Back when I first bought my printer several years ago, a set of ink cartridges was less than $30.00. I needed to print my tax forms to mail off, was out of ink, so went to Office Depot to buy more ink. Major sticker shock. A set of cartridges for this printer is now $40.99 before tax.
Luckily, I only buy new cartridges once a year or so. The bulk of what I use the printer for is scanning photos.