After much discussion and research, and after being an epson guy for years, I bought the canon 8400. I've been through epson 2200, 7600 and 4880 and loved the output but didn't like the constant clogging issues, although I never had a clog that didn't clear. I wanted to upgrade to a 44 inch printer and going back and forth between the epson 9890/9900 and the canon 8400, I pulled the trigger on the 8400. The deciding factors were: pricing ($3,000 after rebate which ends today), full set of 330ml inks vs the 110ml starter set you get with the epsons, the ability to easily change print heads yourself when/if they go bad, and finally the seperate lines for the photo/matt black ink. The consensus opinion seems to be that the print quality is so close as to be essentially moot. So I went the the canon.
Now my question is: it's coming next week. I have a residential lift gate delivery. How many guys will I need to bring it up to the second floor in my house. My driveway is on the basement level, so I'm planning to use dollys to wheel it into my basement. There's a nice assembly video online. I plan on assembling the base first and bringing that up to my office on the second floor. Then bringing the body up seperately to put on the base. So for those of you that know this machine, how many guys will I need to carry first the base up to the second floor? How many guys to carry the body up to the second floor. Any advice will be appreciated.