I have a Canon Pixma, which has a scanner. I use the scanner instead of my phone for when a document is squished or is being sent to something particularly official. Also for scanning drawings for any simple graphics stuff I’m doing, and for old photographs. It was an inexpensive printer-scanner (someone else bought it), but boy do they make their money back on the ink though. For. Sure. And the cartridges don’t seem to last for many pages either.
So it’s worth thinking a little bit about how much you’ll print, and checking out the ink prices. Also worth remembering that as the printer gets older, the cartridges sometimes go up in price too.
General rule of thumb: Cheaper printer = more expensive ink, especially if you’re planning to print quite a bit or won’t replace it for a while.
My old laser printer was £90 a cartridge (!) but that cartridge lasted well over a year of extremely heavy use. And the quality was obviously way better too. Hope that’s useful!