This machine is excellent. I have used Epson products for years and found them all good. This beats the lot so far. Straight out of the box, plugged up, followed the instructions, and away it went. I have been a professional photographer for 36 years and needed a "quality" machine for my own prints. Now retired, I needed to update my equipment and this is one good decision. Even the scanning is brilliant. Don't hesitate, it's a winner. BTW, having tested no end of paper, I can recommend Epson Premium from Picstop (cheaper).