Thanks Dan for the clarifications.
I think trying to send the 4880 across country would be problematic, so I'm going to keep looking locally. I actually ran across a used 7890, although he wants close to new price for it. Any thoughts of 7890 vs. 4880? I don't see myself doing anything larger than 16x20 for the time being, and I think single cut dye transfer paper would be easier than a big roll. On the other hand, the ink would be cheaper with the 7890, and I could potentially use it for larger sizes if I found an inexpensive large press.
I'm surprised that no one has come up with a relatively inexpensive large format heat press. The George Knight 32"x42" Maxi press lists for almost $9000!
I had a couple more customers ask me about metal prints. I don't know if they would all be paying customers, but there certainly seems to be a "buzz" about it right now. I also had another lab tell me that they would send me work if I got the equipment.
As an aside, I always am impressed with how nice your business looks on your website.