Don't you mean EPSON 2200?
If that is it, and it is dead, just replace it with an EPSON 2400.
BTW - quite a school you have going there. Affluent neighborhood?
No, it a Canon w2200 that we use to do 13x19 prints.
The school is a public university and we make do with what little we have.
I am afraid you have set yourself up for failure or at least disappointment...
I was expecting that to be the case. I've been speaking to my vendors and all of them agree that any of the new printers will outperform my current equipment, quality-wise. I'm thinking of just getting 2, 3800s and then each year upgrading the bigger pieces of equipment. The higher quality is nice, but we don't need photographic quality prints 24/7. Most of the work I do is line-art illustrations or graphic design posters. I get maybe 10% photo prints. If anything, I want to be able to do volume printing at better than avg quality than slow printing with super high quality prints. With over 500 students needing jobs done the next day, I want to know I can handle the volume and still be able to beat Kinkos quality. It might be worthwhile to lease instead of buying them outright.
Another option I was considering was to buy 2, 3800s and using lower quality stock paper to make up the price difference. We're using Epson brand papers right now and considering Calumet brand papers. We tried their satin/gloss papers before, but the stock they gave us to try made the ink pool. Hopefully, the coating has been worked out.