Kodak has started to run a lot of ads promoting their printers. I saw 5 of them in a two hour time limit on March 29th. They are promoting low cost print options. Which is good, people need to save. but is the quality and cost really there to get them to switch?
I looked at three websites, pcmag.com, pcworld.com, and reviews.cnet.com to see what their reviews on the printers were. Most of the reviews were okay, but the common theme was, you can better spend your money elsewhere. Quality of the printer and print-outs were not great was in almost every review.
One of the big things Kodak was mentioning in their ads was the low cost of their printer ink. It does have a low cost, I will give them that, but does that low cost turn out to be a low cost of ownership. NO. According to PCMag.com, printing on a light duty (you can see how they determined that on the website), over a three year period, Kodak was the most expensive. Most of my customers I would consider them light duty printing, with the exception of the businesses.
I have yet to recommend any Kodak printer to any of our customers, and I plan on keeping it that way. Low cost cartridges is one thing, but you must have the quality behind it.