I've used this printer for about a year now. I am constantly having to buy new ink cartridges. I do a fair amount of printing, but nothing out of the ordinary. I do not print a lot of photos at all. I mostly print receipts from paying my bills, or other important forms. I, like other customers here, do not understand why the blacks do not come with the multipack. I'm already paying a boat load of money for the 3 colors, and they seriously can't put the blacks in the same box?! Yes, the printer itself is excellent, it really is. But I can't recommend buying it unless you just have money lying around to waste on the ink. I have definitely never gotten 300 pages out of it before having to buy new ink. But out of all this, what really concerns me is that HP isn't listening to their customers here. I've sent an email, and surely they read their own feedback from time to time. But there's been no change. I will not buy another HP printer, simply because the ink is too expensive. Which is a real shame, because the printer is great.