I got this printer as a gift for when I went to college. I appreciate the fact that it also scans and copies, which came in useful several times during college when I wanted to borrow notes and do it quick. The printer worked well for a couple years for me, and is pretty quick. It doesn't take a long time to warm up or anything, which is good. It is also very sturdy and hasn't broken even though I have moved several times. Whenever I have questions about it the Canon help email service is really good, they even sent me a new driver CD and two free ink cartridges. The cons of this printer are that the ink cartridges are expensive, and it has difficulty working with newer operating systems. My fiance's Vista doesn't work with the printer, which is a pain as his laptop is a lot faster than mine. The other problem I had with it is that it can leave ink spots on the corners of paper, and no amount of cleaning will cure it.