Amanda, I am curious why not? I have owned two Epsons and those had separate cartridges and it seemed as if I was always replacing them and they were expensive. I presently own Canon Pixma 4200 and this has separate cartridges. I only have to replace those when indicated. These are not as expensive as Epson was and has a lot of features I like. However, as I said I have had this printer for awhile and wonder how much longer it will last. Seems to me you can get printer cheap but they charge quite a bit for cartridges.
Also, I notice seem to be pushing 3 in one. That I am not really interested in cause if one item goes out you have no use of the other two. What appealed to me in the Kodak is the idea of cheaper cartridges true it does two things. Scans and prints.
I don't jump to buying things without fully investigating and getting to know what is offered. I can't afford to be replacing as this electronic and anything to do with computers seem to want you to do. It is strictly a money making thing as far as I am concerned. They want you to buy and then don't give you service as I have discovered on many things, software, etc. Anyway, that's my outlook. Thanks.