I've been using an Epson 4000 for years. I'm very happy with the 2-dimensional artwork and surface design on matt papers; less happy but can live with photographs on luster paper. Not so happy with wasteful ink clogging.
The most important use for me is 2-dimensional artwork and surface design on matt work (where it's used professionally). Photography is a hobby.
From time to time, I may want to print wider than 17", but am not sure whether to outsource those prints.
I've been thinking of adding a new printer (i) in order to take advantage of newer inks, (ii) avoid expensive clogging and (iii) print wider than 17".
The printers I'm thinking about are:
Epson 4880, Epson 7880 and Epson 7900. I know nothing about Canon and HP printers.
Do you have any big picture suggestions or things I should be aware of in terms of (i) print quality or (ii) printing costs that I should be aware of or investigate before deciding whether to upgrade, and to which printer?