Product Type: Kodak All in one Printer
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Kodak ESP C310
Member Name: Snoobie
Kodak ESP C310
Advantages: good price ink, easy to use
Disadvantages: short connector. occasional freeze
I have had several printers over the years but this is the first ' all in one' printer I have bought. The main reason for the purchase was due to the affordability of the ink. I had been caught out in the past by cheap printers and then only to find that the ink cost a fortune. I paid around £70 for it. It was really easy to set up. As soon as you connect everything up, the auto set up starts. Not once did I have to look for a solution online or ring a computer savvy relative to help. This was a lovely surprise and a first. The printer can be used connected or wireless but as I do not have the facilities for wireless, I always connect it to my computer. The only problem with that is that the connecting cable is about a foot long so I have to place my laptop on the floor next to the printer. I presume that most people use it as a wireless printer so this probably is not a problem for them. This has not been hassle enough for me yet to go seeking an extension of sorts. The printer can fax, copy , scan and print. I have not used it to fax but for everything else. Great quality printing, no hassle scanning or photocopying. Replacing the ink is very easy.
The one issue that I have is that when you print things in a 'draft' mode to save some money, the printing is so fast that the paper gets spat out at a very fast rate. This is not a problem when printing only a few pages but as a student I often have to print out documents with vast amounts of pages and I then have to sit and get the pages into the right order. There was also a spell in the beginning when the printer would simply not work and I had to turn it on and off several times for a few weeks in order for it to work. This issue has not arose again in the last 8 months.
Summary: all in one printer, good quality, easy to use