and Epson ESC/P2 areregistered trademarks and Epson UltraChrome K3 and MicroCrystal Encapsulation are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation.
BorderFree is a registered trademark and Epson Preferred is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. All other product brandnames are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in thesemarks.
Copyright 2006, Epson America, Inc. CPD 22373 30K 9/06 CB
Epson Stylus

Pro 3800
BE INSPIRED
2006 Matthew Jordan Smith
2006 Art Wolfe
27" 15"
10"
A Based upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end RIP, file size,printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc. Normal Mode based on SuperFine -1440 dpi.
B Ink used in conversion varies considerably based on temperature and other factors.
C Cartridge yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of useand temperature. For print quality, a variable amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the "replacecartridge" indicator comes on. The printer ships with full cartridges and part of the ink from the firstcartridges is used for priming the printer.
D Ink lightfastness rating based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors,under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, lightintensity, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints.
For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them.
Visit www.wilhelm-research.com for the latest information.
Welcome to the future of print head technology
8-channel print head with Auto-sharing Black Ink technologyn
Innovative, new print head design allows for all nine inks to beinstalled simultaneouslyn
Without any user intervention, the printer automatically switches between
Photo and Matte Black ink while utilizing the same physical ink channel
New, ultramodern photographic screening technology n
Highly precise screening technology uses a radical new algorithmfor determining dot placement, resulting in an extreme level ofphotographic image qualityn
Produces extremely fine, photographic prints, even in bi-directionaland lower resolution print modesn
Compensates for various ink densities between resolutions — allowingfor a single ICC profile to be used per media type
Advanced MicroPiezo

AMC print head technologyn
One-inch wide, high performance print head offers a maximumresolution of 2880 x1440 dpin
Produces variable-sized droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters to greatlydecrease print times, while optimizing photographic qualityn
Proprietary Active Meniscus Control (AMC) technology preciselycontrols the curvature of every ink droplet within each nozzle beforereleasing it onto the median
Extremely sharp and accurate placement of ink droplets consistentlydelivers outstanding photographic print quality from print to print
Automatic print head alignment and cleaning technologyn
Built-in sensor reads printed data for highly precise alignment ofall color channels both bi-directional and uni-directionaln
Built-in sensor analyzes a printed nozzle check pattern andautomatically cleans the print head if any problems arefound — even partially clogged nozzles
Epson PreciseColor technology
In order to ensure consistent printing between multiple Epson Stylus Proprinters of the same model, Epson has enhanced the production processto include colorimetric calibration. This system evaluates and adjustseach printer at the manufacturing stage, assuring you’ll get consistentcolor output from printer to printer. This completely eliminates the needfor built-in calibration devices.
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology
Advanced 8-color, pigment-based ink systemn
Unique, high-density pigments for an extremely wide color gamutn
Professional print permanence ratings for truly sellable quality printsn
Microcrystal Encapsulation Technology for reduced gloss differentialn
Superior scratch resistance from improved pigment and resin chemistryn
Stable color immediately after printing — no short-term color shiftingn
Black density up to 2.4 with an L* value as low as 3.8

Three-level Black ink technologyn
Simultaneously uses Black, Light Black, and Light Light Black inkn
Significantly improves the gray balance while eliminating color castsn
Delivers impressive midtones and highlights for a smoother tonal rangen
Virtually eliminates the metamerism and bronzing of pigmented inkn
Enhances the ICC profiling process for ColorSync and ICM workflows
Advanced black-and-white printing technologyn
Unique driver technology takes full advantage of our three-level Blacksystem to produce professional black-and-white prints from color orgrayscale image filesn
Includes proprietary Epson screening technology, developed specificallyfor black-and-white printingn
Produces a truly consistent print with no color crossover or color castn
Represents the standard for producing sellable quality neutral andtoned black-and-white prints
Two Auto-sharing Black Ink modes
The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 automatically utilizes two different Black
Ink modes — Photo Black or Matte Black. This innovative solutionoptimizes the Black ink density for various media types. Whetherprinting on traditional photographic media or unique, fine art paper, thistechnology dramatically improves the final print quality.
High-precision print engine technology
Exclusive 17-inch wide printer designn
All-new print engine technology that takes full advantage of the latestin precision mechanical design, resulting in a significant reduction inoverall printer size and weightn
Incredibly quiet operation, perfectly suited for even home usen
Large, 2.5-inch, backlit LCD control panel for easy, direct printercontrol and operational status monitoring
Professional media handlingn
Prints on virtually any type of cut-sheet media from 4 x 6 up to 17x 22n
Top-loading, high-capacity paper feeder handles up to 120 sheets ofplain, letter-sized paper or up to 50 sheets of photographic median
Second, top-loading, manual sheet feeder accommodates thick fineart paper up to 17 inches widen
Front-loading, straight-through, manual sheet feeder handles mediaup to 16 inches wide, up to 1.5 mm thick posterboardn
Supports manual printing on both sides of specialty median
Prints on select BorderFree

