We received this printer as a gift when our son was born. Our favorite feature right away was the fact that this printer can print pictures directly from a memory card without being hooked up to the computer. As new parents we didn't have time to worry about hooking everything up so this was an amazing feature and gave us immediate prints of our favorite shots to give to family and friends. The picture quality is really amazing for an at home printer and the ink seems to last and last forever. Now that we do have the printer hooked up to the computer I often use it to print coupons and other small print items and it has never had a problem with smearing ink or messing up bar codes on my documents. It is super easy to use and I LOVE the override feature on the ink. It will come up and tell you that your ink is almost out (in whichever color is about to go out) you then can over ride the system and tell it you know it is almost out but to continue printing anyway. This is an EXTREMELY nice feature because it allows you to get more ink without stopping what you are working in that moment to find it. If or when our printer needs replaced, we will get this one again for sure!!