Sorry that i don't have any samples at the moment to send but I used 2200's, 7000 and 7600 untill I purchased the 2400. I primarily print B&W prints of my x-ray art (www.x-rayarts.com
) and had a 2200 and 7000 modified for carbon pigment printing (piezography) and used the other 2200 and 7600 for color. I purchased a 2400 when they came out and loved the results so much that I sold the other 4 epsons. I then purchased a 7800 and may purchase a 9800 if a prospective sale comes through. The B&W prints are excellent. I can tell the difference but I've been printing in the darkroom for 49 years. I've printed on a variety of papers and when printing on sunset air dried gloss my clients can't tell the difference in silver gelatin and inkjet. I must say it's very close. For my art prints I use only Hahnemuhle photo rag and feel it looks superb. My NY gallery handles mainly photography and many vintage platinums. David the owner feels the the prints look very much like platinum prints. I must agree.
I think you'll be very pleased with B&W and if you use a premium luster or gloss you probably won't know the difference in darkroom prints and the epson prints.