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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 182 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great All-in-One For The Dollar!

    Posted
    WildClay

    For reference I have had this printer about 2 weeks now, and have printed about 200 pages, 90% at draft quality color, a couple test photo's with the sample paper they give you (stunning!), few outgoing faxes and one incoming, copied about 25 pages in the sheet feeder, and scanned a few things for test on the flat bed scanner. Out of the box: It comes with a big glossy "How To" that is easy enough to understand. Setting it up is typical, lots of little easy to remove tape holding the trays and such together, then installing the print head and ink, all very straight forward. Next you need to decide how you plan to connect it to your computer or network. The easiest option is though the USB port, Cable not included. The good news is the Wi-Fi is easy enough to set-up. From opening the box to loading drivers and tools from the CD to printing was under 20 minutes I'd say. First thing was the test page, that is a little scary, I was using just plain generic paper and it looked pretty dull. Once the printer was configured I printed various things a draft, normal, and best, and was very happy with all, draft is good enough for all but very high detail stuff unless it is photo's and I don't print many photo's, the ones I did on the Kodak paper were literally stunning. Given that draft is usually suitable, the print speed is great, at normal it is acceptable, and at best the speed is marginal, but still good for the price. I don't have a good rule for photo print speed, seemed slow to me, but my last printer did not do photo's officially so no real reference, but will say again how impressed I was at the quality, as good as anything I have had printed at a photo shop. The copier with auto-sheet feed is really nice, reducing the scan and print to one step is a bigger plus than it may sound, no need to fire up a word processor or PDF reader, no need to scan to a file and then print the file, nope, just like at work, set your stack of stuff to copy in the try and hit start. Copy speed was very good. The flatbed scanner worked well also and was faster than the stand-alone scanner I replaced with this all-in-one, and scan detail was just as good, I scanned in some detailed Visio drawings and scanned them to PDF using their tools, very nice feature! The Fax is a fax, it works fine, having to store the number is not really an issue for me as that is what I usually want to do anyway, and they delete easily enough. The footprint on the PC is also very light, perhaps one of the best I have seen, the tools are just right to get a little extra out of the printer but other than the scan to PDF, nothing to write home about. If you are a member of Kodak's on-line photo stuff then the tools integrate with that environment and sounded cool. I loaded the drivers and tools on 2 XP boxes and a Win7 system, no issues on any. I also liked how it reached out for the latest from Kodak as part of the install and that it was optional. So far so good, I had always figured than an all-in-one was a compromise of all of the functions, but at least for my use this performs as a printer, copier, scanner, and Fax as well as any of the individual devices this replaced. Final note, I got an ink pack after seeing some reviews about it using a lot of ink, well I was surprised at how cheap the ink was compared to what I used to pay, and at least in my short experience I am still showing plenty of ink in the carts that shipped with the printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer

    Posted
    JLAKMA
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I bought this in the spring when it was on sale, using it primarily for school. Set up was no problem and not at all time consuming. It works great with all 3 PC's, 2 iPhones, 2 PS3's, and one iPod touch in my house. When I print pictures the quality is great although I am in no way a photographer and have never printed larger then a 5x7 (only on Kodak paper so far). The speed and noise of printing both my papers for school, family photos, and personal documents is comperable to the HP I replaced with this purchase. After owning this for a few months I have only replaced the ink once (spring semester and summer semester of homework, personal documents, and approx 55 mostly 4x6 photos printed). This printer has freed my digital pictures from the hard drive on the computers, finally making it to the frames I have and onto the walls. I have been so pleased with this printer that I bought my mother and grandmother one, both were able to follow the directions to set it up on their own (not typical for either one as I usually have to do all their electronic installations for them). The only thing I dislke is that you have to be connected via usb for the firmware updates for the printer, other than that this printer has surpassed my expectations and the performance of all the HP printers that preceeded it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the hassle

