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Kodak ESP 3250 All-in-One - Multifunction ( printer / copier / scanner ) - colour - ink-jet - copying (up to): 30 ppm (mono) / 29 ppm (colour) - printing (up to): 30 ppm (mono) / 29 ppm (colour) - 100 sheets - USB

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      12.02.2012 16:03

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      I purchased the ESP 3250 in April 2010, it is an excellent printer, scanner, copier. Until it has now gone wrong, it is telling me there is a paper jam, I have checked the printer out and removed the ink cartridges as it says on the printer, the printer will not work or scan. I have tried to send emails to kodak but had no reply. There is a web site you can ask questions on but when I typed in the problem it comes up with a cost of £28 to answer it. There is a helpline to ring at a cost of £1.53 per minute. The printer is still under warranty so I do not see why I should have to pay for an answer to my question. Beware.

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      07.12.2011 06:38
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      Great value printer, with great value ink, and most of all great prints.

      This is the Kodak ESP 3250 a quite expensive looking, impressive machine, that has not only prints, but photocopies and scans as well. With a huge name like Kodack on board nothing could go wrong. Right?

      The ESP 3250 looks great, but looks aren't everything. It's large black body and curved lines make this look more modern than the more office like printers available today. The front panel is made of a slightly more shiny / glossy black Finnish than the rest of the printer. The only way of knowing this was a kodak (rather than looking at the logo of course) is by the distinctive yellow kodak strip that runs across the front.

      This printer came with very simple diagram based instructions and a separate book that goes into more detail when it comes to using it's many functions. The initial set up was one of the easiest I have ever had to do. It comes very well packed in a very heavy, large box. The printer is of course fully assembled and simply needs to be connected to your printer by the USB cable provided. A black ink cartridge and also a colour ink cartridge are provided, which I thought was a nice touch as it meant I could get straight to work.

      These are the best value ink cartridges I have ever used. They print the most vivid photos I have ever seen from a home printer. They also last a lot longer than other more expensive brands of ink. Most printers sell for cheap then sting you with the ink costs which can not be avoided as you need ink to print, and they know that. Kodak don't do that, their machine is reasonably priced and very well made, and their ink is of the highest quality and at a fraction of the price of other big name brands.

      The quality of the prints is of course adjustable, if you want a simple print, that's possible as is the option to print glossy high resolution photos. For every day use the draft setting is best, as it helps preserve the ink levels and also works well for my basic printing needs. This setting however wouldn't be suitable for presentations or school work as it looks quite poor, with faint lines going through it. But for basic print outs that your not going to keep, this works well. This is also a handy photocopier and scanner. These both work by lifting the hinged lid to reveal the scanner screen. Just simply lay down your photo or document, face down on to the glass, aligning it with the screens edge lines and close the lid. Then the controls couldn't be more simple. All you then have to do is either press the big copy button or the equally as big scan button then press start, it's as simple as that.

      This Jack of all trades also has a SD card slot that accepts all the major cards. This means I can simply remove the card from my camera and pop it straight in to the printer. After a couple of seconds the handy little LCD screen to the right of the scanner / photocopying screen displays my photographs so I can scroll through them and select the particular photos I would like to print and also the size of the print and the quality. This is a great function as my friend has an earlier model of this printer and it does not have this little screen. This means he always has to have his computer on to select the print he would like.

      Of course the paper you use makes a huge difference on how the photo print will look. There is special kodak photo paper that makes the results look exactly like that of a professional photo developer. These packs of paper are also priced very competitively compared to other brands.
      When it comes to printers sound can be a problem as some of them sound more like a washing machine with a brick inside rather than a printer.
      This Kodak printer isn't too loud but it's not exactly quiet either, it does make some strange noises as it prints, but what pops out after these noises makes this one of the best printers that I have ever owned.
      And when it comes to photographs this is THE best printer I have ever owned, and all for only £70 at Argos.

      Thanks for reading :0) 2night.

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        11.11.2011 11:58

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        Good product but in my opinion poor customer service helpline experience if you run into difficulty.

