Kodak ESP 2170 All-in-One Printer
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- Print, Copy, Scan, Fax
- Wireless printing
- High-capacity paper tray
- Auto document feeder
- Intelligent paper sensor detects paper sizes and type
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The Kodak is a little bulkier, there are too many openings that do not completely close up to protect it from dust and the view screen is much too small (my only real negative) making the selection of pictures harder than it has to be. To the positive side, it only has two cartridges (black and colors) and only one paper feed for all paper types.
The Kodak setup is a piece of cake and went very smoothly. The wifi picked right up without any problems.
There isn't much more to say. The printing quality of both the Canon and Kodak are marvelous. I was very impressed with the Kodak's sharpness in the pictures I selected to print. I'd have to give it a 4.5 (small screen is just stupid). But I'm rounding up due to the ink system and paper feed.
It is imperative that you use the software from Kodak to install the printer. Initially, I did not and let Windows 7 find a Kodak driver for it. It worked for a while and then Windows 7 could not find the printer. I tried deleting the other printers and nothing worked. So I then installed the drivers from the CD that came with the printer. Not only did the printer install, it automatically updated the firmware of the printer from Kodak. Once everything was completed (all automatically), the printer was the default printer and everything was good with the world.
-It prints out crisp, clean images
-It prints out photos with good clarity
-The copier works fast and cleanly
-The feed is smooth and handles most paper weights/types easily
-The printer's ink is among the cheapest for replacement
-The wifi connection was so easy to install with my MacBook Air laptop
-The cable connection to the iMac was easy to install as well
-The ink gets used up very quickly. Ink may be cheaper, but you'll be buying it more frequently.
-The "intelligent" paper size sensor works well for some sizes but not others. (See below for my explanation.)
-The wifi turns off after a period of no use and in order to use it again, you have to unplug the printer then plug it back in again.
I tried to print out my sister's wedding invitations on the printer. It was a 5.75" by 5.75" size paper and I changed all the settings on my computer that I needed to in order to print that particular size. However, the "intelligent" paper sensor insisted that I had not put in the correct size paper. It refused to recognize that paper at all and never pulled it through the feeder. It was frustrating and there was no help available with Kodak support for that question. (My HP printer did recognize the paper and allowed me to print instead.)
The wifi turning off is also a little aggravating. I can understand if it would just go into "sleep" mode but it doesn't sense when a print job is in queue.Read more ›
Well after owning this printer for one year, the initial joy has faded, only to be replaced by frustration and misery. I am therefore reducing my rating to one star. Why?
1) The printer stopped working entirely at about the 6-month mark and had to be replaced under warranty
2) The printer regularly drops the WiFi connection and will not reconnect without powering it off and on.
3) The software wants to install updates at an annoying frequency, which makes me question the quality of the software in the first place.
4) The printer seems to go though increasing amounts of ink with age. I swear they program something into these printers to make them nearly unusable after the warranty is up. The most recent cartridge lasted only 80 pages or so, less than ONE FIFTH of the rated life.
5) The black print head is clogged and will no longer print. This is despite always using 100% genuine Kodak cartridges.
In short, this printer turned out to be an even BIGGER disappointment than my last two ink jets. Good riddance Kodak, you deserve your bankruptcy.
==== Original review from August 2011 =====
No-fuss, low cost photos - I'm impressed.
Our old cannon all-in one printer finally died and will no longer feed envelopes. Plus it guzzles ink like its going out of style. Time to buy a new printer. Yuck...Read more ›
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I've owned this printer for a couple of years.I can see why Kodak is where it is today in the printer market.. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul in Ohio
this is the third Kodak printer I have bought! They work great for about 2 weeks and then turn to garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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Horrible in it's consumption of ink! I get very few copies of black and white before the color cartridge needs replacing. Do Not Buy this printer if you value your money!Published 5 months ago by William Craft
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What the what?! Printing 30 pages of type used up my ENTIRE ink cartrige?! Seriously!?
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