I’ve recently been through a similar dilemma when my reliable 6 year old Ricoh became redundant after the Catalina 64 bit requirement.
My research was based on a reasonable A3 printer that could both knock out A4 office docs and give reasonable photo results. A cross between an office machine and a photo printer.
This automatically dismisses laser printers - the technology will never give reasonable quality photo prints. Also I didn’t want to spend £500 on an eight or ten colour money-eating monster.
I plumped for the Epson XP-970 as it kind of covers what I need for the next year to 18 months and so far I’m really pleased with the quality and speed. Worth adding to your list of possibles I think:
Damn - just noticed they’ve dropped the price. It’s way cheaper than Amazon.