I took the 1220C that I'd had since new to the dump last month. It had decided to show colour cartridge faulty (along with the flashing orange light) on a high-capacity OEM cartridge. The cartridge hadn't been used much, but was out of warranty. I wasn't going to spend Â£40 on a new cartridge, particularly as it may have been the printer itself that was faulty.
It's a very old machine - around 7 years old. It won't print borderless (indeed, the bottom border is huge), the gamut is small, there's no ICC profiles, the ink technology is dye based and very old, and the use of a CMY cartridge means that it's expensive to run. I couldn't see there being any Vista drivers either, and like it or not, I'll probably finish up with a Vista machine within the next 12-18 months.
I didn't regard the 1220C as a photo quality printer, so it only got used for very occasional A3 plain paper work, which is why the cartridges had been sitting in it long after the cartridge warranty had run out. A4 plain paper work usually gets churned out of my Color LaserJet 3800dtn; it wasn't worth the extra expense for an A3 colour laser.
As the only photo inkjet I have is a relatively lowly Canon i865 (CMYK dye, K pigment), I am almost certainly going to order a B9180 next week. The B9180 will take over all my photographic and larger than A4 printing - in fact, everything that the colour laser won't do apart from CDs. I'll hang on to the i865 for printing CDs.