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  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst printer I have ever had to use...

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    This printer was just awful. We installed it (the only stress free part of owning it), and from then on had problems. It would act like it had a print job, and therefore, not let anyone print anything because it thought that it was busy. It would take a 1 page print job and spool it 5-10 times so that if we didn't cancel it fast enough we had multiple useless copies. We could not cancel anything using the cancel button on the printer, which would just make it freeze. Sometimes, the prints would only print color, even if the color cartridge was full, and sometimes it just printed a spotty mess (see pic). We had multiple paper jams, and even Kodak customer service and technical support could not troubleshoot our problems. When you go onto the website, the faq's show that these are common problems. I would NOT recommend this printer to ANYONE EVER under any circumstances!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad, But Avoid Wireless

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    Major detraction is the use of the Bonjour networking service for wireless network (I don't know if its required for wired networks). It works great as long as you let Bonjour openly communicate across the local network, as well as, the Internet, which concerns me as a vulnerability. I found out after buying the printer, in the Bonjour notes installed with the fat client (another detraction), that it isn't compatible with all virtual private networks. So if VPN use is also a requirement on your PC, beware of the potential compatibility issue. I am still trying to tweak firewall rules so that Bonjour doesn't broadcast over the Internet, yet will still locate the printer on the local area network. I like having access to the paper tray from the front, but it doesn't hold much and you have to remove any printouts from the output tray to refill the paper tray. Unlike my previous photo printer, I have not found a way to specify what type of paper is loaded in this Kodak -- plain paper, photo paper, or glossy photo paper. I have not yet tried to print a picture on the different types of paper to compare output to see if it makes a difference.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Printer is OK, not the greatest.

    Posted .

    After reading some reviews I thought I would like this printer and I also had a recommendation from a guy I work with to get this one. I had some issues getting it setup. I set it up wirelessly with my desktop and laptop, it took a whole 5 or 10 minutes or so with no problems what so ever. But when trying to setup my laptop the software could not find the printer, so I coudlnt get it to finish the setup. I spent about 3 or so hours in an online chat with Kodak trying to finish the setup with no success. The last guy said I needed to do advance troubleshooting and to call tech support. So I did that and of course you couldnt barely understand the person because they barely speak English so I jsut hung up. I ended up going through the add printer wizard and got it setup on my own. Other than that I havent had any problems. I've printer a number of pictures and the quality is excellent. I do recommend to use at least the premium photo paper for big pictures. I use the Ultra since the paper is thicker and it holds the amount of ink better for photos. It's kinda noisy and slow but I think thats just because its a inkjet printer and not a laser printer. I dont think its any louder than a typical inkjet pritner so its not that big of a deal for me. Between the good quality and the cheaper cartridge replacements I can deal with the minor cons I listed. But if I had to do it over again I would probably find a laser printer with the same benefits, so for that reason I'm going to say that I dont recommend this pritner.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with this printer

    Posted .

    I purchased this printer from Best Buy a few weeks ago after researching several models. I was looking for a printer that would also scan documents and print good quality photos. I chose this model based on a number of positive reviews regarding ease of use, print quality, and the low cost of ink. The installation instructions were easy to follow and I was making my first prints within about 30 minutes. ( I should note that I am using a USB connection and have not tried the wifi). Printing basic documents takes a little more time than our older HP 722, but I like that it can print two-sided documents. I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the photographic prints. I see very little difference between prints from the ESP7 and commercial prints. The color reproduction is not perfect, although this is less noticeable in natural light (metamerism). I did the initial calibration with the 8.5x11 paper sample that came with the printer, but I suspect that better quality paper would result in a better calibration. The software that comes with the printer is easy to use and has a simple and intuitive user interface. The image processing included in the software is very basic, which is fine for me, but higher level users will likely want to use Photoshop or something similar. My only complaint is that the software has crashed several times. After using this printer for nearly a month, I am very happy with how well it works and the quality of the photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    disappointing and time waster

    Posted .

    Despite the bad reviews, took a chance and bought this printer since it was on sale for $74.99 (reg. $199). It was easy to set up and it worked ok for a few weeks, then the hassles started. Problems: - one day last week, although printer detected network router, pcs could no longer print from it (printer not responding message or couldn't even detect printer); but could print with usb cable connected to pc - home center program wouldn't open - couldn't even reinstall it from cd or from online download - couldn't even uninstall the home center software using windows add/remove - online chat suggested using the Clear Utility for Kodak Software from www.kodak.com/go/clear but that didn't work either (framework window stalls uninstall) - talked with tech support (in India) for over 2 hrs doing all sorts of uninstall/install of various windows components including .NET framework 2.0 using different clean up utilities including one from Aaron Stebner's website - tech support seem knowledgeable and friendly but too bad the home center software still wouldn't reinstall (seems to suck up all the cpu and stalls) When the printer did work initially, - photo printing was decent - 2-sided printing and separate tray for photo paper were nice features - regular document printing was average (not really vivid). - it was noisy and clunky - sometimes printed normal when specified draft But wasted too much time on this printer, so returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Beware!! Kodak is still struggeling!!

