"Epson's TÜV study didn't look at cost. The Kodak/QualityLogic data indicates that packing multiple colors into a single cartridge can result in a lower cost per printed page than single-color cartridges. Until other studies validate or dispute these findings, Epson's claims must be viewed with skepticism."As I have written before, as a long-time employee, I am biased about "all things Kodak". However, I did purchase a Kodak EasyShare 5300 All In One (AIO) printer. A major incentive in making the purchase was the knowledge that the printer is Windows Vista compatible. I found the installation easy with no issues. More importantly, the printer is simple to operate and the quality is superb.
As you will see in the Windows Secrets article, linked below, the cost per page or photograph printed with a Kodak EasyShare printer is indeed less costly than the Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, or Lexmark. As Scott Dunn said:
"Kodak's multi-color modules do seem to offer significantly lower cost per page for each document type"The consumer has to appreciate the low cost of replacement ink cartridges:
- Black Ink Cartridge: $9.99
- Color Ink Cartridge: $14.99
- Economy (Both Black and Color): $21.99
- Windows Secrets: Epson's claims of cheaper ink are empty
- Kodak Press Release: Kodak Reveals True Ink Costs for Consumer Inkjet Printers Using QualityLogic Yield Test Results
- Quality Logic Summary: QualityLogic Ink Yield Test Report, Kodak EASYSHARE 5300
- PDF, Quality Logic: QualityLogic Ink Yield Report
- Summary, Epson Study: Efficient Printers and printing consumables
- PDF, Epson Study: Study about the efficiencye of single-ink cartridges and multi-ink cartridges (PDF, 1.871 KB)
- FinancialTimes: The wicked price of print
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