When I purchased the Kodak Easy-Share 5300 printer I was very excited about the economical replacement ink cartridges. Because I home school 6 children I thought the printer/scanner combination was perfect for me. I was using it on a daily basis and found that I was having to replace them quite frequently. And I was not even using it for photographs.It made me a bit upset because although the cartridges are less expensive, it seemed as though I was replacing them ALOT. Also, if the black ran out, I HAD to replace it. Otherwise it would not make any copies even in color. However, when I started to have trouble with the quality of the printing Kodak was extremely helpful with the online service. It was amazingly easy to chat with their tech people. Once they figured out was wrong, a new part was sent immediately at no cost as it was under warranty still. So for the money, I think it is a good product because the service is great. As far as the ink goes, I have just started printing more on "draft" which conserves the ink and goes a longer time.