One day my Epson L355 inkjet printer refused to obey me and the control software on my computer reported an error "Ink Pad is end of service life". While this is not officially a home remedy, the fix is very simple and a screwdriver will suffice. You will save money on authorized service.
In autumn the HP company introduced a new series of HP Photosmart printers. Their common characteristics are the iPhone-like touchscreens and direct communication through Internet services. They allow you to upload, download and print your photos from the Internet. All that without the need for any software equipment on your computer. You don't need the computer at all.