Individual color cartridges for easy and efficient replacement
Great photo quality
I have recently purchased this machine for fax and mostly black and white print jobs for my home office. Since then I have purchased a digital camera, and have found this machine produces great framable pictures!!! I would highly recomend this machine for anyone who shops around and wants the most features and quality for the price. I have used up a few ink cartridges printing larger 8x10 photos, but the individual ink cartridges make it easy and cost effective to use. The only thing I am missing is a flatbed, but so far I haven't needed it and have been able to scan pictures through the document feeder. Also a great color copier.
Great buy for a Mac-based home office
Definitely a great value for the money. Connected it to an iMac (OS 10.1) via USB - it produces nice print quality in both color and B/W modes. Also use it as my primary fax machine in a single-phone-line environment - I just hit a special code on the phone when I hear the fax tones, and the machine picks up the fax automatically. I've also copied off hundreds of pages in both color and B/W - no problems there either. Haven't been able to get the scanning (to the Mac) working yet, but that's not a high priority for me.
Some trouble with XP
I had major problems connecting the printer to my windows XP computer with a parallel cable. I tried everything I could think of for a week and a half to get it to work. No matter what I tried, printing anything from the computer was sporatic at best. My advice, spend 20 bucks on a USB connection. I've had it hooked up for a week now and there hasn't been a single problem.
Don't get me wrong, if it wasn't for the trouble with the parallel port, I would have given this printer five stars. Great functionality for an awesome price!