I'd like to hear from Epson 4880 and Epson 3880 printer owners for their assessment of these two printers, in particular, are there any nozzle clogging issues especially if you haven't used the printer for a few days? I owned a 4000 but the nozzle clogging was a constant problem. Epson claims they have addressed this issue with subsequent versions of the printer but I want to hear from folks who own and use them. Thank you.
I have had minimal to no clogging problems with my Epson 3800, which I've owned about 6-8 months. I turn it off after I'm done with each day's printing; not sure if this is what Epson says I'm supposed to do, though. Like you I previously owned a 4000; I had few clogging problems with it either as long as I turned off the printer between widely-separated printing sessions.
After several weeks of disuse recently the printer did a cleaning cycle on startup, but this was painless and seemed to use little ink. Very satisfied with the printer overall. I especially appreciate the built-in ethernet card, which was a several-hundred-dollar optional upgrade on the 4000. This has allowed far more flexibility in placing the printer about the office space. If I could get it to work with a wireless print server it'd be even better.
I used to use ImagePrint with the 4000 in order to get adequate B&W and for its workflow abilities; I have the 3800 set up in IP but rarely need to use it, since the 3800 does such a good job with B&W.