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    User’s Guide NPD4043-00 EN...

  • Page 2: Copyrights And Trademarks

    Seiko Epson Corporation's operating and maintenance instructions. Seiko Epson Corporation shall not be liable for any damages or problems arising from the use of any options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original Epson Products or Epson Approved Products by Seiko Epson Corporation.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel........

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    Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel........

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    Using paper other than Epson special media........

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    Before Contacting Epson........

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    Epson Special Media........

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Index Contents...

  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Using The Printer Software (windows)

    The printer software CD-ROM includes the following software. See the Start Here for installing the software, and see its online help for detailed information for each software. ❏ Printer driver ❏ EPSON Status Monitor 3 ❏ EPSON LFP Remote Panel Printer driver The printer driver lets you print documents from applications to the printer.

  • Page 10: Epson Status Monitor 3

    EPSON Status Monitor 3 This utility provides you with printer status information, such as the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance cartridge, and it also checks for printer error. EPSON Status Monitor 3 is installed with the printer driver automatically.

  • Page 11: Epson Lfp Remote Panel

    EPSON LFP Remote Panel EPSON LFP Remote Panel gives the user a broad range of control over the printer, to obtain better print quality in printing on various media. Accessing the Printer Driver You can access the printer driver in the following ways: ❏...

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    1. From the File menu, select Print or Page Setup. 2. Make sure your printer is selected, and click Printer, Setup, Options, Properties, or Preferences. Example: Example: Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Using the Printer Software (Windows)

  • Page 13: From The Printer Icon

    Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Faxes. Note: If your Control Panel is in the Classic View, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Faxes. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Using the Printer Software (Windows)

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    Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers. 2. Right-click your printer icon, and click Printing Preferences. The printer driver window appears. The settings you make here become the default settings of the printer driver. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Using the Printer Software (Windows)

  • Page 15: Getting Information Through Online Help

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Getting Information Through Online Help You can view a detailed explanation using the following ways. ❏ Right-click the item, and then click Help. Using the Printer Software (Windows)

  • Page 16: Basic Settings

    ❏ For Windows XP/2000, click the button on the top right of the printer driver window, and then click the item. Basic Settings This section describes how to print your data from an application using the Epson printer driver. Using the Printer Software (Windows)

  • Page 17: Setting The Printer Driver

    Before printing, open the printer driver window, and confirm the print settings such as the media type, paper size. Checking the printer status When you send a print job to the printer, you can monitor the printer status in the following windows. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Using the Printer Software (Windows)

  • Page 18: Canceling Printing

    Press and hold the Cancel/Reset + button for 3 seconds to reset the printer. Even when it is printing a job, the printer is reset. After resetting, it takes a while before the printer is in the ready state. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Using the Printer Software (Windows)

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    “Canceling printing by the computer” on page 19. Canceling printing by the computer Canceling printing Click Stop on the EPSON Progress Meter dialog box. Note: ❏ The Progress Meter shows the progress of the current print job. It disappears when the job has been sent to the printer.

  • Page 20: When Problem Occurs During Printing

    If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears in the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window. Click How to, and EPSON Status Monitor 3 will lead you step by step through a procedure to solve a problem. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide...

  • Page 21: Using The Printer Utilities

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Using the Printer Utilities The Epson printer utilities let you check the current printer status and perform printer maintenance from your screen. Nozzle Check This utility checks the print head nozzles to see if they are clogged and need to be cleaned. Check the nozzles when you notice the print quality has declined and after cleaning to confirm that the print head nozzles have been cleaned.

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    EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help for detailed information. Printer Firmware Update EPSON LFP Remote Panel is started and updates the printer firmware. To use this function, you need to download the latest firmware from the Epson Web site beforehand. Using the Printer Software (Windows)

  • Page 23: Using Epson Status Monitor 3

    Monitor 3 starts to monitor the printer status when the printing begins, and if there are any problems, it shows an error message and its solutions. You can also access EPSON Status Monitor 3 from the printer driver or the shortcut icon by double-clicking the printer-shaped icon on the Windows taskbar to check the status of the printer.

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    In the Monitoring Preferences dialog box, select the Shortcut Icon check box to display a shortcut icon on your Windows taskbar. Right-click the shortcut icon, and select the printer name to display the EPSON Status Monitor 3 dialog box. See “Viewing information in Monitoring Preferences” on page 26.

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Accessing Monitoring Preferences Open the printer driver window, click the Utility tab, and then click Monitoring Preferences. Note: In the Monitoring Preferences dialog box, select the Shortcut Icon check box to display a shortcut icon on your Windows taskbar.

  • Page 26: Uninstalling The Printer Software

    1. Turn off the printer, and unplug the interface cable connected with the computer and printer. 2. Click Add or Remove Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) in the Control Panel. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Using the Printer Software (Windows)

  • Page 27: Uninstalling Epson Lfp Remote Panel

    Restart the computer when you reinstall the printer driver. Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel EPSON LFP Remote Panel can be uninstalled from Add or Remove Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) in the Control Panel. For detailed information, see the EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help.

  • Page 28: Chapter 2 Using The Printer Software (mac Os X)

    ❏ Printer driver ❏ EPSON Printer Utility3 ❏ EPSON StatusMonitor ❏ EPSON LFP Remote Panel Printer driver The printer driver lets you print documents from applications to the printer. The following are main functions of the printer driver: ❏...

  • Page 29: Epson Printer Utility3

    EPSON Printer Utility3 You can execute the printer maintenance functions, such as Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning. EPSON Printer Utility3 is installed with the printer driver automatically. EPSON StatusMonitor This utility provides you with printer status information, such as the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance cartridge, and a printer error.

  • Page 30: Epson Lfp Remote Panel

    EPSON LFP Remote Panel EPSON LFP Remote Panel gives the user a broad range of control over the printer, to obtain better print quality in printing on various media. Accessing the Printer Driver To access the printer driver, follow the steps below. The following procedures may differ depending on the application you use.

  • Page 31: Accessing The Page Setup Dialog

    Print on the File menu of your application, select the appropriate settings. Accessing the Print dialog To access the Print dialog, click Print on the File menu of your application. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Print dialog is displayed. For Mac OS X (10.5 or later), click the button. Make the settings as necessary, and then start printing. Note for Mac OS X 10.5 or later: Depending on your application, you may have some of the same setting items as the Page Setup dialog.

