********I would like to update this post and say that yes we still use this printer but it does drive me crazy. When it runs out of either black or color ink it stops printing. I don’t even get a warning anymore about it running out of ink. All I get is it doesn’t print. Paper does often get jammed when doing faxes as well.
I’ve been using printers since Lexmark was a big named printer, wait, they still are. Now choosing a printer can be pretty daunting and I usually leave that decision to my husband. He’s the pickier person anyways. When it comes to how he makes a decision it is quality over price, me, I would pick the cheapest one and hope for the best.
My husband goes on-line and reads review after review, and takes in factors, like ink type, speed, and noise. Some printers may be fast but if they sounds like an elephant parade then they are not an option. Because of my blogging, we have found the need for an all-in-one printer. My husband picked up and HP at Costco. We’ve been satisfied by it, but we didn’t really know any better. Little did I know that my husband was barely satisfied, he doesn’t like the way it auto corrects photos that you scan in without his permission. Kodak sent us the Kodak 6150 Printer to review and my expectations were low. I’m not sure why, but when I think of Kodak and printers, I just assumed the quality was going to be less then the HP.
Kodak blew our HP out of the water!
Setting up the 6150 was really easy. The Kodak has the option to conned to networks that have the push button technology, for some reason it didn’t work at our house and my husband still had to type in the 20 digit network key, but he suspects it was his own fault because he has been trying to make our network extra secure. I have no idea. Installing it on the computer was also pretty simple, I was just disappointed that my computer couldn’t find it on the network. I had to use the CD before it could find it. Microsoft didn’t already have the drivers, but just follow the directions the printer comes with and you’ll have no issues.
Faxing – just hook it up to your phone line and it’s ready to go.
Printing – The Kodak 6150 uses a new technology for ink. The pigment ink is something that my husband has been really interested in. The ink lasts over 100 years printed, and it is more economical. Kodak sells their re-fills for around 9.00. I hear so many people say that they hate buying more ink because it ends up making their printer cost a fortune.
The speed seemed ok to me and my husband never complained, which means it passed the speed test. The sound, no elephants were in my kitchen while I was blogging. He was printing out photos while I was blogging away. I’m sure he was giving me a play by play of the printer, but I was not exactly listening to every word he said as I was trying to get some work done.
Print and share your mobile life—with built-in wireless connectivity, you can easily print from multiple sources:
- Print documents and photos sent from a Wi-Fi enabled BLACKBERRY Smartphonewith the KODAK Print App for BLACKBERRY—visit www.kodak.com/go/blackberry for more information
- Print photos in multiple sizes sent from an iPhone or iPod touchwith the KODAK Pic Flick App for iPhone—visit www.kodak.com/go/picflick for more information
Scanning – scanning is impressive because you can scan and send it to your network, or computer. Most printers you have to initiate the scan from your computer. The Kodak, allows you to choose the computer you want to save to from the printer itself, I found my husband’s computer and scanned to it. The HP could not do that. There was also no auto correction, you can choose to make corrections or changes to your photo. You can rotate it, make some color corrections or sharpen it up to three degrees. This is something I would expect from a Kodak printer.
Photos – my husband spent half the night the other evening printing new photos of our children. The HP never inspired him to print out photos, but the Kodak and it’s quality photos left him printing and printing. The colors are a close match to the originals.
We still have our Canon i9100 that we will be using to print 13 by 19, hint hint Kodak!!
Overall though, the Kodak 6150 has impressed us so much that we are going to switch from HP to Kodak. Kodak, you have impressed my husband and I guarantee he’s going to be following your technology with more interest than he did previously.
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