Can't speak as to wide printers as I have a 3800. I ran 1,400 prints - about 94,000 sq. in. through the 3800 before I had to replace the ASF at a cost of $150. Most of these prints were on MOAB Entrada which, being double sided, is tough on the rollers. At times I wouldn't print for several months and have never had a single clog. Not sure you can wear out an Epson printer before you want to upgrade to newer technology.