So my printer began, what I believed was it's last print run the other day. After speaking to Epson and fixing a few things it is now back to printing out happily. But I think it is a sign that I should be looking for a new one (I use the ever-loving crap out of these guys), and right now Epson has some great deals on the newer models of what I have.
So Epson R1900, I bought it for $800 new, three years ago. Makes stunning archival giclee prints. Prints up to 13" wide and indefinitely long (can handle roll printing). Great workhorse of a printer.
Gonna try and sell for $200 plus shipping to whomever is interested. It would include about $200 worth of ink with it so really worth it for the ink alone, but I am just trying to recoup a bit of cost for buying a new one.
In interest of full disclosure what I was having problems with, CERTAIN files (no rhyme or reason to which ones, had three total that it happened to) would end up with a fine 'barcode' of 1/2"wide and anywhere from 1" to 4" of width of scratching. This only happened with a few files and Only on 13x19 sheets.
Once I spoke to epson I reset the print settings to enable handling thick paper and now it is printing perfectly. Even the ones it had the most problems with perfectly. It was also occasionally getting grumpy about feeding paper, but with babying would do it. The setting change fixed that as well.
This is a no returns kind of a deal. Selling as is, but it is in damn fine condition if I do say so myself. I have LOVED having this printer and just gonna buy an upgrade because would rather try and sell this one now while it still has some life in it (my guess a year or so if you print off around 300-500 prints a year like I do - more if you do less). And hopefully recoup some cost so that I can afford to buy the new guy. Right now money is pretty stupid tight because medical bills from the car accident won't be reimbursed until treatment is done... so blagh.
Any interested takers? Any questions? E-mail me, art@LauraGarabedian.com