Originally Posted by celegorm
I've never had an issue with my epsons.
Seriously??? That's pretty amazing in my mind. I had an epson once... once! lol
From my experience and from what I've heard 'around the shop,' you might as well get an Ink fountain installed with it, because you'll need it. Plus (and I don't know if this is true for all models), they use proprietary cartridge designs that drive up cost.
If you can find one (not familiar with your sourcing options in AU) in your price range, try to get a laserjet or even HP's deskjet, or officejet series. Inkjet's are known to consume the highest amount of ink.
Sounds like I just had a lemon, so I can't really comment on these
Re: Personal Experience
I picked up an HP OfficeJet 4500 in 2010 and have only purchased ink four times since.
Humans are the only creatures that won't live up to the their potential. Give everything your all. When you die, die on E.
So I ask you, what do you intend to do now?