That is, a printer and a separate scanner? That's what I use.
Problem solved forever!
I'm interested in buying a new All-in-one printer\scanner\copier that connects over USB to an XP or Vista PC. This is for light home use. I've read on various sites and heard from people that many of these All-in-one printers will not scan once one of the ink tanks\cartridges runs dry or "expires" due to time. This doesn't make much sense obviously since scanning to the PC doesn't use ink. I'm the kind of person that will run my ink-jet for a few months with one of the colors missing. I'm mostly concerned with blank and white printing, but do want the ability to do color once in a while.
So if anyone knows which All-in-one printer models will or will not scan when the ink runs out, could they please post the info. Thanks.