        In my opinion if it did what it says it would be without a doubt an excellent printer, however what they don't tell you when buying is it is not compatible with all computers. We have a dell computer with all the latest microsoft software and this product did not work. In my opinion when we called the helpline - which was charged at a premium rate, we received many promises of returned help and no one called back. I bought this as I had enrolled on a university degree course and as advertised it has a very low cost for printing, which as it was an online supported degree I thought it would be perfect. We were really disapointed as had to make several high cost calls, with technical specialists guiding us through the process and couldn't understand why it was not working. Our computer has never had problems on installation of any printer and when we took it back the gentleman said that he had a few returned with similar problems. I do have friends with the printer and rate it highly, so just double check before buying that it will be compatible with your software.

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        05.08.2011 18:16
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        not worth it

        I purchased this printer last year after being fed up with the amount I was spending on inks. I wanted a printer I could print photos and documents with and thought Kodak would meet my needs. Initially I was pleased with the result and the inks did seem to last a long time. The photos didnt seem to print at the best quality and initially I put this down to my camera. However after investing in a better camera the quality is not as good as if you get the pictures printed at a Kodak station in a shop. Although they are OK to put in an album as long as you don't hold them too close to you (you can then see the pixels).

        You get software with the printer which allows you to edit pictures, the auto function on this is really useful and does improve the picture with things such as lighting and red eye. I use this with every picture I print and I think it does make a difference compare to other pictures I have not used the software on. The pictures do look more professional.

        After having the printer for almost a year I have found that the printer is now prone to freezing and turning itself off for no reason, sometimes it will not turn on for a few days at a time. A friend of mine experiences exactly the same problems with their Kodak printer.

        Although the cost of the inks are cheaper and it does print reasonable quality the technical problems I have had with this printer, for me, is more of an issue than the cost. It is unreliable and I have spent so much time trying to print things only for it to break.

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        30.06.2011 14:54
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        Great printer for everyday use and more

        After getting through the first year of university printing off minimal lecture slides and writing hand written notes, I decided enough was enough. I really needed a printer and couldn't move on to a new academic year without one. There are so many choices out there, and being a bit of a technophobe myself, I turned to my dad for advice.

        The plan was to get an all-in-one type printer so that I could scan and photocopy as well as print. To be honest, I was a bit sceptical at first as to whether I would use these extra functions. Shopping around we found the Kodak ESP 3250 which seemed to fulfil all my printing needs and more.

        The ESP 3250 is a very modern looking printer. I never thought I would rate a printer on its appearance, but this one gets 10/10! With the paper tray folded in, it is a cuboid shape with rounded edges. It is black, with the front being a more glossy material. There is a yellow stripe along the front with the name Kodak printed below it. It looks really good on my desk and actually fits in the décor!

        Setting up the printer is so easy. Trust me, if I can do it then you can do it! Included in the box are 2 different instruction books. One of them gives more detail about the functions of the printer and the second is a step by step guide on how to set it up initially. Having the separate booklet is really useful and explains things well with the aid of diagrams. It is printed in 4 different languages on every page which is a bit annoying because you have to locate the English bit on each page. This is a minor downfall and really not worth moaning about though!

        The printer comes with a black ink cartridge and a colour ink cartridge and these are very easy to insert and remove. I have replaced the cartridges twice and it is very simple. I am impressed by how long the cartridges last in the printer even with heavy use. Kodak uses this point in advertising the printer and they are not exaggerating it. For everyday use I have the printer set to "draft" quality which makes the cartridges last even longer. If I want to print off a final copy of a project or an essay, it is easy to switch the settings to high quality through my computer. When printing in draft quality I still find the clarity of the printing impressive. The printed material does tend to have lines across it but for my notes this is fine. The high quality printing really is high quality. I use quite cheap paper and the colours are still well defined and bright.

