I am very conflicted about which printer to invest in. My main concern is CANVAS printing and being able to produce the best possible print...of course my Canvas of choice is BC, in particular the LYVE series. I have been thinking for a while that I would buy an Epson 9890. There's a lot I like about it, but we have all heard the stories about clogging even under ideal circumstances. I'm willing to buy the extended warranty (additional 2yrs for $1500) but not if it isn't going to protect me.
These concerns have made me look more closely at the Canon's. While the 2yr extended service warranty for Canon is $2500usd...I am starting to be of the opinion that I may not need it, because things like printer heads are consumer replaceable.
Here in Canada, even when at regular prices, the Canon's are more expensive than the Epson's. Case in point the 9890 DES is around $5500 and the IPF8400 is around $6900, and IPF8400 S is around $6100,(the difference in cost seems to correspond to the amount of ink each comes with)
Cost is always a factor, but putting that aside which one of the 9890, ipf8400 or the IPF 8400S would be my best option for BC CANVAS printing? I want to provide my clients with the highest quality print and predominantly my clients want canvas....but also intend to print on other types of photo papers.
Any insight is appreciated...particularly, if someone can clarify a quality of print difference between the IPF8400 and IPF8400S