Could do with some recomendations for a printer as I'm not really sure what I'm looking at. I need an inkjet printer/scanner that idealy has wired networking, though at a push I could use USB/WIFI. It has to do fairly good quality printing, not take up masses of space and be fairly cheap to buy ink for. I don't want to spend much more than £100. I have an imac, win7 laptop and a few ipod touches and an HTC phone I will be printing from. It's not the end of the world if I can't print from the mobile devices, as long as I can print from the mac and laptop that's fine.
I was looking at the kodak printers with their "low cost of ink" however the combined colour cartridge makes me think I might end up wasting ink? Are they any good? What other brands are worth considering/avoiding?
For good quality printing, Epson and Canon should definitely be on you list of brands to consider. I would probably avoid Lexmark, but that's just my personal opinion.
Whatever the make, when you've found a model you favour, I would suggest checking on the internet that compatible inks are available for that specific model (don't just go by the ink cartridge code), before parting with any cash.
A set of 6 Jettec brand compatible carts for my current Epson printer (a px720wd I picked up cheap just before the new model was due out) costs me about £16, a set of genuine Epson ones is around £50! while a set of 6 no-name compats off ebay can be had for under a fiver. If I did loads of printing I'd probably look into refillable cartridges or fitting a CIS.
Incidently, if you go for more than about a week without using an inkjet, I'd recommend turning it on and printing a page (a nozzle check would do - but I usually find some shopping vouchers to print ) to prevent the cleaning pad and the nozzles from drying out and clogging.