I have had one of these for about the last 2 years now - original purchase price was £140 from memory from PC World, and I have been nothing but impressed with it.
Thew first thing to note is that as far as all in one's go, this is quite a large machine and there are smaller options out there - if space is at a premium for you then this probably isn't the one for you. The outer shell of the machine is white and silver, which means it blends in nicely to most colour schemes!
The machine has a nice little LCD screen to keep you informed of its progress at all times. Underneath the screen there are 17 buttons, all well labelled and with nice little diagrams around them to help you easily identify which is which. The print, copy and scan buttons light up to indicate the function in progress.
The buttons and screen are very well laid out and designed, meaning this machine is very easy to use, even for the technophobes out there!
On the front of the machine there arte 2 USB ports so you can plug a memory stick etc straight into the machine. There is also 2 further slots for memory cards.
The paper tray holds a fairly reasonable amount of paper and operates very well - I have never had an feed issues which I did do with older printers I had prior to this one. The print quality is very good for a machine in this price bracket, and will print photos to a high standard also.
Inside the machine there are 5 different cartridges - the 4 main colours and one for coating photographs. These are all easy to change.
My only gripe with this machine is the cost of the cartridges - I tend to only ever buy the original cartridges because of a bad experience I had once, and these are expensive to buy.
Overall, this is a good machine - unlike others I have had in the past it has been very reliable thus far and it is very simple and easy to use.
The Kodak Easyshare 5300 is a very nice and easy printer. Very smart and compact, since I have one in my room. Not massive and not tiny, just a decent size. The out-come is brilliant, very crisp and pristine, but this printer isn't the fastest of all. I would actually say that it takes quite a while for the order to come through and that it is very low.
This printer has many features like the selection of keys down the right side of the printer and a nice clear, flexible screen, that you can pull up and push back down easily. This prints photos and other documents and also has a scanner on the top, where you lift the white panel on the top of the printer. The colour ink cartridges are only £10, so it is very cheap to run.
I would recommend this printer to anyone who like who needs a smart and easy printer, that is cheap to run, but this is a very slow printer so be aware.
I have recently purchased the Kodak Easy share 5300 to replace my Hp Photo smart,this was due to the rising costs in ink cartridges.The ink for this model cost a very reasonable £6.99 for black and £9.99 for colour.
This model is white with a pleasing silver trim and is not too bulky for the average household.
It has a 100 sheet main tray fot general printing and a 20 sheet (4x6) photo tray which you need to push in to change to photo printing.It can scan documents up to A4 size, and produces high resolution (4x6) photos in as little as 28 seconds.There is also the option of using this printer "wireless" via Bluetooth, this is an optional extra which I shall probably be purchasing the near future.
It also comes with a colour and black cartridge included and a paper sample pack, an easy to follow set up guide, printer software,power supply and adaptor.
My family and I have used the printer quite a lot already, My daughter is a budding photographer so uses it to print the photos out from her photo shoots and she was impressed with the quality of the prints.
This model cost £95.00 from Currys but that was including 2 extra cartridges.
Kodak Easyshare 5300 All-in-One is a colour printer, photo copier and scanner which connects through your USB port. It's has a bay for A4 paper and also a photo-print bay to print photo-sized paper.
It uses inkjet cartridges and the manufacturers cartridges don't cost alot themselves. £6.99 for black and £10 for colour cartridges (PC World). Unfortunately you can't use generic (cheaper) cartridges until the warranty has run out.
The print quality is excellent and the cartridges last a reasonable amount of time before needing replaced. The printing costs are still much cheaper than going to print at your local library which is about 10p-15p per sheet.
It is relatively easy to set up and use and is fairly compact for an all-in-one printer. When choosing a new printer we wanted one which wasn't too big and bulky and this one was the least bulky out of all the other printers.
Only disadvantage is that printing options aren't that flexible and as soon as it runs out of one ink cartridge i.e. colour, it won't let you print another page until you replace the cartridge which means a trip to PC World and back.