Epson 3800 Printer User Manual

Epson Stylus® Pro
3800
The World’s Greatest Images are Printed on an Epson.
Epson Professional Imaging Division
Pre-Launch Presentation
8.16.06
COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENT UNTIL 09.25.2006
“Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.”
Arthur C. Clarke
What Defines an Epson Stylus® Pro Branded Printer?
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“To develop printing technology that
exceeds the expectations of professionals.”
“To allow any print to be sold.”
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Feature Set
Key Product Features
Epson UltraChrome K3™ Ink Technology
NEWProfessional Cut-Sheet Media Handling from 4” x 6” up to 17” x 22”
NEWMain Top-Loading High-Capacity Paper Feeder
NEWSecond Top-Loading Manual Feeder – Optimized for Fine Art
Front-Loading Straight-through Manual Feeder up to 1.5mm Thick
NEWBorderFree™ Cut-Sheet Printing from 4” x 6” up to 16” x 20”
Advanced MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head Technology
NEWUltra-Modern Image Processing Technology
Maximum Resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 dpi
17”
NEWNine Individual 80mlA High-Capacity Ink Cartridges
NEWAuto-Sharing Photo and Matte Black Ink Technology
NEWPressurized Ink Cartridge Technology
High-Performance Print Engine Speeds
$1,295
Epson PreciseColor™ Technology
Automatic Head Alignment and Cleaning Technologies
NEWStandard USB 2.0 and 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
Epson PrintJob™ Information System
One-Year Epson Preferredsm Protection Plan
Estimated Purchase Price
Review Units
September 2006
NDA Date
09.27.2006
Ship Date
November 2006
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Walkthrough
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Walkthrough
Top-Loading High-Capacity Paper Feeder
4” x 6” up to 17” x 22”
(120 Sheet Input Tray)
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Walkthrough
Second Top-Loading Manual Sheet Feeder
Letter up to 17” x 22”
(Optimized for Fine Art Papers)
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Walkthrough
Professional Connectivity
Standard USB 2.0 and
10/100 BaseT Ethernet
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Walkthrough
Front Straight-Through Manual Sheet Feeder
Letter up to 16” x 20”
(Single Sheet Loading up to 1.5 mm Thick)
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Walkthrough
Closeable Front Media Output Tray
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Walkthrough
Front-Loading High-Capacity Inks
Nine Individual 80 ml Ink Tanks
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Walkthrough
Backlight LCD Control Panel
Latest Interface Design
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Walkthrough
Front-Loading Ink Maintenance Tank
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Walkthrough
Compact Design / Narrow Depth
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Size Comparison
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Size Comparison
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Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 Size Comparison
Total Print Weight = 43.2 lbs.
15”
10”
27”
Printer dimensions reduced by 30% and weight reduced by 51%
compared to the Epson Stylus® Pro 4800
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The World’s Most Precise Print Head Technology
Advanced MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head
2.5”
3.5”
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The World’s Most Precise Print Head Technology
Advanced MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head
AMC™ Variable-Droplet Piezo
(Active Meniscus Control)
Extremely Accurate Droplet Placement as small as 3.5 picoliters
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The World’s Most Precise Print Head Technology
Advanced MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head
One–Inch Wide Print Head
180 Nozzles x 8 Colors
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The World’s Most Precise Print Head Technology
Advanced MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head
8-Channel Print Head Technology
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The World’s Most Precise Print Head Technology
Advanced MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head
Auto-Sharing Photo & Matte Black Channel
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Auto-Sharing Black Ink Technology
or
PK
MK
This latest Epson technology allows the printer to share the same physical ink channel
between both Matte and Photo Black inks
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This allows Epson to reduce the overall printer cost by only having to use a single print head
The correct black ink mode is automatically used depending upon the driver selection
The process of switching between black ink modes is completely automatic and does
not require any user intervention
Black Ink Conversion
Conversion Time
Ink Used
Photo Black to Matte Black
1:55 min:sec
~1.52 ml
Matte Black to Photo Black
2:55 min:sec
~4.5 ml
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New Ultra-modern Screening Technology
All-new radical algorithm for determining dot placement and screening, resulting in
an extreme-level of photographic image quality
Produces extremely fine photographic prints even in bi-directional and lower
resolution print modes
Compensates for various ink densities between resolutions – allowing for a single
ICC profile to be used per media type
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4パス目
(完成)
3パス目
2パス目
1パス目
35x Magnification
Source: Seiko Epson Engineering
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Performance Benchmarking
Epson Stylus® Pro 3800 – Most Popular Print Modes
Epson Driver Print Mode
4” x 6”
5” x 7”
8” x 10”
11” x 14”
16” x 20”
SuperFine - 1440 dpi HS
1:00
1:14
2:03
3:18
5:32
SuperFine - 1440 dpi
2:00
2:29
4:08
6:39
10:59
SuperPhoto - 2880 dpi HS
1:53
2:19
3:50
6:04
9:46
SuperPhoto - 2880 dpi
3:51
4:43
7:47
12:15
19:40
Based upon print engine speeds only | Total throughput times depend upon front-end driver/RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc.