        Using the print function is very easy. I use the printer with my laptop and it attaches through a USB cable provided with the printer. There is usually a pause before the computer realises there is a printer connected which can sometimes be quite a while. However, once the printer is recognised and I select something to print there is only about a 2 or 3 second delay before the printer starts. I have found that a slight downfall of the printer is that if the paper is not exactly aligned in the tray it will print at an angle (not ideal for a final hand in of an assignment!). This does mean that sometimes I have to print something twice to get a good copy of the document. There is an option to print on both sides of the paper which I use often (to save on paper costs!). To do this there are instructions which come up on the computer screen to tell you when to turn the paper.

        Despite my initial worries over not using the printer's other functions, I have found them really useful over the last year. The photocopy and scan function is also very easy to use. There is a small screen on the right hand side of the printer with buttons to select options for these functions. The lid of the printer lifts up to reveal the photocopying plate and once a document is placed in and the lid shut, all you need to do is select what you want to do and press start. Again, I'm glad this is so simple as technology is really not my thing!

        One of the features of this printer which I love is printing pictures from a memory card. There is a slot on the front of the printer for inserting a memory card. The booklet tells me that it accepts SD card, SDHC card, MMC card and memory sticks. I use the SD card from my digital camera. Once the memory card is inserted, the photos will come up on the small screen on the printer. You can navigate these using the buttons below the screen and select one to print. You then select a print size and press start. To print high quality photos at home, you can use the Kodak photo paper. I got 3 sheets of this included with the printer. The quality of these photos is just as good as getting them printed professionally! However, printing large numbers of colour photos will obviously use up the ink cartridges much faster! Therefore I'm not sure whether it makes financial sense to print off a large number of photos at home. For the occasional photo though it is a great feature.

        You can buy the printer for £69.99 from Argos, which I feel is great value! If you shop around you might be able to get it cheaper now as it has been out for a while. For this price you get all of the features of the printer and ink cartridges to start you off. I buy my replacement cartridges from amazon and they usually cost me around £15. To buy the Kodak photo paper it will cost you around £7 for 60 sheets (4x6").

        In summary, this printer is great for everyday use as well as high quality printing. I have never had any problems with the printer with the exception of the occasional badly aligned print. It is relatively cheap to run as the ink cartridges last a long time and the replacements are widely available.

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          13.06.2011 20:15
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          Okay

          The Kodak adverts are certainly convincing, ink draining from a wallet...I feel the pain sitting there thinking about the ~£40 I'm going to have to spend the next time I want new ink... so what did I do, I bought a Kodak printer. Actually, I already had an earlier model, but that broke many moons ago
          The first thing I'll say is that there's a bit of an untold rule with printers:
          *cheap printer = expensive ink
          *expensive printer = cheaper ink
          For this reason, the Kodak printer is a little more pricey than the Canon I bought for £30 in Tesco, nevertheless, its still under £200 which is reasonable when you consider how useful a printer is.
          I was slightly pained to find that the Kodak was a bit bigger than my current printer was, which itself is a brute. Nevermind 'eh, in 10 minutes im going to be getting "Lab-quality prints".... Alas, 35 minutes in and Windows 7 was having NONE of it, I daren't even try using it with my iMac. Generally speaking I install everything on a windows machine and then use wi-fi to print etc, since Mac's aren't well known for their compatibility. It took me 5 hours to get to a stage where I could finally print anything.
          In fairness, the Kodak helpline was VERY useful and we eventually struggled through it.
          Once you install everything, there's a bit of calibration to do. Basically, you print off an image onto photo paper which has various tones of colours and several lines, and then you scan it in using the inbuilt scanner. Through this process Kodak are trying to guarantee perfect printing. . . it's a good idea. I've never seen anyone else use this kind of technology. HOWEVER, I soon noticed that every time I had to change my ink I had to re-calibrate. This is usual with most printers if you want to ensure good printing, but the process is SUCH a pain, not least because you HAVE to use photo paper for it to work.
          Once everything is installed and calibrated, printing is straightforward, Kodak have a piece of proprietary printing software which is quite good, you can scan and retouch and layout prints etc. Sadly, the quality left a little to be desired. The photos seemed washed out, often with areas of poor colouration. It appears that the problem lies with the ink Kodak uses, it just isn't up to the job. Several places have noted on the internet that Kodak has two major manufacturers of ink, and that one of them uses sub-standard quality chemicals when they prepare theirs. Disappointment much. The way around it is to check serial numbers when buying ink, but who has the time.
          My final quarrel is that the ink actually runs out faster than my Canon's did. The reason for this is that Kodak's software is very strict, as soon as the ink gets low, it forbids you to print unless you buy another cartridge, whereas other printers allow you to print slightly grey documents until theres physically nothing less.