    Posted
    tfscott
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This printer has been beyond painful... After 2 HP printers I was tired of paying big bucks for toner. The Kodak seemed like a good alternative. The original set up went well and everything seemed to work smooth and easy and wifi was awesome. Then the black toner went low. It literally pops up a message toner low order or "cancel printing" Printing doesn't seem to be an option this happens intantly. You better have plenty on hand because it went out after 75 pages! no wonder it is 1/2 the price. the printer toner error message blocks me from printing anything. Then I upgraded my router which through off scanning. What used to be easy communication now takes 10 minutes a page to scan a doc. I have given up... After several painful hours trying to get wifi communications to work between the printer and the modem / router I gave up and attached the USB to scan direct.... now I want to print, but it blocks me again for the toner (3 weeks old) and for a new one which printer do you want 9200 series or 9200+0455 - but it won't actually let me select one. I regret at this point in every possible way throwing out my HP and buying this giant piece of junk!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice, Great features, but weak sheet fed scan

    Posted
    Khena
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Printer is great. Quality is excellent, even with photos. Scanning is great on glass but sheet feeding is rather week. NEGATIVE: It's great if you're scanning 81/2x11 using sheet feeding, but if you want to scan anything smaller, the guides will not adjust to a smaller size, like 4x8 for photos or receipts. You'll need to use the glass for that. It does scan both sides at once which is great. Problem is that it scans one side then feed it through automatically again for other side. Nice in theory, but painfully slow. Printing is a bit noisy as well. The software is great, but the problem is that it does not give you the option to scan different document to different folders. If you want to do that, you have to change the global setting every time. You can't do that either from the screen on the printer which is a pain. Finally, if I scan a document, and want to add another page to it, I have to have the software open. I don't have the option to do that on the printer screen. POSITIVE: Printing is great, very fast, and great quality. Very nice colors. Relatively small for everything it does, Looks great and feels solid Uses less ink than other inkjets and ink is cheaper, Very easy to use and setup, Wireless works great! Very nice software with lots of options Overall, the best all in one inkjet printer I've ever used. Of course, lasers are much better, but a LOT more expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wish I had gotten something else

    Posted
    BradyP
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Time doesn't allow for me to spend to much time shopping, and at the time I bought this, I thought I was getting a deal. My previous Epson printer put this one to shame. The photo printing is nice, but wasn't a necessity. I preferred this model because it had a larger capacity feed tray for scanning documents, but just because its larger doesn't mean it is better. Papers constantly jam or bend sideways, and I spend on average 5 minutes trying to get a 10 page document scanned into my computer. I have settings on the software for just below average scan quality and the file sizes are still huge. I have to use Adobe Acrobat to reduce document size just to get it a manageable file size for email. I can not initiate a scan from Adobe PDF, it has to be done via the control panel on the printer, another big drawback. It can be set up to automatically create a pdf file, which is good but again, file size needs to be reduced to every document. I have printed about 20 pages ( B&W Contracts & fax confirmation pages that only can be printed in color) and 5 black and white 4x6 photos and the ink status is displaying as 50%. I am not sure if this is because the cartridges that came with the printer are smaller capacity or if it just eats ink that much. I rarely print in color so for both cartridges to be at 50% there must be something wrong. Will soon be going back to an Epson all in one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I have had one problem after another with this pri

    Posted
    racoon017

    The first printer I received did not connect service tech for kodak tried to get it to run and shipped me a new printer. Received the new printer and it worked with the usb cable tried to get it to work wireless to no avail . After an hour wait on the phone a wonderful service tech got the wireless to work for printing but could not get the scanner to work. After four hours on the phone I had an appointment and had to end the sesssion. The printer quit working wireless the next day. I called again and waited an hour and a quarter and again a very capable service tech took over and got the printer working again but could not get the scanner to work and ended the session after 3 hours and said trhey would get back with me. They called back a week later and another great tech went to work and a hour and a half later we got both the printer and the scanner to work wireless and it worked great that day. The printer worked the next day and on the following Friday when I went to print my boarding passes for a trip The Printer would not work either wireless or usb . I am on the road and I can only say I am very discouraged at this point and when I get home in two weeks I guess I will have to start again. The service tech were patient and courteous and I have no complaint with them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the home but not for business

    Posted
    zcalob
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The printer lacks a good paper document software like Paperport; it's a bit slow in scanning documents and one can't send PC filed documents to fax rather fax must be done manually through the paper feeder. The print quality is very good and the cost of ink replacement beats the competition. The ink doesn't last long but cost to replace is much more reasonable. Overall, I will keep it as a home printer for scanning, faxing and printing photos or color documents but I am keeping my B&W laser printer for the majority of work. I also, purchased paperport version 12 but again not able to send electronic filed docs to fax, like Brother's MFP, without having to print and manually faxing like a normal fax machine. This is a big negative for me. The paperport is a document management software which is better than the Kodak provided document/scanning software. Hope this is helpful to anyone? Feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts on this printer as well, best ~ Louis D, San Jose, CA

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for home use

    Posted
    Gatmanster
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this to replace an aging Win98-era scanner and my Epson inkjet printer. I am very pleased with my results for the first month of ownership. Print speeds are good, but not what is claimed by Kodak. If you really need 30 ppm, then you probably don't want an inkjet. Scanner quality is excellent, and I like the Kodak software that came with it. You can initiate a scan to your pc with the document feeder directly from the printer. I have noticed that the document feeder is rather picky about the pages being just about perfectly straight. If I try to scan something I printed on my laser printer, the slight page curl from the laser printer tends to cause the document feeder to jam. One shortfall I've found (as noted by others) is the inability to send a fax directly from your PC (i.e. print to a fax and have it go through the Kodak directly). If that is something you want to do often you should try elsewhere as this printer does not support that feature. You need to print to paper and then run it through the document feeder to fax it. That is about the only shortfall I have found. The users manual is a bit sparse, but everything is pretty straightforward, so I haven't found that to be a problem for me. If this is for a small business, I'm not sure how the speeds will suite your needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Completely Worthless and Aggravating Printer

    Posted
    glibremark
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this printer to replace my HP Photosmart because it was a wireless all-in-one that claimed low ink costs, and Best Buy had it on a great sale. I intended to use it for photos and for light duty as a home business printer (< 20 pages a day scanned/printed). It set up very easily and printed some 4x6 photos nicely. That is where the good news ends. The scanner is worthless. The top document feeder double feeds and jams regularly. You have to scan from glass one page at a time. The fax does not work with Vonage or other VoIP device. The paper feeder drawer sticks, and it misfeeds/double feeds regularly. The paper regularly goes through at an angle, ruining the document. The ink cartridges give you "reminders" to buy ink each time you print after the cartridge hits 50%, which is very annoying. I get about 250 pages with normal print quality, or 400 with draft. Once the printer declares that the ink is out, it refuses to print any more, even though the ink looks fine on the page. The ink levels for BW and color go down each time you print, even if you don't use color. Manufacturer says that cleaning the head is the cause of color ink usage on a BW print, but they have "cleaned" out two rarely used color cartridges in three months. Bottom line is: It can't scan, print, or fax, and the ink may be cheaper, but you will whip through it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    i took the plunge!

    Posted
    nightcrawler46
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    After several years of using HP printers and getting increasingly irked at the high price of ink I decided to broaden my horizons. The ESP-9250 was on sale for $149 and had all the features I would ever need. I studied the reviews on this site carefully and decided that I should try one out. Overall, the reviews on Best Buy's site were a mixed bag, though mostly trending toward the 4 and 5 star range. As you can see above, I pretty much agree. This printer was almost "plug and play". It was easy to unpack and set up and install the software. Print quality is competetive and the noise factor is important only if you are trying to use it in a room with someone trying to sleep. It' great that Kodak is getting away from the "Gillette" marketing plan that HP and many other printer manufacturers use. Give the product away and charge a bunch for the replacement "blades" ( re: INK!). According to Consumer Reports, the printer ratings showed that Kodak printers had the lowest ink costs on a cost per page basis. Only one HP model matched it out of all printers tested.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware

