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My impression is that the clogged head problem is something that Epson has resolved. I had the R800 -- had the same problem with needing to clean heads every time I wanted to use it. It ate up a lot of ink.
When the R800 died, I got the R1900. I haven't had a single problem with it other than trouble feeding roll paper, which is probably user error. I print very infrequently. But when I do power it up and print, it has printed cleanly every time. I've had it for about 2 years, I think.
I agree with Howard. The discussion needs to focus on intended use. Not brands, arguing the poster's justification for a brand, and what may be true, but dated, war stories.
For my puroposes, I might have done better getting the R3880 instead of the R1900 -- landsacpe printing on fine art papers. But at the time I needed to replace a dead printer quickly, the R1900 was new, both in my price range and discounted, and getting reviews that indicated it would be satisfactory for my printing intention and didn't have the clogged head problem. I'm pretty happy with it. I'm not sure it is a strong printer for B&W, but good enough for my club's print competitions.