, cut-sheet media from 4 x6 up to 17x22
High performance print engine speed
A
Data based on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper at 2880 x 1440 dpi
Epson intelligent, high-capacity ink systemn
All-new, pressurized ink cartridge technology ensures reliable inkdelivery at all print speeds, while dramatically reducing the physicalsize of the ink cartridgesn
Nine, individual, 80 ml ink cartridges enable truly professional printingn
On-the-fly ink cartridge replacement facilitates increased productivity
Superior connectivityn
Standard ports include one 10/100Base-T Ethernet and one
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1.1 and 2.0 compatible)n
Standard Professional Epson Photographic Drivers for Macintosh
and Windows
n
Optional PANTONE
licensed and SWOP
certified PostScript

Language Level 3 compatible RIP by ColorBurst

(included onlywith Professional Edition bundle)n
Fully supported by most leading, third-party RIPs and workflows —
Epson Stylus Pro series printers are used within the most demandingprofessional photography and graphic design environments
Epson PrintJob information systemn
Built-in printer memory automatically tracks key print job statistics,such as ink and media usage, remaining media, data file and usernames, print times and moren
Easily download reports from printer memory or print them
World-class service and supportn
Free one-year coverage under the Epson Preferred
SM
Protection Planlimited warranty with toll-free telephone support available Mondaythrough Friday and usually next-business-day, full unit exchange servicen
Optional one or two-year Epson Preferred Plus service plans available
Easy-to-use control panel
Large, 2.5-inch, backlit LCD screen for directprinter control and operational status.
PORTRAIT/WEDDING
Capture the moment instunning black-and-white orrich full color. With flexiblemedia handling from 4x6 to
17x22 and with UltraChrome
K3 Ink technology your printswill last for generations.
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Produce accurate, stable colorfrom your first comps to thefinal client presentation. Yourdesigns and layouts cometo life with Epson printing,ink and media technologyresulting in presentationswithout compromises.
PROFESSIONAL
PHOTOGRAPHY/
FINE ART
Allow your vision to shine,from subtle gradations,rich colors to breathtakingblack-and-white images.
Epson technology resultsin professional level,photographic prints ofuncompromising quality.
Over the past decade, Epson has been inspired by the way Creative
Professionals embraced technology to realize their vision. Perhaps that iswhy Epson works so closely with industry professionals before developingany new Epson Stylus Pro product.
Together, we have set the standards by which all other photographicimaging technologies are measured. So, when Epson decided to furtherpush the limits of photographic imaging technology, we once againlooked to the industry for answers.
Introducing the all-new Epson Stylus Pro 3800.
Designed from the beginning to exceed all expectations, the Epson Stylus
Pro 3800 incorporates an all-new, 17-inch wide printer design, along witha radical new photographic screening technology. And, when combinedwith our breakthrough Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink will deliver yourcreative vision without compromise.
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology has produced some of the world’sgreatest images. Inspired by our past generations of pigmented ink, Epson
UltraChrome K3 incorporates a three-level Black, along with new colorpigments, to dramatically raise the bar for professional color and black-and-white prints. The standard has been set.
Even more remarkable, our latest high performance, one-inch wide printhead now incorporates a new Auto-sharing Black Ink technology, allowingboth Photo and Matte Black ink to be installed and switched automatically.
Capable of handling virtually any type of cut-sheet media up to 17 incheswide, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 incorporates a high-capacity paper feederthat can accommodate sizes from 4x6 up to 17x22. Continuing to setstandards in media flexibility, we’ve developed various ways of loadingmedia, including a front-loading, straight-through path capable of handlingmedia up to 1 .5 mm thick and even a second, top-loading, single-sheetfeeder optimized for fine art papers.
Imagine producing archival prints with amazing color fidelity, gloss-leveland scratch resistance, while providing consistently stable colors thatsignificantly outperform lesser ink technologies. Imagine producing professional neutral and toned black-and-white prints with higher densitylevels and virtually no metamerism or bronzing.
The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 represents a level of imaging technologyunprecedented in Epson’s history. The extreme precision of an Epson Stylus
Pro print engine, along with the extraordinary performance of Epson Ultra-
Chrome K3 Ink, results in your image being masterfully printed, withoutany signs of how it was produced. Prepare to be inspired all over again.
THE WORLD’S GREATEST IMAGES ARE PRINTED ON AN EPSON.
Print Mode 8" x 10" 11"x 14" 16" x 20"
SuperFine – 1 440 dpi HS 2:03 3:18 5:32
SuperFine – 1 440 dpi 4:08 6:39 10:59
SuperPhoto – 2880 dpi HS 3:50 6:04 9:46
SuperPhoto – 2880 dpi 7:47 12 :15 19:40
Print speeds are shown in min:sec. HS = High Speed Print Mode (Bi-directional Print Mode)
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology
The industry benchmark for professional color andblack-and-white prints. The standard has been set.
Advanced print head technology
