Imaging Resource Says Kodak 5500 All-in-One Printer is Good, But…

Kodak 5500 All-in-One Inkjet Printer

Imaging Resource

editor Mike Pasini writes, “…Kodak has indeed found a way to deliver the least expensive home photo printing available with the best print longevity to boot but on a device whose firmware needs a lot more work.”

The 4×6 images he printed looked good and were printed inexpensively, as advertized, but he castigated Kodak on the firmware for the 5500’s failure to recover from out-of-paper situations. And there are other quirks.

There’s something in the control buttons that would make you scratch your head. Why did Kodak designate the Up arrow to select an image for printing and not the OK button?

Mike adds, “Kodak’s inkjet printers are not the least expensive ones in the store. But with the recent $50 price cut, they’re much more competitive than they were. If you want to print a lot, it’s worth spending $50 more for a Kodak inkjet. But only if you’re content with consumer grade 4×6 prints. The three color ink set just isn’t going to deliver the quality of an eight color ink set.”

“Firmware can be fixed with a download. The interface we find too complicated can’t. That’s no reason to pass on these printers if you do a lot of 4×6 printing from your computer. They do that inexpensively and well,” Mike concludes.

[Via: Imaging-Resource.com]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

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