Review on Kodak® ESP 5 All-in-One Printer
Kodak ESP 5 All-in-One Printer features the latest technologies available like Bluetooth device support and USB 2.0 compatibility. The print head type found in this printer is the thermal ink-jet type and it also supports a paper size up to A4. It uses four ink colors with extra pigmented black and gloss enhancer. A major requirement of any printer for the home users is that it should be light in weight and the ESP 5 satisfies this demand with an overall weight of only 5.4 kg. The printing software used are Kodak EasyShare and AiO Home Center.
The ESP 5 All-in-One printer from Kodak provides its users with excellent photographic prints. The printer has image enhancement techniques like facial retouch, Kodak PERFECT TOUCH Technology, red eye reduction, and color restoration. The user could even take prints without connecting the ESP 5 to a computer as it features an in-built card reader. Also the integrated 3 inch LCD display in the printer allows you to see the image of what is getting printed.
The Kodak ESP 5 All-in-One Printer has a sleek design and comes in black color. The printer is able to produce up to 30 pages per minute in mono color and upto 29 pages per minute in color print. Users could take prints in different kinds of papers like plain paper, coated paper, photo paper, iron-on, transparency film, label media, greeting cards, and 20 to 24 lb. plain paper. The printer allows you to take photo prints even without connecting to a computer. It uses a CIS type scanner with a maximum scan size of 8½ × 11.7 inches. The tray capacity of the printer is 100 sheets plain paper/30 sheets photo paper. Two cartridges could be placed in the printer and it uses pigmented inks to achieve the brilliant photographic images.
- FIVE – Convenient to use
The Kodak ESP 5 All-in-One Printer's most important feature is the convenience to use it. The printer has a two cartridge system allowing the user to be free from the difficulty of changing cartridge every now and then. It is also easy to fix and remove the cartridge. If you are using a Kodak photo paper for printing, the printer would recognize the exact paper and select the setting accordingly.
- FOUR – Performance
The CIS scanner provided in this printer is able to scan multiple pictures at once and the software would create separate image files automatically. A 4×6 inch borderless photo print could be made in less than 30 seconds using the Kodak ESP 5 printer and it could print borderless photos up to 8½ × 11 inches and documents up to 8½ × 14 inches. It could also print up to 30 papers per minute in black and 29 papers per minute in color prints.
- THREE – Memory card
You could even take prints from the Kodak ESP 5 printer even without connecting it to the computer. This is achieved using the in-built card reader and LCD display. The card reader could support memory cards like Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Multimedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, XD-Picture Card, and Compactflash Type I and II including microdrives.
- TWO – Operating System compatibility
The Kodak ESP 5 All-in-One Printer is compatible with both Windows and Mac Operating Systems. It supports different versions of Windows like Vista, XP, and Windows 7. You would need a computer with a processor speed of 1.2GHz and above and hard drive space of 200MB to install the printer into your Windows Operating System based computer. The printer supports 10.4.8 or higher versions of the Mac Operating System.
- ONE – Kodak EasyShare
The ESP 5 All-in-One printer from Kodak features the Kodak EasyShare software. Using this software, you could easily edit your pictures, tag them, and insert them in attractive templates and print them using the Kodak ESP 5 All-in-One Printer. The software also allows the user to share the photos using the Internet and you could also easily upload pictures on social websites like Facebook.
The Kodal ESP 5 All-in-One Printer provides you an easier and simple way to print copy and scan photos. The Kodak printer also ensures a 50% additional savings while using the Kodak ESP 5. The LCD display and card reader interface allow you to print pictures even without connecting the printer to a computer.