Originally Posted by Ant
I stick with Epson. In a way, it's like cameras - Nikon and Canon as opposed to Sony, Casio and Samsung. I'd prefer to buy from a company with a proven track record in making the item I am wishing to purchase and not straying too far or over extending in technology or overall focus. I don't want them to also make dishwashers, televisions, toothbrushes, etc. This is why I shy away from HP, etc. Plus, Epson's have quite a proven track record from the entry-level your grandmother uses to CMYK softproofing up to several feet.
Just to add, Epsons are used by a lot of large companies for press proofing, but also by high end photography printers. And they're very durable, as long as you use them a lot.