Precise, 8-channel print head with Auto-sharing
Black ink and ultramodern screening technologies.mbark on a memorableexcursion across one of Virginia’slast remaining covered bridges.
The historic Meem’s Bottom
Covered Bridge was constructedin 1892-93 and extends 204 feetacross the north fork of the
Shenandoah River. Meem’s servesas a portal into our past and isone of the last vestiges of its kind.
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2006 Macduff Everton 2006 Kevin Kubota 2006 Bruce DaleEpson America, Inc.: 3840 Kilroy Airport Way, Long Beach, CA 90806
Epson Canada, Inc.: 3771 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M1W 3Z5
Internet website: www.prographics.epson.com
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Print Engine Specifications
Printing Method
Advanced MicroPiezo AMC print head technology
8-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head
9-color (C, Lc, M, Lm, Y, Lk, LLk + PK or MK)
Auto head alignment and cleaning technology
Pigment-based Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology
Auto-sharing Black Ink Technology
Fully automatic switching between Black ink modes
Black ink conversion times
Matte to Photo Black 2:55 min:sec
Photo to Matte Black 1:55 min:sec
Ink used during conversion
B
Matte to Photo Black Approx. 4.5 ml
Photo to Matte Black Approx. 1.5 ml
Nozzle Configuration
Color and Monochrome heads 180 nozzles x 8
Droplet Technology
Smallest droplet size 3.5 picoliters
Variable Droplet Technology can produce up to threedifferent droplet sizes per print line
Resolution
2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 720 dpi; 720 x 720 dpi;
720 x 360 dpi; 360 x 360 dpi; 360 x 180 dpi
Print Engine Speed
A
8" x 10" prints from 2:03 to 7:47 - normal is 4:08
11"x 14" prints from 3:18 to 12:15 - normal is 6:39
16"x 20" prints from 5:32 to 19:40 - normal is 10:59
Acoustic Noise Level
Approximately 47 dB(A) according to ISO 7779
Printer Language/Drivers
Epson ESC/P2
raster photographic drivers standard
Optional PANTONE licensed and SWOP certified PostScript
Language Level 3 compatible RIP by ColorBurst (includedonly with Pro Edition bundle)
Supported by most leading, third-party RIPs and workflows
Operating Systems Supported
Macintosh OS X 10.4.7 or higher (universal binary)
Windows 2000 or XP (64-bit also supported)
Printer Interfaces
Includes as standard one Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible)and one 10/100Base-T Ethernet port
Electrical Requirements
Voltage AC 110 –120 V
Frequency 50 – 60 Hz
Current 0.6 A /110 –120 V
Power consumption
Operating Approx. 25 W
Standby Less than 5 W
Power Off Less than .3 W
Fully ENERGY STAR compliant
Dimensions
27"x 15"x 10" (W x D x H)
Printer weight: 43.2 lb
BorderFree Printing
Complete borderless printing on the following cut-sheet sizes
4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 11" x 14", 16" x 20", 17" x 22"
Printable Area
Maximum paper width 17"
Maximum cut-sheet size 17" x 22"
Minimum cut-sheet size 4" x 6"
Left and right margins 0 or 3 mm each (0.24" total)
Top and bottom margins 0 or 3 mm or 15 mm each
Maximum printable width 17.16" (full bleed, 17" width)
Media Handling
Main top-loading feeder Up to 17" x 22"
Up to 120 sheets plain; 50 photo
Second top-loading feeder Up to 17" x 22"
Single sheet manual feeder,optimized for fine art paper
Front manual feeder Up to 16" x 20"
Straight-through, single sheetmanual feeder up to 1.5 mm
Weight 12 lb bond, up to 1.5 mm cardboard
Line Accuracy
+ or – 0.2% of specified page length
Epson Intelligent Pressurized Ink Cartridge
C
Cartridge fill volume 80 ml each color x 9 colors total
Ink cartridge shelf life 2 years from printed productiondate or 6 months after opened
On-cartridge I.C. chip automatically tracks several ink usagedata points for use in production cost estimations and reporting
Lightfastness Ratings
D
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink Color: Up to 200 years
Black-and-white: Over 200 years
Environmental Characteristics
Temperature
Operating 50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)
Storage -4° to 104°F (-20° to 40°C)
Relative humidity 20 to 80%
Operating 40 to 50%
Recommended Storage 5 to 85% (no condensation)
Safety Approval
Safety standards UL1950, CSA 22.2 950 FDA
EMI FCC Part 15 subpart B class B,
CSA C108.8 class B
AS/NZS 3548 class B
Product/Accessories Part Numbers
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 print engine C635011UCM
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Professional Edition C635011PROw/ ColorBurst RIP
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 TUMI
cover C3800TUMI
Additional one-year Epson
Preferred Plus service EPP38B1
Additional two-year Epson
Preferred Plus service EPP38B2
Replacement ink maintenance tank T582000
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink (80 ml)
Photo Black ink cartridge T580100
Cyan ink cartridge T580200
Magenta ink cartridge T580300
Yellow ink cartridge T580400
Light Cyan ink cartridge T580500
Light Magenta ink cartridge T580600
Light Black ink cartridge T580700
Light Light Black ink cartridge T580900
Matte Black ink cartridge T580800
Specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Epson, Epson Stylus, MicroPiezo and Epson ESC/P2 areregistered trademarks and Epson UltraChrome K3 and MicroCrystal Encapsulation are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation.
BorderFree is a registered trademark and Epson Preferred is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. All other product brandnames are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in thesemarks.
Copyright 2006, Epson America, Inc. CPD 22373 30K 9/06 CB
Epson Stylus

