Use compatible cartridges from click here and you will save shedloads. Unless you are printing extremely high quality colour photos there is no need for manufacturer's own kit. For your use I would pay no more than £100 and use the £60 saved for a couple of nights on the razz. I use a three Canons, they are superb and do not suffer when left unused for extended periods. 3 colour inks are the way forward and logically, will save you money in the long run.