Kodak ESP 7250 All-in-One Printer , Scanner and Copier...
23 October 2010
Summary: In the final analysis, while there are issues on the way the device uses ink to get top quality prints using the paper sensing technology, you can get some outstanding print quality out of the 7250.
Pros: Easy to set up and WiFi connection. Photo print quality, ”Laser-like” text output, Good scans, Price, Low cost ink system, Auto duplexing built-in.
Cons: Slower print speeds than claimed, Dot Replacement not available in borderless printing, Auto print settings not easy to override, lacks print quality in auto quality mode, claimed print speeds are optimistic.
Conclusion: Kodak does a good job providing a mix of easy to use features along with good overall print quality and low cost ink for the ESP 7250. And with the suggested price of $199.99, it’s still in the affordable range, especially when you add in the long run costs (ink, paper).
Pros: Easy to use software, Good print quality, Good mix of features
Cons: Slower print speeds than advertised, Out of paper error (with paper in cassette)
Summary: Can Kodak's new ESP 7250 really drive down the cost of inkjet printing?
Pros: Well connected with USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi, Cheap ink costs, unless you use a lot of one particular colour, Automated postcard photo cassette feeder in addition to standard A4 paper input tray, Built-in connectivity options include USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi, Initial set-up is particularly easy for...
Cons: Expensive to buy at twice the price of some competing models, Printing a lot of one colour will offset potential ink cost savings, Photo quality is quite lacklustre, compared with many competing printers, Quite noisy in operation, No direct printing onto CDs or DVDs
Excerpt: Pull this Kodak all in one printer out of its box and you might be surprised by the hefty foot print it leaves. Housing a scanner and copier bed on top of the unit, and a printer at the bottom, the reason for the large scale of the printer is clear. Setting up the unit takes just a few printers.
Conclusion: The Kodak ESP 7250 is well-made and easy to use all-in-one device the low ink cost is important in your purchase consideration; even if you see cheaper machines on the market, compare ink costs as well. Some makers’ devices cost less than a new set of inks for the same machine.
Pros: Easy to set up and Wi-Fi connection, photo print quality, "Laser-like" text output, good scans, price, low cost ink system, auto duplexing built-in
Cons: Slower print speeds than claimed, Dot Replacement not available in borderless printing, auto print settings not as easy to override as we’d like, lacks print quality in auto quality mode, claimed print speeds are optimistic
Excerpt: The ESP 7250 is near the top end of the price range for home MFPs, but Kodak clearly hopes to make up for this with the printer's low ink costs of just 4.3p per mixed-colour page. This is phenomenally cheap, giving MFP print costs similar to business inkjets like HP's Officejet 6000.