Pro 3800
BE INSPIRED
2006 Matthew Jordan Smith
2006 Art Wolfe
27" 15"
10"
A Based upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end RIP, file size,printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc. Normal Mode based on SuperFine -1440 dpi.
B Ink used in conversion varies considerably based on temperature and other factors.
C Cartridge yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of useand temperature. For print quality, a variable amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the "replacecartridge" indicator comes on. The printer ships with full cartridges and part of the ink from the firstcartridges is used for priming the printer.
D Ink lightfastness rating based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors,under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, lightintensity, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints.
For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them.
Visit www.wilhelm-research.com for the latest information.
Welcome to the future of print head technology
8-channel print head with Auto-sharing Black Ink technologyn
Innovative, new print head design allows for all nine inks to beinstalled simultaneouslyn
Without any user intervention, the printer automatically switches between
Photo and Matte Black ink while utilizing the same physical ink channel
New, ultramodern photographic screening technology n
Highly precise screening technology uses a radical new algorithmfor determining dot placement, resulting in an extreme level ofphotographic image qualityn
Produces extremely fine, photographic prints, even in bi-directionaland lower resolution print modesn
Compensates for various ink densities between resolutions — allowingfor a single ICC profile to be used per media type
Advanced MicroPiezo

AMC print head technologyn
One-inch wide, high performance print head offers a maximumresolution of 2880 x1440 dpin
Produces variable-sized droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters to greatlydecrease print times, while optimizing photographic qualityn
Proprietary Active Meniscus Control (AMC) technology preciselycontrols the curvature of every ink droplet within each nozzle beforereleasing it onto the median
Extremely sharp and accurate placement of ink droplets consistentlydelivers outstanding photographic print quality from print to print
Automatic print head alignment and cleaning technologyn
Built-in sensor reads printed data for highly precise alignment ofall color channels both bi-directional and uni-directionaln
Built-in sensor analyzes a printed nozzle check pattern andautomatically cleans the print head if any problems arefound — even partially clogged nozzles
Epson PreciseColor technology
In order to ensure consistent printing between multiple Epson Stylus Proprinters of the same model, Epson has enhanced the production processto include colorimetric calibration. This system evaluates and adjustseach printer at the manufacturing stage, assuring you’ll get consistentcolor output from printer to printer. This completely eliminates the needfor built-in calibration devices.
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology
Advanced 8-color, pigment-based ink systemn
Unique, high-density pigments for an extremely wide color gamutn
Professional print permanence ratings for truly sellable quality printsn
Microcrystal Encapsulation Technology for reduced gloss differentialn
Superior scratch resistance from improved pigment and resin chemistryn
Stable color immediately after printing — no short-term color shiftingn
Black density up to 2.4 with an L* value as low as 3.8

Three-level Black ink technologyn
Simultaneously uses Black, Light Black, and Light Light Black inkn
Significantly improves the gray balance while eliminating color castsn
Delivers impressive midtones and highlights for a smoother tonal rangen
Virtually eliminates the metamerism and bronzing of pigmented inkn
Enhances the ICC profiling process for ColorSync and ICM workflows
Advanced black-and-white printing technologyn
Unique driver technology takes full advantage of our three-level Blacksystem to produce professional black-and-white prints from color orgrayscale image filesn
Includes proprietary Epson screening technology, developed specificallyfor black-and-white printingn
Produces a truly consistent print with no color crossover or color castn
Represents the standard for producing sellable quality neutral andtoned black-and-white prints
Two Auto-sharing Black Ink modes
The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 automatically utilizes two different Black
Ink modes — Photo Black or Matte Black. This innovative solutionoptimizes the Black ink density for various media types. Whetherprinting on traditional photographic media or unique, fine art paper, thistechnology dramatically improves the final print quality.
High-precision print engine technology
Exclusive 17-inch wide printer designn
All-new print engine technology that takes full advantage of the latestin precision mechanical design, resulting in a significant reduction inoverall printer size and weightn
Incredibly quiet operation, perfectly suited for even home usen
Large, 2.5-inch, backlit LCD control panel for easy, direct printercontrol and operational status monitoring
Professional media handlingn
Prints on virtually any type of cut-sheet media from 4 x 6 up to 17x 22n
Top-loading, high-capacity paper feeder handles up to 120 sheets ofplain, letter-sized paper or up to 50 sheets of photographic median
Second, top-loading, manual sheet feeder accommodates thick fineart paper up to 17 inches widen
Front-loading, straight-through, manual sheet feeder handles mediaup to 16 inches wide, up to 1.5 mm thick posterboardn
Supports manual printing on both sides of specialty median
Prints on select BorderFree

