I guess I finally crammed the last unacceptable item into my scanner/printer and really did it in this time. I loved my scanner/printer. It was a Lexmark and was so very forgiving when it came to my scanning and printing needs for these past years. I need machines I can abuse ... a sewing machine that will sew leather, cardboard and the occasional window screen .... a printer that will at least attempt to print on aluminum foil, fabric and sandpaper ... a scanner bed that will accommodate large 3 dimensional items and can hold up to dried paint being scrapped off with a razor blade. I do require my machines to push the limits at times. I wanted to replace my printer with exact same model again, but of course it isn't made anymore. I had to settle for a new model Lexmark with all the bells and whistles that I really don't want. This model scans, copies, faxes and I believe it will toast and probably iron clothing with an additional attachment. I just want the basics, but a work horse. Perhaps it just needs some tweaking, but I am less than pleased with the scanning results so far. I suppose it's just that I find new and improved replacement machines of any type require far too much brain power to learn ... sort of like our new TV that I can't figure out how to turn on.