I'm trying to do some printing on a budget. The Epson 2880 can be had for $600 after rebate right now, and there are the Canon 9000 is under $500. I can live with 11x17 max as I'd use a print house for larger shots. Good b&w output a plus.
I know the 3800/3880 seems to be popular but not sure my budget can take that at the moment. Is there a worthwhile cheaper alternative or better to just wait and save pennies for something in the $1K or more range?