Kodak is a name long recognized for a multitude of products from cameras, scanners, digital frames, and printers. I can remember my grandfather having a Kodak camera when I was a little kid so their products have been in our home for generations.
I got to try out their Kodak 2170 All in One Printer. All in one means it prints, copies, scans, and faxes. It was easy to set up and comes with its own Kodak software. It has easy wireless functionality so you can print from anywhere using your iPhone, tablet, or computer. It comes with two ink cartridges, one black, and the other color. The biggest bonus is the low cost of ink replacement cartridges. You average 4 cents for b/w copies and 11 cents for color copies. All this on a budget thanks to a print engine inside that separates the print heads from the dual ink cartridges.
It scanned and printed perfectly but the 2170 printer is a little slower, averaging about 3 pages per minute. It does not have a fax driver so you can’t fax anything from your PC, you have to print your info and then fax it. Faxes in black and white, has 100-page memory capacity and stores up to 60 numbers for speed dialing.
- One system, four great functions—print, copy, scan, and fax capabilities
- Put in a stack of paper and walk away with the 25-page automatic document feeder
- Know how much ink you have before you print with low ink level alert
- Refill paper less often with the 150 sheet paper tray
- Send scans to your PC, e-mail, network folders, memory cards, or USB flash drive
- Scan multiple pictures simultaneously up to 1200 DPI—software creates separate files automatically
- Fast, efficient faxing at 33.6 kbps
The Kodak 2170 is a nice looking product that’s easy to use. It’s fairly big ([W × H × D]: 17.9 × 11.7 × 25.6 in.) with rounded corners and weighs 15.2 lbs. It’s a soft black with an attractive silver control panel and dark buttons with self-explanatory symbols on them. There is a 1.5″LCD screen that I wish was a little bit bigger, perhaps up to 2.5″ making it easier to view your choices. The paper feed is at the back of the printer and can hold 150 regular pages or 40 photo sheets so your not refilling constantly.
We went to the Kodak home center and were able to easily download any photos and print them. This is the easiest software I’ve used and they just make it so easy for newbies like me. You can print photo’s from your memory card, camera, or straight from your downloads and create exceptionally high-quality prints. We purchased the Kodak high gloss paper and were really pleased with the great quality. You would never know they were printed at home, it has excellent photo quality. It has a 3D photo capability for those who want that effect, you will need 3D glasses to appreciate it which does not come with the printer.
Additionally, this product is ENERGY STAR certified which means it must meet very strict energy efficiency standards, so you are saving money while protecting the environment. So in all, it’s a fabulous printer for a home business or a small office.
Disclaimer: I received a product for review. The opinions expressed here are my own, yours may differ.