I've been using an Epson R1900 for many years. Last night, I changed out 3 ink carts (one was empty and the other 2 were very close) and in the cleaning/charging cycle that ensued, it emptied 2 more (which had about 20% left before that). Replacing those 2 killed another one that had 50% before the start of the session. I'm getting peeved, ink prices keep going up and it seems like I'm throwing away at least 1/2 of what I'm using. I know this has been an on-going issue for Epson but mine seems worse than it has been. Add to that, it appears that Atlex is no longer in business as all my searches end with 404 or dead link notices. So, it's probably time to move on. One question is the type of ink, dye vs pigment. I had dye printers for years and really liked the prints. The pigment prints always seemed dull by comparison, but they did last longer. I read that the dye inks are lasting longer these days, so is that a viable option? I don't print alot, maybe average 1-2 per week if that. Next, Canon or Epson? I'd like something that gets me a good print without going thru $100 of ink to get there. Has Epson addressed their aggressive ink waste issues? Never had a Canon, but what I read seems to indicate they are better in this regard. I'm on Win 7, using PS to print, calibrated monitor, and use a colormunki to profile the paper. Thanks in advance.