It’s always a good plan to know what you are getting yourself into when it comes to “upgrading”. One thing I can say for the new x900/x890 printers is they are [U]much[/U] faster then the old 7880/9880’s. There is no difference in print resolution though and they do tend to be “troublesome” with frequent clogging nozzles.
[U]BUT[/U], we have several customers who have reported good success rates with these printers, these are customers who use their printers daily, keep the humidity levels stable, agitate their carts once a week & perform regular cleaning on the flushing box, Capping Station, Wiper blade and bottom of the print head. We do recommend avoiding Power Cleanings on this print head, too many in a short amount of time can damage the head, it is best to keep the printer printing on a regular basis to avoid clogging.
In addition we always recommend purchasing the extended warranty with these printers, it’s a good chance you will have to use it after the 1 year manufacture warranty has expired.
We use the 7880’s & 9880 in our studio and they are remarkably reliable, we are always on the look-out for used ones, if you do decide to replace yours, we might be interested in purchasing it from you.
Hope this helps in your decision making process, Kelly