For about seven years... I had this older HP All-in-One that worked... amazingly. Never had any real issues with it. In fact, it behaved so well I could dump any old paper without much thought, and use ink refill services, which save *A LOT* compared to buying overpriced 30-50$ cartridges. But alas... it died on me last year around Black Friday... so I go and buy a newer HP... Photosmart D110. What a frickin' con new printers are! Nothing but frustration with it. For starters, they give you free samples of their "Advanced" Photo Papers... which all have funny little bar codes in the back. I test them out... works fine, but I see online they're some 40$ MSRP for 100 sheets!? For that much I'd rather send prints to CVS ffs. That and and I could get that many sheets for around 10$ at a dollar store. Worked damn nicely on the old HP too. Not here though! When it felt like it, the pages would print perfectly. Every now and then, pattern fading would result... from brand new ink cartridges? Really. I wound up reprinting images 2-4 times each only to see a couple come out with no issues, and other times this pattern showing up. Funny... Then there's the ink... they've got chips on these damn cartridges now. You send them to a refill service... they refuse to read the actual levels. Oh, and if you insert them, it starts acting even funnier. After a week or so, my larger 8.5x11 prints started coming out like partially over-exposed photos! I *know* it wasn't an ink problem for three reasons: Smaller 4x6 pages can be printed quickly with no issues, the color initially unitl ~33% in shows *no* issues, and print diagnostics/test pages come out with no issues either. Needless to say... I doubt I'll ever buy HP again... because I'm damn sure they're all equipped with chips on the cartridges, and they read the bar codes on their papers... So tell me... there any print company that doesn't do this nonsense on their printers? Would be nice to have a printer that doesn't misbehave with third party paper, or refuse to work with refilled cartridges. Thanks... Edit: here's a shot of the latest print attempts... as you can see, the small pictures are perfectly fine.. but the above two mess up at the ~33% mark... before the colors are perfect too.