I need a printer for making digital negatives at home using piezoDN. Until now, I have been printing my negatives on professional Epson printers at school, but those printers do not use piezography inks.
At a workshop I recently attended, we used an Epson 1430. It was slow, but made good negatives. I understand that the 1430 can also be used for making matte b&w prints with piezography ink, which would be an added benefit.
Is the 1430 a good fit for someone just starting out? Or would you recommend a different printer? I would like to start modestly and upgrade to a better printer after I gain experience.