  • Page 33: Getting Information Through Online Help

    Getting Information Through Online Help To access the online help, click the Basic Settings This section describes how to print your data from an application using the Epson printer driver. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 button in the dialog of the printer driver.

  • Page 34: Setting The Printer Driver

    Before printing, open the printer driver window, and confirm the print settings such as the media type, paper size. Checking the printer status 1. Click the Printer icon in the Dock. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

  • Page 35: Canceling Printing

    You cannot cancel a job waiting in the computer. To cancel a job waiting in the computer, see the next section “Canceling printing by the computer” on page 35. Canceling printing by the computer 1. Click the Printer icon in the Dock. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

  • Page 36: When Problem Occurs During Printing

    If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears. If you are not sure how to solve the problem, cancel printing, and then start EPSON StatusMonitor that leads you step by step through a procedure to solve a problem.

  • Page 37: Using Printer Utilities

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Using Printer Utilities The Epson printer utilities let you check the current printer status and perform printer maintenance from your screen. EPSON StatusMonitor This utility provides you with printer status information, such as the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance cartridge, and a printer error.

  • Page 38: Accessing Epson Printer Utility3

    EPSON StatusMonitor provides you with detailed printer status information, a graphic display of the ink cartridge status and the free space of the maintenance cartridge, and status messages. Note: The printer error message appears automatically on your screen even if EPSON StatusMonitor is not opened. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide...

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Accessing EPSON StatusMonitor Open the EPSON Printer Utility3 window, and then click EPSON StatusMonitor. Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

  • Page 40: Uninstalling The Printer Software

    Viewing information in EPSON StatusMonitor EPSON StatusMonitor provides you with detailed printer status information, a graphic display of the ink cartridge status and the free space of the maintenance cartridge, and status messages. If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears. Check the message and solve the problem accordingly.

  • Page 41: Uninstalling The Printer Driver

    Uninstalling the printer driver To uninstall the printer driver and EPSON Printer Utility3, follow the steps below. 1. Turn off the printer, and unplug the interface cable connected with the computer and printer. 2. Close the all application software. 3. For Mac OS X (10.3.9 to 10.4): Double-click the Applications folder, and then double-click the Utilities folder.

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide For Mac OS X (10.5 or later): Double-click the Applications folder, and then double-click the System Preferences folder. Then double-click the Print & Fax folder. 4. For Mac OS X (10.3.9 to 10.4): Select the printer, and then click Delete.

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    5. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. 6. Double-click the Printer Driver folder. Note: If the folder does not appear, double-click the EPSON icon on the desk top. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 7. Double-click the EPSON_IJ_Printer icon. 8. If the Authenticate dialog appears, enter the password or phrase and then click OK. To uninstall the printer driver, you must log in as a user with administrator rights.

  • Page 45: Uninstalling Epson Lfp Remote Panel

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel Drag the EPSON LFP Remote Panel folder to the Trash. See the EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help for more information. Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

  • Page 46: Chapter 3 Variety Of Printings

    The printer driver performs color adjustment automatically when selecting your desired mode. PhotoEnhance is Epson's proprietary technology that uses the color reproduction range of the printer effectively to ensure the image data is output with beautiful balanced color.

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    When using this function with an application which does not support a color management function, you need to perform the color matching process from step 4. 4. Open the printer driver window. See “From Windows applications” on page 11 Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 48: Color Adjustment By The Printer Driver

    7. Check other settings, and then start printing. Color Adjustment by the Printer Driver You can adjust colors using the printer driver during printing by setting one of the following two color systems. ❏ EPSON Standard (sRGB) ❏ Adobe RGB Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide...

  • Page 49: For Windows

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Adobe Photoshop Elements 6/7 Other Applications Using Adobe Photoshop CS3 2. Open the File menu and select Print. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Setting of Color management Printer Manages Colors No Color Management User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    4. 4. Open the printer driver window. See “From Windows applications” on page 11 5. In the Main menu, select Automatic or Custom. 6. Select the method for the color adjustment. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    You can perform the color adjustment by checking the sample image on the left side of the window. You can also use the color circle for the fine color adjustment. 8. Check other settings, and then start printing. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 52: For Mac Os X

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 Other Applications Using Adobe Photoshop CS3 2. Open the File menu and select Print. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Setting of Color management Mac OS X v10.5 Mac OS X v10.3.9 to v10.4 Printer Manages Colors...

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    4. 4. Open the Print dialog. See “Accessing the Print dialog” on page 31 5. For Mac OS X 10.5, select Color Matching, and then select EPSON Color Controls. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide...

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    User’s Guide Note: When using Adobe Photoshop CS3/CS4, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 in Mac OS X 10.5, select EPSON Color Controls in Step 1. 6. Open the advanced settings dialog. For Mac OS X 10.5: Select Print Settings, and change Color Settings if necessary. If you adjust the color manually, click Advanced Color Settings.

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide For Mac OS X 10.3.9 to 10.4: Select Printer Color Management, and click Color Controls, and then click Advanced Settings. 7. Make the necessary settings. See the online help of the printer driver for detailed information.

  • Page 56: Black-and-white Photo Printing

    See “Paper Information” on page 194 for detailed information. For Windows 1. If the application supports color management, refer to the table below to adjust color management settings in the application. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Adobe Photoshop Elements 6/7 Other Applications Using Adobe Photoshop CS3 2. Open the File menu and select Print. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Setting of Color management Printer Manages Colors No Color Management User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    When using this function with an application which does not support a color management function, you need to perform the color matching process from step 4. 4. Open the printer driver window. See “From Windows applications” on page 11 Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 5. Select Advanced B&W Photo for the Color. 6. Click Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select Color Controls, and then click Advanced. 7. Make the necessary settings, and then start printing.

  • Page 60: For Mac Os X

    Adobe Photoshop CS3/CS4 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 Other Applications Using Adobe Photoshop CS3 Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Setting of Color management Mac OS X v10.5 Mac OS X v10.3.9 to v10.4 Printer Manages Colors No Color Management...

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    When using this function with an application which does not support a color management function, you need to perform the color matching process from step 4. 4. Open the Print dialog. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide See “Accessing the Print dialog” on page 31 5. Select Print Settings, and select Advanced B&W Photo for the Color. For Mac OS X 10.5: Note: If you use Adobe Photoshop CS3/CS4, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac OS X 10.5, clear the Use Generic RGB checkbox.

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide For Mac OS X 10.3.9 to 10.4: 6. Open the advanced settings dialog. For Mac OS X 10.5: Click Advanced Color Settings. Variety of Printings...

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide For Mac OS X 10.3.9 to 10.4: Select Printer Color Management. 7. Make the necessary settings. For more detailed information, see the online help of the printer driver. For Mac OS X 10.5: Variety of Printings...

  • Page 65: Borderless Printing

    All four sides can be borderless on a sheet of paper. ❏ Auto Expand Enlarge the size of print data automatically and print without margins. Enlarged areas that exceed the paper size will not be printed on the paper. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 66: Supported Media Type

    89 × 127 mm (3.5 × 5 in) 102 × 152 mm (4 × 6 in) 127 × 178 mm (5 × 7 in) 16:9 wide size (102 × 181 mm) Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 67: Application Settings

    ❏ Set the Image size 5 mm wider in all four directions using the application that created the data. ❏ If your application has margin settings, set the margin to 0 mm. ❏ Make the image data as large as the paper size. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 68: Printer Driver Settings

    For Windows 1. Open the printer driver window. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 11. 2. In the Main menu, select the media type, paper source, page size, or paper size. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    Moving the slider towards Min decreases the amount of the image enlargement; however, as this amount decreases, margins may appear on one or more sides of the paper. 5. Check the other settings, and then start printing. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    Settings dialog (10.5 or later) or Expansion dialog (10.3.9 to 10.4). In the case of A2 size, about 5 mm for bottom, 3.3 mm for top, and 4.5 mm for left and right Half of Max 0 mm Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Mac OS X (10.5 or later) Note: Moving the slider towards Min decreases the amount of the image enlargement; however, as this amount decreases, margins may appear on one or more sides of the paper.

  • Page 72: Enlarge Or Reduce Size Printing

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 5. In the Print Settings dialog, select the media type. 6. Check the other settings, and then start printing. Enlarge or Reduce Size Printing You can fit the size of your data to the size of paper you print on. There are two ways to enlarge or reduce the size of your data.

  • Page 73: Fit To Page (windows Only)

    You can fit the size of your data to the size of paper you to print on. 1. Open the printer driver window. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 11. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to make it fit the paper size you have selected for the Output Paper. 4. Check the other settings, and then start printing. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 75: Custom

    Click the arrows next to the Scale box to select a proportion from 10 to 650%. 5. Check the other settings, and then start printing. For Mac OS X 1. Open the Page Setup dialog. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 30. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 76: Pages Per Sheet Printing

    You can print two or four pages of your document on one sheet of paper. If you print continuous layout data prepared at A4 size, it will be printed as shown below. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 77: For Windows

    1. Open the printer driver window. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 11. 2. Click the Page Layout tab, select the Multi-Page check box, select N-up, and then click Settings. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 78: For Mac Os X

    2. Select Layout from the list to specify the order in which the pages will be printed. Note: If you select other than None for Border, the frames around the pages are printed on each sheet. 3. Check the other settings, and then start printing. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 79: Poster Printing (windows Only)

    You need to cut the margins and then join the several sheets of paper together to make a poster. 1. Prepare the print data by using an application. The printer driver automatically enlarges the image data during printing. 2. Open the printer driver window. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    4. In the Poster Settings dialog box, select the number of printed pages you want the poster to cover. Note: You can make a larger poster if you select a greater number for division. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 81: Joining The Sheets Together Along The Guide

    7. Check the other settings, and then start printing. Joining the sheets together along the guide The steps to join the sheets together are different whether the printed sheets are borderless or not. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    For poster printing with margins When you select Overlapping Alignment Marks, the following marks are printed on the paper. See the procedures below to join the four printed pages together using the alignment marks. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    2. Lay the upper left sheet on top of the upper right sheet. The X marks should be matched as in the illustration below, and join the upper left sheet to the upper right sheet with cellophane tape temporarily. 3. Cut the upper sheets along the alignment mark (vertical red line). Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    5. Try step 1 to 4 for the lower sheets. 6. Cut the bottom of upper sheets along the alignment mark (horizontal blue line). The guide is black for the black-and-white printing. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    8. Cut the sheets along the alignment mark (horizontal red line). The guide is black for black-and-white printing. 9. Join the upper sheets and lower sheets together with cellophane tape on the back of the sheets. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 86: Double-sided Printing

    ❏ This function is available only when Sheet is selected as the Paper Source setting. Standard double-sided printing To print odd and even numbered pages on the opposite sides of a sheet, follow the steps below. 1. Open the printer driver window. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    4. Click OK to return to the Page Layout menu, and then click OK to save your settings. 5. Make sure paper is loaded, and then send a print job from your application. Instructions for generating the even-numbered pages will be displayed while the odd-numbered pages are output. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 88: Folded Booklet Double-sided Printing

    (after the booklet is folded) are printed first. The pages that will appear inside the booklet can then be printed after the paper is reloaded into the printer. ✽ Binding Edge Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    When Portrait is selected as the Orientation setting on the Paper menu, Left or Right binding positions are available. The Top binding position is supported when Landscape is selected as the Orientation setting. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    ❏ Follow the instructions provided when reloading the printouts. Paper jams or improperly placed binding margins may occur if the printouts are not reloaded correctly. 7. Once the paper is reloaded, click Resume to print the inside pages. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 91: Printing On Custom Paper

    ❏ The available output size may be limited depending on the application software. For Windows 1. Open the printer driver window. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 11. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Manual-Rear Manual-Front 204 to 432 mm 210 to 420 mm...

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    ❏ If the ratio is same as the defined paper size, select the ratio from the Fix Aspect Ratio and select either Landscape or Portrait for the Base. In this case, you can only adjust either the Paper Width or Paper Height. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 93: For Mac Os X

    Now, you can print by taking the same steps as usual. For Mac OS X 1. Open the Page Setup dialog. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 30. 2. Select Manage Custom Sizes in Paper Size. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    Manual-Rear - Borderless (Retain Size) Note: ❏ To change the setting you have registered, click the paper size name from the list. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Description Prints data enlarged on cut-sheet paper without margins in four directions. Prints data on cut-sheet paper without margins in four directions, while retaining the ratio of the original size.

  • Page 95: Customize The Items Of The Printer Driver

    You can save up to 100 settings. Saving as a favorite You can save all the setting items of the printer driver. 1. Change the settings in the Main and Page Layout menu. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 2. Click Save/Del... in the Main or Page Layout menu. 3. Enter the name in the Name box, and then click Save. You can choose a setting you have registered from the Select Setting list box.

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 1. Change the Media Settings items in the Main menu. 2. Click Custom Settings. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 98: Menu Arrangement

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 3. Enter the name in the Name box, and then click Save. You can choose a setting you have registered from the Media Type list box. Menu arrangement You can arrange the Select Setting, Media Type, and Paper Size items.

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    ❏ To add a new group, click Add Group. ❏ To delete the group, click Delete Group. ❏ Move the unused items into the Not Display group. Note: You cannot delete the default items. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 100: Exporting Or Importing

    3. Select the location, and enter the file name, and then click Save. Importing the settings 1. Open the Save or Deletes Select Settings dialog box or the Saves or deletes Custom Media dialog box. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 2. Click Import. 3. Select the file you want to import, and then click Open. Exporting or importing all settings You can export or import the all of the printer driver settings as a file.

  • Page 102: Using Color Management

    This is because the usage of color management is different between the engines. Driver ICM Host ICM (Windows) ColorSync (Mac OS) Input profile Output profile Printer driver Printer driver Application Printer driver Application Printer driver Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Intent setting Printer driver Printer driver Application Variety of Printings...

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    To match both colors, you need to perform the color management between the input device and the display as well. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Output profile Intent setting...

  • Page 104: Color Management By Driver Icm (windows Only)

    Adobe Photoshop CS3/CS4 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Adobe Photoshop Elements 6/7 Other Applications Using Adobe Photoshop CS3 2. From the File menu, select Print. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Setting of Color management Printer Manages Colors No Color Management User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    When using this function with an application which does not support a color management function, you need to perform the color matching process from step 4. 4. Open the printer driver window. See “From Windows applications” on page 11 Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    Performs conversion so that a set of color gamut coordinates and white point (or color temperature) coordinates in original data match their corresponding print coordinates. This feature is used for many types of color matching. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 107: Color Management By Host Icm (windows)

    (or color temperature) for the original or print data. This feature is used for special purposes such as logo color printing. Setting of Color management Printer Manages Colors No Color Management Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    3. Select Color Management. In the Print section, select Document and choose Printer Manages Colors for Color Handling. Click Print. 4. Open the printer driver window. See “From Windows applications” on page 11 Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 109

    5. Select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select ICM, and then click Advanced. 6. Select Host ICM. The printer profile is selected automatically. You can change it by selecting the Show all profiles check box. 7. Check other settings, and then start printing. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 110: Color Management By Colorsync (mac Os X)

    1. Disable color management in the application. 2. Open the Print dialog. See “Accessing the Print dialog” on page 31 3. In the Print dialog box, select Color Matching, and then select ColorSync. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

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    2. Select Print in the application File menu. 3. Select Color Management and choose No Color Management for Color Handling. Click Print. 4. Open the Print dialog. See “Accessing the Print dialog” on page 31 Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 112: Color Management By Application

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 5. Select Printer Color Management, and then select ColorSync. 6. Check other settings, and then start printing. Color management by application The following procedure is for applications that support color management. 1. Set the color management setting in the application.

  • Page 113

    4. Open the printer driver window (Windows) or the Print dialog (Mac OS X). Windows See “From Windows applications” on page 11 Mac OS X See “Accessing the Print dialog” on page 31 5. Set the color management to off. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Variety of Printings...

  • Page 114

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide For Windows, select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and then select Off (No Color Adjustment). Note: When using Windows Vista/Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later and .NET 3.0, Off (No Color Adjustment) is automatically selected.

  • Page 115

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide For Mac OS X 10.5, select Print Settings and select Off (No Color Adjustment) for the Color Settings. For Mac OS X 10.3.9 to 10.4, select Off (No Color Adjustment) in the Printer Color Management dialog.

  • Page 116: Changing The Black Ink

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Changing the Black Ink Both Photo and Matte Black ink are installed in this printer. Photo Black ink can be used for most media types with professional quality results. Matte Black ink significantly increases black optical density when printing on matte and fine art type papers.

  • Page 117

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 1. Open the Main menu (Windows) or the Print Settings dialog (Mac OS X). 2. Select the paper from the Media Type. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 118

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The black inks are switched automatically according to the media type. 3. Check the other settings, and then start printing. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 119: Chapter 4 The Control Panel

    Power button P Cancel/Reset button + Back/Left button l Ink Cover Open/Up button u Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Description Turns the printer on or off. Release the ink cover lock when an ink error has occurred. Clears print data in the printer memory if pressed and held for 3 seconds.

  • Page 120: Lights

    The lights let you know the status of the printer and the type of an error when it occurs. Light Power light (green) Paper status light (orange) Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Description Feeds the paper in forward direction. When the paper is set, Auto Sheet Feeder and Manual-Front loads the paper to the printing position automatically, and Manual-Rear back feeds the paper.

  • Page 121: Combination Of Buttons

    The printer is ready to print data. The printer is processing data. The printer is drying ink. Wait until READY appears. The printer is charging the ink delivery system. The printer is being reset. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Control Panel...

  • Page 122: Icons

    The printer is changing the black ink, either Photo Black to Matte Black or Matte Black to Photo Black. The printer is releasing the ink cover lock. Description Sheet Description Widest Wider Wide Narrow Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Control Panel...

  • Page 123

    Cartridge error or no cartridge Unselected Photo Black or Matte Black cartridge. Description Free capacity of the maintenance cartridge, 100 - 1% Maintenance cartridge full Maintenance cartridge error or no maintenance cartridge Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Control Panel...

  • Page 124: Menu Settings

    “NOZZLE CHECK” on page 129 “STATUS SHEET” on page 129 “NETWORK STATUS SHEET” on page 129 “JOB INFORMATION” on page 129 “CUSTOM PAPER” on page 129 PRINTER STATUS Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Parameter NARROW, STANDARD, WIDE, WIDER, WIDEST ON, OFF EXECUTE Parameter...

  • Page 125: Custom Paper

    “USAGE COUNT” on page 130 “CLEAR USAGE COUNT” on page 130 “JOB HISTORY” on page 130 “TOTAL PRINTS” on page 130 CUSTOM PAPER Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Parameter xxxxxx-xx xx ICBS MATTE BLACK nnnnnnn PAGES PHOTO BLACK nnnnnnn PAGES LIGHT BLACK nnnnnnn PAGES...

  • Page 126: Head Alignment

    “AUTO” on page 132 “MANUAL” on page 132 NETWORK SETUP Item “NETWORK SETUP” on page 133 Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Parameter STANDARD, PAPER NO.1-10 MATTE THICK, MATTE THIN, PHOTO PAPER, FINE ART PAPER, REMOTE PANEL PAPER NARROW, STANDARD, WIDE, WIDER...

  • Page 127: Basic Menu Setting Procedure

    Press the Menu/Right r button to set the selected menu. The first item appears on the LCD panel. 4. Select an item Press the Paper Feed/Down d or Ink Cover Open/Up u button to select a desired item. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Parameter AUTO, PANEL, PING IP ADDRESS 000.000.000.000 - 192.168.192.168 - 255.255.255.255...

  • Page 128: Details Of Menu Mode

    Note: ❏ When you load the paper using the manual feed slot, select ON. ❏ When you perform borderless printing, select ON. button to execute the function for the item. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Control Panel...

  • Page 129

    You can print the job information saved in the printer (up to 10 jobs). CUSTOM PAPER You can print information that you have registered. PRINTER STATUS This menu contains the following items. VERSION You can see the firmware version. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Control Panel...

  • Page 130

    When you select STANDARD, the printer determines paper thickness automatically. You can also select No. X (X can be any number between 1 to 10) to register the following settings or to recall the following settings you have made. ❏ Paper type Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Control Panel...

  • Page 131

    You can select paper type from MATTE THICK, MATTE THIN, PHOTO PAPER, FINE ART PAPER, or REMOTE PANEL PAPER. REMOTE PANEL PAPER appears only when the Custom Paper is registered from EPSON LFP Remote Panel. PLATEN GAP You can adjust the distance between the print head and paper. Normally, leave this set to STANDARD.

  • Page 132

    You can correct any head misalignment manually to obtain optimum printing results. It you use non-Epson special media, select MANUAL, and then select the paper thickness in the range of 0.1 to 0.4 mm. For details, see “Aligning the print head” on page 135.

  • Page 133

    You can set the MS Network settings of the printer. BONJOUR You can set the Bonjour settings of the printer. INIT NETWORK SETTING You can return the network settings of the printer to the factory default value. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Control Panel...

  • Page 134: Checking The Print Head Nozzles

    After a nozzle check pattern is printed, the printer exits Menu mode and returns to the READY status. Nozzle check pattern examples (Manual): good Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Control Panel...

  • Page 135: Aligning The Print Head

    5. Press the Paper Feed/Down d or Ink Cover Open/Up u button to select the paper type loaded in the printer from PREM._GLOSSY/LUSTER, P_Q_INK_JET_PAPER, or ENHANCED_MATTE_PAPER, and then press the Menu/Right r button. PREM._GLOSSY/LUSTER P_Q_INK_JET_PAPER Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Premium Glossy Photo Paper Premium Luster Photo Paper Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper User’s Guide...

  • Page 136

    Aligning the print head manually When you want to use the non-Epson special media, you can perform the head alignment manually. To perform head alignment manually, follow the steps below. 1. Press the Menu/Right r button to enter Menu mode.

  • Page 137: Making The Paper Settings

    After you set the pattern, the printer exits Menu mode and returns to the READY status. Making the paper settings You can register and recall your own paper settings according to any media. The paper settings you can make are: ❏ Paper type ❏ Platen gap Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Control Panel...

  • Page 138

    Up u button to select STANDARD or the number (No. 1 to No. 10) you want to register as the setting. If you use Epson special media, select STANDARD. You do not need to make the settings below because STANDARD automatically determines the paper thickness.

  • Page 139

    Down d or Ink Cover Open/Up u button to set the paper feed amount of the printable area (A area in the illustration below), and then press the Enter 16. Press the Back/Left l button. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 10 11 button.

  • Page 140

    If you select No. X, the control panel settings override the driver settings. 4. Press the Enter button. If you select No. X, the number you selected appears on the LCD panel. 5. Press the Cancel/Reset + button to exit Menu mode. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Control Panel...

  • Page 141: Printing A Status Sheet

    Confirm the printer is turned off first. While pressing and holding the Cancel/Reset + button, press the Power P button to turn on the printer. 2. Select an item Press the Paper Feed/Down d or Ink Cover Open/Up u button to select a desired item. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Control Panel...

  • Page 142: Maintenance Mode List

    Details of Maintenance mode items LANGUAGE You can select the language to be displayed on the LCD panel. To select a suitable language, follow the steps below. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 button to execute the function for First parameters ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN,...

  • Page 143

    2. Press the Paper Feed/Down d or Ink Cover Open/Up u button to select a suitable unit. 3. Press the Enter button to set the unit. DEFAULT PANEL You can set all setting values you made in Menu mode to their factory set value. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide The Control Panel...

  • Page 144: Chapter 5 Paper Handling

    ❏ Avoid storing the media in places exposed to high temperature, humidity, or direct sunlight. Using paper other than Epson special media When you use paper other than Epson special media, or print using the RIP (Raster Images Processor), see the instructions included with the paper or RIP system, or contact your supplier for more information.

  • Page 145: Using Cut Sheet Media

    The Auto Sheet Feeder can hold up to 120 sheets of plain paper. Do not load paper above the arrow mark on the inside surface of the left edge guide. For information on the loaded capacity of Epson special media in the Auto Sheet Feeder, see the following table.

  • Page 146

    Epson special media Premium Glossy Photo Paper Premium Semigloss Photo Paper Premium Luster Photo Paper Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Size Loadable capacity in the Auto Sheet Feeder 89 × 127 mm 5 × 7 in 102 × 181 mm 8 × 10 in 4 ×...

  • Page 147

    Epson special media Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte Archival (Enhanced) Matte Paper Loading paper from the Auto Sheet Feeder Follow the steps below to load the paper from the Auto Sheet Feeder. 1. Make sure the printer is on and in the READY state.

  • Page 148

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 2. Extend the paper guide according to the paper size. Paper Handling...

  • Page 149

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 3. Push the output tray cover, and then open it by hand fully. Paper Handling...

  • Page 150

    5. Pull out the output tray extension according to the paper size. If you do not extend it properly, the printout may fall. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Paper Handling...

  • Page 151

    7. Fan a stack of paper, and then tap it on a flat surface to even the edges. If the paper is curled, flatten it before you load it. If it curls excessively and jams frequently, stop using it. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Paper Handling...

  • Page 152

    ❏ Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time; its quality will deteriorate. We recommend that you remove the paper from the printer after printing. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Paper Handling...

  • Page 153

    As the printer feeds paper from the front side to the rear side of the printer, keep enough space between the rear side of the printer and the wall, according to the following table. Paper size Super A3/B Space 450 mm 340 mm Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Paper Handling...

  • Page 154

    ❏ Load one sheet at a time into the front feed slot. ❏ Load paper with the printable surface up. 1. Make sure the printer is on and in the READY state. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Paper Handling...

  • Page 155

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 2. Push the front manual tray a little harder, then the front manual tray is pushed out. Paper Handling...

  • Page 156

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 3. Insert a sheet to where paper is usually ejected. 4. Adjust the right edge of the paper resting against the right side of the front manual tray, and also align the bottom edge of the paper with the white line.

  • Page 157

    Note: Store the front manual tray by pushing it in when you are not printing from the front manual feed slot. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Paper Handling...

  • Page 158

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Loading paper into the rear manual feed slot Note: ❏ You can load a sheet of A4/Letter to A2/USC size with a thickness of 0.29 to 0.5 mm. ❏ Load one sheet at a time into the rear feed slot.

  • Page 159

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 3. Slide the edge guide to the left so it is slightly wider than the width of your paper. 4. Using the rear sheet guide, insert the paper into the rear manual feed slot flush with the right edge guide.

  • Page 160

    If you want to remove the paper, press the Paper Feed/Down d button to back feed the paper. 7. Pull out the output tray extension according to the paper size. Now, the printer is ready to print. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Paper Handling...

  • Page 161

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Caution: Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time; its quality will deteriorate. We recommend that you remove the paper from the printer after printing. Paper Handling...

  • Page 162: Chapter 6 Maintenance And Transportation

    ❏ The printer consumes ink from all cartridges during start up and periodically during printing to keep the print head nozzles from clogging. For detailed information on ink cartridges, please access EPSON Web site or refer to the product catalogue.

  • Page 163

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Note: When ink is expended (INK CARTRIDGE REPLACE INK CARTRIDGE appears on the LCD panel), the ink cover opens simply by pressing the Ink Cover Open/Up u button. 3. Open the ink cover. Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 164

    Caution: Do not shake cartridges (that have been installed previously) with too much force. 6. Make sure the replacement ink cartridge is the correct color, and remove it from the package. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 165

    8. Hold the ink cartridge with the arrow mark facing up and pointing to the rear of the printer, and then insert it into the slot as far as it will go until it clicks. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide...

  • Page 166: Replacing The Maintenance Cartridge

    9. Close the ink cover. The printer returns to the previous status. Replacing the Maintenance Cartridge If the maintenance cartridge icon tells that the maintenance cartridge is full or near full on the LCD panel, replace the maintenance cartridge. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 167: Replacing Maintenance Cartridge

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide To check the product code of the maintenance cartridge, see “Consumable Products” on page 220. To replace the maintenance cartridge, follow the steps below. 1. Turn off the printer. 2. Open the maintenance cartridge cover.

  • Page 168

    If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. 4. Put the used maintenance cartridge in the plastic bag provided with the replacement cartridge, and dispose it properly. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 169

    Do not touch the green chip on the side of the cartridge. Doing so may prevent normal operation. 6. Insert the new maintenance cartridge into place as far as it will go. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 170: Cleaning The Printer

    “Contacting Customer Support” on page 201. 1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the lights are off, and then unplug the power cord. Leave the printer for a minute. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 171

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Caution: Do not touch the ink absorption (the light magenta part); otherwise, printouts may be soiled. Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 172

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 2. If the front manual tray is pushed out, store it by pushing it in. Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 173

    5. If the outer case is dirty, clean it using a soft, clean cloth dampened with mild detergent. You should keep the ink compartment covers closed to prevent water from getting inside. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 174: If You Have Not Used Your Printer For A Long Time

    To repack the printer, follow the steps below. 1. Make sure the printer is turned on. 2. Remove the following parts. ❏ Cut sheet media ❏ Rear sheet guide Note: Do not remove the ink cartridges. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 175: Over A Short Distance

    When you set up the printer again, see the Start Here, and note the following points. ❏ Do not forget to remove any protective materials. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 176

    ❏ The first time you start printing after transporting the printer, or if you have not turned on the printer for a long time, the print head nozzles may be clogged. Epson recommends that you perform a nozzle check and clean the print head, and also realign the print head to ensure print quality.

  • Page 177: Chapter 7 Problem Solver

    REPLACE THE MAINTENANCE CARTRIDGE INK LOW The ink cartridge is nearly expended. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide What to do Although you can continue printing, you need to replace the maintenance cartridge with a new one immediately. See “Replacing the Maintenance Cartridge”...

  • Page 178

    PAPER SIZE ERROR The loaded paper size does not match the data size. LOAD THE CORRECT SIZE PAPER Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide What to do Note the code and contact your dealer. See “Contacting Customer Support” on page 201.

  • Page 179

    REPLACE INK CARTRIDGE INK CARTRIDGE ERROR An ink cartridge with the wrong product code is installed. CHECK CARTRIDGE Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide What to do Load paper correctly. Press the Paper Feed/Down d button, and then load a different size of cut sheet media.

