Even so, the Printer Manufacturers will still zap you . . .
I had the same (major brand redacted so they won't lob a sueball at me . . ) Multi-function Inkjet with photo printing capability as the home network printer for 5+ years. Output was indistinguishable from a laser, wife needed the photo printing for her freelance graphics work, and we all used the onboard scanner.
One day a message pops up: print head is end of life, return printer for servicing . It also informed me that I could download a special utility, with my registered owner email address and the printer serial number, which would allow a generous 50 more pages to be printed. Downloaded and ran, and would get a countdown popup for every page printed.
Called the 1-800 number. . . which, of course, was closed outside of business hours and on weekends.
Eventually found out that the nearest service location was several hundred miles off, the price was more than I had paid for the printer in the first place, and, oh yes, the turnaround time was between 60 and 90 days. . . .
Went out an bought a replacement printer (of a different brand) for less than they wanted for the repair.
And then the wife, daughters, and I, took it out to the back yard, and re-enacted a certain scene from "Office Space". . .