Kodak - ESP 7250 Wireless All-in-One Printer
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- Energy Star CompatibleNo
- Print Speed (Photo)4" x 6" photo in as little as 29 sec. (Print speeds vary with use. See manufacturer for info on print speeds.)
- PC-Free PrintingYes
- Two-Sided PrinterYes
- Scanner TypeFlatbed
- Minimum System RequirementsIntel® Celeron® 1.2GHz processor or equivalent; Windows XP Home (SP2), Vista or 7; Mac OS 10.4.8; 512MB RAM; 500MB hard drive space (Windows), 200MB hard drive space (Mac); CD-ROM drive; USB port
- Wireless NetworkingYes
Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 193 reviews(193 Reviews)
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Great printer with AWFUL WiFi connectivityPosted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Bought this printer a couple of weeks ago to replace an HP that was printing off-color. WiFi setup was a bit cumbersome but once I got it connected to my network the printer performed wonderfully. The colors are true, the ink is very inexpensive, and the speed is acceptably good. But...after a couple of days it sauddenly lost network connectivity. I couldn't even power cycle the printer, even though it was responding to all other front-panel controls. The power button would not respond to shut down the printer and the WiFi light was out. My first thought was that there had been a power glitch that had confused the printer, even though my Brother WiFi laser printer was having no problems at all. The only way I could reset the printer was to pull the power plug and plug it back in. Then it found my network, connected, and started working perfectly. However, this has now happened several times (about once every three days). A search on google (which I should have done before I bought the printer) found a number of complaints regarding exactly the same problem. Those people that have contacted Kodak regarding this problem have been told that they know nothing of the problem and have no idea why people are experiencing it. Personally I think Kodak is sidestepping a known issue that they can't figure out how to fix. Those people that have given up have stopped using the WFi and have connected the printer to their netwok with a cable. That seems to work perfectly. I bought this printer specifically for the WiFi capability. If I wanted to run another cable in my office, I would have saved the money and not bought a printer with WiFi capability. All this being said, other than the WiFi problem, this is a great printer that produces quality output.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good printer, Bad Indian call center supportPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
We finally bit the bullet and replaced our old Dell All-in-one dinosaur with this band new all-in-one printer. The scans are really clear. The print quality is excellent. The ability to network the printer via Wi-Fi or Ethernet is awesome. The install process was a little convoluted as the install software conflicted with the system settings on my Sony Vaio VGN-160G laptop. The software would just freeze without full install of the drivers. I spent over an hour on chat with Kodak's customer support. I gave them all the info initially to help troubleshoot the problem. They spent 15 minutes asking me for marketing info before getting down to fix my problem. Of course after changing my settings they tell me to restart the computer so I lose touch with the chat. Naturally on restart, the drivers still did not install. I had to spend another 45 minutes on my own monkeying around with settings to get the drivers to install. Kodak customer support is an epic fail just like Dell. Next time I know to ask before buying electronics, where is your technical support based out of? USA or India? But the printer/scanner now performs like a champ. I would only recommend this if you know your drivers will install first shot.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent Quality Prints, Scans Better than HP!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
i've been using a top-of-the-line (when i bought it) HP Photosmart for years, but it was time for a replacement. Read all the reviews on the Kodak, and let me say first off i have had absolutely NO network problems, which alot of people mentioned. It was very easy to set up w/my wireless network (just picked default during set-up, picked it right up) and it has been easy-peasy ever since. i use this mostly for my home-art business (printing business cards, greeting cards, and photo and web images that i use for jewelry) so i needed absolutely clear, high quality prints- which i was used to from the Photosmart. This printer met every expectation, very high quality prints, and perfectly clear scans- the HP scans were horrible. And of course it's so much more affordable ink-wise!! TOTALLY recommend it!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Printer!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I purchased this printer a couple of weeks ago and I was a little wary after reading some of the reviews, but I have not been let down by this machine. It prints beautifully so I don't know about the one reviewer who has an issue with color matching, I just don't see that issue. Photos and documents look great! As far as ink usage goes we have done more photo printing since we received this printer then with our pervious HP and the ink levels are good and the printing quality is keeping up, no sign of the ink being used up to fast. I saw another review where someone claimed it did not print envelopes and that is just not true, I have done a number of envelops and well as card stock and other media aside form photo paper and run of the mill letter paper. There seem to be a number of reviewers who are having issues with the WiFi, I have not seen this issue, WiFI is rock solid and it has not dropped once on me. This printer as exceeded my expectations and with the recycling credit and sale price I paid less for this printer and a set of replacement ink (which I haven't even come close to needing) I paid less than I would if I had replaced the ink in my HP! Great printer, great value. I will never buy an HP again I am a kodak printer fan boy now! Thank you kodak for the amazing product.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best Printer I've ownedPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
Over the last 20+ years I have purchased numerous HP printers, both home and Pro series. A few months ago I was listening to a popular radio show whose theme is 'your money'. The host mentioned that Kodak was coming out with printers marketed on a concept different from their competitor's "Gillette Marketing Model" of low up front purchase price and very "HIGH' replacement ink cartrage pricing. Remembering this when I recently had an issue with my HP printer, I looked into the Kodak line and decided to try it. What a good choice. I even found' after the purchase, that it was ready to go as a wireless network printer, just had to scan for my router. You can also use a highliter immediately after printing with ""NO"" smear-Don't try that on HP DeskJet printed jobs.
