Depending on how much of a perfectionist you are, you may or may not consider these photos acceptable. By today’s standards the ‘s speed is best described as tolerable. Where there was once a bright line as lawyers like to call it between the two, there’s now a wide fuzzy gray area. In most ways—from print speed, to output quality, to low running cost—the Kodak ESP 3. I’d like this printer even more if it included wired network support rather than just WiFi. Kodak clearly designed the primarily as a home MFP.

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In addition, Kodak says you can download a full set of drivers and software for OS X Setup was standard fare. On our text tests, more than half of the fonts were both easily readable and well formed at five points, some passed both tests at four points, and none needed more than 8 points.

I also saw some problems with black and white photos that I’d call more serious, including slight banding and odd diagonal lines in the dark background of one photo each I time I printed it.

However that’s balanced somewhat by its high-quality text, along with fast speed for photos. Become a fan of PCMag. I saw kldak dithering in the form of mild graininess in several photos and a tendency to lose details in light areas.

But don’t think that the focus on home use means that it’s limited strictly to basics. The photo speed is even more impressive when you consider that the output quality is above par. We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

The printer kodaak 7. In any case, if you’re looking for a home MFP, be sure to also take a look at the NX, which offers a lower initial cost than theEthernet as well as WiFi, faster speed for business applications, and better-quality photos. The Best Password Managers of Creating one strong password that you can remember is hard enough; doing Simply set it in place, remove the packing materials, plug it in, and load the two ink cartridges and paper.


It’s also 9250 light, at With the plain paper we use in our tests, the ink curled the paper into virtual dsp.

On our business applications suite timed with QualityLogic’s hardware and software I clocked it at an effective speed of 3.

Most people would consider them good enough to hand out to important clients or customers as well, at least if you print using high-quality mode. That’s the fastest time I’ve seen for any inkjet MFP. In other words, it offers fewer features of any kind than you might expect for the price. Just two years ago that would have struck me as being reasonably fast.

If you want to take advantage of either cloud print feature, be aware that you can’t use them if you connect the printer by USB, and the only network support the ESP 3. It can print directly from memory sep, and it includes a 2.

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The NX slows down to a crawl in comparison, averaging 2: If you plan to print black and white photos, in short, don’t expect true photo quality from the Among other niceties, it can print JPG files from memory cards, letting you preview them first on the 2. I clocked it at an average of 36 seconds for a 4-by-6 and 1: A light blue sky in one picture turned almost white, for example, making it hard to pick out the clouds or see the edge of a snow-covered mountain peak against the sky.


Depending on how much of a perfectionist you are, you may or may not consider these photos acceptable.

Yet it offers better-looking text output than most inkjets aimed at ssp use. That makes it a bit slower than the more expensive Photosmartat 3.

Edges weren’t as sharp as you would get from almost any laser, which means the text doesn’t have the crisp, professional look that you’d want for, say, your resume. Also note that one black and white photo came out printed in composite black combining cyan, yellow, and magenta inks in kodzk test run but with only black ink in five other runs.

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Graphics were easily good enough for any internal business need, including PowerPoint handouts. I saw some banding in default mode and a slight tendency to lose thin lines, but there wasn’t even a hint of banding in high-quality kodqk, and most printers have far greater problems with thin lines. Photos from most inkjets are roughly equivalent to drugstore prints, but often at the low end of what you can expect from a drugstore. Graphics are easily good enough for any internal business or home use.