Kodak ESP 2170 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer
by Nelson Ray
Kodak ESP 2170
I want to tell you about my Kodak ESP 2170 All-in-One Printer. I have had a home computer since the mid-90's and honestly what good is it to have a PC without a printer? My first printer was a dot-matrix printer I cannot even remember the name, but I do remember it was noisy, heavy and expensive and only printed in black and white.
My next printer was a little more advanced, it was a Canon inkjet and the cartridges were not really expensive but they didn't last long. It printed okay-ish but you could definitely tell the prints were from an at-home sub-par printer.
The next printer I bought was an all-in-one from Lexmark, let's just say it was junk and at leave it at that. It broke almost immediately and was never used that often. By now I was getting really tired of the "junk" printers and it was about 2004 and I purchased an Epson all-in-one printer for about $250 dollars.
The salesperson at Best Buy here in Lancaster, Ohio said they were real work-horses and gave excellent prints. He was right the machine lasted about four years and it did a great job but the one caveat was that when the cartridges needed replace (there were four in total) you had to shell out $100 dollars! I cringed each time I returned to buy the cartridges, as they were slowly bankrupting me.
Finally when this printer died, I bought another Epson but took a friends advice and started buying generic ink cartridges from people on eBay. I saved a lot of money because for $25 I could buy twenty cartridges and refill about five different times.
trouble is, sometimes they didn't work and they gummed the printer up and eventually led to its demise. So, back to the store I go looking for another printer. I was determined to purchase another Epson and just deal with the ink prices.
But then something caught my eye, Kodak had new all-in-one printers and it said on the package that they had the lowest price per print in the industry. I even checked the prices of their refill cartridges right then and there and they weren't fibbing!
I thought for a while and decided for $99 dollars I would take the chance; the worst it could do is "guzzle" cartridges and if that were the case I would start from scratch again.
I brought it home and the installation was a breeze, I normally use my Kodak ESP 2170 for reports and such as it is not cost effective to print pictures at home. I thought just once I would print a picture, turns out they were wonderful!
I found the Kodak all in one inkjet printer to be very efficient and cost effective. It doesn't "drink" ink cartridges and they are affordable and all your prints look top-notch. I like that I don't have to pay huge sums of money for refill cartridges or have to settle for generic ink.
I can easily afford to purchase cartridges when I need them, locally and at a fair price. I love all the other features of this printer, scanner, copier and fax machine. I love to scan old photos and put them online and this is wonderful for that too. Try a Kodak ESP 2170 All-in-One Printer and you'll be glad you did!