I almost forgot...
I use the older brother to your 7960 (the 7660). It's not a bad printer, but don't expect it to be as good as a "real" print.
I scan with the Epson 2450 and 3200 scanners. Both do the job well enough. Once again, there is NOTHING like a wet process print - get used to it!
I also have an older scanner, an Agfa Duoscan T1200 which does a pretty good job on medium and large format film. You don't always need the latest and greatest to get good result, you just need to learn the capabilities of what you have available.