I love this printer. I bought it 3 months ago because mine broke and I had to have one that same day so it was sort of an impulse purchase. I found it online at a retail store for a great price, purchased it and went and picked it up. I was so happy when I got home to find that it had even more features than I thought. You don't have to have your computer on to use it because it has it's own screen and all controls on the printer itself. It has memory card slots right on the printer for all memory card types so you just stick your memory card in the printer and the photos come up on the printer's screen. It's controls are easy to understand and use. It has a holder in the tray for photo paper. The photos that it prints look great. You can use it to print on printable CDs and DVDs or labels. You can make the labels or import pictures and such from your hard drive to put on them. When you click on the computer icon in your system tray for the printer, the printer computer controls come up and it shows you approximately how much ink you have left. The printer cartridges are cheaper than most other printers, but for me they don't last very long. I do print a lot though so for the occasional user they would probably last a long time. You can buy their XL version of their ink cartridges, but of course they are almost double the price of the regular cartridges.