A couple of months ago, Kodak sent me the ESP 9 to review. They also had me determine how much money I could be saving on ink if I were using this printer instead of the one I currently own. Several other YouTube partners were given the same opportunity. Since more than one of those videos showed up on YouTube, there were – of course – a few haters in the comments. One commenter, though, was not only polite and nice… he actually asked if he could HAVE the ESP 9. I decided to send it to him. Here, you’ll see his review.
Matt has done a few screencasts for us in the past. He’s a great community member, and participates often. When he jokingly asked if he could have the Kodak printer, I thought it was a great idea. I’m not in the market for a new printer myself, even though this is a good one. What better way to handle things than by giving back to the community?
Matt absolutely loves this printer. He was excited that this is an all-in-one machine… printer, scanner, copier and fax machine. He likes the way the paper is stored under the printer in drawers… making it easier for paper to feed into the unit without having as much worry about paper jams.
He notes that the scanner lid is lightweight and will lock in an open position. Too often, you can have issues with scan lids dropping down or being too heavy to properly scan your documents. Also, if you want to scan a page from a book, traditional closing lids are impossible to help you get a clear scan of the book. With the ESP 9, you don’t have issues with that. Just lock the lid open and scan away to your heart’s content.
The printer includes multimedia ports, including an SD card and camera connections. This printer also boasts:
- Convenient 2-cartridge, 6-ink system
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity keeps you more connected than ever before
- The consumer inkjet printing industry’s first 10 in. touch control panel
- Sleek, intuitive design with memory card slots for printing with or without a computer
Matt feels that the touch-screen on the front is the best feature. He was impressed with the way he can check ink and paper levels with the touch of a finger. Again – the ink cartridges are “dirt cheap” for this particular printer. Matt notes that they last a long time, so you’ll definitely save money.
Congratulations, Matt, for being a great community member and for having a cool new printer to use.
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