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    I happened to be shopping for a printer on the day that the Kodak rep was there. I was leary of the Kodak anyway, because of past performance issues they had. He told me that they have improved since then. I guess he gets paid commission on what he convinces you to buy. I bought this printer with standard expectations, that ended up being too high. After eventually getting it to connect to my wireless router (Linksys), I had to install the software, which was not too bad, but trying to get the computer to detect the printer was a pain. I had to call their support center in India, talked to 2 different people that could almost speak english. (Why can't anyone hire Americans that need a job here to help?) I had to unistall the printer and reinstall it, then it detected it, stayed connected for about an hour or so, made 2-3 prints, went offline again, in the morning, it was connected again for a few minutes, then off again. When it did actuallly work, it sounded like the neighbors were remodeling. It was really noisy. I am sure if it was connected directly through the USB port, it would work better, but that isn't why I bought the wireless printer. I took it back after 24 hours, and bough the Canon MX820...SOOOOO much better, install was easier, and about 100dB's quieter. Too bad Kodak hasn't gotten it together yet, they have cheap ink.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Multifunction Printer

    Posted .

    I purchased this printer to replace a Canon Multifunction printer, as I wanted the benefit of wifi printing and the cost savings of Kodak ink. The print quality on this printer is great, the scan quality is ok compared to the Canon. Scanning a photo on both machines, the Canon is a bit more bright and the quality a bit better, but just a minimal amount, and deferentially not a deal breaker. Using the Wifi, you can not only print but also scan your photo's, no wired needed. This feature is left off the product details, and is a step above many of the other wifi printers available. It has a power saver mode, so you can leave it on and it will go to sleep (you set the amount of time before it enters this mode), but comes back to full function the second you send a signal to the printer. The printer holds both regular paper and 4x6 photo paper at the same time, so it is always ready to print what ever you are printing. Also to note, you can set it to automatically print on both sides of the paper, and this feature works great (called duplexer). I think this is a great step up for kodak, and you can't beat the ink cost. I do wish the scan quality was lab quality, as the print quality is. If you are wanting a scanner that will produce 100% original quality photos, you will probably want to pass on this multifunction, but in general, you will probably want to skip on any multifunction and go with a stand alone printer and stand alone scanner. If you are looking for a all in one machine that works as it is marketed, this is a the printer for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't Waste Your Money

    Posted .

    I bought this printer because I was tired of the high cost of ink for my HP, which was only a year old when I decided to buy this printer. At the time it had great reviews. Who could pass up a printer that allowed you to print TWICE as many pictures as the average printer on 1 ink cartridge AND pay 1/2 of the price in ink as the average printer. I've had my printer 7 mos and I must say for the first 5.5 mos I have LOVED my printer. I use my printer alot, mostly for photos, but then one day my printer stopped printing corrected. My first ink cartridge literally lasted forever, I printed about 200 pictures on one set of ink cartridges, but then when I replaced both my black and color inks, they were empty after 8 prints. Figured it was due to faulty cartridges. Afterall, sometimes you just get a bad cartridge. So replaced the cartridges again. . .printer wouldn't print AT all. My scanner stopped working as well. We did maintenance after maintenance and nothing has worked. I'm fed up! What a disappointment. We've spent a lot of money to get these multiple problems fixed only to have the SAME problems! When our printer does print it is very light with huge spots of NO PRINT at all. And we've had the same problems as everybody else. . .being asked to replace a cartridge eventhough it was half full!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost All in Oner

    Posted .