          In conclusion, the Kodak IS a good printer, the printer itself is faultless, wonderfully clear scans, amazing software, easy to use. The problem is simply with their claims of cheap ink and lab-quality prints, It's fiction as far as I'm able to tell. In the long term, I do think that the overall cost of the printer + ink is economical. The question is really how much you NEED amazing prints, in my experience its cheaper to get photos printed and posted online, and If you do this, there's no reason why the Kodak wont serve you well.

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          31.05.2011 15:59

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          A real money saver. Quality printer for everyday use.

          The Kodak 3250 is a great printer if you are often printing text documents. The ink is very cheap compared to other printer makes (around £7 for black and £11 for a colour cartridge) and word docs/pdfs print as well as you will ever need. The scanner provides clear copies of both single sheet documents and when copying pages from a book.

          The menus are clear and easy to navigate and the printer has had no problems since I bought it 6 months ago.

          *Negatives*
          - For colour printing, ther 3250 is decent, but if you wanted high quality pictures or were printing photographs, you would not be blown away by this product.
          - The product is very noisy when warning up and when printing.
          - Had some problems installing the printer (had to find correct drivers on the Kodak website as the installation CD failed to work correctly.

          *OVERALL*
          An excellent printer for everyday/work use and the ink is the cheapest around so you save loads of money.

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          08.05.2011 12:07
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          Good quality, cheap printer

          Anyone reading this who is either at University or going to be at University, this is the printer for you! It is relatively cheap (around £70 when I got it in October 2009) for an all in one printer and Kodak advertises itself on having very cheap ink. Amazon's private seller (InYourBasket) sells black ink for £6.45 and Amazon itself is selling the colour cartridges for £9.49. For these prices, it is cheap to refill your printer so when you run out of ink you are not reluctant to buy more.

          Despite what I have read elsewhere on the internet, these cartridges do not run out extremely quickly. As a history student who has picked mostly coursework based assessment, I have to print out a lot of work because I have to print out two copies of everything plus material for lectures and seminars. I am only on my second black cartridge (soon needs to be changed) and second colour cartridge.

          Setting up this printer was so easy. I was afraid at first that it would be difficult to understand because I had never even changed a printer cartridge by that point. Kodak do provide you though with a great instruction manual and it could not have been easier to sort out. Putting in the ink in is also easy. Inside the printer there are visual instructions on how to change a cartridge - very helpful if you are like me and forgot how to do it. Opening up the printer is easy since it has an in-built stand to keep it propped.

          Printing/copying quality is great. It's not incredibly smudgy when it first comes out of the printer. Photos also print well from this printer. I have only printed out a few with the photo paper that came with the printer, but it seemed to work well.

          It is easy to scan and photocopy. With photocopying its straight forward: put the thing in that you want copying and select copy from the printer and whether you want it in colour or black and white. Scanning requires you to connect to your laptop/computer but the process is the same as copying really.

          Only disadvantage I can think of is it is not a small printer so if you are looking for a printer that does not take a lot of room, it is probably not the best idea to buy this printer.

          Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes. My friend from University recommended this printer to me and I am glad he did. Without this cost effective printer, I would be lost.

