Last year? or was it longer??I bought myself a new printer it's an EpsonStylus Photo RX620 its a printer, scanner and photocopier all combined.
Its easy to use but I must admit I dont use all the things its capable of doing but it can also make hard copies from film (slides) I did do that for some of the old slides I had from years ago and I know I should be able to download images directly from my digital camera's memory card by inserting it into slot provided but because that bits too easy to do I cant manage it yet!!!! so I still do that the old way by connecting the camera to usb port
It uses 6 ink cartridges so you get really good print out of photographs and I've found a site where I get ink replacements at a really good price- the one thing that does annoy me is when one colour of ink runs out even if the black cartridge is full and you just want to print out a document in black print the printer wont work until all the cartridges have ink in them.
Go on Gil and treat yourself but if you do dont forget to put a large sticker on it- "NOT TO BE GIVEN OUT ON LOAN"