Kodak ESP Office 2170 Review

by Sarah Meyer Reads (13,832)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 7
    • Features
    • 7
    • Operational Costs
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 7.50
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Pros

    • Excellent photo/text quality
    • Easy to use software
    • Creative features
  • Cons

    • Manual duplexing
    • Single rear fed tray
    • Slower than advertised print speeds

Kodak introduced the second addition to its office all-in-one lineup – the ESP Office 2170 – this spring, following up on the ESP C310 All-in-One announcement at CES 2011.

The ESP Office 2170 is targeted at the SOHO market offering the lowest total ink replacement cost in its class along with built-in wireless, a 25-sheet ADF, a front side USB port and 3D photo printing to boot.

Read our full review and find out if the ESP Office 2170 is a small office dream or a nightmare.


  • 4-in-1 inkjet: print, scan, copy and fax
  • Print speeds: up to 6 ppm in black, up to 4 ppm in color
  • 4×6 photo print: as fast as 38 seconds
  • Print resolution: up to 4800 dpi
  • 1.5-inch display
  • 3D photo printing
  • Front side USB with built-in card reader
  • 25-sheet ADF
  • Paper capacity: 150-sheet rear tray
  • Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Wi-Fi
  • Energy Star certified
  • Operating Systems: Windows, Mac OS 10.4.8 or higher
  • 1-year limited warranty with Enhanced Support

The ESP Office 2170 more closely resembles the ESP 9250 than the ESP Office 6150, not only in style, but with what appears to be a sleek, more compact look. But looks can be deceiving, because with the approximate dimensions of 18 x 12 x 26-inches, the ESP Office 2170 is actually larger than both the ESP 9250 and ESP Office 6150. Oddly enough, it weighs less than both previously reviewed units – less than 16 lbs without consumables.

The 25-sheet automatic document feeder is one of the most useful “business” features that Kodak includes on the ESP Office 2170. Scan, fax or copy multiple documents or images up to 8.5 x 14 inches at a touch of the Start button.

Beneath the ADF is the 8.5 x 11.7-inch flatbed scanner featuring an optical scan resolution up to 1200 dpi as well as several scan-to options including memory cards, USB flash drives, email and PC. Kodak also includes their scan software that automatically recognizes multiple images on the flatbed and creates individual files.

The control panel has a 1.5-inch LCD, four main device shortcuts, a four directional navigation, alpha-numeric key pad and eight quick keys (plus the on/off button). The control panel is not adjustable as we have seen on previous ESP models.




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