Images printed as shown below on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper using a standard ICC color managed workflow via Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 (9.0.1)
Print speeds are shown in min:sec | HS = High-Speed Mode (Bi-Directional Print Mode)
22”
17”
4” x 6”
5” x 7”
8” x 10”
16”
11” x 14”
20”
Photograph © 2006 Jay Maisel
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Epson Professional Media Line
Epson Stylus® Pro 3800
Epson Media Type
4” x 6”
5” x 7”
8” x 10”
Letter
11” x 14”
13” x 19”
17” x 22”
S041407
S041828
S041289
Q4 2006
S041327
Q4 2006
Optimized for Photo Black Ink
Premium Luster Photo Paper
S041405
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
S041727
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
S041982
S041464
S041465
S041667
S041466
S041331
Proofing Paper Semimatte
S041744
Optimized for Matte Black Ink
Enhanced Matte Paper
S041341
S041339
S041908
Velvet Fine Art Paper
S041636
S041637
Q4 2006
UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
S041896
S041897
Singleweight Matte Paper
S041909
S041907
S041069
S041171
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
S041062
PremierArt™ Water Resistant Canvas
TBD
Piezo Pro™ Matte Canvas
TBD
Optimized for Both Black Modes
Plain Paper
Totals
S041586
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1
7
1
9
10
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Industry Leading 8-Color Pigment-Based Ink Technology
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Photo Black
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Light Black
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Lt Lt Black
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Magenta
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Light Magenta
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Cyan
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Light Cyan
Yellow
Auto-Sharing
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Matte Black
Average Pigment Particle Size is ~ 0.1 um
for comparison, a human hair is ~ 10 um
(um means micrometer)
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Industry Leading 8-Color Pigment-Based Ink Technology
Unique high-density pigments for an extremely wide color gamut
High-gloss Microcrystal Encapsulation™ Technology for reduced gloss differential
Superior scratch resistance from improved pigment and resin chemistry
Color is stable immediately after printing – no short-term color shifting
Depending upon media – produces a black density up to 2.3 with an L* value of 4.1
Amazing Black Density
High-Gloss Resin Coating
Higher-Density Pigments
Cross-Linking Chemistry
*Dmax and L* values are based upon 2,880 x 1,440 dpi printing on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
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Three-Level Black Ink Technology
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LK
LLK
Simultaneously uses Black, Light Black, and Light Light Black inks
Significantly improves the gray balance, while eliminating color casts
Impressive shadow-to-highlight detail for a perfect tonal range
Virtually eliminates the metamerism and bronzing of basic pigment chemistry
Enhances the ICC profiling process for ColorSync™ and ICM™ workflow's
“What’s amazing is the amount of control down in
the shadow area as well up in the highlight area
and through the middle range...for total control.”
