Pros

  • Inexpensive unit and inks

Cons

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

At A Glance

A student or home user can get an adequate printer plus a few more features in this low-cost unit.

Manufacturer’s Description

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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.kodak.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 1756931
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 884420425144
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
Copy quality Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 6.0   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 57.39
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 14.35
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 55.24
Color Output Quality Good
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 15.1
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 27.52
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 26.16
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 8.43
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 129.34
Sports Action Shot (secs) 56.7
Overall Scan Quality Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 14.23
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 25.04
One-Page Webpage (secs) 41.15
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.2
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 65.81
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 16.15
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.1
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Fair
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 1.0
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 16.17
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.0
Line Art Output Quality Good