My Epson Artisan 810 (PX-810FW) broke and I'm in the market for a new multi-function printer. The Epson XP-850 (6-ink) seems to be the current replacement while the XP-800 (5-ink) appears to have the exact same features except the printer section. I'm concerned about ink costs as I found my Artisan 810 to be a little on the expensive side. Cartridges for the XP-800/850 models I find even more expensive than those for my Artisan 810, but then again I know nothing about actual ink consumption for these printers, so it's hard to say. I print mostly text and web pages on normal paper, and the occasional quality photo on photo paper. I occasionaly also print directly on CDs/DVDs. I hear laser printers are more cost effective, but it'll mean that any photos need to be printed elsewhere and I assume I can't print directly on CDs/DVDs either. The final option is look into other brands/models altogether but I have a feeling all inkjets (within the same price range) have correspondingly prices cartridges. As for "compatible" ink cartridges I've read warnings about inferior quality, possible clogging of ink heads etc. but I'm hoping that's just one side of the story, expecting there to be serious aftermarket ink cartridge suppliers as well.. What are your experiences/suggestions surrounding all of this?