Don't know the printer to speak of but I have had various Epson printers since 1984. I've always found them to be very very reliable. My latest one, the Stylus 740, has lasted over 4 years with not one single problem.I'm sure I'd go with Epson every time.
One thing to check though is the cost if the replacement ink carts. With some printers they can work out to be very expensive.