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Kodak ESP Office 6150 - Inkjet All-in-One
  • Kodak ESP Office 6150 - Inkjet All-in-One
  • Kodak ESP Office 6150 - Inkjet All-in-One
  • Kodak ESP Office 6150 - Inkjet All-in-One
  • Kodak ESP Office 6150 - Inkjet All-in-One
  • Kodak ESP Office 6150 - Inkjet All-in-One
  • Kodak ESP Office 6150 - Inkjet All-in-One
  • ESP Office 6150 All-in-One Printer


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Kodak now has a range of all-in-ones, all of which use the same print engine and cartridges. The latest, the ESP Office 6150, is intended for the SOHO (small office, home office) market and includes features like an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) and a duplexer, which should boost productivity and save paper.

The ESP Office 6150 is discreet for an all-in-one, in its all-black case with Kodak-yellow highlights. The ADF doesn’t add a lot to its height, but can still feed up to 30 sheets at a time. To lift the scanner lid, you have to squeeze your fingers into the gap between the top of the control panel and the underside of the lid, which is awkward, but it feels solid and well made when you do lift it.

The control panel itself isn’t particularly special. There’s no touch screen or wide-screen LCD, just a fairly modest 61mm colour LCD at the far left, with navigation control, a numeric pad and start and stop buttons as you move right. The buttons are small, but quite positive to the touch.

The name says this is an office all-in-one, so perhaps you wouldn’t expect memory card sockets. The original EasyShare 5500, another ‘office’ machine, had them, though and a front panel PictBridge socket, too, all for a similar price. This machine has neither, leaving it looking a bit under-specified, though it makes up for this in part with Wi-Fi, including the ability to print from Blackberry, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Paper feeds from a generous 200-sheet paper tray at the front, onto an extending support above. At the back are sockets for USB, Ethernet and fax/phone ports, but many people will go for the wireless connection.

This is easy to set up from the control panel and is compatible with most of the common security protocols. Ink tank installation is equally simple; there are just the two tanks to plug into position in the head carrier. One is black and the other has cyan, magenta and yellow, plus a photo black and a clear overlay ink, to protect photo prints.

Kodak provides its own scanning and file management software and a second disk containing OfficeReady, which installs an extra toolbar into Word, offering document templates and colour schemes.


March 15, 2010, 4:13 am

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.

Martin Daler

March 15, 2010, 11:58 pm

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.


October 6, 2013, 6:22 am

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.

Annie get your Gun

January 7, 2014, 7:46 pm

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!


October 8, 2014, 1:29 am

Do not buy this printer! It broke after a year and the company tech support was useless.

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