I currently split my time between two homes and I found that I had a need for a printer at the 2nd place, but just to do light printing. Nothing more than emails, online coupons, shipping labels. Noting more than a page or two at a time. I bought this Hewlett Packard/HP Deskjet D1600 based on one thing only- it was the cheapest one I could find! Initially I found that printer served my light printing needs without a problem. It's now been about 5 months and I'm starting to see more flaws. First of all, it's noisy. Not just a printer hummm...but a clankety, clap-trap sound! Not a huge issue since I'm usually only printing a couple things but enough of a noise to need to be aware that I may disturb others in the room at the time of printing. The print quality is ok. And it doesn't seem to use excessive ink or need new cartridges unreasonably often My biggest problem is that it functions inconsistantly. What I mean is, when I Ctrl P, it's kind of a crap shoot whether or not the page will print completely or if the printer will just stop in the middle! And when that happens, getting it to print again means unhooking everything and restarting then sending the project again. For the things that I'm printing, its not a big deal but that would get old fast if I was using this for homework or work.