It's not unusual for a major system upgrade to mess up a printer driver.
Go to the Epson website and download the latest Mavericks printer driver for the Epson 3880, and run its installer. Your old printer software might not have been Mavericks-compatible.
If that doesn't fix it, reset the OS X printing system (that's a link to the Apple instructions) and install the Epson 3880 printer driver again.
Thanks for trying to help. We do have the latest epson driver for the 3880. It is the first thing we did. We then followed the rest of your instructions about reseting the OS X printing system. This did not help. Adobe does not support CS4 any longer and both apple and epson say it is an Adobe software problem so they can't help. Every time we go to print It seems like it will work but then just as the printer starts the image is dropped from the cue and nothing prints. We have two different macs with CS4 and both have this problem. If you have further advice it would be appreciated. Thanks!
I have exactly the same problem... did you solve it?
Running Mavericks on IMac, Adobe Photoshop CS4 does not print to Epson Stylus pro 3880. The document goes to the queue and then nothing happens, the document desapears..
No, it is not fixed. This happens on the two Macs we have CS4 running. Adobe, in its usual unhelpful ways said that they no longer support CS4. In all my dealings with Adobe I have found them unhelpful. I am somewhat stuck with them otherwise I would not use their products.
Sorry, I didn't originally notice that you were on CS4. I am on CC, but I do have a test installation with Mavericks and Photoshop CS4 on it and tried it out of curiosity. I did see the print job disappear.
I might have found a workaround though. I originally printed using the Photoshop Manages Colors option and the print job didn't finish that way. I then tried Printer Manages Colors and it did finish printing that way.
I realize that Printer Manages Colors is not the preferred color management workflow for CS4, but because I use a more recent version of Photoshop I don't know anything more about how to solve this problem in CS4. But you might try experimenting with some other Print dialog box options to see if one of them lets the print job finish, such as changing the quality level or print resolution.
Conrad, you put me on the right path. The problem with CS4 printing on the Epson 3880 lies in their paper profiles. If I select "Working RGB" instead of the Epson profile I can print. I am not sure if the quality is the same but in my test print it seems to be good. After I press print I get the second usual dialogue box. In it I go to the drop down menu for the Printer Settings. There I can list the paper type that I am using. This leaves me wondering if the problem is with Epson or Adobe? So now I can print from CS4 but would like to see the problem fixed. Thanks for your help.
I have the answer. It took quite a while but I know why the 3880 won't print from Photoshop 4 with Maverick. It is due to the Epson .icc page description files. The way to solve the problem is to make your own .icc. OK, so you don't know how to do it. This is what I did so now I get the quality prints I expect from an expensive printer.
You need to go to www.datacolor.com/spyderprint and purchase the Spyderprint hardware and software. It comes as a package for $300 to $350 depending on if you get a sale. The software will print on the 3880 test sheets of color blocks. With the hardware reader you then read the colors on the test sheets printed. What this does is match the monitor image with the printer, ink and paper you used. It makes an .icc page description file for you to select instead of the Epson .icc file. When you print again select the new .icc file and also choose "Printer Manages Colors" instead of "Photoshop Manages Colors" I know this is usual but it works. When you are done you will be smiling too with your beautiful results.
One other thing. If you want, it is optional, also purchase the Spider 4 Pro for $150. It calibrates your monitor and helps make excellent prints.
I understand it is more money and you already probably have a good computer, expensive camera to go with the 3880 so spend the extra money so it all works together.
I hope this helps.