This is an inexpensive desktop injet printer. If my experience with Epson is any indicator, I would say this is a decent small printer, however whether it will suit your needs depends on what you are looking for. I would read over the reviews, both positive and negative and then see if it still interests you.
The printer does a good job of printing from your computer. However, it does not print on card stock and it's slower than our previous HP printer. We ended up returning it and we purchased another HP Photosmart printer instead. The difference in price was only about $30 and well worth the additional cost in terms of speed, print quality and capability.
YES. I've used this printer with the computer turned off and the computer turned on. Great results both ways. I've also printed pictures and articles straight from the internet with the same results. NO complaints what so ever.