Poll summaries like that are fairly salacious, but also quite worthless unless you have also polled and presented the environmental conditions as well - which everyone knows is a critical factor when it comes to inkjet clogging. Sure, some cases will have freakish "it simply doesn't work" factors. But I bet most other cases are related to user conditions.
And maybe if both links didn't require logins, I'd have more context.
I guess for some, the clogging risk is acceptable. As are pizza wheel marks. As is a poorly written manual. As is poor 3rd party paper support. Blah, blah, blah. The water isn't safe anywhere - for any brand. I don't think it will be for years. I hope I'm wrong. But I'm having fun in the meantime, knowing that technology is still developing (much like the megapixel wars and jumping from camera to camera these days).
To me, jumping into inkjet printing is an adventure. There is a lot to learn, control and master. You just have to be prepared to learn how to swim. A pain in [email protected]
at times and some lemons are floating around, of course!! The only easy path in inkjet printing right now is to pay someone else to make your prints. Or win the inkjet lottery and become one of the rare few who seem to have zero problems.
People shouldn't be so scared of inkjet printing by "it's not safe" posts. Because I see that a lot. It's a lot of fun, and you're not likely to get a printer that simply doesn't work - with any brand - if you're willing to learn how to use the technology. And if you do get a lemon, you have to understand the current state of things before you buy - and be willing to just keep swimming.
I may be overreacting here, admittedly, but I see too many people commenting on how scared or unsure they are about buying an inkjet printer. I agree its necessary to share the flaws we encounter ... I just never see anyone posting the tempered "hey, the waters aren't terribly calm but are really OK" post.
Jesse <--- happily swimming around in 7880 prints (but have also wanted to toss older Epsons into a large lake)