The Bottom Line
- Low-cost ink refills
- Easily configured wireless networking
- Decent photo quality
- Can scan multiple pages simultaneously with included software
- Single, rear-feed paper tray
- Manual duplex printing
- Color inkjet printer
- 1.5-inch color LCD
- Copier, scanner
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n networking
- Memory card capability includes SD, SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick
- Single rear-feed paper tray
Guide Review - Kodak ESP C310 Multifunction Color Printer
Printing times were in line with most other all-in-ones I've tested, if a bit on the slow side. First pages took about 21 seconds to come out, and an average four-page color print job (using a Word document) took 1:06 and slightly longer for a large PDF file, across a wireless network. It's worth noting that the wireless on this printer was quickly set up, though since it's all done via the tiny LCD screen, keep your reading glasses handy. Results from document printing were more than acceptable, with good-looking prints resulting even at normal printing quality. I didn't notice much bleed into the paper, which keeps the fonts looking crisp.
The printer puts out a 4x6 color photo in around 45 seconds, again certainly a very respectable speed with good results. Good, but not awesome; slightly less sharp than other, higher-priced printers I've tested. Photos came out of the printer bowed, even when using Kodak paper, which was alarming at first; however, after a few minutes they flattened out and looked fine.
For under $100, it's hard to be too picky about not having much-needed features such as a paper tray. Particularly when the cost of refills for Kodak ESP printers is low; about $18 for the color cartridge, and about $10 for the black cartridge (high-capacity cartridges are available as well). Normal cartridges underscore that this is a printer for people who don't need to print all that often, as color cartridges are rated for about 275 pages, black for about 335 pages. Then again, since they're not overly expensive, at least it's not too painful when it's time to replace them. I'd certainly advise getting the higher capacity cartridges as they're typically a better value; however, I couldn't find prices for them in Kodak's write-up of the ESP C310.