When Kodak came out with their printers 2-3 years ago, the major talk was about the cost of ink. Granted, Kodak does have some low priced ink at around $27 for both a black and color. So the question becomes, where did they scrimp on the cost to make money. In talking to our customers, we think we have found it.
In reference to the blog post about kodak printers that I made, most review placed don’t think the highest of them. However, this is becoming more evident in talking to our customers who have them or have had them. I would say about 40% of our customers experience a problem in the first 6 months of owning it. Granted Kodak, usually makes it right, but still. And the problem always seems to revolve around the printheads. I have even had one customer who had his printer replaced 3 times, and the 4th time, they refused saying he broke it and that voided the warranty. Of course this is a non-replaceable part, so if it breaks, you need Kodak to fix it.
I would think this has more to do with the ink that they use instead of the actual head. If I remember right, they use pigment colors and black, which while good for colors and life, the ink can thicken and plug up easily (look up Epson R800 and R1800 printers on cnet.com, they talk about them their.)
Need to get a printer, look at a Brother model or a Canon model, those would be a safe bet.