Writing a guide on something that I have experienced in person is generally very easy to do as it is with this topic. I have had very bad experiences with all of the different printers put out by Kodak for their Easyshare system. They are cheaply built and basically built to be disposable. They are extremely fragile for travelling yet this is one of their selling features and even their camera bag comes equipped to transport the printer. I myself have now gone through four of these printers and it will be the last one I will purchased. The photos that the Kodak Easyshare system produces are terrific. A very easy camera to use. With the accompanying software it is very easy to download all your pix to your PC or laptop and print out with your household printer. The supplies for the Printer dock are as well very expensive. All of us who own printers have printer ink etc. at home already. Just go out and buy yourself the photo quality paper and off to the races you go. A money saver right there. Good luck to you all and my recommendation is to just plain avoid all of the portable printer docks. All the new full size printers do a heck of a good job. Canon's are what I recommend as far as a home printer! Good luck and happy printing!!!