Ok, I will give my 2 cents.
I guess I have just been lucky with HP that's all I have ever used.
For me at least the HP's have been real work horses since the late 80's I have only owned 2 printers both HP's.
Many years ago I considered Epson but two things swayed me away from them.
What I mean by Warping is the print head itself, as we all know the print head on the Espon has a very tiny orface for the ink to come out. I can't speak for the Espson of today but back then they used heat to help the ink flow out of the print head.
This was fine it did indeed make the ink flow smoothly but it had a serious after efect as well. It warped the orface on the print head which degraded the accuracy and quality of the print.
Now I am sure Epson has long since corrected this problem and most likely uses a much better technique.
In most cases I have seen, Epson always seemed to have a slight edge in print quality but I think that edge no longer exsists.
Each brand has it's good and bad points I think it just comes down to which points are more important to you.
One thing about HP that I have always liked....YES!!! The INK is exspensive but when you think about why then it really doesn't seem so bad.
The reason the HP ink is expensive is because the print head is included with the ink. That means every time you buy ink you are also gettig a brand new print head.
Thats like taking your car to get the oil changed and they not only change the oil but the whole engine.
I would not hesitate to buy Either brand I think they both are great products you just need to find the one that best sui†s your needs.
Like I mentioned I have only used in my home HPs' and I have only owned 2 they just seem for me at least to work them selves to death. I have the HP 895CSE
and I print mainly photos at the highest settings and have only once had an issue with the printer which I solved.
You might want to at least take a look at this All in One from HP it really got good reviews.
I don't think you can go wrong no matter which brand you choose but like the rest I wouldn't get a cheapy no matter who made it.
Anyway thats my 2 cents.
Best of luck on the purchase.......If you can I would go to a local store that carried what you are lokking for and ask a salesman to demo a few.
That way you can see with your own eyes which will fit your needs and wallet the best.
Have a great day