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vandevanterSH
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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2009, 01:15:23 PM »
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Or at $899 each, buy two, one for each black ink.

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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2009, 12:10:51 PM »
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Is the new screening technology in the 3880 expected to be that much better than the 4880?
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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2009, 12:41:41 PM »
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Is the new screening technology in the 3880 expected to be that much better than the 4880?

According to  the Epson description, "AccuPhoto HD2" improves color when view under different lighting conditions, compared to AccuPhoto HD.  I couldn't find any third party reviews, however.  I guess the practical problem is that, if you are trying to decide between a 4880 vs 3880 based on potential slight improvement in color, part of the stackable rebate ends on Sept. 30.  Owning both 3800 and now the 4880, the 4880 is in an entirely different class as far a build quality and paper handling.

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« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2009, 01:37:07 PM »
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Are Epson's rebates and discounts on the 4880 a good indicator that a 4900 might be announced soon...??
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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2009, 03:26:10 PM »
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Are Epson's rebates and discounts on the 4880 a good indicator that a 4900 might be announced soon...??

That is probably the best explanation.  I guess the question comes down to is will the new model worth an >$1000 more?  

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« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2009, 11:20:46 PM »
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That is probably the best explanation.  I guess the question comes down to is will the new model worth an >$1000 more?  

Steve
If you tend to stick with one ink type, I wouldn't hesitate to get the 4800.  The 3800 is built down to a price and can be an annoying printer to use, though the output is good when you get it right.  It also isn't designed for roll feed.  Completely different animals.

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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2009, 12:15:44 PM »
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If you tend to stick with one ink type, I wouldn't hesitate to get the 4800.
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I do and I did...$899 for a 4880 was irresistible.

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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2009, 03:48:36 PM »
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...............$899 for a 4880 was irresistible.....................

If you want one I would do it quick- currency fluctuations mean (certainly for the UK) significant price increases in the pipeline
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