I realize off the bat it isnt a pro printer.
However i expected alittle more out of it.
I bought a Kodak esp 7 to use exactly as they are advertised, Doc prints, and photo prints.
Ill admit When and if the few times the thing prints a photo it does a good job. But the headaches just arnt worth it.
Problem from day one, kodak had an update for it, however it would only up date threw usb, NOT Ethernet cable.I found that very strange.
The wireless almost never stays connected the few attempts ive made to try to.
It Jams ALL THE TIME. I go threw its instructions to unjam it, and always end up just unplugging it and plugging it back in.which works for some reason.
It misfires colors almost every print job, i run all 4 maintenance jobs, and still nothing.Turning on and off however does seem to work. sometimes.(By print job i mean more then 5 photos at a time, of 4by6s or even 8by11s)
It grabs 2 sheets of paper alot aswell. As a result i have to load 8by11 sheets one by one.
that combined with the colors not firing make me always have to watch each and every print.
The Maintenance jobs SUCK the ink up, after running them all it shows a 5% loss of color and black. Combine that with having to run them all atleast twice or up to four to fix it, the ink saving it states is lost.
many reviews states it loud, and i for one can say, its loud, and vibrates my desk. It really does sound likes it falling apart when you turn it on, or wake it.
Which is another problem, i have it set to "sleep" in a hour of no use. Yea thats a hit or miss. 15 mins its sleeping or all day its on.
yet another problem i have had off and on is it reading the inks out when i know its not. taking the ink off and putting back in normally solves this. it does this with new ink aswell.
Also i dont care what kodak said "all colors should run out around the same time." its just not true. For some reasons it seems it tends to like to drink yellow like water.
Im breaking open my normally frugal self pulling out an unused credit card and going shopping for a real photo printer. I have my eye on an Epson or of course canon. and a cheap printer for Docs. As for the kodak, its target pratice.