Poor quality printer that drinks ink!

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Kodak ESP C315

“Poor quality printer that drinks ink!”

Written on: 21/11/2012 by stokebloke1972 (0 reviews written)

This printer was a replacement for a Lexmark that was costing me a lot of money in ink cartridges. The Kodak range are sold on the fact that are cheap on ink. Whilst the cartridges are not that expensive, they do not last anywhere near the recommended yields. This goes for the colour and the black cartridges.
The printer itself is attached to my PC via a USB cable, but has the capability to be wireless.
The printer is very slow and clunky when asked to print anything, and wastes ink each time by cleaning the print head, even after just printing one sheet of A4 in black only. Print quality is OK, but at the cost of a lot of ink. The cartridges do not contain the print head either.
It has failed to respond to the PC on a number of occasions and I have had to re-install the drivers or run the diagnostics to get it to work again, so it can be very tempramental and unreliable - ie, I never know if it is going to be unresponsive when I send a document to it. My PC is an Acer Aspire desktop running WIndows 7, so is not an obsolete model either.

After printing just a few pages in black and white, the ink level display visibly falls for both the black and colour cartridges, and I dont know why, as the colour one is not getting used.
When the display says the ink cartridge is empty, the printer seems to bring up an error message and refuses to print, even though I know there is ink left in the cartridge.

The printer is a con, and is designed to say the ink is empty when it is not, and then refuse to print - just to get you to keep replacing the cartridges all the while.
Very dissapointing machine, and wont be getting another Kodak again.

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