So I'm going to skip a lot of your questions and share I asked "Which printer?" a few years ago and the moderators gave a nod to the Canon MX870. It's 6 years old and doing fine. I like the one color per cart design and it works well. Is the ink cheap enough? I don't know but it doesn't seem to be worse than some stories I've read.
My neighbor asked what to buy recently so he picked the current Canon similar to the MX870 from Amazon's best sellers at https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Multi-Function-Printers/zgbs/electronics/15442736011/ref=zg_bs_nav_e_4_172646
I see it's the same MX922 he got last year. He's happy with it and would buy again.
Now if you are looking to get into production printing you'll spend a lot more than 70USD.