Chris Rainier
Photograph © 2006 Chris Rainier
Ancient Marks Exhibition
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Advanced Black and White Printing Technology
K
LK
LLK
LM
LC
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Unique driver technology taking full advantage of our three-level black system to
produce professional black and white prints from color or monochrome images
Proprietary Epson screening developed specifically for black and white printing
Virtually eliminates metamerism, bronzing, and gloss differential
Already produced some of the world’s greatest black and white prints
Cool
Neutral
Warm
Photograph © 2006 Greg Gorman
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Advanced Black and White Printer Driver Dialog
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LK
LLK
LM
LC
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Epson Stylus Pro 3800
Quick Toning Presets
Simulated Feedback
Complete Tonality Control
Precise Tone Control
Apple Macintosh® OS X Driver Dialog Shown
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Two Auto-Sharing Black Ink Modes
or
PK
MK
Printer automatically switches between two different black ink modes in order to
optimize the black ink density for virtually any media type
Photo Black mode can produce professional results on any media type, but is
optimized for traditional photographic papers
Matte Black mode can produce even better results on specific matte-type media
such as Velvet Fine Art, Enhanced Matte, UltraSmooth Fine Art, and more
Matte Black Print on Matte Paper
Photo Black Print on Matte Paper
Optimized black density
for any media type
Photograph © 2006 Greg Gorman
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Color Gamut Comparisons
Epson UltraChrome K3™ Color Gamut Comparison
CSE SWOP CMYK versus SP3800 PLPP 2880 PK
Epson UltraChrome K3
CSE SWOP
L* = 50
Profile Graphing Software
L* = 50
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Epson UltraChrome K3™ Color Gamut Comparison
GRACOL TR004 CMYK versus SP3800 PLPP 2880 PK
Epson UltraChrome K3
GRACOL TR004
L* = 50
Profile Graphing Software
L* = 50
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Epson UltraChrome K3™ Color Gamut Comparison
Silver Halide versus SP3800 PGPP 2880 PK
Epson UltraChrome K3
Kodak Ultra Endura
Fuji Crystal Archive
L* = 50
Profile Graphing Software
L* = 50
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Epson UltraChrome K3™ Color Gamut Comparison
Photograph © 2006 Joseph Holmes versus SP3800 PLPP250 2880 PK
Epson UltraChrome K3
L* = 50
Profile Graphing Software
L* = 50
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Color Gamut Comparisons
Epson UltraChrome K3™ vs. Canon Lucia™
Epson UltraChrome K3™ Color Gamut Comparison
Canon iPF5000 Heavyweight Glossy Photo Paper Highest Quality versus SP3800 Premium Luster Photo Paper 2880 PK
Epson UltraChrome K3™
Canon Lucia™
L* = 75
Profile Graphing Software
L* = 75
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Epson UltraChrome K3™ Color Gamut Comparison
Canon iPF5000 Heavyweight Glossy Photo Paper Highest Quality versus SP3800 Premium Luster Photo Paper 2880 PK
Epson UltraChrome K3™
Canon Lucia™
L* = 50
Profile Graphing Software
L* = 50
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Epson UltraChrome K3™ Color Gamut Comparison
Canon iPF5000 Heavyweight Glossy Photo Paper Highest Quality versus SP3800 Premium Luster Photo Paper 2880 PK
Epson UltraChrome K3™
Canon Lucia™
L* = 25
Profile Graphing Software
L* = 25
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Epson UltraChrome K3™ Color Gamut Comparison
Canon iPF5000 Heavyweight Glossy Photo Paper Highest Quality versus SP3800 Premium Luster Photo Paper 2880 PK
Canon Lucia™
Epson UltraChrome K3™
L* = 6
Profile Graphing Software
L* = 6
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Print Permanence Ratings
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Professional Print Permanence Ratings
Standard Display Conditions
Color Rating1
Black and White Rating1
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
85 Years
> 135 Years
Premium Luster Photo Paper – Roll or Sheet
71 Years
> 95 Years
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (250)
67 Years
> 76 Years
108 Years
> 205 Years
62 Years
> 90 Years
166 Years
> 312 Years
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper
61 Years
> 115 Years
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper w/PremierArt™ Spray
82 Years
> 178 Years
Enhanced Matte Paper
76 Years
110 Years
PremierArt™ Water Resistant Canvas for Epson
75 Years
> 150 Years
Epson Media Type
UltraSmooth™ Fine Art Paper
Somerset Velvet for Epson
Somerset Velvet for Epson w/PremierArt™ Spray
B Permanence ratings are based on accelerated testing of prints made on the Epson Stylus Pro 4800 on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass or UV filter.
