Conclusion: had this for 2yrs an 7 months... no problems would like a wire-less model....I print brochers, pictures, news letters, ect. have gone thru 14 reams of paper so far.. just a little over spray inside the cabinate...
Conclusion: I don't know why so many people have trouble using the Wi-Fi feature. I installed this printer about 6 months ago and since then I have never once had to plug the USB in or had problems with the Wi-Fi. Maybe I got lucky? Anyway, for me this printer does exactly what I expected. The printing of color pictures (such as from websites, on regular paper) isn't extremely high quality but I didn't expect it to be for the price. I'm happy with this printer and use it often.
Conclusion: I always like Japan designed or made product because of their quality. I see a lot of complaints on here, but on Amazon; this is rated highly. Yes, this printer sucks up a lot of ink. That's how most manufacturers make their money now. You can buy ink refills or generic brand cartridges to save. Always buy the large one. The install on Window XP with the CD drivers were fine. When I installed the second time with Window 7 x64 bit, it could not detect the network.
Excerpt: I bought this printer on Black Friday for under $30. Was hesitant after reading all the bad reviews, but I took the plunge. I set up two laptops (both running Windows 7) using the provided CD and I was done in 15 min. Since my wifi network doesn't have a WPS button, I hooked up the usb cable initially in order for the printer to find the network... it found it quickly, I then unplugged the USB cable and started printing wireless for the first time.
Conclusion: I have used this little printer for four weeks. I purchased for it's ability for "AirPrint" for my iPad. Setup went without a hitch, not experienced jams as other reviews have stated, if you follow the instructions and not load more paper than is required, jams won't be a problem! Print quality is quite acceptable. Follow the "Setup" instructions carefully and you'll have no problems as others have mentioned.
Pros: reliable, Compact Design, Easy Setup, Lightweight/Portable, Sharp Tones & Colors, easy to use
Conclusion: I think a lot of the negative reviews on this site come from the fact that the installation procedure is, admittedly, challenging. I was surprised by how many things I needed to download in order to get the printer working (both wired and via wireless internet). I'm not sure if it is easier on PC or not (I'm running Mac OSX 10.7), but the setup might be a challenge for a non-tech-savvy user. HOWEVER, that being said, once it's installed, it is a fantastic product.
Pros: reliable, Compact Design, Low Ink Consumption, fast print speed