I don't know if the same model is available where you are, but I use an Epson Stylus Office BX925 "all-in-one" as my everyday printer (alongside an Epson Stylus Photo R2000 as my main photo printer). I do occasionally use the BX925 for a quick photo print, and it does a decent job. For printing of text etc, scanning and copying it's fine. Ink seems to last a decent amount of time.
I agree with the view that printing a large number of small photos would be cheaper at a print shop or online.