Kodak ESP 9250 review

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 6
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 8
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 7.33
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Overview

  • Pros

    • Simple navigation, great software
    • Lowest total ink replacement in its class
    • Easy setup
  • Cons

    • Draft print quality
    • Black and photo print quality

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Kodak added the flagship ESP 9250 All-in-One to their photo printer line up in late August, replacing the previous generation ESP 9 All-in-One.

Like the ESP 7250 and the ESP 5250, the ESP 9250 will offer the lowest total ink replacement costs in its class along with a redesigned control panel featuring a 2.4 inch LCD, wireless photo printing, a print resolution up to 9600 dpi, a 40-sheet dedicated photo tray and a built-in card reader.

But will the ESP 9250 be able to overcome obstacles seen on previous generations to become the front runner in a competitive all-in-one inkjet market? Read our full review and find out now!

ESP 9250 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 4-in-1 device: print, scan, copy and fax
  • Print speeds: up 5.9 ipm in black, 4.1 ipm in color
  • Print resolution: up to 9600 dpi (1200 x 1200 dpi monochrome)
  • 30-page automatic document feeder
  • Built-in card reader with front side USB port
  • 2.4 inch LCD
  • Automatic duplexing
  • Paper capacity: 100-sheet paper cassette, 40-sheet dedicated photo tray
  • Connectivity: Wireless, Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Energy Star certified
  • 1-year warranty

BUILD AND DESIGN
The Kodak ESP 9250 is a cross between the ESP Office 6150 and the ESP 7250; it has the same silver and black design as the ESP 7250 but is closer to the ESP Office 6150 in structure with a near identical control panel and ADF.

The dimensions of the Kodak ESP 9250 are also the same as the ESP Office 6150: 18 x 17 x 9 inches (W x H x D). The ESP 9250 weighs in just less than 20 lbs and should easily find a place on any moderate sized desk.

The 30-sheet automatic document feeder sits on top of the ESP 9250 and can copy, scan and fax media up to 8.5 x 14 inches at a rate of 27 pages per minute (ppm) in black.

Beneath the ADF, users will find the 24-bit flatbed scanner with Kodak’s Perfect Page Technology and multiple scan software. The ESP 9250 features an optical scan resolution up to 2400 dpi and an interpolated resolution up to 9600 dpi.

On both sides of the ESP 9250 there are grooves that act as handles for opening the printer and accessing the ink cartridges. Kodak provides two 10 cartridges with the ESP 9250: the 10b black ink cartridge and the 10c color ink cartridge. Kodak also sells a high capacity black ink cartridge, the 10XL.

The redesigned control panel runs along the front of the ESP 9250 with the 2.4 inch LCD holding down the left side. Like the ESP Office 6150, the control panel consists of a numerical key pad, four directional arrows, 11 quick keys and the power button.

Beneath the control panel, users will find the 40-sheet dedicated photo tray and 100-sheet paper cassette. The photo tray can accommodate media up to 5×7 inches while the paper cassette can print on media up to 8.5 x 14 inches.

To the right of the paper trays, you’ll see the built-in card reader with a front side USB port (also works with PictBridge enabled cameras). The ESP 9250 is compatible with the following media: SD, SDHC, Compact Flash I and II, MMC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture card.

All connections are found on the back of the printer including the Ethernet and USB ports and the fax hook up. The Kodak ESP 9250 offers wireless, Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity.



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