"Fantastic when it works but NOT pro or reliable"1.5 starson by keen_amateur
Pros: Very good print quality, both colour and black and white; easy installation.
Cons: Shocking reliability, cannot take roll paper so panoramic options are limited, and very slow print speed.
Summary: I had less than forty prints out of this before it started flashing error lights. A $250 NZD repair later it went again and produced another three prints before failing again. I set it aside for a couple of months and then finally got around to taking the covers off and trying to fix the faults myself. What I found inside was less than inspiring: the printer appears to have been designed by an accountant. The plastic covers and doors are flimsy, the mechanical internals look like they were scaled up from Canon's A4 printers without compensation for increased stresses, and the power supply, motors and circuitry appear to be only just able to meet the demands of the printer. It actually appears to be worse than cheap components or bad assembly: it's fundamentally bad design, in that it looks like they went from go to finished product far too fast, while trying to use pre-existing components wherever possible.
The last straw was the weekend where I tried to produce 20 prints. I got 5, with the printer needing mechanical adjustors re-set between prints, or the printer head jiggled, with failures and lockups happening between every print. My particular favorite is the fault where it sucks expensive paper halfway into the machine, locks it in a death grip, and then pulls wheelies on it.
Oh, and it snorts its way through ink, too. At the end I was changing a tank per print.
Even when the machine is working perfectly it takes around 30 minutes for an A3 print. If you're starting out as a pro and are selling prints, this time requirement is a serious problem.
The printer is now in a scrapheap. If you're contemplating buying one of these machines - do yourself a huge favour and find other options. After my experience, I wouldn't take one of these home if the shop gave it to me.