Epson SureColor P400
The Bottom Line
For anyone else though that has any other sort of desktop photo printer, including older Epson models, I would say that the 3880 makes a compelling case for itself. It of course lacks roll paper capability, and is limited to 17" width paper, but one can always cut lengths from a roll and feed them manually, and in any event, 17X22" is about as big as most people usually need to print and is at the limits of what current DSLRs are capable of printing at reasonable PPI output.
excerpt from Michael Reichmann
Our Favorite Online User Reviews for the P400
My hope has always been to be able to produce lab quality prints at home. The R2400 came close, but I was blown away by the print quality of the P400. The prints are stunning with vibrant colors, deep blacks and bright whites. Oranges and reds really pop with the help of the new inks. And, the photo and matte black inks provide rich blacks, while the gloss optimizer creates bright whites and lab finished feel.
Replaced an Epson 2200 that I've had for near a decade and a half. I have moved across country and back with the 2200, and it has preformed wonderfully, but sadly it died recently and needed replacement. The SureColor P400 is a beautiful replacement. The color is rich and deep, the blacks are great. The printer is very quiet as well.
The Epson P400 has the smallest drop size and thus the finest print quality as required for our business. We need fine line printed on exceptionally smooth metal surfaces. We regularly print 0.0020" wide lines onto a copper metal surface with excellent line integrity and quality.
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