The HP photosmart c4480 is a decent printer. It came free (by rebate) with my computer. I use it multiple times a week and it works fairly well. I have a mac and the software to monitor in levels does not work properly -- but looking at the print results is always better anyways. It occasionally give an out of paper message, but for the most part works reliably. I have been using this printer for approximatly six months and have not had to replace either cartridge more than once. In fact, I don't think I've replaced the color cartridge at all, since I print mostly text. The software included is easy to use and very self explanatory, especially for scanning a document. The ink this printer uses is of comparable price to just about all ink cartridges. If you want a cheap printer than works well, this is a good one for that. Especially since this printer also scans and copys documents and photos well.