MODESTO, CALIFORNIA -- I bought this because I was told by an enterprising salesperson that it was fast, always gave top quality, and used ink efficiently. All of the above was wrong. I could have lived with that, but the printer will not print black and white unless the color cartridge has ink in it. This means I have to waste money buying a color cartridge I virtually never use in order to print out documents in black. This is an outrageous financial manipulation of customers and will certainly preclude my purchasing any Lexmark product in the future. What a ripoff!