One good thing about this printer is that I could apply color profiles and adjust pretty much every single printing option myself without letting the computer and printer to decide what to do.
Unpacking and initial setup took some time, and there were lot of blue tapes and protectors I had to remove. When I turned the printer ON, I received this message indicating a problem with the maintenance cartridge (Pic 2 above). It has been moved during shipping. I had to reinstall it.
It took about 7-8 minutes for "Charging ink". Later I found that about 20% of ink has been used during this charging, and the maintenance cartridge was 56% full. During this process, I also received a message indicating that there were no cartridges installed. I just neglected that and let the charging process to continue.
In the "ready" screen, Pic 3 above, I don't know why the first cartridge seems "inactive". This wasn't seem to be a problem while printing though.
Finally, it was time to test the printer. I tried printing this photo four times. The initial print, using Epson paper (supplied with the printer) was OK. I printed it via Windows picture viewer (Windows 7). When I tried to use Red River paper, it printed the photo with a red tint. After customizing the settings, and calibrating the monitor, the photo was printed as what I saw on the screen. This time, however, I used Photoshop CS4 to print it.