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          07.04.2011 20:27
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          Perfect for a student, I could not recommend it for families or business users

          Print
          The Kodak ESP 3250 can print high quality photographs and text onto all manner of printer paper. The quality is excellent for home and some semi-professional usage, but this printer is by no means designed for professional photography, so do not expect flawlessly high quality results.
          Your source image is as important as the printer when it comes to quality, for a full A4 print, 10 Mega Pixels and above is probably necessary to avoid pixelation. However 7 Mega Pixel photographs can look stunning on a standard 10x15 centimetre print.
          Text files print very fast, and as expected graphics and photos print much slower, but not slowly. I was impressed by the speed and quality of this printer.

          Scan
          Scanning documents couldn't be easier, however I do not use the printer's own interface and software for this, I simply open Microsoft Paint, access the File tab, and select "From Scanner or Camera", it really is that simple.
          The image quality can be racked up to 1200 Dots per Square Inch, which is staggering, and for ninety nine per cent of instances, unnecessary.

          Copy
          With an option to send to the computer as a file, or print multiple copies, the copy feature is excellent. However, unless you are in a rush, I would always advise scanning to your computer, assigning your preferred scan settings, and printing from there. This is purely because of the rather awkward interface.

          Interface
          Consisting of a whole host of buttons and some annoyingly hidden menus, the interface can be a tricky little beast, which lets this printer down. It is much more preferable to use your computer's own interface.
          There are two pieces of software included on the disk, the drivers, and Kodak's own little printing station. I would strongly advise not installing the printing station. Drivers are necessary, the station is not, and it is far more trouble than it is worth.

          Ink
          The 3250 has ink on its side, the ink can last a long time, if managed properly. Simply print text files on standard setting rather than high, the printer's quality assures you of a good presentable print.
          The ink is cheap, and doesn't often have to be replaced if an average one user usage occurs. This is not so much of a family printer, it is certainly a student printer. Despite the somewhat expensive base, the ink is cheap, and overtime will save money.

          Anything to be aware of?
          Look out for very low quality first prints, the interface actually sets everything on draft, even when you select high on your computer. To prevent wasting ink, go through the printer's little menu system before you print anything, and switch it to high. From then on, your word will be law.
          This is a fantastic printer for students, make sure the printer you buy matches the uses you need.

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          07.03.2011 09:42
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          great printer

          I decided to buy this printer after seeing that the ink costs were so low to replace. My old lexmark printer was so expensive to run, and I thought that £70 would be a good investment.

          Black ink costs £6.99 and colour ink £11.99, I bought my printer from Kodak directly as you got cartridges included in the total cost of the printer. It doesnt come with a lead to connect to the computer so you will need to get one of those as extra. I already had one so didnt need to add to the cost.

          The printer arrived in 4 days as promised, there was a lot of packaging and the printer looked like it hadnt been bashed around. It is black, with a very small lcd screen so you can scan and print without even turning on your computer.

          I mainly use it as a photocopyer, but also to print out my basic admin stuff to do with work. Being self employed I rely a lot on being able to print out work at home, and this printer is so far impressing me.
          The set up was very easy and the instructions on how to put it together were great for someone who isnt too technical!

          The print quality is great for black ink and it prints very quickly. Its quite noisy, but as its so quick that doesnt really matter.

          The settings can be adjusted to save ink even further by making the print lighter. I have a netbook and so couldnt use the cd to install the photo editing software. However it was easy to download by just connecting the printer to the computer and it automatically started from the Kodak website.

          It also came with some photo paper, so I have printed out some great photos. They took longer to print and dry but are good quality for the price of the printer.

          If you are looking for a printer for all your admin needs, and are a beginner photo at home printer then this is the one for you!

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            25.01.2011 15:32
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            Promises much, doesn't deliver

            Decided to purchase a new printer as my old photo printer's ink was costing £50 a time to replace.

            Saw advert for Kodak printers with really cheap ink & decided to buy one. After reading favourable reviews plumped for the ESP3250 all-in-one printer, the lowest costing & specification model in this range. Included with printer were free colour & black ink cartridges, plus a sample photo paper pack & software.

