I purchased the ET-2550 knowing that it is not a photo printer. I have been using an Epson 860 which is fine photo printer. But with a high school junior and a middle school 8th grader, we are constantly printing non-photo documents for school and home use. I had to frequently purchase expensive replacement ink cartridges for the 860. The key words are frequent and expensive. I was tired of getting low ink warnings and then having to order more ink. The ET-2550 works great - set up was easy. I really had no problem pouring the ink into the tanks - on the first pour I had a few drops drip around the side of the pour in opening but - this was easily cleaned up in a few seconds - I learned with this first pour and the other three went fine. The wi-fi / Air print works great (have printed from iMac, iPhone and iPad.) I have kept the 860 on the same network and use it to print photos only. Even if I don't get 2 years worth of printing before replacing the ink, a year would be fine.