Summary: At the high end of the ESP line is the Kodak ESP 9250, an all-in-one that offers a fax, scanner, copier, and easily configured wireless. Like other ESP printers, it's not very fast, with first pages taking almost 30 seconds to print. Photos look great but text printing is not all that dazzling, nor is the clumsy analog control panel--especially after other printer companies are doing such a great job with touchscreen panels.
Pros: Easily configured wireless networking, Low-cost ink refills, Good photo quality, Duplex printing built in
Cons: Expensive for an all-in-one, Clumsy control panel
Excerpt: (1 items) Kodak's flagship ESP 9250 color inkjet multifunction prints, scans, copies, and faxes, and does it all wirelessly, for less money ($250 as of November 5, 2010) than the majority of the competition. Although its speed and print quality vary, its low ink costs could be a reasonable trade-off for some users. We breezed through the wireless setup (USB and ethernet are also available).
Pros: Very low ink costs, Exemplary text quality on plain paper
Cons: Color graphics and photos suffer on plain paper, Color scanning produces overly dark results
Conclusion: It was hard to come up with cons for the ESP 9250 because issues I had with the previously reviewed models have been corrected with the ESP 9250. I only experienced one paper jam during the entire review process and didn't come across the paper cassette issue I saw with the ESP 7250. Plus, as the flagship of the ESP lineup, the ESP 9250 has nearly every standard feature one can find on an all-in-one inkjet printer these days: front side USB port, 30-sheet ADF, automatic...
Pros: Simple navigation, great software, Lowest total ink replacement in its class, Easy setup
Cons: Draft print quality, Black and photo print quality