            It's an attractive looking model with a 1.5" LCD colour display enabling you to copy, scan & print without a computer. Has a memory card slot supporting Memory Stick, SD card & others, 100 sheet capacity, optical resolution 1200dpi , Kodak editing software & is EPA Energy Star compliant.

            Took no time to set up, instructions very straightforward.

            Comes under warranty for 1 year. If anything goes wrong with it during this time you cannot return it to the store where it was purchased, but have to go through a rather laborious procedure.

            Had trouble with mine after only 1 week. Plugged it in it came on, turned off then came on, stayed on but nothing on LCD screen & computer not recognising it.

            Followed trouble shooting instructions in user guide which didn't help, so contacted online help & chatted to someone, who told me to repeat what I'd already done. In end nothing he could do, it had to be replaced.

            So a UPS courier came in 2 days with replacement (which was a refurbished one) so without printer in that time which was a little annoying. I had to set this up, check it was ok, pack up faulty printer in package the replacement came in & ring up UPS to collect it, who came the next day.

            During this last year I've experienced several printing issues:-

            1. Photo prints poor quality - bit dark. improved using kodak photo paper provided.
            (6x4 print in about 30 seconds)
            2. Photocopies too dark - have to adjust brightness & images too grainy.
            3. Ink swamping prints - too much ink floods media ruining it.
            4. Black ink bleeding into other colours.
            5. Paper feed - several sheets feed in at one time, cannot leave printer. Resorted to feeding in each sheet separately - not very productive.
            6. Tendency for paper jams - not feeding in correctly.
            7. Ink cartridges don't last long.

            All of these problems have resulted in much more ink being used, & a great deal of paper, card, etc... being wasted.

            Now yet more trouble printing the last couple of weeks, really streaky prints.
            Tried cleaning printhead several times, resulting in the black ink running out. Thinking that may have been the problem I changed it plus the colour but same result.

            Looked at troubleshooting ideas on the net which suggested cleaning the printhead with warm water, this didn't work - so it seems the printhead has gone after just a year even though it's not had a vast amount to print. It's just over the 1 year warranty, so have to pay for it. £30 on ebay !

            Well I've had enough of it, a really bad buy. I'm not risking forking out on a new printhead when there are all these other issues & I certainly won't be considering Kodak again that's for sure.

            So I've bought a pricier Canon printer after plenty of research & hopefully it'll perform better.

            So my summary - steer well clear. The ink costs may be low but cartridges last no way near as long as my previous cartridges for HP & you really need to buy special paper to get the best results. What with all the other printing issues it's just not worth the hassle.

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            05.01.2011 18:15

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            This printer may be very economic on the use of ink but the software that is supposed to control it is absolutely appalling.Updates from Kodak can take over 20 minutes...The Kodak "Help" chat lines are run by illiterate morons.Print rate is very slow.Printer will still be making "god-awful" noises some three or four minutes after printing one sheet of A4Disconnect the USB lead at your own peril...Not the device for the person who expects things to work at the touch of a button and certainly not at the click of a mouse.

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            25.09.2010 21:21
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            Great low cost printer

            When I was looking around for a printer my main criteria was that it must be able to print good quality documents and photos. Obviously price also played a factor in my decision process and after looking around for what seemed like ages searching for the perfect one for my specifications and budget I finally decided on the Kodak ESP 3250 all-in-one printer.

            The ESP 3250 is a nice compact size that will fit on most desks and look at home in any house. It is sleek and shiny black and there isn't a thousand complicated buttons to worry about.
            To the top right there is a small 3.8 lcd screen on which to view documents prior to printing and the printer tray comes able to be closed meaning that it looks neater when not in use.

            Installing and setting up was a little more complicated than I would have like but it didn't present too many problems. It comes with all the instructions anyone should need.
            You need to install the Kodak home centre which is where you can get help if needed for any problems and it is also where you can access all the functions of the printer.
            As I am a bit of a tight wad I chose this one over the more expensive version with wifi so you do need to connect the printer. A word of warning for anyone considering buying the printer is that it did NOT come with a USB cable which is needed for the installation. Why Kodak felt the need to omit this relatively inexpensive but essential piece of equipment is anybody's guess and I was annoyed that I had to go and buy one before I could use it.

