Owning it for 4 weeks now
I have an analog heritage and a slight preference for BW.
Previously I worked with a HP 8450, which is an A4 Dye printer. This printer had 3 blacks (2 x grey, 1 x black) and was - most of the times - very capable in printing BW.
The downside was that you need to use swellable paper in order to protect the dyes. This rules nearly all fine art and matt papers out.
In practice I used HP paper only.
This, the limitation to A4 and the difficulty to reproduce results (some BW's just looked great, others did not work at all) made me look around for something different.
I finally settled at the R 3000 and I am not at all disapointed. It works extremely well, getting stunning BW is a breeze and I really love it.
I also love the color output.
Do note that all my experience so far is on Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk
Well, I think that the straight paper feed is not really good, It is not straight and also the handling ist not straight forward. It works, but I can see it could be better...
|Thunderheads With Egret by Buzz Lightyear|
|Double Rainbow; Abiquiu, NM, USA. by abiquiuense|
from After the Rain