I was in need of a printer last minute and this one was cheap enough. It came with trial ink cartridges that didn't last long and I didn't give much thought to that. I soon came to find out that the regular ink cartridges didn't last long either. I was the only one who used this printer and mostly used this printer for school projects and papers. There would be a couple weeks in between projects and I found that the ink cartridges would dry up in that time. The color cartridge would cost more than the original cost of the printer. Talk about sticker shock! This Lexmark doesn't take up much room so if have a limited amount of space to put things this would be the ink jet. Be sure to have an ample supply of money to spend on ink cartridges though. This printer also didn't come with any kind of connection cable for the computer, since it was made before the time of wireless linking a cable is a must. So that is an additional expense. The quality of the prints is a far cry from what printers can do now I would recommend a different printer.