Epson Stylus R2880 – Professional Colour Photo Printer

It is true fun to watch Epson leading the relay race amongst its tough competitors. Epson is the most admired leader in printers because it had initiated and had set a trend in printer technology.

Epson R2400, fastest moving model has handed over the Epson quality baton to the next runner Epson Stylus R2880. Despite of R2880’s competition with HP or Canon, one cannot overlook its competition with Epson’s line of products also.

First to begin with; it is a product with varied multiple features to boast about.

Epson delight customers with their top notch products quite frequently! This Epson Stylus R2880 photo printer is the much awaited gift for professional photographers. The advanced B/W option produces excellent quality prints. Print settings such as shadow, brightness, and shadow tonality could be adjusted and compared against the standard image that is devoid of any setting changes. The improvement in picture quality is quite visible then.

This Epson Photo Printer performance is the outcome of the rigorous research carried out at Epson. To highlight a few characteristic features, we have mentioned below the technology and its respective application

Micro Piezo™ system – The printer is based on Micro Piezo inkjet technology. The technology permits the printer to fire Ultra Micro Dot TM ink droplets as small as 1.5 picolitres. The size reduction in drops allows close packing of the dots per pixel thereby resulting in high image resolution (Up to 5760×1440 optimized dpi*) without any grains on the photo print.

Ultra Chrome™ K3+ – Due to the vivid colours (Magenta and Light Magenta) inclusion in the K3 ink set; the range of colours reproduced is quite satisfactory. As a consequence the user perceives prints with high colour quality.

Single ink Tanks – Allows the replacement of only the used up colour, thus making it affordable.

Smart Valve’ ink cartridge technology – Prevents the leakage of excess ink into the print heads.

Ink Level sensor & Intellidge chip – It regularly checks and accurately alerts the user when ink is low. It also takes of care of the print head’s alignment. The ink cartridges integrated with Epson’s Intellidge chip gives the user the freedom to swap ink at their convenience.

Acu Photo half toning technology – Produce sharp colours thereby improving the colour quality of the print.

Photo Enhance technology – The image is automatically adjusted to give quality prints.

Two way Paper feeds – It has a top-loading paper tray that can hold up to 30 sheets and a rear-feed mechanism for printing on roll papers (continuous stationary)

Epson’s Collaboration with other research Centres:

Epson coordinated with two research centres to check few properties of the R2880 digital photo printer. The property tested is listed below.

1. Wilhelm Research – Tested R2880 model’s photo durability and estimated a life of about 85 to 108 years

2. Munsell Colour Science Lab- The lab had worked to relatively reduce the metamerisim effect. The metamerisim effect refers to the colour photo’s hue changes under different light sources (day light, sodium vapour lamp, Mercury light etc…)

Epson Stylus R2880 Professional Photo Printer – Technical Specifications, Features

Manufacturer Epson
Model Name Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Printer
Colour/Finish Grey
Dimensions (L x W x D) 415x616x797 mm
Weight 12.0 Kg
Printing Technology Up to 5760×1440 optimized dpi;
Micro Piezo™inkjet technology
Print Size A3+, A3, 12×12 in, US-B, B4, Legal 8.5×14 in,
Letter 8.5×11 in, A4, B5, A5, Half letter, A6, 11×14 in,
20×25 cm (8×10 in), 11×17 in, 13×18 cm (5×7 in),
10×15 cm (4×6 in), 16:9 wide size, 9×13 cm (3.5×5 in)
User Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Dual Port for PC and Mac connection
Operating system used Windows 2000/XP/XP x64/ Vista
Mac OS 10.3.9/10.4.x/10.5.x with USB
Software Epson Creativity Suite incl. Epson Easy Photo Print,
Web to Page, Epson File Manager
Power Consumption Approx. 20 W during printing (230V)
Approx. 4.0 W in sleep mode (230V)
Accessories Ultra Chrome™ K3 inks,
Camera RAW Plug-in for Epson Creativity Suite,
Epson Print CD, Adobe® Photoshop Elements 5 (PC) / 4 (Mac)