Well, my trusty 7900 running Piezography Pro has apparently bit the dust. I’ve been having ongoing issues with the Ultra HD Matte Black channel (frequent clogs) and today it appears the head is starting to delaminate. This after having just invested in a LOT of ink. So I’m now left contemplating my options.
If I opt to drop back to a 17" printer, it looks like the P800 (yes I know it is now discontinued) would be a possible choice assuming I could get a decent refurbished model. It doesn’t look promising for the P900 at present since it could be years before the chip protections are circumvented (or possibly never).
I know the P800 uses 9 carts, and the standard setup is a “quad” PPro arrangement (3 Cool, 3 Warm, 2 blacks, one GCO).
Is it possible to run a “quint” PPro setup (4 Cool tone, 4 Warm tone, 1 Black) if I dedicate the printer for matte only printing? I believe this should work fine, I just want to confirm it before I make a move.