Summary: I've had this printer for a year. I'm a grad student so I did print a lot and it started fading after about 9 months. I certainly didn't print everyday. I would say maybe 20 articles and a few papers. So the ink didn't last as long as I anticipated but fine. The BIG issue is refilling it. I didn't think about refill options before buying it and I regret that because you pretty much need to buy another cartridge ($70) which is too expensive.