Kodak releases new ink-jet multifunction devices
Kodak today announced two new multifunction devices, the ESP 7 and ESP 9 All-in-Ones. Both products feature a color ink-jet printer, a color scanner, and a color copier.
The ESP 7 ($200) has a six-color printer that uses pigment inks encased in two cartridges, one black cartridge and one cartridge with five different ink colors. The printer is rated at 32 pages per minute (ppm) for black printing, and 30 ppm for color (Kodak says the speed rating are based on using the fastest document print mode). The ESP 7 features a 3-inch color LCD, memory card slots, and USB ports for direct printing from a digital camera. Network connectivity includes Wi-Fi and Ethernet. An automatic duplexer for double-sided printing is included.
The ESP 9 ($300) has the same print engine as the ESP 7. The ESP 9 has fax and an automatic document feeder. The device also uses a 10-inch touchpanel, with blue-illuminated buttons and a 3-inch color LCD.
Replacement ink cartridges for both devices are priced at $10 for black, $15 for a five-color cartridge.
[Editor's note: Updated 11:45 AM PST to correct product names and to add product links.]