Kodak ESP Office 2170 Performance

June 24, 2011 by Sarah Meyer Reads (14,041)
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

Lift up underneath the control panel to access the inside of the machine and install/replace the ink cartridges. The ESP Office 2170 features Kodak’s new line of pigment based inks; the 30 standard capacity inks and the 30XL high capacity inks.

The output bin is directly beneath the control panel with the front side USB port and built-in memory card reader located to the left. The USB port also functions as a PictBridge port and the ESP Office 2170 is compatible with the following media: SD, SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO.

All connection ports are located on the back of the device. The ESP Office 2170 offers Hi-Speed USB 2.0 or 802.11 b/g/n wireless connections.

Setting up the ESP Office 2170

The setup for the ESP Office 2170 was quite simple and typical of what we’ve seen for most inkjet installations. Unpack the printer, plug it in, select language and country, install printhead and ink cartridges, load paper, print calibration/alignment sheet and then select your connection type.

If you select wireless like we did, you’ll need to sync the printer with your network using the inkjet’s control panel. Once the printer finished printing the calibration page, it displayed a connection screen asking whether I would like to install via a network (wireless) or USB connection. I chose the network option and the printer automatically searched for available networks. Select the correct network and input the network key (if applicable). The printer will attempt to connect to the network and display a screen alerting users to a successful or unsuccessful attempt.

Once connected, I was prompted to install the software. Kodak provides a basic wizard like most manufacturers to walk first time users through the installation process. The welcome page asked for an agreement to multiple terms – something I’m sure was implemented to speed up the process, but I was not comfortable with a general “yes” so I walked through each item. I was asked to agree to terms and conditions (mandatory if you want to install the drivers and software) as well as what software I wanted to download. I said “no” to letting Kodak track my data usage as well as the registration since I’m only temporality reviewing it.

The wizard will then install the drivers and software; when finished it will ask if you’d like to open the AIO Home Center and I selected yes. Here, you’ll be able to print out a sample 3D photo to give new users an idea of what the new 3D software is all about; I liked that, especially since Kodak included a pair of 3D glasses in the original packaging.



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