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Kodak ESP 3.2 video review


Kodak's latest budget all-in-one printer, the Kodak ESP 3.2 offers touchscreen technology and cloud connectivity at a lower price point. Watch PC Advisor's Kodak ESP 3.2 video review to find out why. See also: Kodak ESP 3.2 review

Your PC is no longer the focus for Kodak's ESP range, with WiFi and support for multiple devices. Photo printing speeds are respectable, and the quality is worthy of the name “Kodak”. The Kodak ESP 3.2 will be good purchase for home and small office photo printers.

Hello and welcome to Technology and You, I’m Matt Egan. In this edition we’ll be offering you an independent review of Kodak’s new ESP 3-point-2 printer.

In operation, the Kodak ESP 3.2 all-in-one is virtually identical to the slightly cheaper Kodak ESP 1.2, apart from the touchscreen control panel. The 2.4 inch touchscreen replaces a cluster of physical buttons found on its predecessor the C310. The screen’s quite a bit larger than the ESP 1.2’s - which is the main difference between the two devices.

As is becoming more common with home printers, you don’t need to plug in the Kodak ESP 3.2 to a PC in order to set it up. You can install both ink cartridges, load paper and print a test sheet without going near a USB cable.

It supports a range of devices and connectivity options. You can print from BlackBerry, Android or iOS phones and tablets, slot in a memory card or, if you’re hopelessly old fashioned, connect your computer when you’ve installed the appropriate driver. WiFi connectivity is configured through the touchscreen control panel.

In the ESP 3.2’s case “all-in-one” means print, scan and copy. The printer’s easy to load with a rear feed that takes up to 100 plain sheets of A4 or 20 sheets of 4 by 6 photo paper. The adjusters simply nudge into place.

The scanner’s easily accessible under the Kodak ESP 3.2’s lid, and produced some fine results in our tests. We were impressed by the Kodak Home Centre software’s multiple picture scan technology in this case. It enables you to scan several photos at once and save them as separate file.

In terms of pricing, you may pay a little more up front for the ESP 3.2 than you would for similarly specified rival products, but it produces prints on photo quality paper that you’ll be more than happy to fit straight into a frame. And being a Kodak printer, over its lifetime it will cost you less than ‘cheaper’ rivals, that cost less to by but a lot more to run and use.

Finally, our verdict. Your PC is no longer the focus for Kodak’s ESP range, with WiFi and support for multiple devices. Print speeds are a little on the slow side but photo printing speeds are more respectable, and the quality is worthy of the name “Kodak”. The Kodak ESP 3.2 will be good purchase for home and small office photo printers. We award it 4 stars.

That’s all we’ve got time for on this edition but thanks for watching.

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