, cut-sheet media from 4 x6 up to 17x22
High performance print engine speed
A
Data based on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper at 2880 x 1440 dpi
Epson intelligent, high-capacity ink systemn
All-new, pressurized ink cartridge technology ensures reliable inkdelivery at all print speeds, while dramatically reducing the physicalsize of the ink cartridgesn
Nine, individual, 80 ml ink cartridges enable truly professional printingn
On-the-fly ink cartridge replacement facilitates increased productivity
Superior connectivityn
Standard ports include one 10/100Base-T Ethernet and one
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1.1 and 2.0 compatible)n
Standard Professional Epson Photographic Drivers for Macintosh
and Windows
n
Optional PANTONE
licensed and SWOP
certified PostScript

Language Level 3 compatible RIP by ColorBurst

(included onlywith Professional Edition bundle)n
Fully supported by most leading, third-party RIPs and workflows —
Epson Stylus Pro series printers are used within the most demandingprofessional photography and graphic design environments
Epson PrintJob information systemn
Built-in printer memory automatically tracks key print job statistics,such as ink and media usage, remaining media, data file and usernames, print times and moren
Easily download reports from printer memory or print them
World-class service and supportn
Free one-year coverage under the Epson Preferred
SM
Protection Planlimited warranty with toll-free telephone support available Mondaythrough Friday and usually next-business-day, full unit exchange servicen
Optional one or two-year Epson Preferred Plus service plans available
Easy-to-use control panel
Large, 2.5-inch, backlit LCD screen for directprinter control and operational status.
PORTRAIT/WEDDING
Capture the moment instunning black-and-white orrich full color. With flexiblemedia handling from 4x6 to
17x22 and with UltraChrome
K3 Ink technology your printswill last for generations.
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Produce accurate, stable colorfrom your first comps to thefinal client presentation. Yourdesigns and layouts cometo life with Epson printing,ink and media technologyresulting in presentationswithout compromises.
PROFESSIONAL
PHOTOGRAPHY/
FINE ART
Allow your vision to shine,from subtle gradations,rich colors to breathtakingblack-and-white images.
Epson technology resultsin professional level,photographic prints ofuncompromising quality.
Over the past decade, Epson has been inspired by the way Creative
Professionals embraced technology to realize their vision. Perhaps that iswhy Epson works so closely with industry professionals before developingany new Epson Stylus Pro product.
Together, we have set the standards by which all other photographicimaging technologies are measured. So, when Epson decided to furtherpush the limits of photographic imaging technology, we once againlooked to the industry for answers.
Introducing the all-new Epson Stylus Pro 3800.
Designed from the beginning to exceed all expectations, the Epson Stylus
Pro 3800 incorporates an all-new, 17-inch wide printer design, along witha radical new photographic screening technology. And, when combinedwith our breakthrough Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink will deliver yourcreative vision without compromise.
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology has produced some of the world’sgreatest images. Inspired by our past generations of pigmented ink, Epson
UltraChrome K3 incorporates a three-level Black, along with new colorpigments, to dramatically raise the bar for professional color and black-and-white prints. The standard has been set.
Even more remarkable, our latest high performance, one-inch wide printhead now incorporates a new Auto-sharing Black Ink technology, allowingboth Photo and Matte Black ink to be installed and switched automatically.
Capable of handling virtually any type of cut-sheet media up to 17 incheswide, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 incorporates a high-capacity paper feederthat can accommodate sizes from 4x6 up to 17x22. Continuing to setstandards in media flexibility, we’ve developed various ways of loadingmedia, including a front-loading, straight-through path capable of handlingmedia up to 1 .5 mm thick and even a second, top-loading, single-sheetfeeder optimized for fine art papers.
Imagine producing archival prints with amazing color fidelity, gloss-leveland scratch resistance, while providing consistently stable colors thatsignificantly outperform lesser ink technologies. Imagine producing professional neutral and toned black-and-white prints with higher densitylevels and virtually no metamerism or bronzing.
The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 represents a level of imaging technologyunprecedented in Epson’s history. The extreme precision of an Epson Stylus
Pro print engine, along with the extraordinary performance of Epson Ultra-
Chrome K3 Ink, results in your image being masterfully printed, withoutany signs of how it was produced. Prepare to be inspired all over again.
THE WORLD’S GREATEST IMAGES ARE PRINTED ON AN EPSON.
Print Mode 8" x 10" 11"x 14" 16" x 20"
SuperFine – 1 440 dpi HS 2:03 3:18 5:32
SuperFine – 1 440 dpi 4:08 6:39 10:59
SuperPhoto – 2880 dpi HS 3:50 6:04 9:46
SuperPhoto – 2880 dpi 7:47 12 :15 19:40
Print speeds are shown in min:sec. HS = High Speed Print Mode (Bi-directional Print Mode)
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology
The industry benchmark for professional color andblack-and-white prints. The standard has been set.
Advanced print head technology
Precise, 8-channel print head with Auto-sharing
Black ink and ultramodern screening technologies.mbark on a memorableexcursion across one of Virginia’slast remaining covered bridges.
The historic Meem’s Bottom
Covered Bridge was constructedin 1892-93 and extends 204 feetacross the north fork of the
Shenandoah River. Meem’s servesas a portal into our past and isone of the last vestiges of its kind.
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2006 Macduff Everton 2006 Kevin Kubota 2006 Bruce DaleWelcome to the future of print head technology
8-channel print head with Auto-sharing Black Ink technologyn
Innovative, new print head design allows for all nine inks to beinstalled simultaneouslyn
Without any user intervention, the printer automatically switches between
Photo and Matte Black ink while utilizing the same physical ink channel
New, ultramodern photographic screening technology n
Highly precise screening technology uses a radical new algorithmfor determining dot placement, resulting in an extreme level ofphotographic image qualityn
Produces extremely fine, photographic prints, even in bi-directionaland lower resolution print modesn
Compensates for various ink densities between resolutions — allowingfor a single ICC profile to be used per media type
Advanced MicroPiezo

