[QUOTE=zsilver;10181]I started using Cone Studio Piezography System back in 2001, on Epson 7000, and it was a great experience, migrated thru several ink sets, now trying to get really good quality for my photogravure and platinum processes… I am sure this will be resolved and I will be in heaven… Until 7890 clogs… I understand design is not as stable as old 7880[/QUOTE]
The 7890, 7900, 9890, 9900, P6000, P7000, P8000, P9000 print heads are like delicate daisies compared to the 7880. Of course the new P6000, P7000, P8000, P9000 printers will disable themselves when they detect non-OEM carts. So, they are not in the equation moving forward if you wish to experiment. I would look instead at good refurbished 7880 printers. They are five year printers. A 7890 is a 1-2 year printer. Of course some get 2-4 years from a 7900 but its rare. And at the same time some get 7-8 years from a 7880 - yet that is not as rare. The cost of a new print head for a 7890 can buy you a refurbished 7880.
Of course you can get another 7890 for free from someone who used it for color and has a permanently clogged nozzle. Useless to them - valuable to you. Our customers are getting free Epson ink printers and then we are converting and mapping out the bad channels for conversion to Piezography.
So? Good times and bad…