Summary: When the color ink is out you cannot print anything. The color ink "ran out" even though I never printed anything in color. There is info on the Net that you can set the printer for all black and white printing. I did, but it still would not work. You gotta buy some color ink. What a scam. Someone GAVE me this dog. I'm about ready to give it back.
Cons: You have to buy color ink even if you NEVER print in color
Summary: I do not print color, however the color cartridge seems to be empty more frequently than the black cartridge. The big sell was inexpensive ink, but when you have to buy ink more frequently, it's not a financial savings at all! Buy a better printer, it will save you money in the long run.
Pros: average scanner/ copier/ printer
Cons: Uses 80% more ink than advertised and will not print black if the color cartridge is empty
I WILL NEVER BUY A KODAK PRINTER AGAIN!! GARBAGE!!
18 February 2013
Summary: Instead, I believe I am going to put the $35 towards a new Lexmark.
Pros: None. Even the "inexpensive ink" is not particularly inexpensive.
Cons: Ink cartridges often malfunction, have to buy another cartridge. 2x this year, I spent a hour on the phone w/ India to resolve an unfilled cartridge issue. Rep insists its a printhead problem and I am welcome to buy a printhead replacement for $35.
Summary: I bought this printer online after my other printer (same one) died after 11months. After 2 uses it too stopped working. Not impressed thus far with the overall life span of this printer. I am supposed to ship my dead printer back, paying for the shipping of course, and they will send me another one. Hopefully it will last longer than the previous two.
Cheap ink but that doesn't redeem this awful product!
2 November 2012
Summary: I absolutely hate this printer. I bought my first one just over a year ago, after using up the first cartridge I inserted another one which would not print even with hours spent cleaning and calibrating it. Thought it must be a problem with the cartridge, but no: after buying another one turned out it was the print head gone. After 4 weeks!! Exchanged the printer and guess what, same thing happened again. Exchanged it AGAIN!
Pros: Cheap ink - thats it
Cons: Everything else! Terrible quality, constantly breaks down, hardly any ink in those cheap cartridges
most costly per page printing I have ever encountered.
25 July 2012
Summary: I bought two at the same time, first and last one. #1 printed three photos, out of ink. #2 failed to print very clear, lines and skipped. Kodak sent me a new printer head, printed three pages said I was out of ink. replaced both color and black. Printed five charts then said I need new ink. Replaced both black and color cartridges printed almost one page then skipped to printing strips and light spots. Kodak sent me the second head.
Summary: This is the most costly printer I have ever came across. Replacing the ink cartridge after only five or six pictures is common. Want to get one for yourself then go ahead and waste your money. If it is not broke then it is out of ink. Will not print if only one cartridge is out. you have to buy more ink. and more ink and more ink. I just got relief, I took a shop hammer, beat the **** out of it, put the parts in a box with kodak as the return and the sender.
Summary: Poor choice for home use because it is an ink hog with cartridges that run out quickly, making cost per copy much higher than advertised. Also, if any of the 3 colors in the single cartridge runs out, you're done printing everything, even in black only. The printer won't allow any printing until you've replaced the empty color cartridge, which may still have 2 of the 3 colors full. There is no draft printing option (which would use less ink).