Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Printer that Ever Scrapbooking addict must have

Sorry all for not posting last week, really super busy week. I spent this past weekend at a crop talking about a printer that I use regularly for all my photos. This printer can print a ton of picture off one set of cartridges and has cheap ink too.

So what is this printer? It is the new line of printers from Kodak that all in one printers. They can scan, print, copy, and some fax. They can print straight from a memory card and save to it. No need to even have a computer attached. Kodak has models ESP 3, ESP 5, ESP 7 and ESP 9. Basically they are all same quality printers with each one having more bells and whistles.

I actually bought the model prior to these called the KODAK Easyshare 5300 for $85 at SAM's Club. It is no different than the newer models other than mine is white and the new ones are black.

All I can say is I am a computer guy here that has used tons of photo printers over the years and this one is the best one yet. The ink costs about $9 for black and $12 for color ink. You can print about 300 4x6 prints and about 50 8x10 prints off one set of cartridges. It prints 8x10, 5 x 7, 4 x6, and many other sizes if you use the software that comes with it. This printer also does awesome copies of photos and can resize your picture as it copies it. Say you have a 8x10 and need it to be 4x6 for your scrapbooking layout, you just tell the printer what size you want to output it to and it does it on the fly. I can print directly from your card or attach it to a computer via USB.

You can still find the older white ones at SAM's club and at Walmart they now have the new ESP 3 or 5 for $85. It don't matter what color you get but you must get this printer. It is a must have for all you scrapbookers and stampers out there.


Lissa (aka The Untamed Scrapper) said...

Oh my goodness, this is the printer I want so badly. The cost of printing all these photos is getting out of hand for me and this is the ticket out!

Thanks for the reminder! Saving my pennies now...

Mardi said...

How did you know that I needed a new printer? Thanks for the review. I am hoping one of the two places still has this printer in stock!

Donna said...

My sister has this and loves it. I had just purchased another epson....ugh.have to buy so many cartridges...I am really regretting it. I hope it breaks soon so I can get this kodak!