I feel that it’s my duty to share with the world just how horrible Kodak’s EasyShare 5300 All-In-One printer really is.
Let’s just say that you get what you pay for. We purchased this printer for $99 thinking that it was a steal. With ink cartridges valued at $15 a pop and all sorts of cool USB hubs, its not difficult to believe that you’re getting a great deal. However, after attempting to print a photo on a Kodak-brand printer with Costco’s Kirkland-brand glossy paper, it came out grainy and washed out. I even tried with Kodak-brand glossy paper. Nope. No luck. I continued to try printing photos with different settings every now and then, but they all came out the same: washed out, grainy, and unusable. The only thing this printer was good for is its built-in card reader and printing black and white text documents. Think school papers, that’s about it.
Last night was the last straw. I tried scanning photos for a DVD project and each of the photos produced horizontal lines embedded in the photo from the scanner hardware. “Uh uh,” I told myself. “I’m done.”
Check out CNET.com’s review of the printer. Users gave it a 2/5 stars while editors were generous with a 3/5 rating. Hard to believe that there are worse printers out there.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a good-quality printer that quickly prints digital photos in color?