Summary: My expensive Canon printer is dying so I dragged out my 10 year old 2000p - unused in a decade. I printed a test page on plain paper. To my amazement it printed perfectly. I printed some photos on good paper, worried about matching and calibration. To my double amazement results were far better than the modern Canon. Then the ink ran low (hardly a surprise) and I replaced the cartridge with one bought in year 2000. Perfect.
Summary: This is my second 2000p. The first I have had since Epson came out with them. This one I purchased on ebay, will be converted to a continuous flow ink system. If it works out well, I will convert the other as well. The 2000p can be a temperamental machine. It often requires cleaning in the middle of a series of prints. The ink can smear on the rollers.
Summary: Good product within limits. Not a production printer, but good for a hobbyist. The 5 color cartridge is used up when the first, most used color is empty. This is somewhat wasteful and probably why this machine was replaced. It does a great job when using epson's 13x19 radiant white watercolor paper.
Summary: This is an awesome printer. Will print high resolution archival photos. Maximum print size for sheets is 13" x 19". Plus it will print from rolls of high quality glossy photo paper so you can print a 13" by 6' or longer if so desired. It has a Parallel port and a USB port. The dual ports has allowed me to have two different computers hooked up to the this printer at once. This is still one of the best inkjet printers that Epson every released to the consumer market.
Summary: Actually, I bought this printer in 2002, and so it has only been five years for me. This is still (2007) a fine printer. There are two claims made by one or two reviewers: (1) that resolution is so poor that you can see the dots; (2) that the color is different if viewed under different lighting. First of all, if the prints show visible dots, you are doing something wrong.
Summary: This unit is one of the older models of large format Epson's. The photos are superb and I have even found certain "generic" ink and paper that works perfectly with it, saving a lot of money. I do wish it was faster but would not sacrifice the quality I get. Anything done right is worth the wait. I've found in the ones with some years on them, that the paper doesn't always feed right and you must hold it just so. A small price to pay.