Kodak has announced its latest series of inkjet printers, the ESP 7 (pictured) and ESP 9, featuring the ability to print, copy, scan, and fax documents. Nothing particularly new there, but what is welcome is that Kodak claims to offer the lowest ink replacement cost in the industry.
Printer consumables is where the serious money is made, but Kodak’s printing technology and premium-quality inks could save users up to £75 per year (has anyone thought about setting up an ink cartridge price comparison site?)
As for printer features, the £199.99 ESP 7 printer has a three-inch colour LCD, memory card slot and USB port for editing and printing from storage devices, Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking, two-sided printing, 4″x6″ borderless colour photo printing in under half a minute, and 32ppm black/30ppm colour printing.
The £299.99 ESP 9 adds the ability to fax documents, and is also fitted with an auto-document feeder.
A black cartridge for these printers will cost around £6.99, with a five-colour ink cartridge costing £9.99. All-in-one colour cartridges may not be as good value as individual ones, depending on printing usage, but these are certainly cheaper prices than those for a most other inkjets.
The printers will be available from November.