    Posted
    Debbie119

    Buyer beware of the promise of the"Save on ink". All Kodak printers on the market do not use a seggragated ink cartiage like most other printers on the martket. In other words you can choose to use "black and white" printing only for documents to be able to save on your color ink. Well the black ink is actually "shades of gray" so first it is not a true crisp black and second to make these "shades of gray" it uses your color cartiage. I have had to replace numberous color cartiages without the benefit of even one color copy printed. Also you have to use Kodak inkjet paper and only Kodak inkjet paper because if you use 20# bond the ink soaks into the paper and uses twice as much ink. How do I know all of this, I have spent hours on the phone with kodak support complaining and this is what I have been told by Kodak. So because they don't use a seggrated ink system you will use both the color and black ink even on black and white copies so that means that you have to replace both cartiages to make the printer work so there goes the slogan "Save on ink" Yes the ink is cheaper but you have to replace it a whole lot more often than any other printer on the market. I will never buy another kodak printer ever.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Junk!!!!!

    Posted
    sid491
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought my parents a Kodak printer for Christmas this year; they are old and can't get up the stairs very well. I was fooled by the sales person about the product, cheap ink, reliable; Kodak is a name that can be trusted. I’ve always had and HP printer but wanted something better for pictures, they got a digital camera for Christmas last year. Kodak or Cannon? Cheap ink with Kodak. I’ve been in the market to buy myself a printer and going on what the sales person said I bought myself a Kodak today, parents still haven’t hooked theirs up(thank you brother who is supposed to hook it up, but hasn’t a month later). Tirade. Went to Best Buy to get the same printer I bought my parents, which was $30 more, but they had a model better for $50 more. Assuming this was an after Christmas sale I took home the better model. Junk!!! Not poor picture or slow, Junk! I’ve never gotten a picture printed, set up was good then it fried trying to print the first picture. Customer service tried to help but, if it’s fried there is not much to do. I did get offered a different one, same model, but it was factory reconditioned. The new one didn’t work, why would I take a used one? I'm taking it back and spending the extra money on a Cannon, ink also. Sorry mom and dad that I gave you a piece of junk for Christmas. I sent the gift receipt, or mail it back and I’ll return it for a Cannon or HP.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    it's just 'ok'

    Posted
    lisaaah

    over 4 hours trying to get it set up...finally called kodak (probably should have called immed). over an hour on the phone w/ them. quite frustrating, however, they were very nice & helpful. eventually got it set up. the next day, the printer wouldn't work again. i called kodak and was told to hit the windows button & the letter 'r' button at the same time. then left click bonjour & kodak, then hit restart. i have to do this every 3 or days (only when i want to print something...the copier always works). kodak tells me it my wireless network (which i'm not sure i believe). also...when printing, the machine is VERY LOUD!!!!!!!! i mentioned it to the kodak assoc and he replied "really?" now i find out it's not receiving faxes (although sending them works)...back to the manuel & possibly another call to kodak! wish i could return it & buy something else. i orig purchased this one because of all the commercials (less $$$ for ink replacement). i haven't tried to scan yet...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid performer

    Posted
    FinianL
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have been using the Kodak ESP9250 intensively since I bought it about a month ago. I'm very pleased with the performance, speed and $10 black ink cartridges. This is a nice contrast with the $25 black ink cartridges for the HP all-in-one I replaced. The setup, a mix of wired and wireless, was effortless. One area I was concerned about, based on reading reviews before purchase, was paper handling. My heart sank when, on the very first test page, I had a jam. However, this turned out to be an aberration. I've only had one paper jam since while printing hundreds of pages, many of them duplex. I've had a chance to use all the features (fax, scan, copy) now, and all work fine. I've seen criticism of the photo quality in some reviews, but to my eye, the photos I've printed look equally as good as those I printed on my old HP. Except, with the Kodak, they print in one fifth of the time or better. I got the printer on sale for $149. It was a real bargain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Customer Service Lacking at Kodak

    Posted
    Edddd
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Every company can produce a lemon, even if they are Six Sigma people. Our Kodak printer was a lemon. It had a persistent paper jam message even when there was no paper in the machine. Our complaint was with their customer service. I called customer service twice on different days. Both days, I was on the phone for over an hour. It took the VRU awhile to figure out I didn't need help putting paper in the tray. I finally was forwarded to a 'dedicated' customer service line. Every 3 minutes a recorded message appeared that said the expected wait time was 5 minutes, for over an hour each time. We complained via their contact link. We received a form letter touting their 24 x 7 customer support line rather than hearing or reading out complaint about their lack of support line. We replied back. The form acknowledgement said someone would be in touch with us within 24 hours. It has been a week. Maybe fine printers, but not a fine support process. We brought an HP and actually called their customer support line to talk to a real person, and it worked.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DONT BUY ANYTHING KODAK

