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I noticed that you did not mention the manufactures stated print speed. In the US the Kodak data sheet states “Print documents up to 32/30 ppm in black/color”. Even given the product a 15% margin of error that would make it approximately 27 ppm black and 25ppm color. Your testing shows approximately 4 ppm black / color that becomes about 85% off the stated speed. I can see about 10 to 15 % off the rated speed but this is inexcusable. Maybe we should all start holding the manufactures accountable by calling the manufactures and demanding truth in advertising. I hate to be a pest but when it comes to the color cost per page for products with the Multi-Color Cartridges. It is really a guessing game because when you run out of one color the whole Cartridge has to be replaced. Because of this the accrual cost can be several times higher then the initial cost of the cartridge.
cost per page is a metric where TR could add some genuine value to the reviews. I know what you guys will say - it can't be done, which will only make me ask why you print any figures in the first place.So here goes anyway - can we please have actual measured real-world figures? I ask becasue I noticed on my Canon IP5200R that it can get through three colour cartridges even when all I am printing is black-and-white. Amazing, yes, and very costly too. It seems to give all cartridges a purge a before and after each print run, regardles of use.The whole purge thing also has a massive effect on real ink use. Print out a run of 100 pages and there will be a purge before and after. But how often does your typical home user do that? Typical uasge is a few pages every now and then, and in so most of the ink never hits the page, it gets purged into the sponge before and after, which must be worth a fortune by now.Ink is by far the biggest cost of having a printer - the purchase price is typically overtaken by ink cost with a few months of regular usage. I would really, really like to know the cost of owing a printer before I buy, and I look to a good review site like TR to inform me.
This is not a quality printer. The company told me that needed a new printer head because i all of a sudden was getting blank prints. Today the printer head was delivered. No change in printer. Cannot get money back for new ink or printer head but am told that iI need to purchase a recertified printer for them along with a new printer head.
I have exactly the same experience as Felicia - just installed fourth printhead on a this very little used machine (having exchanged the printer with Kodak just over a year ago - at our cost) to find NO improvement at all in printing experience! Seems a regular fault with this product which was NOT cheap!
Do not buy this printer! It broke after a year and the company tech support was useless.
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