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Praise Epson P8000


MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Jan 24, 2008
Upgraded last November from a Epson 9800 to the Surecolor P8000. What a difference. After 2 months usage, I noticed some banding on a print. So, I did a nozzle check. The PK ink nozzle showed some blockage, so I went to do a cleaning. And, to my surprise, the Epson allowed me to pick which nozzle to clean!!! This is a huge improvement. On my 9800, I had no choice and all the nozzles were cleaning, ie, wasted ink by pumping through clean nozzles. Bottom line - I can save expensive ink by just cleaning the clogged individual nozzle. Thank you Epson!


PFG, Picture Framing God
Mar 15, 2001
I upgraded from my Epson 11880 to a Canon Pro4000 last fall and the difference is amazing!!

I also was getting banding and numerous other problems and finally it had a massive stroke..one of the channels clogged comepletely and was never coming back
I decided two switch to Canon and I can throw a file to it and I don't seem to be having to fiddle with the colors any more. Things just come out right... and fast!!! This thing is really fast.

The biggest benefit with Canon is that I don't need to have a certified service tech drive 8 hours up from the other side of Boston to fix it if the head dies. Canon sends me a new one and I can quickly swap it out and keep running. No reinitializing the machine to the new head like Epson does. More like plug and play.
Congrats on your new toy!!o_O


Forum Founder
Forum Donor
Nov 29, 1999
I got a P5000 a year ago and, previously had a 4000 and a 4900 and the P5000 had been fabulous. Regardless of brand new printers keep getting better.


Mike Labbe

Forum Support Team
Jun 25, 2002
Our old Epson 4880 has been chugging along reliably since they came out. I was fully expecting it to have clogging issues and die prematurely, fingers crossed, its still going strong with daily use.
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