Despite being a digital artist, and knowing that Epson made much higher quality printers, I had still been stuck with HP printers for the longest time. Now that I have found a good all-around printer from Epson at a very reasonable price, I know I will not look back. The quality of the prints created by the Epson is much greater than I've ever had from previous printers. Printing goes much faster, and the results are crisp, bright, and detailed. The quality of the ink is also a good reason why I have switched to Epson. The ink is water-resistant, making your prints much less susceptible to damage. In additon, ink is sold in separate black, magenta, cyan, and yellow cartridges, making money spent on ink much less in the long run, due to ink not being wasted by buying a full multicolor cartridge. The scanner built into the printer also works immaculately, communicating effortlessly with my digital editing programs to create great scans. Overall, I have been very happy with this purchase and will continue to purcahse from Epson in the future.