GIFT IDEA – KODAK ESP 3250 ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER
For over a hundred years Kodak has been America’s renown and respected photography company. My own history with the company began in the 50’s when I received its Brownie Hawkeye. Kodak branched out since them and its brand is on many products–cameras, film, and printers. Recently I was offered an opportunity to review the Kodak ESP3250 All-In-One Printer. Anyone who knows me KNOWS big time how technologically impaired I am, but here goes.
Let’s start with the manufacturer’s key specs:
- Print Technology: Color inkjet
- Interface: USB 2.0
- Maximum Paper Size: 8.5×14 inches
- Maximum Resolution (Color): 9,600dpi
- Maximum Resolution (Monochrome): Not rated
- Scan Resolution: 1,200dpi
- Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) Included: No
- LCD Size (Diagonal): 1.5 inches
- Dimensions (HWD): 7.1×16.6×11.7 inches
- Weight: 12.3 pounds
This printer-copier-scanner has a single paper-intake slot. Its multifunction card reader slot is compatable only with SD and Memory Sticks but not xD cards.
I tried letters and scanning them. Happily my den remained relatively noise-free whenever I used it. No bothering vibrations emitted to distract me at work. I wish the small screen was larger as it was difficult for me, even with my reading glasses on, to see little details.
No pixel distortion was visible. Copies seemed a trifle lighter than I wanted and the colors were less accurate. Since I take and print many photos, this was a disappointment. Even though this printer uses a two cartridge, six ink system I thought that the flesh colors seemed somewhat yellowish and without sharp contrast. Since it took no paper less than 4 X 6 inches, I printed portraits and snaps, but could not make any wallets.
The ESP3250 is a no frills entry level model. At $129.99 it is a solid choice for users who only print, scan, and copy occasionally. Users that print frequently or print many photos will find themselves looking for features this one lacks.
This 3-in-1 did the job. I would rather have tested Kodak’s entry level wireless. Because the printer does not sit on my small kidney desk, I had to send hubby out to buy an expensive cable to connect it to my desktop. I recommend all buyers consider this additional cost when investing in any printer.
I appreciated the print speed – documents up to 30 pages per minute in black and 29 pages per minute in color, and borderless KODAK Lab Quality 4 × 6 in. photos in as little as 29 seconds. I appreciate the one year warranty. I appreciate this product being both Windows and Macintosh friendly. I appreciate Kodak’s great support links. I appreciate its user friendly EasyShare software. I groused a little so I wanted to be sure to end on its competitive strengths. A wireless printer sure would be nice to find under the tree for Christmas.
The Kodak ESP 3250 All-In-One Printer sells for approximately $129.99 and can be purchased nationwide online and in retail locations. The box includes
- KODAK ESP 3250 All-in-One Printer
- KODAK Black Ink Cartridge
- KODAK Color Ink Cartridge
- Paper Sample Pack
- Power supply
- Adapter cord
- Startup Guide
- User Guide
- KODAK All-in-One Printer Software
For further information contact www.kodak.com.
This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.