I am researching multifunction printers and will buy one in the next 30 days for my home office.
I have evaded inkjets in the past because I have horrible experiences with some home inkjets I had 10 years ago. The inkjet cartridges suffered from clogging if you left the printers unused for some months. In addition to this I have read that inkjets use a lot of ink cleaning the printheads. These are the reasons that have made me buy only laser printers for the past years.
I am now reading a lot of buzz about the HP PageWide printers. It looks like HP is trying to correct some of the problems normal inkjets had in the past.
I was almost ready to buy a HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw, but have been watching videos for the HP PageWide Pro 477dw and 577dw and must say that these things look indeed interesting, specially thinking that you can maybe use special photographic paper for inkjets on these, something you cannot do with their laser siblings.
Do these PageWide printers suffer from the same problems from past inkjets with clogging and overuse of ink in cleaning of the printhead after the printer has not been used for a while? The good thing of my previous lasers is that even letting them turned off for more than a year I had never any problem with the quality of the prints and I never felt that they used lots of toner in cleaning processes.