You’ve got three main camps when it comes to people shopping for replacement inkjet printers.
1) Those that are satisfied with the universal aesthetics and timeless goodness of their current prints. They have delivered prints for the world to view…nothing more need be done to the print but revel in its actual beauty, then move on to another image. These people love their spouse for eternity, do not divorce, and needn’t another printer. No one on this list fits this category.
2) Those that continuously compare their printer with the latest greatest offerings. More better—more DPI, shades, colors, bits, resolution—there’s something hopeful in the next printer that will make their prints sufficiently better, perhaps not revolutionary better, but got-it-have-it better, to cause to move up, given the right circumstances. These people generally love their significant other and are understanding of human faults.
3) These people detest magenta dots in highlights, perseverate on deep shadow detail and want something incomparable to any current photographic process. They can discern an 8x10 contact print from a LightJet from an inkjet without use of a loupe. Rather than sending man to Mars and money to political parties, if the world’s resources could be spent on the ultimate printer, then there might be something worthwhile in which to output their images. These metaprinters dreams run wet with the blackest of ink, their photographic phantasms printing perfect possibilities. This category represents everyone on the list.