I bought a good inkjet printer years ago that wasn't cheap, but had cheap ink. I bought it at the height of Hewlett-Packard's "liquid gold ink - cheap printer" strategy.
I still use it frequently. Individual cartridges are â3.50, a full set of four CMYB is â11.00.
It's the Canon Pixma IP3000. It prints at 4800 x 1200 dpi. It prints double sided from its 150 page paper tray. It does photo prints well when using the correct paper. It can handle envelopes, cardboard, CDs and other materials that can't be bent or folded from it's manual feed. I think it's from 2003 and I still find it a great printer.