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Kodak ESP 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1038 reviews of Kodak ESP 3. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the design and print quality. The performance and usability also get good views. The paper handling and durability get less positive comments. Views about the connectivity and size are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Kodak ESP 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kodak ESP 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 user reviews of Kodak ESP 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and print quality. The design and usability also get good comments. Comments are divided on the performance. Many are critical about the multifunction and durability.

price, usability, design, print quality, size

noise, reliability, durability, multifunction

47% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak ESP 3.2 Wi-Fi All-in-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan)Kodak ESP 3.2 Wi-Fi All-in-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kodak ESP 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 user reviews of Kodak ESP 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Views about the design and print quality are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the paper handling. Many are less positive about the connectivity and multifunction.

price, performance, usability, print quality, design

reliability, noise, durability, multifunction, connectivity

18% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kodak ESP 3 SE USB 2.0 All-In-One Color Inkjet Printer Scanner Copier Photo Printer w/Card ReaderKodak ESP 3 SE USB 2.0 All-In-One Color Inkjet Printer Scanner Copier Photo Printer w/Card Reader

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Kodak ESP 3.2

 

Small and unassuming, the $99 Kodak ESP 3.2 sports many of the same features as competing all-in-one printers from Canon, HP and Epson for half the price. That includes an integrated flatbed scanner and copier, and a plethora of mobile printing...

Aug, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Kodak ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer

 

Aimed primarily at home use, the Kodak ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer inkjet MFP can also serve for light-duty use in a home office, or in the dual role of home and home-office printer.

High-quality photos. Prints, scans, and copies. Wi-Fi. Supports Google Cloud Print and Kodak Email Print Service

No wired network support. No automatic document feeder. No fax

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Kodak ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer review

 

The $100 ESP 3.2 is Kodak's beginner's multifunction device that can print, scan, fax, and copy, but a week of testing is all I need to give it a thumbs down. I'm especially disappointed that this entry-level device still suffers the same mechanical...

The Kodak ESP 3.2 manages decent output performance on both speed and image quality.

A fixed-angle display limits its usability in tight spaces.

Despite its remote-printing capabilities, the Kodak ESP 3.2's design blunders and inconsistent performance are unacceptable in the face of competing multifunctions in the sub-$100 category.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

Kodak Hero 3.1 All-in-One Printer Review: Bargain Price, Cheap Ink, Great Photos

 

The Kodak Hero 3.1 color inkjet multifunction printer offers a lot of bang for the buck. At only $100 (as of April 2, 2012) this copying/printing/scanning device produces exceptionally nice photos, and its inexpensive inks make it cheaper to operate...

Excellent photo quality ; Inexpensive ink

Slow performance ; Printer monitor software can conflict with driver

For a bargain price, this multifunction printer offers great photo quality and low-cost ink--with just a glitch or two.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Ken Sander (laptopmag.com)

Kodak ESP3 All-in-One Printer

 

An affordable all-in-one-printer that has strong editing software and cheap ink.

Great editing software ; Inexpensive ink ; Plenty of card slots

No LCD ; Awkward mechanical arm ; Noisy

If you can handle the higher ink costs, the Epson WorkForce 500 delivers slightly better results in a shorter amount of time. However, while the Kodak ESP3 has the $129 price tag, those who plan to use a printer heavily will save money over the long...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

ESP 3 ALL-IN-ONE Printer

 

The Kodak ESP 3 All-in-One color inkjet multifunction printer offers a little bit of a lot of things, for a low price. Because it's slow and sparsely featured, however, it's best suited for a light-use, home or student setting.

Inexpensive unit and inks

Limited features and paper handling Slow; plain-paper prints look dull

In our tests the ESP 3 struggled on multiple fronts. Plain-text pages crawled out at a rate of 6 pages per minute (ppm), color graphics at 2 ppm. On plain paper, plain text looked charcoal rather than black, finely drawn, and just a little imprecise;...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Kodak ESP 3 All-In-One Printer

 

The Kodak ESP 3 All-In-One Printer pairs reasonably high-quality output with a low cost per page.

Low claimed running costs. Fast photo print speed. Prints, copies, and scans.

