Perhaps C. is right and I do need a new printer. The one I have is quite functional. It prints. But it's a small and lightweight travel printer, and thus not designed for speed. I've spent the last 45 minutes printing out 25 pages - this includes active effort on my part, as I need to feed it each sheet of paper. After the first 4 or 5 pages i gave up trying to read while printing - and it was an engrossing article, too! For every page and a half of reading, I would need to feed one piece of paper. In retrospect, my time would have been used more efficiently if I had spent those 45 minutes going into school and paying to use a laserprinter. This method, however, is cheaper, if much, much slower.