Not necessarily. Price is not a guarantee of quality: many of the most expensive printers have had a lot of problems. We’ve seen $10,000 machines out-performed by $2,000 machines 12 months later.
What's more, paying more at the pro-sumer level -- the level between consumer and professional -- is no guarantee of quality. There have been quite a few name brand printers that have actually performed more poorly than much cheaper machines.