    I recently purchased the Kodak ESP7 "All-in-One" Printer. I quess I should have stopped to ponder what functions an "all-in-one printer" provides. I was in a rush to replace my ink guzzling (and very tempermental) Lexmark X125 Printer "All-in-One" printer, so I didn't spend as much time vetting replacement printers as I should have. All I had in mind when I went shopping for a replacement printer was that I wanted an "upgrade" to my old Lexmark printer, whose ink cartridges would dry up and clog too quickly after a period of non-use and whose paper tray would not feed well. Toward the end, it got so bad, I had too feed it one sheet of paper at a time. So I went out and looked for a printer with all the lastest features: wireless, "low cost of ownership" and "all-in one printing". Price was a concern, so I did not want to spend more then a $150. The only printer that fit my needs was the Kodak ESP7. It seemed to be exactly what I was looking for... sleek, stylish, low price, low cost inks, and "all-in one" features. I borught it home and hooked it up (cabled to my desktop and wireless for my laptop). Hook-up and software set-up was relatively straight forward. I was up and running in about an hour. After printing out a few documents, I found myself in need of faxing a document. To my surprise (and disappointment) there was no way of faxing my document. Kodak failed to mention that that feature was not included in their "all-in-one" printer. The box never advertised this feature, I guess I just presumed that "fax" was one of those features all "all-in-one" printers have. My crummy Lexmark X125 had it, I assumed my new Kodak printer would have it too. I wound up having to dig out my old Lexmark printer and using the fax function on it to finish the job. Now I have two printers in my office to perform all the work I need to do. All-in-all, I like the Kodak ESP7 but I'm not in love with it. It is sleek and stylish, yet a bit loud and clunky sounding. To date, I have only had 2 or 3 print failures due to paper misfeeds. That's okay I quess but I would expect a brand new machine to run flawlessly for the first several months. I was kind of looking forward to running out to the field and having a smash-n-bash party with my old Lexmark printer (reminescent of the Office Party scene) but I guess that won't be happening, as I have to hang on to it for those ocasional fax needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    okay

    Posted .

    Prints fast, is a little loud, but what printer isn't?. Has tons of features for photo editing and was very easy to use/set up. For some reason I do have problems with the wireless set up but that I believe is due to having my fios in an apartment which... fios stinks. One thing I am not impressed with is the photo print quality. I have compaired photos taken with a 35mm camera and printed with kodak about 10yrs ago that look better then the prints I have made with this printer. I have called kodak to see if it might be a user error and I am missing a setting, but thus far they arent sure and told me to take it in for repairs. Overall I think its ok for the money

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    SHIZAM! - I Had ESP When I Bought The ESP7!!!

    Posted .

    Just got it and absolutely love it so far - and I'm real picky. I read all the reviews and frankly don't understand the negative ones as my experience is totally different. BOUGHT - On Web and despite being told it might be 14 days to delivery, it was here in 6 with a weekend and New Years Day in the middle. I also bought the 4 x 6 pic paper package. I already have Kodak 8 x 11 paper. I DID NOT buy the USB 2.0 cable as I already had ones and they worked fine so you don't need the one they sell if you have one - or at least I didn't. SETUP - This was easy and well illustrated. It does take a while but it happens. I set it up for USB on a Windows Vista and XP PC and it went smoothly. Right now, I have to switch USB plugs to use the other PC but I'll add a switch later. Can't find the User Manual in the software so far but I downloaded the PDF of it from this website so I got it anyway. PRINT QUALITY - Absolutely don't understand some complaints. I challenged mine immediately and printed some toughies direct from Corel onto 8 x 11s and they were more than fine. Black as deep black and the colors were vibrant and distinct. Printed several 4 x6s and the same thing but these were done through Kodak's software. Based on my tests, and some were of some old pics I had recently paid a lot of money to have done at a major retail camera store's lab, this turned out better pics and of course, the price is unbeatable. Being able to tweak the pics before printing and seeing the results so I'd know if I wanted them is huge. As is that they printed as they looked on the screen. So, I wasted my money at the camera store - but no more! I couldn't be more pleased. TASKBAR MONITOR - Love this. Just click it and it tells you how much paper is in each tray and what the ink levels are, plus, I think you can click "Order" and go right to Kodak's site to order more if you need it. Kodak's prices are low too but so are Best Buys. KOADK EDITING SOFTWARE - This has great tools and is so easy to use and it shows the effect right away so you can quickly play around with making pics look better. I haven't tried using the screen on the machine so I can't say how well that works nor pluggin in cards and printing directly from them. I will probably work it mostly through the PC. THE NOISE ISSUE - Yes, it does make noise and maybe a little more than my former HP inkjet but it's not a big deal. It makes a lot less noise than a microwave, so at least I know it's working! Besides, I usually have a TV on or the stereo on so, it could make a lot more noise before it would be a problem for me. All my printers make noise (color laser and regular laser) so I don't expect less and this one doesn't exceed those. Frankly, if it made no noise, I kinda wouldn't trust it, you know. For me, it's not a problem but I thought I'd address it since others did. SEPARATE OUTPUT TRAY - It would be nice if it had one but this is easy to work around with the feedback monitor so you keep the paper trays filled before printing and printing doesn't take long anyway. To add a separate tray would only make the machine bigger and to me, the trade off isn't worth it. All machines and software, no matter how well desgined, involve work-arounds of some kind and this one is no big deal. THOSE INK PRICES - Too soon to tell if it will deliver as promised but since it's sold on that basis, it has too deliver. But it sounds like, since I just got it, it will be quite some time and a whole lot of pics before I'll need to experience buying more ink at lower prices and I can't wait till I get to enjoy that reality! CONCLUSION - You can't do better for the price than this ESP7 - Hands down a winner!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Correct Review of great printer/scanner

    Posted .

