Epson 11880 Detailed Tech Specs

 Epson Stylus Pro 11880

Epson Stylus Pro 11880


Nine-Channel MicroPiezo TFP Print Head

  • Print head design capable of handling nine separate ink channels
  • One-inch wide high-performance print head with 360 nozzles per channel
  • Low vibration meniscus control for highly accurate dot shape and placement
  • All-new ink repelling coating to dramatically reduce nozzle clogging

Eight-Color Epson UltraChrome K3™ with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology

  • High-density pigments for an extremely wide color gamut
  • New formulation of Magenta pigments for extreme blues and purples
  • Professional print permanence ratings for truly sellable quality prints
  • 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
  • Produces a black density up to 2.55 with an L* value of 2.9*

*Data based on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper (260)

Epson AccuPhoto™ HD Screening Technology

  • Advanced screening algorithm resulting in prints with superior color and clarity
  • Maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi for incredibly sharp text and line art
  • Extremely accurate fine blends and photographic transitions

Variable-Sized Droplet with TFP Technology

  • Produces variable-sized droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters to greatly decrease print times while optimizing photographic quality
  • Exotic Thin Film Piezo (TFP), along with Low Vibration Meniscus Control technology precisely controls the curvature of every ink droplet within each nozzle before releasing it onto the media. The result is extremely sharp and accurate placement of ink droplets for the ultimate in photographic print quality,

Advanced Black-and-White Printing Technology

  • Unique driver technology takes full advantage of our three-level black system to produce professional black-and-white prints from color or grayscale image files
  • Produces a truly consistent print with no color crossover or color cast
  • Some of the world's greatest black-and-white photography has been printed using this technology

Automatic Real-time Black Ink Mode Switching

  • Printer utilizes two different black ink modes Photo Black or Matte Black
  • This innovative solution optimizes black ink density for various media types, dramatically improving final print quality

Three-Level Black Ink Technology

  • Simultaneously uses Black, Light Black, and Light Light Black inks
  • Significantly improves the gray balance while eliminating colorcasts
  • Outstanding highlight-to-shadow grayscale accuracy for a smoother tonal range
  • Virtually eliminates any bronzing of the basic pigment chemistry
  • Enhances the ICC profiling process for ColorSync™ and ICM™ workflows

Superior Connectivity

  • Standard connectivity includes one USB 2.0 and one Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Professional Epson Photographic Drivers for Macintosh® and Windows®
  • Fully supported by most leading third party RIPs and workflows

Professional Media Handling with Automatic Roll Media Take-Up Reel

  • Prints on virtually any media type, in roll or cut sheet, up to 64-inches wide
  • All media is front-loaded via a unique straight-through media path
  • Accurate automatic loading of cut sheet media up to 64-inches wide in a variety of weights up to 1.5mm thick posterboard
  • User-adjustable Roll Media Spindle accepts either 2-inch or 3-inch media cores
  • Produces impositions based upon a work-and-turn process, allowing for printing on both sides of certain media types
  • Built-in Automatic Cutting System supporting most media types
  • Standard Automatic Roll Media Take-up Reel for unattended production of long print runs
  • Optional Retractable Fabric-Based Media Bin safely captures multiple prints up to 64" x 36"

Automatic Media Bar Code Tracking and Identification System

  • System automatically tracks media type, remaining length, media width, etc.
  • Data is stored within the barcode and printed at the edge of the roll before unloading
  • Reloading partially reused media rolls is now very efficient with less chance for mistakes

Epson Intelligent High-Capacity Ink System

  • Pressurized ink cartridge technology ensures reliable ink delivery at all printer speeds, while dramatically reducing the physical size of the ink cartridges
  • Nine individual 700ml (fill vol.) ink cartridges
  • On-the-fly ink cartridge replacement for increased productivity

Unique Printer Activity Lighting System

  • Nine individual amber LED lights provide live feedback about ink and printer activity

Automatic Head Alignment

  • Built-in sensor reads printed data for highly precise alignments of all color channels
  • Aligns both single and bi-directional print modes

Automatic Nozzle Verification and Cleaning

  • Embedded sensors quickly verify nozzle status without using media
  • System automatically performs a head cleaning if required
  • Nozzle verification is performed in under 30 seconds
  • Nozzle verification process consumes less than 1 ml of ink
  • Can be set to automatically perform check before each job; periodically; 
    or can be turned off

True BorderFree™ Roll-Based Printing

  • Capable of printing off both left and right edges of roll based media (up to 54" wide), while automatically cutting top and bottom edges to produce a full-bleed print on all four sides
  • Fully trims finished prints more accurately and safely than by hand

High Performance Print Engine Speeds

Utilizing our latest print head technology, the Epson Stylus Pro 11880 printer is among the fastest wide-format printers in the industry.

