I have to agree with Liz, I am an Epson girl too. I really like the quality of the prints I get from the Epson printers, but, you must use mostly Epson paper with the printers too. I have found using HP paper in an Epson changes the print quality. Although, I have had some off brand papers I found at a dollar store, and got good quality prints out of them.
I have printed some of my scrapbook pages 8x8 and liked how they came out. You can buy Epson paper that is for scrapbooks.
The main drawback though, is the price of Ink. Lately it seems as if the prices have gone up a lot, especially for the black inks.
Epson recently came out with a new printer that is low cost and supposed to be very good quality. Sorry, can't remember what the model was.
Good luck in your search. Definitley take into account the cost of ink when buying.