I have owned the Epson Artisan 800 and various older Epson printers for many years. I have been patiently waiting for Epson to make an equivalent printer to the Artisan series but with a duplexing ADF so that dual sided documents could be easily copied. After literally 3+ years, Epson has finally done it with the Expression Photo XP-850. It retains all of the features of the Artisan series, and adds duplex ADF (automatic document feeder) and several "cloud printing" features. For example, you can e-mail a photo to your printer's special e-mail address and have it printed. Fortunately, you can change the e-mail address from a machine-generated one to something easier to remember. This is great! Another nice feature is that you no longer have to manually extend the output tray -- it will automatically come out. However, you have to manually push it back in if you want to put it back. Upon reflection, I suppose it wouldn't be good if the tray retracted on its own with a printout not picked up. The CD tray is a separate tray like on some of the older Epson printers. You have to manually feed the tray into the printer and line up little arrows to make sure everything is lined up. It is not as elegant as on the Artisan series where it was an integrated part of the printer. One minor nit is that the printer software CD didn't support Windows 8. This wouldn't be a problem except that the version on Epson's website is missing the Abbeyy FineReader OCR software. Odd since this printer was released after the release of Windows 8. The printouts look excellent with the proper Epson paper, although I found text to be a little smeared, although it's barely noticeable. Epson is generous and provides two sheets of photo paper to try out. The printer also requires a bit of space on the right hand side of the printer (4 inches) if you want to use the ADF with legal size paper. One oddity about the ink cartridges -- they include a cap that you are supposed to use when removing the cartridges from the printer. Epson includes a little plastic Ziploc bag to store the caps in. The print alignment is still a manual process. The printer will print out an alignment sheet, and then the user must choose which image is the best aligned of four choices. Choosing can be a bit difficult if you don't have good eyesight as the images are quite similar. Other printer vendors use an automated approach where it prints out an alignment sheet, which is subsequently scanned to determine the proper alignment automatically. Overall, I'm very happy with this printer so far. It's fast, doesn't take up much room, and loaded with features.