AMC print head technologyn
One-inch wide, high performance print head offers a maximumresolution of 2880 x1440 dpin
Produces variable-sized droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters to greatlydecrease print times, while optimizing photographic qualityn
Proprietary Active Meniscus Control (AMC) technology preciselycontrols the curvature of every ink droplet within each nozzle beforereleasing it onto the median
Extremely sharp and accurate placement of ink droplets consistentlydelivers outstanding photographic print quality from print to print
Automatic print head alignment and cleaning technologyn
Built-in sensor reads printed data for highly precise alignment ofall color channels both bi-directional and uni-directionaln
Built-in sensor analyzes a printed nozzle check pattern andautomatically cleans the print head if any problems arefound — even partially clogged nozzles
Epson PreciseColor technology
In order to ensure consistent printing between multiple Epson Stylus Proprinters of the same model, Epson has enhanced the production processto include colorimetric calibration. This system evaluates and adjustseach printer at the manufacturing stage, assuring you’ll get consistentcolor output from printer to printer. This completely eliminates the needfor built-in calibration devices.
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology
Advanced 8-color, pigment-based ink systemn
Unique, high-density pigments for an extremely wide color gamutn
Professional print permanence ratings for truly sellable quality printsn
Microcrystal Encapsulation Technology for reduced gloss differentialn
Superior scratch resistance from improved pigment and resin chemistryn
Stable color immediately after printing — no short-term color shiftingn
Black density up to 2.4 with an L* value as low as 3.8

Three-level Black ink technologyn
Simultaneously uses Black, Light Black, and Light Light Black inkn
Significantly improves the gray balance while eliminating color castsn
Delivers impressive midtones and highlights for a smoother tonal rangen
Virtually eliminates the metamerism and bronzing of pigmented inkn
Enhances the ICC profiling process for ColorSync and ICM workflows
Advanced black-and-white printing technologyn
Unique driver technology takes full advantage of our three-level Blacksystem to produce professional black-and-white prints from color orgrayscale image filesn
Includes proprietary Epson screening technology, developed specificallyfor black-and-white printingn
Produces a truly consistent print with no color crossover or color castn
Represents the standard for producing sellable quality neutral andtoned black-and-white prints
Two Auto-sharing Black Ink modes
The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 automatically utilizes two different Black
Ink modes — Photo Black or Matte Black. This innovative solutionoptimizes the Black ink density for various media types. Whetherprinting on traditional photographic media or unique, fine art paper, thistechnology dramatically improves the final print quality.
High-precision print engine technology
Exclusive 17-inch wide printer designn
All-new print engine technology that takes full advantage of the latestin precision mechanical design, resulting in a significant reduction inoverall printer size and weightn
Incredibly quiet operation, perfectly suited for even home usen
Large, 2.5-inch, backlit LCD control panel for easy, direct printercontrol and operational status monitoring
Professional media handlingn
Prints on virtually any type of cut-sheet media from 4 x 6 up to 17x 22n
Top-loading, high-capacity paper feeder handles up to 120 sheets ofplain, letter-sized paper or up to 50 sheets of photographic median
Second, top-loading, manual sheet feeder accommodates thick fineart paper up to 17 inches widen
Front-loading, straight-through, manual sheet feeder handles mediaup to 16 inches wide, up to 1.5 mm thick posterboardn
Supports manual printing on both sides of specialty median
Prints on select BorderFree

, cut-sheet media from 4 x6 up to 17x22
High performance print engine speed
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Data based on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper at 2880 x 1440 dpi
Epson intelligent, high-capacity ink systemn
All-new, pressurized ink cartridge technology ensures reliable inkdelivery at all print speeds, while dramatically reducing the physicalsize of the ink cartridgesn
Nine, individual, 80 ml ink cartridges enable truly professional printingn
On-the-fly ink cartridge replacement facilitates increased productivity
Superior connectivityn
Standard ports include one 10/100Base-T Ethernet and one
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1.1 and 2.0 compatible)n
Standard Professional Epson Photographic Drivers for Macintosh
and Windows
n
Optional PANTONE
licensed and SWOP
certified PostScript

