Summary: It is not straightforward to start it when new cartridges have been inserted. It makes a lot of different kinds of noise when it adjusts to the new cartridges. It cannot print easily onto thicker matte paper. The images are dull.
Summary: I am a photo & graphic design student and I do a lot of printing. This printer does reproduce colors accurately as the on-screen monitor (once calibrated). If you use Pantone swatches and use the CMYK codes, this printer is pretty identical---which is awesome! Photo prints look wonderful and colors are well saturated. My only complaint is that this is not a great product in the long run.
Summary: The printer works fine after you get it set up. The documentation leaves a lot to be desired. The software that came with the printer is terrible. It takes forever to perform even the smallest task.
Summary: Got it for a bargain price with extra ink and a Spyder monitor calibration system. Have tried using Canon and FotoSpeed papers, even though I am using a profiled monitor and genuine inks everything is coming out darker than on screen. Seems this is a known issue. Shame.