    As a CIS (info systems) Major with years of working for a computer manufacturer (not Kodak), I have quite a bit of experience with many different printers/scanners. First the cons: there is no fax on this model. If you still need a fax, then this is not for you (I don't). The pros: the wireless was easy to setup. The print quality is excellent, and if it is not great out of the box there are tools to adjust and fine-tune the printer. The scanner and the printer are easy to use from both a computer on the network, or from the printer itself. The printer has a small color screen, but it is large enough to make adjustments without cutting the computer on, if printing from a flash drive or memory card. There are many options, such as a USB port and card reader, which allows for flexibility in getting images to the printer. You can also connect a laptop directly to the printer via USB without changing setup options, which is very handy. Also, there are two trays so you can keep photo stock and regular paper loaded. The best feature, however, is the cartridge replacement cost. You can replace all of the ink for under $30, compared to an HP Photosmart which can run close to $90. Also, it is pigment-based, not ink, so prints will not fade over time. According to Kodak, they will last for over 100 years; obviously I can't speak first hand about this. It is true the first set of cartridges will not last long, as they are starter cartridges, but this is common practice for every major printer company. I put much research into this purchase (bought at Best Buy), and after having this for over a year, I am very happy. I really wanted to write this review to clear up issues written about by other posters; I believe their lack of computer ability is far more of a problem than the product, which is great (putting it kindly). So to sum up- Cons: no fax, the included editing software could be better (I don't use it as there are great free programs out there). Pros: good speed, very easy to setup and use, very flexible in all aspects of use, excellent operating costs, advantages of pigment vs ink cartridges, overall great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

    Posted .

    Working with a second printer now. The first had a bad print head and was quickly replaced. A paper jam occurred in the first week of use and the error couldn't be cleared. Kodak sent another printer and a print head in a separate shipment, however no replacement inks. Also they didn't include the return shipping label. Tech Support is very hit and miss as it's outsourced. Took two weeks and 5 calls just to get an email link to get a return shipping label and address. It seems that most of the Tech Support speak English but don't understand English or the nature of your problem. Must be reading off a checklist and when your problem, such as no return shipping label, isn't there they don't know what to do. Printing on non-Kodak photo paper is almost impossible. There are no settings or adjustments except Kodak or non-Kodak. And all the non-Kodak paper prints are blotchy or over saturated to the point that the ink pools and runs together. Kodak used a led sensor to auto-detect the paper types. Ink usage is better than my Epson and HP, but nowhere near the amount of prints they say you going to get. Print quality on both the Epson and the HP is better than this printer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    ive had better printers

    Posted .

    i bought this printer because i seen the ad on TV on how much the ink cost$$$$ and that it prints very nice pictures. Well those two things i like about the printer i've printed a couple picture with kodak sampler paper you get with the printer. the ink cost is great. After the first few weeks i had it when i turned on the printer it would do the cleaning thing and get the printer ready, well everytime now i turn it on the photo paper jams and i have to use my hand to unjam it because it is not functioning the way it should which is really weird. Plus i have it hooked up wirelessly and half the time it comes up that i have no connection which is really annoying then i have to punch my code in again. So i got sick of doing that and i went out and bought the Dynex 2.0 USB printer cable because the ESP 7 and 9 printer dont come with the printer which i think it should(ripe off). Im thinking about taking this printer back it is not good quality. Im very disappointed in this product. I have another printer a Brother ive had no problems with it and it works great, i just wanted this printer for the cost of ink and printing photos.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    From dream come true to nightmare!

    Posted .

    I purchased this printer along with my laptop and camera, one of the main reasons I purchased it was the wireless feature. When I first installedf it and set it up it worked great, until 2 days later(if that). The dang thing kept saying the printer was not responding and that I needed to make sure it was on.. Well needless to say IT WAS ON. So I tried using the USB option, it worked for like one print job then it was having the same reaction. ERROR PRINTER NOT RESPONDING. Well I went to the website did tons of trouble shooting.. I wont take you through step by step but let me just tell you, I am the type of person who has lots of patience and can look past just about anything. After weeks of fooling with this thing I am about to throw it out the window. It seems that the drivers once installed have a time limit or something (thats the best way of putting it) The printer will print via USB, the wireless option will not work at all, and it will only print about a day or two and then it goes back to the same problem.. Uninstalling and reinstalling the printer is not my idea of convenience. Dont buy...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    No Linux support, many other issues

    Posted .

