I can only recommend HP as ive owned Canon's (Printheads wore out on both in 14 months)
Epson's were very problamatic for clogged printheads and I did use the printer every two days, so it wasnt a case of lack of use that caused the clogged printhead problem, also I use to get a black blot of ink very often on the corner of a print outs, which is apparantly a common problem with Epson printers.
I have owned my HP Photosmart C3180 for around 3 months and its a fabulous printer, print quality, scan quality is A1 IMO.
I made a point this time when I purchased my multi function printer to go for an HP, due to the fact that HP have their printheads as part of the ink cartridge and also from recommendations from colleges who had owned the same brands of printer as I had and they had switched to HP because of the problems they had with Epson and Canon, also with HP the printhead is new each time you install a new ink cartridge, this is the reason why HP cartridges are expensive, but I am willing to pay this if it means that I will, 1 "Have a printer that beats easily the quality I got from my Epson and Canon printers and also, 2 "having a printer that I will not suffer to the extent that I had with my Epson printer with clogged printheads" I have never had a clogged printhead in my HP printer yet, but if this had been my Epson I would have had several clogs by now.
I purchase my ink cartridges for my HP Photosmart C3180 off of Amazon, I can get an original HP black and colour delivered for around £23-24, which I don't think is expensive for original manafacturers cartridges.
I have written a review on the HP Photosmart C3180 if you are interested, you can read the review by clicking on the link below,