I've searched and the threads tend to be out of date or not entirely relevant. A few months ago my Epson Stylus decided to crap out on me, succeeding the monstrous HP machine which constantly jammed due to its loading mechanism. I've done without a printer thus far but right now a scanner has become somewhat of a necessity and so I need a replacement printer with a scanning function. Any recommendations? I'm a bit biased towards smaller HPs and more recently Epson printers but I'd like to hear from the community. Obviously, due to my experiences, I'm also not willing to invest a great deal in these troublesome machines. --- Slightly unrelated but what's the general consensus here on laser versus inkjet? I know it's irrelevant here due to the nature of what I'm asking but I've seen them lasers come down in price.