If you want to get down under $400. you might take a look at the Canon Pro9000.
My personal belief is that Epson produces better printers, particularly if you are a B&W aficionado but I have used several Canon Pro9000’s for desktop printing and have no complaints. I use the Pro9000 for the dye-based inks which are great for glossy literature but to not have the longevity of pigment based inks.
The Pro9000 will feed very heavy paper in manual front load mode but the manual load time is on the order of 30 seconds or so from memory.