I purchased this printer to take some of the load off of our aging Bizhub C350. I wanted a machine that would work better with my color management system and this machine has done that. I work with a lot of artists and turn their artwork into note cards as well as printing giclees for them. I don't have to make as many adjustments when converting from our Canon iPF8300 inkjet to this printer which saves me time and material. This printer handles our heavy 12 pt cover stocks with ease but does leave tracks across the Kromekote from the outfeed wheels - our C350 does the same thing. The 100# cover stock we use does not have that problem. I did have to play with the driver settings to get text to print out nice and sharp. The defaults gave me text that looked heavy when it wasn't supposed to be. The ability to print up to a 47" long banner is handy. I have used it a few times and will probably use it more in the future. Overall, I am happy with this printer.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend