Bad luck with your 7900 too?
Is there any chance Jon will come up with some inks and carts for Canon? I like the idea that their heads are user replaceable (I've done it with one of their old 9000 II units that is still running with OCP ink.). I fired up the old Canon again and it is still running, just their 6 color gamut isn't was wide as with the 9 color Epson. I'll hold off buying another Epson for a while.
Epson and their "Just throw it away and buy another as parts cost too much" attitude is absurd. Twenty months is pretty poor lifetime for me, and only 1,300 prints. Costs about $1 per print just for the printer excluding ink and paper. Epson reliability seems to be waning, and the sheer number of reviewers on Amazon returning them up to 3-4 times (for another refurb.) when new is bad too.
I was just reading the Square Trade $179 Extended 3-year warranty on B&H for the Epson 7900. It covers "Drops and spills" - ??? - like that happens with a 222 pound 7900. Ha! Ha! (Push it down some stairs comes to mind.). Other warranty descriptions exclude "Normal wear and tear," and excludes "Business use" (only residence) too. Pretty much can get out of it if they want to.
The only thing that seems good for 24" is the Canon ipf6400/6450 series - maybe. Least there are two Canon printer service places in my town, and zero Epson service because "They are not serviceable."