Kodak ESP 3.2 Review: Is Low Cost Better?

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 5
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 6
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 5
    • Features
    • 7
    • Operational Costs
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 6.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Overview

  • Pros

    • Great software
    • Low initial cost
    • Mobile applications
  • Cons

    • Photo prints
    • Auto calibration

Quick Take

The ESP 3.2 tries hard to be more than your typical low end AIO, but in the end, fails.


Kodak introduced the ESP 3.2 All-in-One and Pic Flick HD App as creative solutions for consumers interested in mobile print options.

The ESP 3.2 All-in-One is a budget-friendly printer with scan and copy functionality as well as a 2.4-inch touchscreen, print speeds up to 8 ipm in black, a 100-sheet rear-fed tray and wireless connectivity for $99.99.

Build & Design
The ESP 3.2’s design is reminiscent of the HERO 3.1 AIO and the ESP C310 with the black exterior panels, yellow highlights and flip down 100-sheet rear paper tray. Even the dimensions are similar at 17 x 12 x 7 inches (all three share these measurements in nonuse).

The main physical difference is the ESP 3.2’s 2.4-inch color touchscreen, a feature neither previous generation AIO offered. Thanks to the touchscreen, the control panel of old is gone and replaced with five simple icons that light up, depending on the job.

The memory card reader is located directly beneath the touchscreen. Compatible media includes: SD, SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro. There is no PictBridge/USB port on the front side.

The 8.5 x 11-inch flatbed scanner offers an optical scan resolution up to 1200 dpi, Perfect Page scan technology (auto image correction), automatic separation of multiple scans and several scan-to features including PC, Google Docs, email, memory cards and network folders.

Open the front panel which also serves as the output tray and lift at the middle to access the ink cartridges. The ESP 3.2 features the Kodak 30 Series of ink cartridges.

All the connections are found on the back of the Kodak ESP 3.2. The ESP 3.2 offers both wireless and USB 2.0 connectivity.


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