Language Level 3 compatible RIP by ColorBurst

(included onlywith Professional Edition bundle)n
Fully supported by most leading, third-party RIPs and workflows —
Epson Stylus Pro series printers are used within the most demandingprofessional photography and graphic design environments
Epson PrintJob information systemn
Built-in printer memory automatically tracks key print job statistics,such as ink and media usage, remaining media, data file and usernames, print times and moren
Easily download reports from printer memory or print them
World-class service and supportn
Free one-year coverage under the Epson Preferred
SM
Protection Planlimited warranty with toll-free telephone support available Mondaythrough Friday and usually next-business-day, full unit exchange servicen
Optional one or two-year Epson Preferred Plus service plans available
Easy-to-use control panel
Large, 2.5-inch, backlit LCD screen for directprinter control and operational status.
PORTRAIT/WEDDING
Capture the moment instunning black-and-white orrich full color. With flexiblemedia handling from 4x6 to
17x22 and with UltraChrome
K3 Ink technology your printswill last for generations.
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Produce accurate, stable colorfrom your first comps to thefinal client presentation. Yourdesigns and layouts cometo life with Epson printing,ink and media technologyresulting in presentationswithout compromises.
PROFESSIONAL
PHOTOGRAPHY/
FINE ART
Allow your vision to shine,from subtle gradations,rich colors to breathtakingblack-and-white images.
Epson technology resultsin professional level,photographic prints ofuncompromising quality.
Over the past decade, Epson has been inspired by the way Creative
Professionals embraced technology to realize their vision. Perhaps that iswhy Epson works so closely with industry professionals before developingany new Epson Stylus Pro product.
Together, we have set the standards by which all other photographicimaging technologies are measured. So, when Epson decided to furtherpush the limits of photographic imaging technology, we once againlooked to the industry for answers.
Introducing the all-new Epson Stylus Pro 3800.
Designed from the beginning to exceed all expectations, the Epson Stylus
Pro 3800 incorporates an all-new, 17-inch wide printer design, along witha radical new photographic screening technology. And, when combinedwith our breakthrough Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink will deliver yourcreative vision without compromise.
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology has produced some of the world’sgreatest images. Inspired by our past generations of pigmented ink, Epson
UltraChrome K3 incorporates a three-level Black, along with new colorpigments, to dramatically raise the bar for professional color and black-and-white prints. The standard has been set.
Even more remarkable, our latest high performance, one-inch wide printhead now incorporates a new Auto-sharing Black Ink technology, allowingboth Photo and Matte Black ink to be installed and switched automatically.
Capable of handling virtually any type of cut-sheet media up to 17 incheswide, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 incorporates a high-capacity paper feederthat can accommodate sizes from 4x6 up to 17x22. Continuing to setstandards in media flexibility, we’ve developed various ways of loadingmedia, including a front-loading, straight-through path capable of handlingmedia up to 1 .5 mm thick and even a second, top-loading, single-sheetfeeder optimized for fine art papers.
Imagine producing archival prints with amazing color fidelity, gloss-leveland scratch resistance, while providing consistently stable colors thatsignificantly outperform lesser ink technologies. Imagine producing professional neutral and toned black-and-white prints with higher densitylevels and virtually no metamerism or bronzing.
The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 represents a level of imaging technologyunprecedented in Epson’s history. The extreme precision of an Epson Stylus
Pro print engine, along with the extraordinary performance of Epson Ultra-
Chrome K3 Ink, results in your image being masterfully printed, withoutany signs of how it was produced. Prepare to be inspired all over again.
THE WORLD’S GREATEST IMAGES ARE PRINTED ON AN EPSON.
Print Mode 8" x 10" 11"x 14" 16" x 20"
SuperFine – 1 440 dpi HS 2:03 3:18 5:32
SuperFine – 1 440 dpi 4:08 6:39 10:59
SuperPhoto – 2880 dpi HS 3:50 6:04 9:46
SuperPhoto – 2880 dpi 7:47 12 :15 19:40
Print speeds are shown in min:sec. HS = High Speed Print Mode (Bi-directional Print Mode)
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology
The industry benchmark for professional color andblack-and-white prints. The standard has been set.
Advanced print head technology
Precise, 8-channel print head with Auto-sharing
Black ink and ultramodern screening technologies.mbark on a memorableexcursion across one of Virginia’slast remaining covered bridges.
The historic Meem’s Bottom
Covered Bridge was constructedin 1892-93 and extends 204 feetacross the north fork of the
Shenandoah River. Meem’s servesas a portal into our past and isone of the last vestiges of its kind.