    Posted
    TreeGuy

    DON’T BUY ANYTHING KODAK! We purchased a Kodak 9250 in Nov 2010. From the start, the feeder would turn the paper and jam. We could not copy or fax items from the tray. Kodak replaced the printer after spending much time going through software upgrades and trouble shooting. The second printer we got did the same thing. In addition, the quality of faxing out was such that everyone was telling us the faxes were blurred. Print quality reminds me of the old printers I used in the ‘90s. I spoke with tech support-should I say tech no-support talked at me. Not only could I not understand what the person was saying, he would not listen to me when I was telling him the problem. He wanted me to go through hours of maintenance and similar procedures we did with the first printer. I ask him to send me another printer – I have heard nothing from them. They advertise their printers save in ink cost. I think it is because you have to through the thing away-it never uses any ink after that. So, not only is the product trash-tech no-support is horrendous.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    BIG Disappointment

    Posted
    KLen
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've always used HP printers, but have been open to other products. I read the reviews on this item -- the Kodak ESP 9250 Wireless All-In-One Printer -- and decided I'd buy it. [I've been using computers and all things related since the early 1980s; I've built my own computer and been inside the guts of them before.]This printer is a nightmare to get working as it's advertised. I hooked it up and could not get the FAX to work, nor would it connect to the wireless network. After 2-1/2 hours on Live Chat with a Kodak tech, we finally got the wireless function to work; but NOW, it won't scan to my hard drive. The FAX still isn't working. [I finally had to hang up with Live Chat and get some sleep.] I'm dreading another hours-long session to get this piece of garbage working, but will try it. If it doesn't do what it claims to, and what I need it to do fter that it's going back to Best Buy, and I'm getting another HP.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great ink prices

    Posted
    reviewreaderwriter
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    but thats it. I have had this printer for a few months and WAS in love with this printer when i first brought it home. Once you have to change the ink a few times this printer all of a sudden goes from printing fine to error messages Printer heads not installed properly and every time i turn on my printer now i recve this message i have to take out the printer heads reinstall them then the printer thinks it has new ink so i have to let it do its new ink check stuff and then the printer works until i turn off and on again and i have to do all those steps again and when you are in a hurry this is sooooo aggravating. Now a new problem has started ... i have brand new ink all my setting are for best print options and half the words are invisable now it just wont print. Great hey but great price on the ink. :(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good....

    Posted
    tjjhdad

    We just purchased the Kodak ESP 9250 yesterday and thus far everything is working as we had hoped. We went back and forth on this one, Epson Workforce and a couple different HP models. The Kodak had the best control panel, good reviews from other users and the build quality was superior (the Epson Workforce model felt cheap and the top tray felt as though its longer term durability would be an issue for our household). The setup instructions are straight forward, enough so our 6 year old did the majority of it. The only challenge we ran into was a print error code on our iMac when first trying to print, however this was a Mac OS issue and not the printers fault. For reference if you get an error code 100305 we were able to fix the situation by "resetting the printer" in the Mac OS utility menu. Our initial impressions are positive and will update this review in the future should that change.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great value!

    Posted
    jdegster
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    For the price I don't think you can get a better printer and it was the price that caused me to consider this printer. I was willing to forgo features and quality to get a wireless all in one. I have another expensive printer that is not wireless so I felt I didn’t need to spend a lot when I only needed wireless. What I got was an all in one printer that way exceeded my expectations. The wireless feature was easy to set up and works perfectly. The print quality rivals my more expensive photo printers and in some features exceeds in performance. For example, you can edit your photo in the print menu and even remove red eye. The LCD screen is bright and very functional. What makes this all so sweet is the ink is the lease expensive in the market and last. I now use this printer for almost all my printing. It is a great value!

    I would recommend this to a friend