The 5100 by no means went via the anticipated 5300 / 5400 / PRO-x000 / PRO-x100 sequence – I at all times preferred it as a printer.
The PRO-1000 got here in utilizing the top know-how of the PRO-x000 sequence and stunned many with it is lack of roll paper assist
Canon within the iPF5100 had a 17″ printer that was (with its roll assist and massive paper cassette) a match for the larger Epson 17″ SP4000 -> P5000 sequence
My feeling is that the Epson P5000 (and no matter succeeds it – additionally ‘pending’) wants one thing from Canon to go up towards it.
Shifting the PRO-1000 successor ‘upmarket’ positively leaves an area for a 17″ competitor to the Epson P900
That is all at 17″
For smaller printers – I am curious to see simply how far Canon and Epson go along with the ink tank thought.
I’ve presently nonetheless obtained fairly just a few printers right here from my evaluations over the past 12 months, and have simply completed a take a look at Canon’s G550 (OK, solely A4 – a lot smaller than I usually check). Nothing greater but from Canon. The 13″ tank primarily based Epson ET-8550 is a really attention-grabbing growth with its hybrid ink system.
No, I do not anticipate to see increased finish ‘tank’ printers quickly…
BTW If it is of curiosity, evaluations (and now movies as properly) of just about all of the printers talked about above are at:
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The G550 one will probably be added this weekend.