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2006 Macduff Everton 2006 Kevin Kubota 2006 Bruce DaleEpson America, Inc.: 3840 Kilroy Airport Way, Long Beach, CA 90806 Epson Canada, Inc.: 3771 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M1W 3Z5 Internet website: www.prographics.epson.com Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Print Engine Specifications Printing Method Advanced MicroPiezo AMC print head technology 8-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head 9-color (C, Lc, M, Lm, Y, Lk, LLk + PK or MK) Auto head alignment and cleaning technology Pigment-based Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink technology Auto-sharing Black Ink Technology Fully automatic switching between Black ink modes Black ink conversion times Matte to Photo Black 2:55 min:sec Photo to Matte Black 1:55 min:sec Ink used during conversion B Matte to Photo Black Approx. 4.5 ml Photo to Matte Black Approx. 1.5 ml Nozzle Configuration Color and Monochrome heads 180 nozzles x 8 Droplet Technology Smallest droplet size 3.5 picoliters Variable Droplet Technology can produce up to three different droplet sizes per print line Resolution 2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 720 dpi; 720 x 720 dpi; 720 x 360 dpi; 360 x 360 dpi; 360 x 180 dpi Print Engine Speed A 8" x 10" prints from 2:03 to 7:47 - normal is 4:08 11"x 14" prints from 3:18 to 12:15 - normal is 6:39 16"x 20" prints from 5:32 to 19:40 - normal is 10:59 Acoustic Noise Level Approximately 47 dB(A) according to ISO 7779 Printer Language/Drivers Epson ESC/P2 raster photographic drivers standard Optional PANTONE licensed and SWOP certified PostScript Language Level 3 compatible RIP by ColorBurst (included only with Pro Edition bundle) Supported by most leading, third-party RIPs and workflows Operating Systems Supported Macintosh OS X 10.4.7 or higher (universal binary) Windows 2000 or XP (64-bit also supported) Printer Interfaces Includes as standard one Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible) and one 10/100Base-T Ethernet port Electrical Requirements Voltage AC 110 –120 V Frequency 50 – 60 Hz Current 0.6 A /110 –120 V Power consumption Operating Approx. 25 W Standby Less than 5 W Power Off Less than .3 W Fully ENERGY STAR compliant Dimensions 27"x 15"x 10" (W x D x H) Printer weight: 43.2 lb BorderFree Printing Complete borderless printing on the following cut-sheet sizes 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 11" x 14", 16" x 20", 17" x 22" Printable Area Maximum paper width 17" Maximum cut-sheet size 17" x 22" Minimum cut-sheet size 4" x 6" Left and right margins 0 or 3 mm each (0.24" total) Top and bottom margins 0 or 3 mm or 15 mm each Maximum printable width 17.16" (full bleed, 17" width) Media Handling Main top-loading feeder Up to 17" x 22" Up to 120 sheets plain; 50 photo Second top-loading feeder Up to 17" x 22" Single sheet manual feeder, optimized for fine art paper Front manual feeder Up to 16" x 20" Straight-through, single sheet manual feeder up to 1.5 mm Weight 12 lb bond, up to 1.5 mm cardboard Line Accuracy + or – 0.2% of specified page length Epson Intelligent Pressurized Ink Cartridge C Cartridge fill volume 80 ml each color x 9 colors total Ink cartridge shelf life 2 years from printed production date or 6 months after opened On-cartridge I.C. chip automatically tracks several ink usage data points for use in production cost estimations and reporting Lightfastness Ratings D Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink Color: Up to 200 years Black-and-white: Over 200 years Environmental Characteristics Temperature Operating 50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C) Storage -4° to 104°F (-20° to 40°C) Relative humidity 20 to 80% Operating 40 to 50% Recommended Storage 5 to 85% (no condensation) Safety Approval Safety standards UL1950, CSA 22.2 950 FDA EMI FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B AS/NZS 3548 class B Product/Accessories Part Numbers Epson Stylus Pro 3800 print engine C635011UCM Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Professional Edition C635011PRO w/ ColorBurst RIP Epson Stylus Pro 3800 TUMI cover C3800TUMI Additional one-year Epson Preferred Plus service EPP38B1 Additional two-year Epson Preferred Plus service EPP38B2 Replacement ink maintenance tank T582000 Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink (80 ml) Photo Black ink cartridge T580100 Cyan ink cartridge T580200 Magenta ink cartridge T580300 Yellow ink cartridge T580400 Light Cyan ink cartridge T580500 Light Magenta ink cartridge T580600 Light Black ink cartridge T580700 Light Light Black ink cartridge T580900 Matte Black ink cartridge T580800 Specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Epson, Epson Stylus, MicroPiezo and Epson ESC/P2 are registered trademarks and Epson UltraChrome K3 and MicroCrystal Encapsulation are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. BorderFree is a registered trademark and Epson Preferred is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 2006, Epson America, Inc. CPD 22373 30K 9/06 CB Epson Stylus Pro 3800 BE INSPIRED 2006 Matthew Jordan Smith 2006 Art Wolfe 27" 15" 10" A Based upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc. Normal Mode based on SuperFine -1440 dpi. B Ink used in conversion varies considerably based on temperature and other factors. C Cartridge yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of use and temperature. For print quality, a variable amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the "replace cartridge" indicator comes on. The printer ships with full cartridges and part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer. D Ink lightfastness rating based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them. Visit www.wilhelm-research.com for the latest information.

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