Conclusion: For me the decision to purchase an SP4000 is a no-brainer. The ink savings alone over the 2200 will pay for the printer in less than 6 months, and the 75% increase in output speed is always welcome when a big print job is underway. Being able to make 16X20" prints is most welcome, and since I rarely make anything bigger I'm happy not to have to devote half my work space to a 7600 floor model printer. Spousal approval is therefore assured.
Excerpt: Turn Pro If you're a dedicated photo-grapher, chances are you're shooting with a film or digital SLR instead of a point-and-shoot camera. But when it comes to printing those great images you've captured or scanned, are you still using a cheap desktop point-and-print system that moonlights as your home office printer? When you're ready to get as serious about your photo output as you are your photo input, take a look at the new Epson Stylus Pro 4000 ($1,799).
Excerpt: The Epson Stylus Pro 4000 ($1,800 street) is far and away the best, fastest, most versatile printer in its class, capable of producing superb exhibition-quality photo prints, graphics arts proofs, posters, and just about any other output one could possibly want. With a 17-inch-wide carriage, the printer will barely fit on your desk, but who wouldn't sacrifice desktop real estate for this gem?