I recognize that Inkjet Mall doesn’t sell its Cone Color Inks or Piezography inks for Canon. I’m currently on my 4th Epson 4000 series printer (had the 4000, 4800 and now on my second 4900). Of course, all suffered to some degree or another from the inevitable print clog issues. The current 4900 is still functioning, but every time I start printing I wonder if I’m coming to the end. Yes, I’ve used the Piezo Flush and it’s helped, but Epson’s attitude and unwillingness to deal with the clogging problem is beyond frustrating.
I’m now considering purchasing a 24" or 44" printer and finding it difficult to pull the trigger on one of the Epson Surecolor printers, since I understand they are still using the same pint head technology that was in the 7900 and 9900 and thus are likely to be subject to the same clogging problems. Other than the fact that I can use Cone Color inks on the Epson’s (at least as soon as the new board is available for the larger Epsons), what is the advantage to going with Epson versus Canon, which has user replaceable heads at a reasonable price? Any number of reviewers have reported favorably on the print quality of the larger Canons v. the Epsons. If my 4900 keeps functioning, I plan on converting that to Piezography printing. Why shouldn’t I opt for one of the large Canons for my color printing?