Why not goto a office center and try out some m/f printers. That way you get a feel for what they're about. Try other brands as well, even consider a laser output one as cost can be reasonable. Don't fall for the too cheap models because if you plan to use them alot, higher price should overall deliver the goods more stability. The "consumables" may decide it for you for replacement ink/toner for the life of the printer.
I need a printer (inkjet) that can scan and copy as well. I will never use the fax so I have no need for that.
I will rarely use it to print photos but will use it alot for printing web pages, text and graphics homework. I def want a good scanner on it because that is something I will use quite a bit. I have limited space for this multifunction printer.
I can't decide between HP and Canon. I have never been dissatisfied with Canon's printers so I'm leaning more towards them. However, I'm confused by the style of their current multifunction printers.
Any help is greatly appreciated.