    I tried to install on three computers - two XP laptops and one Linux desktop. Install was only successful on one of the three. There is no existing or expected support for any Kodak printer for Linux. I tried to print two photos, and got errors about an inch into the print in each case. I could find no further information about why the photo prints were unsuccessful. After the first photo had an error, the blue ink seemed to be clogged, and I had to figure out how to clean the print head before I could print anything else with decent color. The ink is definitely cheaper than other brands per replacement, but I'm not sure it is cheaper per page. It was already down to about 3/4 full by the time I returned the printer on the second day after buying it. I cannot recommend a Kodak printer until they begin supporting Linux. All the brands I have looked at list Windows and Mac as the supported operating systems, but the other brands actually do support Linux, so their claim that they properly give notice about the lack of Linux support is invalid.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a Keeper!

    Posted .

    We love the 4 X 6 photos from this printer. They are better than emailing and picking up from the local photo shop. But, this machine is just not reliable. The set-up CD worked for our desktop which has been printing wireless just fine, but did not work for our laptop. Both systems are Vista Home Premium so we can't figure why one would work but not the other. But the worst thing is that when you want to print, you are printing blank pages all the time and then having to clean print head, correct nozzles and calibrate the printer to get it working again. Just wasting time and ink all the time for the basic function. Too bad... this printer is full of good ideas and high quality photos but just falls waaaay short of reliably executing the basic function of a printer. Hooked up our 8 year old HP 960 deskjet tonight and tomorrow I am taking back this Kodak and the extra ink and photo paper I bought. Going to do a little more research before buying another printer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Cautionary tale

    Posted .

    Great print quality, ease of install, features and low cost of ink replacement are greatly overshadowed by: frequent printhead problems (needing to re-install it almost daily); message of paper jam when no paper was in machine; long wait for tech support by phone; on-line tech support often referring you to phone tech support; lack of way for customer to contact supervisor directly which means long wait time on hold; inconsistent response from phone support with some giving multiple strategies which work short term and some immediately ordering replacement printhead. After having this printer for only six weeks Kodak finally agreed to send a replacement printer. It was a challenge to get them to provide on site pick up for the broken printer despite my saying that as a disabled customer hauling it to a UPS store would be a grave inconvenience. I would buy with caution and buy a protection plan (it wasn't offered and I didn't think to ask).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer, a bit loud though

    Posted .

    I Just bought the ESP7 today, and set up was a breeze, even the WiFi capabilities. As long as you know your WiFi network security password, you shouldn't have any problems getting this up and running on your wireless network. This printer has some great features for it's price point. Wireless capability, quality scanning, and a built in duplexer! I didn't even see on the product description that this had double sided printing capabilities which is odd. That's kind of a big deal, and a great "green" feature. Setting up the printer to automatically print on both sides of the paper is a piece of cake in the printing preferences. I've installed the software on both of my laptop's and my desktop PC. There hasn't been any issues printing wirelessly. Gotta love that. The only thing I've noticed so far that disappoints me is how LOUD the printer is. Holy cow...thanks to the wifi, I can at least set it up in the laundry room or something. If you're looking for something really quiet, this won't be the printer for you. The print quality may be a shade under some of the HP models out there too, but I haven't printed any actual photo's yet. Even so, and with the less than desirable decibel level (it actually woke my wife up from a cat nap), I'd give the printer an overall 4 rating (for now - I just set it up a few hours ago). The features, including inexpensive ink, wireless capability, built in duplex printing, and superb scanning, make this printer a great deal for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted .

    I have not used the printer all that much and already it needs a new cartridge. Factor this in to your decision before buying. Sure, the cartridges are less expensive, but if you have to buy them more frequently, what have you gained? Also, once the cartridge needs replacing, you cannot print anything. The HP printer I previously had would allow you to print in black. Not this thing. Secondly, the machine is VERY noisy, and it just sounds CHEAP. When you start it up, you get all sorts of clicking, whirring, beeping, and gnashing of parts. There is no question that the inner workings of the printer are mainly plastic, and overall, it simply sounds like a cheap piece of junk. Very disconcerting. Kodak needs to go back to the drawing board with this unit. Nice concept, but the actual product is quite shoddy. There is better value available elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend