Epson 3880 to 3900

Started Dec 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
jtoolman Veteran Member • Posts: 6,801
Re: Cross-breeding R2000 with R3000/Pro 3880

Apotheker wrote:

Actually Epson could use the same chassis of the Pro 3880, but using the R3000 print head (2 pl smallest droplet size instead of 3.5 pl) and combining the ink set of the R3000/Pro 3880 with the R2000, thus eliminating the usage of the light colors (light magenta, light cyan and light light black). By eliminating the light colors, the ink usage will be dramatically reduced. The R2000 can produce very subtile light prints without any visible grains.

Now because of the matte and photo black position can be combined to one channel, this combined space can be used for an extra large (200 ml) gloss optimizer cartridge.

Then you will have:

cartridge 1: Gloss optimizer cartridge 200 ml (sitting on the matte + photo black position)

cartridge 2: Matte Black 80 ml

cartridge 3: Photo Black 80 ml

cartridge 4: Gray (light black) 80 ml

cartridge 5: Vivid Magenta 80 ml

cartridge 6: Orange 80 ml

cartridge 7: Cyan 80 ml

cartridge 8: Yellow 80 ml

So lower ink usage by omitting the light colors, no need to flush the ink channel between matte and photo black (both are loaded: R2000 feature)), extended gamut by using vivid magenta and orange (R2000: normal magenta + orange + red) (R2000 feature), most importantly: grey ink cartridge for neutral ABW-mode (R3000/Pro 3880 feature) and more glossy prints by using a gloss optimizer (R2000 feature). Because the gloss optimizer is heavily used, the combined position large cartridge of 200 ml should suffice for many prints.

The could also supply a CD/DVD-printing tray on this machine as well.

I absolutely would love to see this implemented. As much as I would love a PRO-3800/3880 type printer with 12 inks, your arrangement would be perfect and could be implemented perfectly on an existing 3880.

What would it take to implement this with a RIP??

Think about the fact that in the T-Shirt printing industry which has used 3800s R1900s and now the R2000, they have completely replaced the default ink sets for special inks including custom colors like whites and grays. The printers are then driven by RIP software. So it is totally possible to do this.

If only I was smart!


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PRO-100 Setup and Basic Use:
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01 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Intro
02 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Pro3800 PEM Refill Part One
03 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Pro3800 PEM Refill Part Two
04 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Refilling
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Cleaning the Purge Pad and Wiper on the Epson PRO 3800
Basic Epson R2000 Maintenance
Calibrating your monitor and Printing to the R2000
Refillable 3800 3880 cart sticking problems
Gloss Optimizing Prints
Printing out of Photo Shop to Epson and Canon Printers
Printing in LR-2 this time to the EPSON R2880
Multi Image printing in LR
Basic Printing in Qimage Ultimate
Canon PGI-9 Cart Refilling by the "Dribble" method\
Refill Canon PGI 9 via Freedom Method
Refilling and resetting R2000 China Carts
Refilling Epson OEM carts - Thorough, Long Winded Version!
Taking out the CURL on prints done on from roll paper
Taking out the Curl - TWO.mpeg
R2000 Push Buttom Reset Carts
Creating a Color Profile & Printing on the Canon Pixma PRO 9000 MKII using Color Managent
Print Room Visit + Filling and Priming Refillable fro Epson 3800
Color Management PART 01
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