I have a Lexmark 1180 which I've always been thrilled with. Just recently the scanning/copying function has given up the ghost (sound like a mechanical problem) though the printer itself still functions fine.
The machine is old in technology years so it makes sense to get a new all in one. Unfortunately Lexmark no longer make this type of home printer so I'm looking for another make and model. The problem is that any promotional blurb of all in one printers treats the scanning function as a poor relation and gives very little information about the scanner.
My Lexmark has a scanner top that simply lifts off for scanning books or oversize documents. (It can then be placed back down on top of the product, with a towel to exclude light if necessary) I have found it useful for books but what I mainly use it for is to scan in areas of large watercolour paintings which one can't do with a hinged or restricting top.
I hope I've explained this well enough for someone to be able to suggest a make and model that will fit the bill.
I don't want an expensive scanner alone. I don't use any of the functions of the all in one often enough to warrant an expensive machine. I like the two cartridge ink jet set up with no faffing around. I'm not obsessed with ink costs.
Thank you for having a look at my problem