Maybe you should take a look at Kodak, Cap'n...simply because the ink is so much cheaper..
I'm not too sure how I would go in getting Kodak ink locally. I've not seen any local places who stock it, and I wouldn't want to have to go out of my way to get it. I have 3 local outlets where I can get reasonably priced Canon cartridges, so I thinking Canon is probably my best bet. Epson and Brother also have a couple of nice 3-in 1 units, but their ink is that bit more expensive ('round here, anyway).
I bought the MP560, and never regretted it...found a cheap ink place.
That's nice to know. I started thinking Canon when Frogboy was talking about his MP540, and how impressed he is with it, so when i found that I could get the MP560 for a tad less, I figured it was probably the way to go. It will have to wait for a week or 6, though.... other priorities, plus my HP POS still has some ink and isn't dead yet. Yup, that is one of the more disappointing purchases I have made...
... the first worst purchase is the very first wedding ring I bought.
What I'm going to do, however, when I get the MP560, is to buy 2 sets of tanks and get the empty ones professionally refilled as necessary... 15 bucks a pop. Just got told there's an online place here that does all major brand ink tanks for a quarter of their retail price (makes you wonder about store prices, don't it), but I'm thinking refilling would be more economical, until the tanks become no longer viable, that is. The guy at the refill place says that he doesn't like to refill tanks more than a half dozen or so times, as the print heads deteriorate too much beyond that.