Me too...I held off on the 2400 and was seriously considering the ipf5000, but apartment living is definitely not conducive to large-format printing The HP cartidge prices look to be half of what the 2100 carts cost...SO...I think I will be making a purchase in October!!
Now...let's see about turning the 2100 into a dedicated monochrome printer...
Today there was a thread on another forum concerning the fact that a number of people had received an email from Epson about a new Pro printer to be announced/introduced 9/27.
To quote from the email text: (I did wonder who was targeted for this email)
"On September 27, we'll unveil our newest professional printer. We want to tell you
about a new printer that's going to get your adrenaline pumping, your heart racing
and your imagination soaring.
For starters, it looks cool. It's sleek, slim, stylish and space efficient. Think high-end
But, it's what's inside that will really raise your pulse rate. This engineering
marvel incorporates several radical new technologies. And, of course, it takes
full advantage of our already industry-renowned Epson UltraChrome K3™ inks.
We've saved the best for last. Wait till you see the price. We think you'll be not
just pleased, but amazed.
So mark your calendar. Set a reminder in your PDA. And, put a note on your
computer monitor — SEPTEMBER 27 — it's the official release date of what
promises to be a huge new leap forward in professional printing.
This is going to be exciting. "
So--this may be what you and I are interested in--if its smaller than the Canon or 4800, newer technology than the 2400--and, for me, good mono printing and possible no swap of black carts.