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
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.
Cons: The plastic exterior feels cheap and the quality is underwhelming for a printer with a $100 price tag.
Excerpt: As with the Canon Pixma , the C310 is actually available in two similar versions. The C310 costs £69.99 and is a multi-function printer with scanner and copier built in, along with wireless features for connecting it to a home Wi-Fi network. If you can do without the wireless option then there’s another model called the C110 that has the same basic specification but skips the wireless option and cuts the price to £59.99.
Excerpt: Kodak has been playing on the public’s hatred of ink guzzling printers for a couple of years now with the headline push that it’s cheaper to print with Kodak. With tempting yield stats quoted at 2p in ink per page of black and white, it’s certainly worth listening to what the company has to say.
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.
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