I run a small print lab for a local school and need some printer recommendations. We try to offer 3 price levels of printing services to our students: good (Canon 1120/1180 color copies), better (Canon CW2200), and best (Epson 4000, 7600, 9600 plotters).
Our Canon 2200 is dead and we need to replace it with an equivalent printer. I was thinking of replacing it with the Canon IPF5000 or Epson 3800. Unfortunately, I believe both printers would out perform everything I have in my labs quality-wise, so I need some alternatives. We need something that would fill the spot between our Canon 11xx series color copies and our Epson 4000/7600/9600 printers. I don't want something that would compete with the Epsons, but I need something better than the Canon copier.