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| p.1 #10 · What's the best option for a $3,500 printer? |
For $3500, I'm assuming you're thinking about a 24" printer. I just threw out a two year old Epson 7900 - it's literally in my dumpster behind my office. Print head failed, needed replaced, long story short, it's almost the same cost of a new printer to replace it. The printer was a disaster from day one - constant clogging, always needed to run a nozzle check and clean before any print job.
Heck, - even in the middle of large multi-print jobs I'd run into clogs on a regular basis! I'd print a few 16x24s - no problem - and then it starts clogging. Mess with cleaning / nozzle checking for a half hour, back to printing. Even if I could get a replacement printer for free I don't think I'd do it - I am 100% confident that over half my materials - paper and ink - were thrown away due to cleaning / testing. It's just crazy.
Prior to that I had an Epson 7800 series that was prone to clogs, but not as bad. I actually purchased the 7900 in part because I was foolish enough to believe their marketing that they had fixed the clog problem. WRONG!
If you want to waste a few hours, just google "Epson 7900 clogging" or "Epson 7900 problems" - you'll see I'm not alone. No more Epson for me - ever.
I'm off for get a Canon IPF 6400 next. Should have it in a week or two. From my research, I'm hopeful it will work out much better.