Like Canon and Epson, Kodak also introduced a brand new all-in-one inkjet printer, the Kodak ESP C310, at CES 2011. Unlike the others, Kodak also unveiled their new 30 series of ink, a series that offers the lowest total ink replacement cost and cost per page in its class based on standard capacity cartridges.
Kodak has been focused on reducing ink costs for the past two years since beginning their Print and Prosper campaign but this is the first time (in my hazy memory) that they’ve claimed both the lowest ink replacement costs as well as lowest cost per page.
Today, we’ll be taking a hands-on first look at the budget friendly Kodak ESP C310 All-in-One before it hit stores with detailed specs, information and photos from our test lab. We’ll be following up with our full review which will feature testing of both the C310 and the new 30 series ink cartridges, so stayed tuned!
ESP C310 SPECIFICATIONS:
- 3-in-1 inkjet printer: print, scan and copy
- Print speeds: 6 ipm in black, 4 ipm in color
- Print resolution: up to 9600 optimized dpi
- 1.5-inch LCD
- Built-in memory card reader
- Paper capacity: 100-sheet rear folding tray
- Connectivity: Wireless, USB
- Energy Star qualified
- Operating system: Mac OS, Windows
- 1-year warranty
BUILD AND DESIGN
The Kodak ESP C310 is a budget friendly all-in-one (suggested retail price is $99.99) so the build and design is both compact and simple. The dimensions for the C310 are approximately 17 x 12 x 7 inches in non use and the design is solid black except for a single yellow stripe across the front of the C310.
The control panel runs along the top right side and features a 1.5-inch LCD, five quick keys (including the power key) and a navigation pad.
Flip open the 100-sheet rear tray for printing on a variety of media as small as a 4×6 photo print or as large as an 8.5 x 14 inch document. The Kodak ESP C310 offers an intelligent paper sensor that automatically adjusts paper settings based on the paper loaded in the rear tray.
Underneath the flip up paper tray is the 24 bit CIS optical scanner. With an optical resolution up to 1200 dpi, the C310 can scan a single document up to 8.5 x 11.7 inches or multiple smaller images that are scanned as individual files thanks to Kodak’s scan software.
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