From my research, Ive discovered that most people buy Canon and Epson printers rather than Lexmark and HP. This is mainly due to the ink cartride arrangements. HP have expiring ink cartridges which means they are basically useless if the ink sites there for a couple of months. Lexmark have very expensive cartride replacements and there are no alternative brands. Epson and Canon both have alternative brands of ink which makes these printers more cost effective.