Give us a bit more to go on here, if you will. What kind of printing tasks do you anticipate doing, and how heavy is your printer usage? Do you also need scanner/copier functionality, or is that just a nice extra?
I've had a cheap HP (PSC1410v) that has served us well since about 2005. It doesn't do anything fancy, the cartridges are sold as a combo pack at Wal-Mart for $39 (which includes one black and one color cartridge), and a set of cartridges generally goes for about 300-500 pages, depending on whether I'm printing to it or the wife is. (I do more high coverage color work). The scanner/copier fuction is easy to access from the front panel, or from SANE, and produces very acceptable results. The carriage on the 1410v places the print heads in a cap area when not in use to prevent drying out. It's actually a very well thought-out product to be so inexpensive ($75, I think).
I don't think this model is being made any more, but I've had decent luck with HP products in general in terms of reliability, compatibility with Linux, and durability. Even so, there are a few on the fora here who have had trouble with certain models.
I used an Epson C62 for a while at one place where I worked, and the print quality was unbelievable. Of course, so was the supply cost. Generally, supply cost is higher for Epson and Canon than it is for HP.
I've never been a fan of Lexmark printers, but some here will differ with me, I'm sure. Same for Brother - I seem to recall many here having trouble getting a Brother printer to work with Linux.
All this time I've been supposing you don't want a laser printer - toner cartridges are quite expensive compared to inkjet cartridges, even if per-page cost can by very competitive. That, and color lasers are even more expensive.
Yeah... talk a bit more about what you want to do, and be advised that Newegg is running a sale on certain models of inkjet and laser printers. You might shop around and find what you need for a good price right now. I probably don't have to remind you, but when you shop always price supplies, too. They can be a real hidden cost for some models.
P.S. - this page
might give you some useful information...