I know this subject has been discussed but would like to relay my exasperating ordeal so far. By way of introduction, I photograph, print & sell my work using various cameras & have also used the Epson series 7000(converted to Piezo neutral),7600 color & now the 7900. I have been doing this for about 8 years now. I also profile my own paper,ink, printer combinations using Egrosoft GPS & output with StudioPrint; ......SO I jumped into this new printer with great enthusiasm.I received the printer ,initialized the ink, & as many have reported received all the bad omens;Cleaning cycles which failed, resultant ink levels too low to print- I was stuck without replacement cartridges not knowing they should be mandatory(as well as maintenance tank filters) when purchasing the printer! In fact I am STILL waiting for replacement cartridges(had printer now ~1 week),as they are not readily available in this area. So I finally was able to replace cartridges enough to load a paper & update the firmware! HOORAY- progress, I think. As I opened the front door to look at the print head while the printer was idle, the clip on the right side that keeps the door shut broke off. Now I have to wedge an eraser between the body & the door to prevent a "door open" error.
Well,as others have said, & what I have read, the output is wonderful, I just wonder sometimes at what cost. Oh well, someday my cartridges will arrive & I can start to really get into this printer!