Kodak all in one printer well pleased

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  1. Stewart J

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    We have a 9 year old Epsom printer its served us well but its starting to get temperamental and ink cartridges are very difficult to find and only on the net. Wasted nearly two hours trying to print off some important stuff the other day so OH decided we'd renew it with an all in one.

    Did a bit of googling and narrowed it down to HP or Kodak, the latter is well thought of and said to be the cheapest for inks and printing.

    Checked out local Tesco but not much choice so 25 mile drive (we are very rural) to Carlisle and Currys/PC World yesterday. Much better choice and talking to a very well informed salesman he suggested buying a Kodak ESP 3.2s all in one unit with Wifi, currently on offer with a claimed £60 off and for an additional cost a deal on a replacement ink cartridge set.

    Cut a long story short, its positively brilliant, no more wires I can print wirelessly from anywhere in the house even photographs, an absolute doddle to set up and it all works seamlessly even using a memory card to print some photo's without touching up, the the results and colours were very acceptable.:thumb:

    So if anyone is on the lookout for a new all in one printer I'll stick my neck out and recommend you take a look at this one:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/kodak-esp-3-2s-wireless-all-in-one-inkjet-printer-13878598-pdt.html
     
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    I thought you were talking about PC World ?

    Anyway, lowest cost per print award goes to Kodak so maybe you got lucky.
     
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    I have one, good bit of kit, and as Brian says, cheapest inks.
     
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    I've had the Kodak ESP 3250 for about a year and it's great.

    The ink cartridges are cheap but for some reason, although I only ever print in draft-quality black, the colour cartridge runs out quite quickly!
     
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    Snap..... we bought one last week,only wanted a scanner but for the price you can't go wrong,good print quality and have just ordered paper as per your recommend, thanks.
     
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    I have used a 5250 for past 18 months, it used regularly, uses colour inks pretty quick but still cheaper than other makes, on the whole been pleased with it, printing starting to go a bit off skew but can cant complain about the price.
     
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    We had a Kodak 5??? for a couple of years ok as a printer, not as good as previous HP for photo print quality, yes cartridges are cheap but they dont last long.
    Got the printer here going cheap as we replaced it with a new HP, back to happy printing.
     
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    Kodak printers are going cheap at most retailers because Kodak have stopped making them and are only making paper and cartridges. They haven't made profit since 2007 and filed for bankrupcy in 2012. We were in Currys a few weeks back and saw a bulk-stack of printers, a salesgirl came up and advised us not to buy one as they were discontinued and suggested ink supplies would dry up ( I'm sure compatibles will be around a long time) so might be worth stocking up on inks if you want genuine ones.
     
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    We also have Kodak.. Model Hero 7 .. on the home network via wifi, it is great for everyday printing.. it can scan to or from the NAS drive or from any connected device.. It has both an SD card and USB ports for direct printing.

    Most of the printing on ours is documents.. Colour photo printing is not the very best but fine for everyday work.... the inks dry very fast..
    Cheaper inks are the main reason I bought it.. Replacement cartridges about £20.. compared to around £60 for my Canon..

    Not so good.. it is noisy and quite slow..
     
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    I have had one for about a year since my HP died. Seems good, though a bit on the slow side if you do a lot of printing (I dont'). Ink is cheap and seems to last as long as the HP one's but a lot cheaper.
    The reason they are cheaper is probably due to the print head being separate and not part of the ink cartridge as the HP was so don't know if it wear as well. Printers are pretty well disposable items anyway, sold cheap and the profit made on the consumables.
     
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