RE: dying printer
It is a miracle you got 6 years service from it.
Buy one of the better Canon all in one units if that is what you need.
Canons do not clog up or drink ink as much as Epson.
And they also don't feed transparency film very well and some kinds not at
Seriously though some of the new HPs are pretty nice printers but I know
from reading posts around the net they do have some problems feeding
transparency film including Pictorico.
I think Sandy King and Loris Medici are using HPs. Maybe they can fill us