I got the Canon Pixma ip1600 printer as a freebie with another computer purchase and was unsure about it's reliability or how easy it would be to operate. This is the best printer I never purchased! The ink cartridges are easy to change. It prints quickly and simply. Even without a paper tray, the pages come out clean and in order. Paper loads in the back and it takes up a remarkably small area. I have a very small home office and only need the basic printing features of a heavy duty and reliable printer and this one fits the bill. I don't have a lot of room on my desk and it fits that bill better than any printer I've ever owned! Also, I print quite a few envelopes and it has no problem loading the thickest of business sized envelopes and printing them with no problem. I'm not sure what this printer sells for in a retail application, but even if it were a pricier model, it would definitely be worth the extra money for the ease, convenience, and space-saving features. A great buy!