This printer does what it says it does; printing, copying, and scanning. It does them all well, but takes more time that some newer more expensive models. Performance Print quality is good in both color and black and white, Rarely get any problems unless there are 2 sheets of paper in the feeder and it grabs both at once. Copy Quality Copies are nearly identical to the original, it is a simple machine so it does 1 sheet at a a time not a stack like some more sophisticated equipment. But for the typical home office or college student, it is great! Ink/Paper Use The ink lasts quite a while, even if has been sitting for a few months it will still be good, and if not just shake the cartridges and get a few more weeks-months out of them depending on how often you print. I do not know how to describe the paper usage, it doesn't often ruin any, so that's good! Ease of Use Pretty easy to use when you've got it all set up and the software installed. Sometimes it takes a little bit for the scan button to tell the computer to open the scanning software, so you can open it manually first and save some time. Durability I have had this printer for about 8 years now and it is still going strong even after many car trips over school vacations and a few moves it runs great! Design Design is fine, no complaints, the color scheme is appealing and does not fade over time. There is also a handy UBS port in the front of the unit to allow you to print photo's straight from your camera, but I cannot speak to that function because I have never used it.