Kodak ESP Office 2170
This is Kodak's offering as a home office all-in-one, so it includes a 25-sheet ADF and full fax functions. It's full-width control panel comes with a rather small, 38mm LCD, no bigger than that in the more budget-end ESP C310. Paper feeds from a single tray at the rear to a pull-out tray at the front and there is no separate photo tray. There's also no front-panel USB, though Kodak does provide a wireless connection. With a maximum print speed of 3.7ppm, this isn't a fast printer, but it makes up for this with very low print costs of 1.6p for black and 4.3p per colour.
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Lexmark Genesis S815
The key feature of this machine, immediately obvious when you look at it, is its near-vertically mounted scanner. It photographs rather than scans, and produces a page image in about three seconds. The LCD screen is set into the large piano-black front cover, but the print engine is the same as in many of Lexmark’s other machines based on its Vizix print engine. It prints well enough and its duplex performance is better than some rivals, though the paper path, from rear to front, makes loading paper a little awkward. Running costs are better than average and it’s fair value - if you shop around.
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Ten... all-in-one inkjet printers
I've been using an Epson Stylus Photo R360 with a CIS for the last 4 years. The heads show no sign of drying out but there IS a longstanding problem with Epsons in that they calculate when the ink absorbing pads will be saturated with ink and simply stop printing. The official way to fix this is to use an official repairer for about £100. When this happened to me about two years ago I used a hack and have printed happily and smudge-free for another two years.
If you have the Equivalent printer in the USA, Epson will give you a FREE software fix, no repair bills there. Lets screw Europe.
My advice would be to NOT buy an Epson. I don't mind printers which breakdown but I detest planned obsolescence.
Agree in general, though just because some company stops "maintaining" the driver doesn't mean you have to buy a new printer. Once it works, then it works for the printer capabilities and they can't make it not work
I keep hoping someone will report Epson have fixed the problem of clogging print heads. I got burned twice about four years ago and will not touch them again until someone reports this has been sorted. HP on the other hand has been totally reliable (though their printer monitoring software is bleeding annoying).
You can normally skip the big download on Windows and just install the driver, leaving the annoying monitoring software and the rest of the bloat.
ALL of HPs printer software is bleeding annoying.
And they don't fix bugs.