But that’s not a major issue unless you want cloud printing, don’t already have a WiFi access point on your network, and don’t want to add one. 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 the , Ethernet as well as WiFi, faster speed for business applications, and better-quality photos. I wouldn’t use the ESP 3. 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. There was no apparent reason for the printer choosing one mode or the other, since I didn’t change any settings, but the results were noticeably different, with the composite black version showing a slight tint. Clearly aimed primarily at home use—with built-in templates for graph paper, notebook paper, sheet music, tic-tac-toe, and more—the Kodak ESP 3.

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In fact, the ESP 3. The NX slows down to a crawl in comparison, averaging 2: In other words, it offers fewer features of any kind than you might expect for the price. Just keep in mind that the key phrase in that sentence is light duty.

Most people would consider most of the photos in our tests good enough for framing or saving in an album, but some photos were clearly flawed. If you use full-page graphics, however, you’ll need to invest in a heavyweight paper.

More Multi-function Printer Reviews: But don’t think that the focus on home use means that it’s limited strictly to basics.

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: Low claimed cost per page.


It can print directly from memory cards, and it includes a 2. That makes it a bit slower than the more expensive Photosmartat 3. Aimed primarily at home use, the Kodak ESP 3.

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That’s the fastest time I’ve seen for any inkjet MFP. Photo speed was more impressive, with an average of 50 seconds for a 4 by 6 on our tests.

Simply set espp in place, remove the packing materials, plug it in, and load the two ink cartridges and paper. Relatively slow for business applications. I’d like this printer even more if it included wired network support rather than just WiFi.

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As with speed, quality for text and graphics isn’t as impressive as for photos, but it’s not bad, with text at the low end of a tight range where the vast majority of inkjets fall, and graphics absolutely par for an ink jet. In general, text quality is better than most inkjets, graphics are reasonably typical for the breed, and photos are at the low end of the scale. Also, unlike many inkjet printers, the ESP 3. The prints, scans, and copies.

Warranty and Cost per Page The ‘s one-year warranty counts as a plus, with Kodak sending a replacement printer first, if you need one, along with a return shipping label, and Kodak picking up the shipping kkdak in both directions.

We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions kodwk buying links on this page. However that’s balanced somewhat by its high-quality text, along with fast speed for photos.


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The Best Password Managers of Creating one strong password that you can remember is hard enough; doing If you plan to print black and white photos, in kidak, don’t expect true photo quality from the 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.

On our business applications suite timed with QualityLogic’s hardware and software I clocked it at an effective speed of 3. Kodak will soon be offering new fsp, and was not able to provide us with the yield and cost numbers that would let us confirm the internal kidak of its cost per page claim, or whether it’s truly comparable to other manufacturer’s claims.

Where there was once a bright line as lawyers like to call it between the two, there’s now a wide korak gray area. Interestingly, office-centric features aren’t the only thing missing from the They’re certainly good enough for home use for schoolwork, say, or party invitations. The only way to find out is to calculate the total cost of ownership for each of the printers you’re considering, based on the initial cost of the printer plus the total cost of all the pages you expect to print over the printer’s lifetime.

Yet it offers better-looking text output than most inkjets aimed at office use.