In 2022, can I get a good Epson that doesn't clog?

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In 2022, can I get a good Epson that doesn't clog?

After upgrading everything else in my photography kit to newer stuff (latest is Z9 and Z-mount lenses), I'm thinking of upgrading/adding a printer.

In the past, I've had three Epson 13x19 printers, including R1280, R1800 and currently P600.   All of them ended up with terminal clogging, or at least clogged to the point I gave up trying to unclog them.

The P600 has not successfully printed for over 5 years.   I last used it to print about 3 dozen 8.5x11's of my late wife for her funeral.   As I was printing the next-to-last one, a head clogged and prints became unusable.   I've never been able to clear the clog since, though I've only sporadically tried to.

In years past I experimented with a great number of solvents soaked into paper towels slid under the print heads.   Nothing ultimately worked, but I've not tried that on the P600.   I will try changing ink carts, since I have a set of unused ones.   If I have to throw away this printer it won't do me any good to have the carts in a drawer.   But it sure seems an expensive way to try to fix clogs.  (Doesn't someone offer some sort of print cleaning device to use instead of paper towels soaked with Windex?)

Anyway, what's the scoop on the latest batch of 13x19 printers with latest ink and anti-clog technology?   I print sporadically, on the order of a bunch in a couple of weeks, then nothing for months.

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