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I finally have money in hand to buy a serious printer. I shoot only black and white and scan with a Nikon scanner. So, what to get? I am not a big fan of Epson because of the non-replaceable heads, and the general ink usage. The 2400 is at least two years old, so it seems likely to be replaced with something better? I am tempted by the Epson 1800 with the Carbon Black MIS inks recommended by Paul Roark. But, we had an Epson 2200 go down real fast (clogged heads) with Cave Paint ink, so I'm a little shy about that alternative. I wanted to like the Canon 9500, but it seems to have a handful of problems that will be fixed in the next generation. So, I think I should wait on that one. I don't know much about HP, but I am willing to listen. Is there anything on the horizon that is a dedicated black and white with three or more black inks? All advice is appreciated.
John: There's always something "on the horizon"...but you might as well be chasing the sun at this point.
I was strictly-Epson until two years ago, when I switched to this (http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?storeName=storefronts&landing=printer&category=Photosmart&orderflow=1&a1=Price+after+rebate&v1=%24300-500&product_code=Q5747A%23ABA&catLevel=2). Have been happy with my b/w (and color) output ever since with no tech-drama to speak of. Others have gravitated to HP's B9180 (with a few pros and cons).
Rather than rehash things I've written (along with others) here before on RFf, I'd strongly encourage you to do a search here on several printer-related threads for some good back-and-forth over different printers. We've all got our opinions; reading a lot of them on a few threads might help you form your own. :)
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