  • Page 180

    See “Consumable Products” on page 220. Replace the ink cartridge with a genuine Epson ink cartridge. See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 162 and “Consumable Products” on page 220. Select DECLINE (press the Menu/Right r button) to replace the ink cartridge with a genuine Epson ink cartridge.

  • Page 181

    See “Replacing the Maintenance Cartridge” on page 166. Replace the maintenance cartridge with a genuine Epson cartridge. See “Replacing the Maintenance Cartridge” on page 166 and “Consumable Products” on page 220. Select No (press the Menu/Right r button) to replace the maintenance cartridge with a genuine Epson maintenance cartridge.

  • Page 182: The Printer Does Not Turn On Or Stay On

    When the Power light does not come on and mechanism initialization does not start even when the Power P button is pressed to turn on the printer, try the following solutions for the problem. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide...

  • Page 183: The Printer Prints Nothing

    Your Epson printer is not selected as the default printer Install the printer driver if it is not installed yet, and follow the steps below to select your Epson printer as the default printer.

  • Page 184

    For Mac OS X Make sure that the printer driver Epson Stylus Pro XXXX is correctly added to the Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later), or Printer & Fax (for Mac OS X 10.5 or later) and the correct one is selected.

  • Page 185: Printouts Are Not What You Expected

    For Windows 2000 1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers. 2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX in the Printers window, then select Properties. 3. Click the Ports tab. 4. Make sure that your printer port is selected.

  • Page 186

    Printout has smears on the bottom edge Try one or more of these solutions: ❏ If the paper is curled towards the printable side, flatten it or curl it slightly to the opposite side. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Problem Solver...

  • Page 187: Print Quality Could Be Better

    ❏ For Windows, if you use Epson special media, check the Media Type setting in the Main menu. See the online help for more information. For Mac OS X, if you use Epson special media, check the Media Type setting in the Print Settings selected in the Print dialog.

  • Page 188: Horizontal Banding

    For Mac OS X, check the Media Type setting in the Print Settings selected in the Print dialog. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See the online help for more information. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide...

  • Page 189: Color Documents Print In Black Only

    ❏ For Windows, make sure Color is set in the Main menu. See the online help for more information. For Mac OS X, make sure Color is set in the Print Settings selected in the Print dialog. See the online help for more information. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Problem Solver...

  • Page 190: Printing Could Be Faster

    ❏ Delete unnecessary files to make room on your hard disk drive. Paper skew occurs when printing on A3 or larger plain paper Use the edge guide located on the right side of the Auto Sheet Feeder to load the paper straight. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Problem Solver...

  • Page 191: Paper Feed Or Paper Jam Problems Occur Frequently

    ❏ Make sure that the platen gap setting matches your paper. You can change the platen gap setting in the PRINTER SETUP of Menu mode. See “PLATEN GAP” on page 128. ❏ For non-Epson special media, check the paper type selected in the CUSTOM PAPER of Menu mode. See “Making the paper settings” on page 137.

  • Page 192

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 2. Carefully remove the jammed paper. If necessary, open the top cover, and remove the jammed paper. When paper loaded from the front manual feed slot is jammed To remove jammed paper, follow the steps below: 1.

  • Page 193

    When paper loaded from the rear manual feed slot is jammed To remove jammed paper, follow the steps below: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on. 2. Press the Paper Feed/Down d button to feed the paper back. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Problem Solver...

  • Page 194: Paper Information

    3. Remove the jammed paper from the back. Paper Information Epson offers specially designed media for ink jet printers to meet most high-quality printing needs. Item Media name Recommended application Size Thickness Borderless ICC profile Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Explanation Describes the media name.

  • Page 195: Cut Sheet

    Premium Glossy Photo Paper Recommended application Size Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Explanation Describes the Media Type of the printer driver. Be sure to match the media type you set in the printer driver and the paper loaded in the printer;...

  • Page 196

    Photo Black Matte Black Epson Stylus Pro 3880_3885_3890 PremiumGlossyPhotoPap er.icc Premium Semigloss Photo Paper Recommended application Size Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Possible 0.27 mm Media type of the printer driver Photo Paper Premium Glossy Photo Paper Photograph / Contact Proof Borderless...

  • Page 197

    102 × 152 mm (4" × 6") Letter Super A3/B US C ICC profile Photo Black Matte Black Epson Stylus Pro 3880_3885_3890 PremiumSemiglossPhoto Paper.icc Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte Recommended application Size Super A3/B ICC profile Photo Black Matte Black Epson Stylus Pro 3880_3885_3890 EpsonProofingPaperWhit eSemimatte.icc...

  • Page 198

    UltraSmoothFineArtPape r.icc Watercolor Paper - Radiant White Recommended application Size Super A3/B ICC profile Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Possible 0.48 mm Media type of the printer driver Fine Art Paper Velvet Fine Art Paper Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction Borderless...

  • Page 199

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880_3885_3890 EnhancedMattePaper.icc Archival Matte Paper Recommended application Size Super A3/B ICC profile Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Fine Art Paper Watercolor Paper - Radiant White Indoor Signage / Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction / Proof Borderless Thickness Possible 0.26 mm...

  • Page 200: Technical Support Web Site

    PhotoQualityInkJetPaper. Technical Support Web Site Epson’s Technical Support Web Site provides help with problems that cannot be solved using the troubleshooting information in your product documentation. If you have a Web browser and can connect to the Internet, access the site at: http://support.epson.net/...

  • Page 201: Contacting Customer Support

    Contacting Customer Support Before Contacting Epson If your Epson product is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your product documentation, contact customer support services for assistance. If customer support for your area is not listed below, contact the dealer where you purchased your product.

  • Page 202: Help For Users In Europe

    Purchase Supplies and Accessories You can purchase genuine Epson ink cartridges, ribbon cartridges, paper, and accessories from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at http://www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or http://www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).

  • Page 203: Help For Users In Australia

    Help for Users in Australia Epson Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of customer service. In addition to your product documentation, we provide the following sources for obtaining information: Your Dealer Don’t forget that your dealer can often help identify and resolve problems. The dealer should always be the first call for advise on problems;...

