So maybe I just expect too much out of a fairly inexpensive all in one printer, but it only lasted about a year or so before I had to get a new printer (not Espon this time). On the positive side, it did work pretty well when it worked. I used compatible ink so it was less expensive and it would have trouble recognizing ink cartridges, but that was easily fixed by ignoring that message and making it try again--then it would recognize them okay. After about a year it just stopped printing and had an error message that said it needed Epson to service it. I ended up just resetting the counter (info from the Epson site) and it would print again, but only in color--black printing was pathetic. So I had to buy a new printer, and I won't buy Epson again.