            Once everything is installed using the printer is an absolute breeze and there is nothing complicated about using it. It's all relatively intuitive and I think Kodak have done a good job in designing a printer that will appeal to the less technical of us out there.
            When printing documents out on the printer it is quite fast and the results are good enough. Everything looks good and I've never had a problem with smudged ink and the writing is nice and dark and clear to read.
            The speed of printing is also good with it printing about 30 pages a minute.
            Where it really excels is in printing photos. These turn out fantastically and the quality in my opinion is easily on a par with taking my memory card into boots to print pictures off. The colours really pop and everything looks really vivid and life like. I was really impressed and I recommend if you want the best pictures you can to make sure that you buy good quality photo paper as this will really show them off to their best advantage.

            One of the good things for people who like to print off pictures is that there is a slot for your memory card meaning that you can bypass the computer and just print pictures straight from the memory card using the lcd screen. This is a great little feature and really handy when you want to quickly print some pictures off.
            For such brilliant quality photos the print time is excellent with it only taking 30 seconds to print a 10 x 15cm borderless photo.

            As it is an all in one printer this means that it can also scan and copy. Although these weren't really on my list of things that I wanted in a printer I am surprised with just how much I have used them since I've had it.
            Just like with printing everything is very easy to use and I have yet to experience any kind of problems with it.

            The single biggest factor in my decision to buy the Kodak printer was the price of the ink being so much cheaper than the other brands and anybody who uses a printer at home on a regular basis knows that this is an important thing to consider as the money soon starts to mount up when you are buying ink on a regular basis.
            The price of the cartridges are very cheap being only £6.99 for black and 11.99 for colour. They also seem to last a long time and I am finding that I only need to replace them every three months or so and that is with using the printer on a regular basis.
            According to Kodak the black ink will manage to print 425 pages and the colour cartridge will manage 420 and over the course of a year will save the average user £75.

            I really cannot fault this printer it only cost me £70 and with the savings on ink I find I am using it more than my old one without having to worry so much about the cost and this is especially true with photo printing which uses more ink.
            I have been trying to find something negative to say about it and the best I can come up with is that it is very noisy while printing but with everything else so good this is a very small complaint.
            It may not be up to the standards of high end printers but it also doesn't cost hundreds of pounds either and also doesn't have the complicated features of them that most people won't use.
            For people looking for an excellent all in one printer for home use that also will print great quality photos then I can highly recommend the Kodak ESP 3250.

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          • Product Details

            What if you could get vivid color documents and lab-quality photos at home for a whole lot less than you're paying now? All you need is the Kodak ESP 3250 All-in-One printer. The secret is Kodak's low-cost, high-quality pigment ink cartridges that give you all the bright colors and sharp text you expect for just a fraction of the price. Say goodbye to overpriced ink. Print, copy, scan and save every day with Kodak.

            Technical Data

            Product Description: Kodak ESP 3250 All-in-One - multifunction printer ( colour )
            Device Type: Printer / copier / scanner
            Printing Technology: Ink-jet ( colour )
            Inkjet Technology: 6-ink
            Max Copying Speed: Up to 30 ppm (mono) / up to 29 ppm (colour)
            Max Printing Speed: Up to 30 ppm (mono) / up to 29 ppm (colour)
            Scanning: 1200 dpi
            Display: 1.5"
            Original Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm), Legal (216 x 356 mm) (max)
            Media Size: 100 x 150 mm (min) - Legal (216 x 356 mm) (max)
            Standard Media Capacity: 100 sheets
            PC Connection Availability: Yes
            PC Connection: USB
            Office Machine Features: Print from memory card
            Dimensions (WxDxH): 42.2 cm x 30 cm x 17.5 cm
            Weight: 6.4 kg
            Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7
            Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified
            Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty
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