Flat feed printer for small prints
I am looking for a printer that has a flat feed so I can experiment with art paper.
You do not need a flat feed path for fine art paper. The best of which are cotton, about 300 g/m², and are flexible enough for all but the most tight feed paths. You do need a printer that takes at least 0.5 mm thickness.
I don't really need to print bigger that 8.5x11 and I can't find any printer other than pro-level printers that are huge. I'm just doing this as a hobby so I won't be printing high volume.
Is there a current printer like this? Red River recommends Canon MG6220 or Canon MG8220 or Canon ix6520 but they have been discontinued.
They are still available: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GOPXYS/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=redriverpaper-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B005GOPXYS&adid=1HHPPMYPP26S8NRZ3M4H&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.redrivercatalog.com%2Finfocenter%2Ftips%2Fbest-inkjet-printers-for-greeting-card-printing.html
There is not a ton of info on the web about these either.
You could try the Canon website. The specs and manuals will be there even if they have been discontinued.
I haven't tried any of the printers you mention, but generally prefer pigment inks for fine art papers.