I purchased a Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Refurb from epson and I love it. Great quality prints, and it has C, M, Y, Photo black, matte black, red and green and the gloss optimizer. It has a great color range and can print 13x19 sheets or rolls that are up to 13" wide.
right I'm in the UK so not quite sure how much these would work out at.
I have a canon ix4000 (same as the ix5000 just slower) and its a lovely piece of kit, available at under £200. There are more photo orientated models which are more expensive - pixma pro 9000/9500 which cost £450 up, the quality of the prints on canon paper are stunning and I haven't seen a bad review yet.
i actually disagree - i have used epson exclusively for many years and my next printer will be the canon pro9000 or pro9500. i had an opportunity to work in an office with one for a few months and in my anecdotal opinion i think they offer better and more true color to offset prints, they tend to work better, print better quality on a wider variety of media, and overall seemed to be a lot less problematic than my epsons. i have always been a huge fan of the epson product, but i have definitely switched my opinion to canon.
having said all that, the only way to really know is to go try it out with some images you bring into a store and print on both.
right now B+H has the pro9000 on sale for $419 plus a $100 rebate.