Ratings for the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 are expected to be comparable. 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, UV filter,
lamination or properly store them. See www.wilhelm-research.com for the latest information.
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Professional Print Permanence Ratings
Professional UV Display Conditions
Color Rating1
Black and White Rating1
98 Years
> 135 Years
Premium Luster Photo Paper – Roll or Sheet
165 Years
> 218 Years
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (250)
133 Years
> 170 Years
UltraSmooth™ Fine Art Paper
175 Years
> 300 Years
Somerset Velvet for Epson
128 Years
> 168 Years
Somerset Velvet for Epson w/PremierArt™ Spray
200 Years
> 312 Years
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper
125 Years
> 125 Years
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper w/PremierArt™ Spray
168 Years
> 178 Years
Enhanced Matte Paper
110 Years
110 Years
PremierArt™ Water Resistant Canvas for Epson
130 Years
> 150 Years
Epson Media Type
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
B Permanence ratings are based on accelerated testing of prints made on the Epson Stylus Pro 4800 on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass or UV filter.
Ratings for the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 are expected to be comparable. 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, UV filter,
lamination or properly store them. See www.wilhelm-research.com for the latest information.
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Competitive Comparisons
Epson Stylus® Pro 4800
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5000
Competitive Comparison
Professional 17-Inch Desktops
This color indicates the winning feature
Printer Feature
Epson Stylus Pro 3800
Epson Stylus Pro 4800
Canon iPF5000
Maximum Printer Width
17-Inch
17-Inch
17-Inch
Maximum Number of Inks
9-Color
9-Color
12-Color
Maximum Number of Inks Used for Printing
8-Color
8-Color
11-Color
Three-Level Black?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto-Switching Matte & Photo Black?
Yes - Auto Sharing
No
Yes - Auto Switching
Maximum Ink Cartridge Fill Volume
80 ml
220 ml
130 ml
Pigmented Ink Technology
UltraChrome K3™
UltraChrome K3™
Lucia™
Printing Method
AMC™ Piezo x 1
AMC™ Piezo x 1
FINE™ Thermal x 2
Print Head Replacement
Not Required
Not Required
User Replaceable
Maximum Resolution / Minimum Droplet Size
2,880 x 1,440 / 3.5 pl
2,880 x 1,440 / 3.5 pl
2,400 x 1,200 / 4 pl
Print Speed - True Lab Quality 16” x 20” Print
5:32 (1,440 x 720 HS)
6:07 (1,440 x 720 HS)
6:00 (2,400 x 1,200)
Professional Media Support up to 1.5 mm
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cut Sheet / Roll Support
Yes / No
Yes / Yes
Yes / Optional
Borderless Printing Technology
Cut Sheet
Roll Only
Roll Only
Paper Handling - Automatic Feed
Top Input Tray
Roll & Cassette - Manual
Roll & Cassette - Auto
Paper Handling - Manual Feed
Top, Front, & Rear
Top, Front, & Rear
Top, Front, & Rear
Connectivity - Standard
USB 2.0 & 10/100 BaseT
USB 2.0 & FireWire™
USB 2.0 & 10/100 BaseT
Connectivity - Optional
Not Required
100 BaseT Ethernet
FireWire™
Estimated Purchase Price
$1,295
$1,995
$1,945
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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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 will full cartridges and part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer.
See www.epson.com/cartridgeinfo for more information about cartridges.
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Ink lightfastness ratings are based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass or UV plex.
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, UV plex, lamination or properly store them.
EPSON, Epson Stylus, Epson UltraChrome, Epson UltraChrome K3, and MicroPiezo 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 to these trademarks.
© Epson America, Inc. 2006. MR 08/16/2006