Summary: I am on my third Kodak Hero 5.1 printer which has just packed up (printhead problem). None have lasted more than a year. Each time Kodak has replaced the faulty one but exactly a year later it stops working. I find the ink cartridges don't last long either. I am not going to bother telling them about this latest failure but just avoid Kodak printers in future. They are not built to last, I'd certainly expect more than a year at any rate.
Summary: Already on a replacement printer and then a replacement print head. Chews up paper on a regular basis and uses more ink than any printer I have had before. Now it's not powering up. Software is a chore.
Disappointing product and didn't meet my expectations
18 October 2013
Excerpt: Kodak Hero 5.1 All In One features: - colour or mono printer, allows you to switch easily between the two colour types - scanner, scan individual pages either directly to a memory card or send the full document to your email account. - copier, easy to copy more than one copy - two sided prints, which reduces paper waste Advanced features that you may find useful are: - mobile printing directly from smart phones - WIFI ready, the printer can be placed anywhere within...
Summary: Had this printer for just over a year now and I can confirm it is not cost effective at all. This printer gets light use but dashes through ink stealing it at an astonishing rate. I have tried to emulate the impressive 'pages per cartridge' claims but this is simply not achievable. I normally set all printing to black and white in 'draft' quality, yet the ink just magically evaporates... EVEN THE COLOUR INK!
Summary: I bought the Kodak Hero 5.1 printer 2 months ago and I am not impressed with it as the ad's say that it is cheep to run in ink. Since I have had the printer that I use almost every day to write letters, I use it in draft mode only and I do not use the colour cartridge at all. But in 2 months i have used 3 black cartridge,s and 3 colour cartridge,s dispite the fact that I do not use colour cartridge's at all.
Summary: I bought this printer from Amazon 18 months ago. It was used very regularly though not intensively in the first 4 months. At that time, when I first reviewed it, I thought in most respects it was a very good printer. It can produce output of excellent quality, whether from documents or photographs and I had no reservations at the time about saying so. It was also not difficult to use.
Summary: Read the reviews...seemed to be a good buy. First thing I noticed was when moving the paper guide to different sizes. It was awkward and tended to stick. Likewise the upper paper tray. The biggest disappointment was the quality of the photo images 10 X 8 and over. Whilst the colours were good the image suffered from 'banding' in this case tiny vertical white lines evident even with the best settings and a decent quality paper.
Summary: I have a vast amount of experience with most types of printer, laser's, ink jets, desk jets, Gel printers (even dot matrix). The black ink in this printer, even the XXL version prints no more than 30 documents of black and white text before you need to replace the cartridge. And that 30, is an OVER estimate because I have never had a printer that uses so much ink (or, if you prefer, runs out of ink so quickly; I'm left wondering if it would be better for me to buy a...