Conclusion: The Kodak HERO 7.1 All-in-One Printer leans more towards home than office needs, but it can easily serve in the dual role of home and light-duty home office printer. It prints, scans, copies, sends email, and lets you print through the cloud.
Pros: Prints and scans. Standalone copier and email sender. WiFi and Ethernet. Low claimed cost per page.
Cons: Subpar output quality for text and graphics. Slow print speed.
Excerpt: We were originally scheduled to review Kodak's new Kodak Hero 4.2 All-In-One, but Kodak's decision to withdraw from the inkjets market means that a very capable little model will, sadly, no longer see the light of day. However, as an example of what Kodak might have been able to achieve, given time, we've taken another look at the company's Hero 7.1 instead.
Excerpt: The Kodak Hero printer series promises "The lowest ink replacement costs in the UK" - and with the Hero 7.1 they also aim to provide high quality prints with 5 colour inks, including a gloss ink to maintain a glossy finish to photos.
Pros: Wireless, USB, Ethernet Connections, Separate paper and photo trays, Big savings on ink costs, Good photo quality, Kodak email and Google Cloud printing, Scans quickly to PDF / RTF
Cons: Quite loud when switching on and off, Scanner adds noise to scans, Minimum sleep time 1 hour, Paper sizes are shown in cm, not inches
Excerpt: The Hero range of all-in-one printers all benefit from built in Wi-Fi and low running costs. They all make great colour and monochrome prints for home users. Still, the Hero 7.1 distinguishes itself from its cousins in key areas that make it great for home photo printing .
Pros: High quality photo prints (for a consumer printer), touchscreen LCD, dedicated photo tray, low running cost
Cons: Printing a little slow, integrated three colour cartridge