I purchased this printer to replace my older Kodak ESP 7 and so far it has done the job with great ease. Firstly this is not a photo printer and the quality of photos will be significantly lower compared to those printers who's primary function is to print photos. Having said that this is a great printer for the home office type of person where a lot of printing, scanning, copying, and possibly faxing is done. A nice feature with this printer is the tray on the top that allows you to present many pages at one time for systematic scan. This is a good feature if you are making booklets or other material for a large group and want to make copies very quickly. One feature that is it does not have is a duplexer that allows automatic two sided printing as the ESP 7 did. On the flip side (no pun intended) having a tray to scan items quickly more than makes up for this as you can just flip the print-outs and flip the source pages and click copy to accomplish two sided printing. This is a great printer for those that do a lot of document printing and want an economical printer to take care of non commercial tasks. The printer does tend to be a little of the noisy side compared to some others I have seen but is no more noisy than my old ESP 7. All in all a good buy for the home office where photos are not the priority.
-good document printing performance (black and colour)
-top loading tray for fast scanning or copying
-little bit loud
-not the best for printing colour photos
-ink is more expensive than the Kodak
-no automatic double sided printing