Summary: Stay away from the Kodak ESP C310 if you're shopping for a new all-in-one printer. Competing $100 models like the Canon MX410 or the Lexmark Impact S305 offer similar features in a tighter package.
Pros: The Kodak ESP C310 offers average speeds and easy Wi-Fi installation, but there's little else to redeem this overpriced machine.
Cons: The plastic exterior feels cheap and the quality is underwhelming for a printer with a $100 price tag.
Summary: The Kodak ESP C310 comes it at under $100 and offers printing, scanning, and copying in a very compact machine. Graphics and fonts looked surprisingly sharp and clear for such a low-end printer, but in copying colors were noticeably subdued; photos also looked good, though not as sharp as with similarly priced printers. Photos tended to come out of the printer slightly bowed, though they flattened out after a few minutes.
Pros: Low-cost ink refills, Easily configured wireless networking, Decent photo quality, Can scan multiple pages simultaneously with included software
Cons: Single, rear-feed paper tray, Manual duplex printing
Conclusion: Almost every inkjet manufacturer has a $100 all-in-one printer on the market, some even have two when making the distinction between photo centric and office centric printers. The key to finding a good printer is knowing your printing needs.
Pros: Ease of use, Wireless connectivity, Low ink costs
Cons: Scanner left noise on photos, No ADF, No PictBridge/USB port
Summary: The $99 Kodak ESP C310 is a good choice as a starter printer/copier/scanner for students or other shoppers on a budget. The Pic Flick app makes it easy to print photos from your iOS device, and the all-in-one itself has an easy-to-use interface. While the photo quality isn't stellar, the C310 is a solid value when you add in Kodak's economical cartridge pricing.
Excerpt: The first model we've seen from Kodak's new range of MFDs, the C310 is an enticing starter that, depending on your needs, may sit very nicely indeed. Kodak promises a 'sleek design', which we're not too sure about. Some of today's printers are a blur of curved edges and polished surfaces.
Pros: Printed text is nice and dark; colourful scans with good detail; cheap for colour output; 3D printing
Cons: Not a pro inkjet printer; 1.5in screen is too small and not easy to read; average print speeds
Conclusion: At £69.99, the Kodak ESP C310 is a really strong option as any entry level all-in-one printer. It does exactly what you need it to do with minimal fuss, maximum ease and - combined with the wireless printing, decent photo reproduction and relatively cheap cost of ink - it more than makes up for the titchy screen and silliness with the printing strikes that happen unless both cartridges are good to go.
Pros: Economical, easy to use, easy to set-up, endearingly good results and other things that begin with E
Cons: Photo prints could be better quality, pathetically small LCD display, petulant refusals to print when either cartridge is empty and more bad P words
Excerpt: The Kodak ESP C310 All-In-One printer was released in January 2011 and offers wi-fi connectivity and it can even print photos from your Apple iOS device. The printer is currently available for around £79.00.
Pros: Can print images direct from an iOS device, Cheap ink cartridges, Easy to use, Wi-fi connectivity, 3D image creation
Cons: Photo print colours aren't great, Scanned images have washed out colours
Summary: Adding to its range of AIOs (All-in-Ones), Kodak has released its ESP C310 model. Offering wireless and USB connectivity, the Kodak ESP C310 combines print, scan and copy facilities for the home user.