Yes Sirrie!!!! I live in a LARGE city and none of the stores had one--hard to believe I know- but my brother who lives an hour away in a small town has a Staples store (I don't have one) and I went up and visited awhile then went to Staples. The clerk wasn't helpful at all......I took a bunch of different cardstock type/sizes to see how it would handle/print....but he didn't know anything......I purchased the Epson Artisan 1430 anyway.....LOL
I came home and to my surprise I was able to hook it up myself (I did not go wi fi)!!!! I'm DUMB! when it comes to technology....So I'm VERY PROUD OF MYSELF!!! As you all know I have a Silhouette and I've been wanting a wide format printer but couldn't justify the cost......I have a standard HP Photosmart 5510 all in one printer that HATES cardstock. Last week I was working on some 3d Valentines projects to take into work and the printer didn't print it correctly so it cut all wrong.....wasted a lot of cardstock and my time. That was the final straw!!! When I make things for work (I work in a hospital) I make about 50-60 projects and on a standard printer (8.5 x11) thats very time consuming.....So that justified the cost and saves me time!! for a new WIDE FORMAT printer...ROTFLOL!!! I'll admit if I didn't take things into work which I do every holiday I would have just gotten a better standard printer.
Anyway I came home and tested it out and WOWZA!!! The print is PERFECT!!!! I'm printing on Recollections 12 x 12 white cardstock theres no smearing it seemed to dry instantly and its PERFECT!! I set the print (quality) color to "standard" and left the settings at text.
I've read the dimensions and OK its big but I have a spot for it.....GEEZ!!! this thing is HUGE!!!!! LOL!!!
I knew when I saw it in the store I was going to have to do some more rearranging when I got home. I did and its fits nicely. Here's some photos of my new HUGE toy.... and a sneak peak at the Valentines I'm working on... FYI the printer is sitting on a free standing elfa shelving unit (Container Store) the shelf is 24"w x 20"d
21 wrappers on a 12 x 12
up close- colors/print are PERFECT!
another close up PERFECT!!