Canon imageprograf pro 2100 vs 4100s vs Epson SC P6000 vs HP Z6

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OP appelton Forum Member • Posts: 66
Re: A bit apples and oranges

After consulting couple of local distributors today I am down to two choices right now:

- Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2100 24"

- Hp Designjet Z9+ 24"

Canon with it's super expensive 12 inks and Hp Designjet Z9+ with its 9 ( technically 10 if needed as there is additional Optimizer addon ) . Both seem like a great printers. I've seen Canon many times in action as I had my prints done with Imageprograf 4000 . I've never seen anything from HP ..so I might wait and get some samples. Two things I like about HP more : HP INK would cost me around 1188$ from my source where as CANON is almost 2k$ still almost twice for I guess pretty similar print quality. Since I am printing for myself I might be tempted to go with 3rd party ink on half of the colors, as I know good source of high quality 3rd party ink.

Another thing that I am concern even more is what is going to happen to the printer if I won't print for 2-3 weeks when I am out. I know there are some anti clogging cleaning cycles in both ..but when sh*t happens I can go and buy universal HP PRINTHEAD for just a little over 100$ and be good to go.

Still not sure..any advice on the two ? Honestly ..I'd love to have CANON but I think that actually maybe HP would be better in my case.

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