Introducing: Epson Stylus Pro 11880

Posted on July 17th, 2008 by

With the frequent failure of the six year old (that’s how long we had it after purchasing it used) Encad 750 large format printer, a new large format printer has been added to replace our oldest large format printer. The Encad 750 has been replaced with a Epson Stylus Pro 11880. This new 64″ large format printer is also Energy Star compliant and has furthered Media Services’ goal to go green (in support of the College’s Strategic Plan).  This new printer has a built-in media management system to track media type, remaining length, media width, etc. Reloading partially used media rolls is now very efficient with less chance for mistakes. This printer has already begun to take over most of the jobs coming in for printing this summer. It will be added to the new print request form coming soon.

Media Services\' large format printersFor the print and technology savvy here are the technical specifications:

  • Printing Technology
    • Advanced MicroPiezo® TFP print head with ink repelling coating technology
    • 9-channel, drop-on-demand ink jet print head
    • 9-cartridge (C, Lc, VM, VLm, Y, Lk, LLk + PK and MK)
    • Auto Black ink mode switching- realtime switch; no ink waste
    • Auto Head Alignment technology
    • Auto Nozzle Verification and cleaning technology
    • Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink technology
    • Professional-level pigment-based ink technology
  • Media Handling
    • Media input: Single roll up to 64-inch width
    • Cut-sheet size: Letter up to 64-inch wide media
    • Media core compatibility: Handles both 2-inch and 3-inch cored media
    • Max. roll media diameter: 4 inches (2-inch core) or 6 inches (3-inch core)
    • Weight: 12 lb bond, up to 1.5 mm posterboard
    • Built-in media cutter: Automatic and manual cutting
    • Printer cutter blade life: ~2,000 cuts (coated media)
    • Roll Media Take-up Reel: Auto forward and backward; Light-based media tension sensor
    • Roll Media Tracking System: Auto bar-coding system


  1. Kevin Seitz says:

    May the Encad rest in peace. 🙂

  2. Melanie says:

    How would you rate this in comparison to HP’s?

  3. Martin Barnard says:

    In the time that I have been student employee at Media Services we have not had HP plotters or large format printers in our office. The Epson 11880 performs great for all our needs. In the past year we have run over 9000 mL of ink and over 2000 linear feet of media. The Epson 11880 performs even better than the Epson 9800 which also is a great printer.