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Help deciding Epson Stylus Pro 3880 or 4900

 
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Nov 02, 2010 21:12 |  #1

I'm considering the purchase of an Epson 3880 or 4900 and have done extensive research, but can't find anything which gives an approximate cost of ownership or cost per page for say; 8x10 prints.

Does anyone have an idea the cost per page for these printers? I know, a lot of this is associated with the type of prints, paper, how much color etc... I just want an idea of what it's costing those of you who use these units.

On average, I will be printing 30 8x10, 60 5x6, and prints larger than 8x10

My clients are also interested in Christmas cards and I'm wondering if these machines will prints such cards?

I like the idea of printing myself to control quality and keep cost lower than having a professional print shop do my printing.

All help appreciated and Thank You! :)


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Nov 02, 2010 22:19 |  #2

I know Dwight McCann on here owns the 4880. He might be able to give you an answer. Try PMing him. Tell him Sevan told you to. :)


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Nov 02, 2010 22:41 |  #3

Nice! Thanks! :)


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Nov 02, 2010 22:50 |  #4

I PMed him and gave him the link to this thread Sevan. I really appreciate your help.


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Nov 03, 2010 07:58 |  #5

Still looking for a little help here ...


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Nov 03, 2010 10:02 |  #6

try this to get started
http://www.redrivercat​alog.com …ting-epson-3800-3880.html (external link)


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Nov 05, 2010 15:03 |  #7

Not really pertaining to the original question, but keep in mind that the 3880 can only use sheet paper and the smallest size it will take is 4x6, where as the 4900 can use both sheet paper and rolls, but the smallest size sheet it will take is 8x10.

In otherwords, if you're going to print smaller than 8x10, then you'll be cutting paper with the 4900. That may or may not be an issue for you.

On a side note, Epson has a $300 rebate on the 3880 this month. I just ordered one, after rebate the cost will be ~$820.


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Nov 05, 2010 16:45 |  #8

Yes sir, I agree, the need to make lower prints helped me make the decision as well. I spoke to the owner of a print shot as well and he said their 3880 hasn't clogged in 3 years of use whereas their 4900 has clogged constantly.


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