  • Page 204: Help For Users In Thailand

    Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, and Technical Support via e-mail are available. Epson HelpDesk (Phone: (65) 6586 3111) Our HelpDesk team can help you with the following over the phone: ❏ Sales enquiries and product information ❏...

  • Page 205: Help For Users In Indonesia

    80 Truong Dinh Street, District 1, Hochiminh City Vietnam Help for Users in Indonesia Contacts for information, support, and services are: World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.id) ❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download ❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, questions through e-mail Epson Hotline ❏...

  • Page 206: Help For Users In Hong Kong

    To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services, users are welcome to contact Epson Hong Kong Limited. Internet Home Page Epson Hong Kong has established a local home page in both Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users with the following information: ❏ Product information ❏...

  • Page 207: Help For Users In Malaysia

    Help for Users in Malaysia Contacts for information, support, and services are: World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.my) ❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download ❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, questions through e-mail Epson Trading (M) Sdn. Bhd. Head Office. Phone: 603-56288288 Fax:...

  • Page 208: Help For Users In The Philippines

    Help for Users in the Philippines To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, users are welcome to contact the Epson Philippines Corporation at the telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address below: Trunk Line: (63-2) 706 2609...

  • Page 209

    (63-2) 706 2625 Line: E-mail: epchelpdesk@epc.epson.com.ph World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.ph) Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and E-mail Enquiries are available. Toll-Free No. 1800-1069-EPSON(37766) Our Hotline team can help you with the following over the phone: ❏...

  • Page 210: Chapter 8 Product Information

    2880 dpi * dots per inch Maximum 2880 × 1440 dpi Resolution Print direction Bidirectional Control code ESC/P Raster 64 MB Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Printing Column Printable width Available dots 441.8 mm 6262 (17.39 inches) 441.8 mm 12524 (17.39 inches) 441.8 mm...

  • Page 211: Printable Area

    Character tables PC 437 (US, Standard Europe) PC 850 (Multilingual) Character sets EPSON Courier 10 cpi Printable area Cut sheets The minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12") Cut sheets The minimum left margin is 3.0 mm (0.12") Cut sheets The minimum right margin is 3.0 mm (0.12")

  • Page 212: Electrical

    15 to 25˚C (59 to 77˚F) -20 to 40˚C (-4 to 104˚F) 20 to 80% RH* 40 to 60% RH* 5 to 85% RH** Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide 220/240 V Model 220 V to 240 V 50 to 60 Hz 0.3 A...

  • Page 213: Initialization

    UL 60950-1 Safety CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60950-1 Low Voltage Directive 20006/95/EC Epson Stylus Pro 3880 The printer mechanism is set to its initial state. The input data buffer and print buffer are cleared. The printer returns to the default condition last set.

  • Page 214

    FCC part 15 subpart B class B CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR22 Class B AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class B EMC Directive 2004/108/EC Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide EN 55022 Class B EN 55024 EN 61000-3-2 EN 61000-3-3 Product Information...

  • Page 215: Paper

    11 ∞ 14 inches, 279 × 356 mm 12 ∞ 12 inches, 305 × 305 mm 16 ∞ 20 inches, 406 × 508 mm Paper types Plain paper, special papers distributed by Epson Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Product Information...

  • Page 216: Ink Cartridges

    ❏ Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the manufacturer at any time, Epson cannot attest to the quality of any non-Epson brand or type of paper. Always test samples of paper before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.

  • Page 217: System Requirements

    512 MB RAM or more 8 GB or more free hard disk space XGA (1024 ∞ 768) or higher resolution Your computer dealer can help you update your system if it does not meet these requirements. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Product Information...

  • Page 218: To Use Your Printer With Mac Os X

    Specification Revision 1.1, Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Printing Devices Version 1.1 Bit rate 480 Mbps (High Speed Mode) 12 Mbps (Full Speed Device) Data encoding NRZI Adaptable USB Series B connector Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Product Information...

  • Page 219: Ethernet Interface

    Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Note: Only computer equipped with a USB connector and running Windows XP x 64, XP, 2000, or Mac OS X.10.x support the USB interface. Ethernet interface The printer has a built-in Ethernet interface. Use a 10Base-T and 100Base-TX STP (shielded twisted-pair) cable via the RJ-45 connector to connect to the network.

  • Page 220: Chapter 9 Options And Consumable Products

    Ink cartridge (Photo Black) Ink cartridge (Cyan) Ink cartridge (Vivid Magenta) Ink cartridge (Yellow) Ink cartridge (Light Cyan) Ink cartridge (Vivid Light Magenta) Ink cartridge (Light Black) Ink cartridge (Matte Black) Epson Stylus Pro 3880 T5820 T5801 T5811 T5891 T5802 T5812 T5892...

  • Page 221: Epson Special Media

    Ink cartridge (Light Light Black) Epson Special Media Most plain paper works well in your printer. In addition, Epson offers specially designed media for ink jet printers to meet most high-quality printing needs. For detailed information, see “Paper Information” on page 194.

  • Page 222: Safety Instructions

    ❏ Keep the entire computer system away from potential sources of electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones. ❏ Use only the type of power source indicated on the product’s label. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Safety Instructions...

  • Page 223: When Using This Product

    ❏ Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink. ❏ If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Safety Instructions...

  • Page 224: When Transporting This Product

    When transporting this product ❏ Before transporting the printer, make sure the print heads are in the home (far right) position. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Safety Instructions...

  • Page 225: Warning, Cautions, And Notes

    Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment. Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation of this printer. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Safety Instructions...

  • Page 226

    Cut sheet media media type...221 using...147 Driver ICM...104 Enlarge size printing...72 EPSON Printer Utility3...29 EPSON special media...144, 221 EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Windows)...23 EPSON StatusMonitor (Mac OS X)...38 Error indication...177 Error message...20 Fit to Page...73 Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Head Alignment...135 Help Epson...201...

  • Page 227

    Ink cartridges...162 Maintenance cartridge...166 Service...201 Specifications electrical...212 interface...218 Standards and Approvals...213 Status Message...121 Status Sheet...141 Supported media type for borderless printing...66 Technical support...200 Transport the printer...174 Troubleshooting...177 Uninstall (Mac OS X)...40 Uninstall (Windows)...26 Epson Stylus Pro 3880 User’s Guide Index...

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