We had a Lexmark all in one printer that we bought about 4 yrs ago from ebay, paid $35.00 plus shipping, it was a manufactured refurbished unit. I thought this printer was great, it would scan, print, copy and fax, but the fax part only worked if you had a dial up connection, which we didn't. This printer had done good for the price we paid, just recently I tried to change the ink cartridges in the printer and it just wouldn't work with any new cartridges. So the next step was to purchase a new printer.
Of we go on our shopping trip in search of a new printer, I didn't want to buy anything that would take hours to setup and figure out how to use, mind you I didn't want something that was going to have to be replace in a few months to a year either, since my last one lasted as long as it did for the price.
While in BJ'S Wholesale club browsing there selection, this Brother's printer caught my eye, It was a lot smaller than the Lexmark I had, and it was a lot more appealing to look at. After looking at the rest of the selection, we ending up purchasing the Brother MFC240C 6 in 1 unit.
The 6 in 1 will scan, copy, print, fax, PC fax, and has the media slot to print pictures right from your memory card. The print quality of this printer is great, resolution up to 6000 x 1200 DPI, and for me I think it's fast also, 25ppm. You can send and receive color or black and white faxes. It has a 10 page document feeder, and the media slot. or if your camera is pictbridge compatible. The one thing I wasn't expecting was the fact that it takes 4 ink cartridges, one black, one yellow, one magenta and one cyan. But the cartridges are not that expensive when bought at BJ's.
I think this printer is well worth the money, it was easy to set up ( just a note, the USB connect to the inside of the printer, this took me some time to find this out....lol, all the other printers I've owned were connected to the back) it has tons of useful features and is not a big eyesore on my desk.