Print Mode16" x 20"20" x 30"40" x 60"Normal - 360 dpi HS0:501:244:08Fine - 720 dpi HS3:096:1919:45SuperFine - 1440 dpi HS4:428:1725:52SuperPhoto - 2880 dpi HS7:3913:2442:10

* HS = High-Speed Print Mode (Bi-directional Print Mode) | Print speeds are shown in min:sec

Based upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end driver, RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc.

Printing Technology

Advanced MicroPiezo TFP print head with ink repelling coating technology.

9-channel, drop-on-demand, Thin Film Piezo (TFP) ink jet

9-cartridge (C, LC, VM, VLM, Y, LK, LLK, PK and MK)

Auto Black Ink Mode Switching; real-time switch

Auto Head Alignment technology

Auto Nozzle Verification and Cleaning technology

Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink technology

Professional-level, pigment-based ink technology

Nozzle Configuration

Color and Monochrome 360 nozzles x 9


2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 720 dpi; 720 x 720 dpi;

720 x 360 dpi; 360 x 360 dpi; 360 x 180 dpi

Print Engine SpeedsA

16" x 20" prints from 0:50 to 7:39Normal is 3:0920"x 30" prints from 1:24 to 13:24Normal is 6:1940"x 60" prints from 4:08 to 42:10Normal is 19:45

Acoustic Noise Level

Approximately 53 dB(A) according to ISO 7779

Printer Language/Drivers

Epson ESC/P3 raster photographic drivers standard

Supported by most leading third-party RIPs and workflows.

Operating Systems Supported

MacintoshLeopard 10.5, Snow Leopard 10.6,
or Lion 10.7 (Intel based)WindowsXP, Vista, and Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)

Printer Interfaces

Includes as standard one hi-speed USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible) and one Gigabit Ethernet port


92"(W) x 28"(D) x 46"(H)

Printer weight: 384 lb

Dimensions and weight include printer stand.

Roll-Based BorderFree® Printing

Complete borderless printing on the following roll media sizes: 10", 13", 16", 17", 24", 36", 44", 50", 54"

Top and bottom edges can be automatically cut to any length when printing on roll media

Printable Area

Maximum paper width64"Left and right margins0 or 3 mm each (0.24" total)Maximum printable width63.75"Maximum printable lengthLimited by application, OS and driver/RIP used

Media Handling

Media inputSingle roll-to-roll up to 64" wideCut-sheet sizeLetter up to 64" wideMedia core compatibilityHandles both 2"and 3"cored mediaMax. roll media diameter4" (2"core) or 6" (3"core)Weight12 lb bond up to 1.5 mm posterboardBuilt-in media cutterAutomatic and manual cuttingPrinter cutter blade life~2,000 cuts (coated media)Roll media take-up reelAuto forward and backward; light-based media tension sensorRoll media tracking systemAuto bar-coding system

Epson Intelligent Pressurized Ink CartridgesB

Cartridge fill volume700 ml each color x 9Ink cartridge shelf life (recommended)2-yrs from production dateInk activity lights9 individual amber LEDs
(hidden zylon mode)

Line Accuracy

+ or - 0.2% of specified page length

Lightfastness RatingsC

Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink

ColorUp to 200 yearsBlack-and-WhiteOver 200 years

Environmental Characteristics


Operating50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)Storage-4° to 104°F (-20° to 40°C)Relative humidity20 to 80%Operating40 to 50%Recommended storage5 to 85% (no condensation)

Safety Standards and EMI

Safety standardsFCC Part 15 Subpart B Class AEMICAN/CSA -CEI/IEC CISPR 22 AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A

Electrical Requirements

VoltageAC 110-120 VFrequency50-60 HzCurrent1.0 A /110-120 V

Power consumption

OperatingApprox. 55 W or lessStandbyLess than 5 WPower OffLess than 1 W

Products and Accessory Part Numbers

Epson Stylus Pro 11880 PrinterSP11880K3Additional One-year Epson Preferred 
Plus Service
EPP1188B1Additional Two-year Epson Preferred 
Plus Service
EPP1188B2Retractable Fabric-based Media BinC12C890401Additional 64" Wide Media Take-up Core - 3"C64COREAdditional Dual Tension Media Spindle - 2" & 3"C12C811231Replacement Printer Cutter BladeC12C815291Replacement Ink Maintenance TankC12C890191

Epson UltraChrome K3 Vivid Magenta Ink

Ink Cartridge(700 ml)Photo BlackT591100CyanT591200Vivid MagentaT591300YellowT591400Light CyanT591500Vivid Light MagentaT591600Light BlackT591700Matte BlackT591800Light Light BlackT591900

A Based upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc. All print speeds are based upon bi-directional printing.

B 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 with a full set of cartridges and part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer. Printer ships with 110 ml cartridges.

C Ink lightfastness rating based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media displayed indoors under glass. 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 or lamination or properly store them. Visit for the latest information.