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
First BB review - long but thoroughPosted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Like several others reviewing this Kodak product, my review falls on the negative side. And like everyone else, I'm scouring the internet for amazing reviews on any all-in-one printer. Maybe we aren't asking the right questions, which should be: 1. How often is a firmware download? 2. How successful is that download per household? 3. How great is the company's customer service? I've owned the Kodak 7 AIO for just over a year, and it hasn't lived up to the hype. I've never experienced a paper jam, but the scanner doesn't work unless you go around your back to scratch your elbow. (What I mean is, you can't simply press the "Scan" button on the actual machine - you must go into your desktop and go through their Kodak Print/Scan "wizard") Wireless? Well, okay - in MY household, the Kodak only connected to wi-fi on the initial set-up. After Day Two of ownership, it neither recognized wireless nor other laptops in the house. It goes through black-ink cartridges like crazy! So much so, that I began buying in bulk just so I wouldn't have to make an emergency run to Walmart. I think I've purchased two color-ink cartridges in its entire ownership, though. And the AIO display shows you how much ink you have remaining. When it prints, the Kodak does take sixty seconds or more to spool. No joke. And it's noisy. I'm not sure if either is an issue for some people, but for me, I'm always intimidated that the noise will wake up family members if I hit "Print" late at night or early in the morning. That said - when it prints, it prints beautifully! Text, photos, normal paper, photo paper - the print quality is outstanding! I'd like to stay within the home-office budget (which is a Kodak AIO), but I do understand that you get what you pay for. This wasn't cheap. The firmware downloads are a hassle, to say the least. My printer is still on version 4.1 but as of January 2011, Kodak is up to v.6; however, my Kodak software tells me that I'm up-to-date and that there is nothing to download. Huh. When you Google Kodak downloads, there is a plethora of angry Kodak customers. I'm not angry. Just....disappointed. I won't recommend this a friend, only because I don't want said friend to turn around and say, "Really?!" For those of you who have already purchased it and are happy with it, I wish you the best. I'm still searching for a better all-in-one.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
EXCELLENT, also a tip if you have an issue!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
Okay, So I needed a cheap wireless ink printer. I found this! Wow the ink is cheap and the printer was on sale! So impressed. Easy scanning and copying. Has Memory Card Slots and a Camera USB port that you can use as storage over a network. This printer has a HUGE color ink cartridge and it lasts more for less! Has a nice screen, beautiful Kodak photos with KODACOLOR. *To add the printer on a wireless laptop you need to install the Kodak All-in-one (AiO) software. I noticed my CD came with Version 5.3, the latest version was 5.4 so make sure you get the latest version from Kodak's website instead. *THE FIRMWARE! I noticed everyone is having this issues that a firmware update fixes. If you have the latest software it will prompt you to upgrade. Mine had version 1.8, the latest was 3.1 so it updated quick and easy. LATEST Software and Drivers for WINDOWS: http://support.en.kodak.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17138/session/L3RpbWUvMTI5NjU5ODAzMS9zaWQvWjZVNDV6bGs%3D LATEST software and Drivers for MAC: http://support.en.kodak.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17378/session/L3RpbWUvMTI5NjU5ODAzMS9zaWQvWjZVNDV6bGs%3D LATEST firmware update (ONLY FOR THE KODAK ESP7250, this printer): http://support.en.kodak.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17477/session/L3RpbWUvMTI5NjU5ODAzMS9zaWQvWjZVNDV6bGs%3D This downloads are all from Kodak's website and are updated by Kodak as needed. Enjoy!
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Uses A lot of ink despite product claimsPosted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
You'll be purchasing a lot more ink then you'd expect especially given Kodak's promotions that it uses less ink which is one of the reasons I purchased this printer. The printer is designed to use the color ink under all circumstances. I've been printing 100% black and white in low resolution draft mode but the color ink is being exhausted at the same rate as the black cartridge. This made no sense to me so I contacted Kodak and unfortunately this is the way the printer is designed to protect the print heads. So you'll be replacing color cartridges all the time even though your actual documents are pure black and white. Now if that makes sense to you purchase this printer if not look else where.