By Simon Williams
Reviewed: 20 Feb 2009
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Kodak ESP 7 All-In-One Inkjet scanner copier usb bluetooth wifi wireless printer
Kodak ESP 7 All-In-One Inkjet Printer wi-fi Ink Included
Kodak ESP 7 All-In-One Inkjet Printer
Kodak ESP 7 All in One Inkjet Printer Scanner Copier - As-Is
Purchased one of these i was very dissapointed only had it for a day before returning it i spent most of the day removing paper jams and then found it wouldnt print graidients in wordart so i sent it back. on the plus side inks very cheap and print quality pretty good.
This is probably the worst printer I've bought. All the functions look great, and some of them actually work, but it falls down on some very basic things. It doesn't print red - it comes out orange or brown. Four organisations I work with have red logos, and I just can't use the printer. I've been working with Kodak support for a month to solve this, and even on a replacement printer, red doesn't print. Now the replacement has broken (paper feed trays), and I can't print anything at all. This printer was marketed on cheap ink, but even though the cartridges are cheap, they run out ridiculously quickly. I've been going through almost one cartridge a week, where my HP was doing one every other month, and my Canon one every six weeks. This is a really disappointing printer.
I bought one of these this afternoon from PC World - to replace a HP Deskjet 4200. (I wanted a machine with a scanner and thought the WiFi connectivity would be useful.) Installation of the Kodak was easy, and everything worked as it should. The instructions were easy to follow, and the Kodak AiO Home Centre software is pretty user-friendly. However, I was surprised by how poor the print quality is. Unacceptably so, I'm afraid. It's (now to me) easy to understand why HP is the world-leader in computer printers. I'm taking the printer back to PC World, and going back to my old HP. I'm afraid the Kodak is a waste of money unless print quality is relatively low on your priorities. Don't make the same mistake as me. Avoid.
I have had my printer for a while now and whilst I have not had any paper jams (my usual complaint), the increasing amount of ink it uses makes Kodak's claims about lower ink prices doubtfully beneficial. I have also given up on it this morning and will be taking it back to PC World as it spends most of its time recalibarting its printheads - wasting more ink, and then returning as error which involves restarting it and recalibrating itself again. Waste of money - find something else!
Sorry This is NOT a good printer. It will cost you a lot of money in INK ....It keeps wanting to update 370mb + every time. It will keep flashing up error message,s at you. You will not be able to use compatible ink as it has a chip to tell you its not a kodak cartridge. This thing has cost me big time I will never get another Kodak ever BE WARNED......... Photo prints are not good. Save your money....
Not a good printer! I don't do a lot of printing, but I only seem to get 30-50 prints per cartridge replacement, and it doesn't matter if I use the XL or regular cartridges. I expected this printer to save me money in printing as was advertised, but so far I have spent much more and gotten fewer prints out of the printer. Lately, the printer has begun jamming (and I don't mean this in a good way). Looking for a NON-Kodak printer now!
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