Pros I have printed numerous excellent photos with this printer over the past couple of years. Prints on a 4X6 paper with a border purchased in packs of 20 blanks.
Cons aws unused for months; when I try, only prints half a picture. The right half facing the printer is blank,the left side is beautiful. Tighten the cassette film/did not solve the problem and I can't find a solution or a place where I might send it.
Summary The above states my feelings: I love the product but pray that you have no problems for customer service is NONEXISTENT!
Pros Charges batteries and prints like a regular printer when hooked to a computer.
Cons Cannot edit pictures on the printer dock.
Summary The Kodak Easyshare Printer Dock Series 3 is a very good printer. I would recommend it to beginners in photography and to those who go on trips and need their batteries charged and extra space on their memory cards.
"Easy printing decent printer overall, not bad on the price of the printer or prints(as low as $0.29)"on by min.darren
Pros Stands up to heavy printing use, nice color, very simple paper and ink installation, very quiet, paper and ink packs are the most widely availible that I've seen for Dye-Sub printers
Cons paper can get snagged when coming out the back of the printer, installation on comptuer "too simplified" and didn't work by itself,
Summary I'm a simi-pro photographer and I bought this printer to do print photos on-site at events. My main reason for bying it was the 160 print pack availible at Best Buy (and many other electronic stores). This was the largest package and at the best price. The cost of the printer was competative too. I also trusted the Kodak name for "easy" products. I would probably go with a more sophisticated printer for my own personal use, but for on the road, this is good for me.
I have a fuji finepix 4900 camera and bought the printer only to print from my laptop.
Physical set up of the printer was ok, but with the exception of the fact you only know it's powered on when you first connect the powersupply. After the 'status like check' the printer lights remain black until a print has been sent to the printer.
Driver / software setup was a hassle. I knew about outdated software, so I downloaded directly from Kodak's website and installed (54mb download!). However, after doing all that I couldn't get a response from the printer. the istructions said to uninstall everything and download and reinstall again. Hesitantly I did it to no avail. I talked to tech support and after convicing them that I'd done their steps already, we got to an issue with bi-directional configuration. Once that setting was changed the printer printed just fine from then on.
I printed over 120 photos (almost back to back) that first night of using it and only 2 picures of of the batch had any printer flaws (one small white 'speck' in the the print) Other than that opporation was flawwless.
One gripe howerever is that when you send multiple prints to the printer, and an error happens (out of paper or printer ribbion is empty) then it clears the print que without your knowing it. The status lights indicate the error (you have to read the manual to know what they mean though) but the computer says nothing. I ended up having to have some people wait while 20 other prints came out ahead of theirs becuase of this error. And at a 1.5 minutes per print that was a long wait. My solution was to stop sending more than 2-3 prints at a time to the printer.
I was happy with the software, it automatically copied the pictures off my camera to a drive on my computer. However, it never took the photos off the camera so if I didn't clear the camera myself and reconnected it to the software, I would get double copies of the older files.
The software does live up to it's name "Easy share" and indeed is that. Cropping and other adjustments can be done quickly, but I don't like the default image 'enhancements' and usually turned rejected the software's suggestions. They always seemd to 'wash out' the image rather than enhancing it.
Again, overall I was impressed with the price and consitant quality under the work I gave it. People often remarked how nice the prints were.
If you already like this printer weather you have a compatible camera or not, I say it's worth it.
Pros no pc needed
Cons ink cartridge, camera interface
Summary I tried to replace the ink cartridge and had the most difficult time removing the original cartridge - no instructions and no customer support help. It took about 2 hours to do take it out, requiring me to unscrew and disassemble the entire device. After I finally removed the ink cartridge, and installed the new one, it never worked after having taken it apart. This was the most frustrating. The second greatest hit was trying to get the camera interface to read the camera. this was only about 1.5 hours. The one positive note about all of this is that it is easy to print once it works and the photo quality is not bad.
Pros Nice Photos when it works.
Cons Constant paper issues. Constant firmware issues. Constant print head issues. Bad to be replaced one already. Now prints on bottom half of page for some reason. Trouble every time I try to use it. Not at all reliable.
Summary Stay away from it. Kodak was no help except to sell me a rebuilt unit. Same problems. I would NEVER buy another one of these. I'm very good with this stuff but this unit is nothing but problems. Anytime I try to sit down and print pictures I have to go through leaps and bounds to get it to work. I have to hand feed it every time no matter what I do to try to get the paper to feed. Out of the clear blue it starts printing just the bottom of the sheet like the print head has some unhinged. I hate this thing and would NEVER recommend it to anyone! Sorry. Kodak sucks.