Although it lets you copy files from memory cards and USB keys to a computer, it can't print directly from either.

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Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Kodak ESP 3 review

 

Kodak's ESP 3 is an entry-level all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printer, copier, and scanner. Kodak keeps the cost low at $130, which makes this one of the cheapest multifunctional printers, but the output quality just isn't up to par with that of the other...

Kodak's Home Center Software with autoretouch makes photo editing easy; onboard media card bay; compact footprint.

Unacceptable text and graphics prints; awkward mechanical arm; slower-than-average print speeds; buggy Windows Vista drivers.

The Kodak ESP 3 comes with great software for editing photos and applying touch-ups to portraits, but printer software is only as good as the physical results, and the print quality isn't nearly up to current industry standards. Your $150 would be much...

May, 2008

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

KODAK HERO 3.1 All-in-One Printer

 

The Kodak HERO 3.1 All-in-One Printer ($99.99 direct) is the junior member of Kodak's HERO line of inkjet multifunction printers (MFPs). It provides a low-priced option with solid home credentials, respectable speed and output quality for its price.

Good price. Support for Google Cloud Print. Low claimed running cost for color pages

Sub-par graphics. Inconsistent photo output. No port for USB thumb drive

The Kodak HERO 3.1 is the junior member of Kodak?s HERO MFP line, providing decent speed and output quality for home use.

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (macworld.com)

Kodak ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer

 

Great photo output, nice documents (at best quality), and inexpensive ink more than compensate for this inkjet MFP's slow and slightly loud operation.

Kodak has one of the friendliest and most colorful installation routines in the business. The software bundle handles scanning, OCR, and even 3D photos; and you can control everything from within a single nicely rendered interface. The ESP 3.2 offers...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Kodak has combined quality, ease-of-use, and affordable inks to create the KODAK ESP 3 All-in-One Printer. It offers high-quality picture and document output, while allowing you to save up to 50% on everything you print compared to similar consumer inkjet printers. So you can print, copy, and scan even more

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:20 - 500
N-in-1 copy function (N=):9
N-in-1 copy function (N=):9
N-in-1 function (N=):9
PC free copying: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.7in
Height:6.8in
Weight:13lbs
Width:16.6in

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.4

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):120

Header

Manufacturer:Kodak
Model:3 All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kodak ESP

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:100

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Supported network protocols (IPv4):DPOF, MIPC, PTP/IP
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Office Machine

Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Photo Multifunction:Photo printer
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Print
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7, Vista Home Basic, XP-Home, Mac OS 10.5 / Windows XP, Vista\nMac OS 10.4.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 12.3 x 6.77 / 16.6 x 11.7 x 6.81
Power Requirements:110–240 V AC, 50–60 Hz
Power supply:120

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Letter
Standard tray media types:Coated paper, Envelopes, Iron-On Transfers, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies / Coated paper, Iron-On Transfers, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper / Plain Paper

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Performance

Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Faxing:N
Number of print cartridges:2
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

Power consumption (typical):120

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Number of print cartridges:2

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:29ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):29ppm
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):29

Scanning

Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7 / Legal (216 x 356)
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200

Software

Bundled software:EASYSHARE, OCR

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), microSDHC, miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SDHC

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/Vista/XP-Home SP2+/Macintosh OS 10.4.8+
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:200
Minimum processor:Celeron/G4/G5 / Intel Celeron, 1.2 GHz
Minimum RAM:512
Minimum system requirements:Celeron 1.2GHz/POWERPC G5, G4 1.2GHz\nCD-ROM / Windows: Celeron 1.2 GHz, RAM 512 MB, HDD 200 MB, CD-ROM\nMac: PowerPC G4/G5/INTEL-based MAC, 1.2 GHz, RAM 512 MB, HDD 200 MB, CD-ROM

Technical Details

Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, xD
Interface:WiFi, USB
Maximum input capacity (photo paper):30
Maximum number of copies:9
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 11.7
Media size (tray 1):4 × 6" - 8½ × 14"
Power Requirements:100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Print technology:Inkjet
Scan type:CIS
Scanner Type:CIS
Standard input trays:2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8
Height:6.89
Weight:11.9 / 13 / 13.1
Width:16.6