How many girls do you know who would be thrilled to get a wireless printer for Christmas and a Dyson vacuum for their birthday? Probably not many… but I sure am one of them! Let’s talk about the first part of that equation: the printer. To be specific, the Kodak ESP 9 All-In-One Printer.
Last Christmas my parents gave me and my sister new printers (and recycled our old ones at the store, yay!). While most “kids” may not be crazy about getting a ridiculously practical gift for the holidays, I loved it. As a still-getting-on-my-feet-small business owner, I rarely spend the money to buy things I’d really like to have (or, ahem, even need sometimes)… and this was something I had wanted for quite some time: the ability to print from anywhere in the house – not just the home office!
The wireless printing is by far my favorite feature, but the copier feature is also SUPER easy to use, and I love all of the settings that make saving ink a breeze (ie: print in draft, black and white only, etc. – but that’s sort of a given with most modern printers). I’ve had this printer for almost a year and am just now having to buy replacement ink for the first time. Which, by the way, is not nearly as budget-busting as it used to be. One of the biggest benefits of a Kodak printer is the relatively low cost of ink, when compared to others. Prices range from just $10.00 for black ink to $28.00 for the combo pack.
I have not even gotten halfway into what this printer can do, because it just works. And that’s all I need it to do. I had a P-S-C (printer-scanner-copier) prior to this, but definitely not one that was wireless or that could scan a stack of papers from a top tray. This printer retails for $249.99. You can buy it online or in stores, if I remember correctly (but I didn’t see any Kodak ink at OfficeMax tonight… so I may have to order that online).
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And in the interest of a totally fair review, I’ll go ahead and list the only flaw I’ve found so far with the printer. Occasionally, I’ll have to physically press the power button on the printer face to cycle the power on or off when my computer doesn’t want to talk to it via the wireless right off the bat. This could be due to my computer or wireless network, however, so i don’t want to entirely lay the blame on the printer here!
Any questions? Any other products/categories you readers would like me to review next?