Print, scan, copy — and save — with Kodak's versatile ESP 3250. This economical multi-function printer sips ink instead of gulping it. And if you've seen Kodak's "printervention" commercials on TV, you know that their highly affordable replacement ink cartridges help you save big on printing costs.

This printer can turn out vivid, lab-quality photos plus crisp text documents and copies in a snap, too. The built-in memory card reader and color LCD viewscreen make it easy to print photos from your digital camera. Just pop your memory card into the printer's card slot and use the viewscreen to select the photos you'd like to print.

Product Highlights:

    Printer:
    • print speed:
      • text documents: up to 30 pages per minute in black; up to 29 pages per minute color
      • photos: 4" x 6" prints in approximately 29 seconds
    • automatic image quality optimization for Kodak photo papers with barcode
    Scanner:
    • optical resolution: 1200 ppi (pixels per inch)
    • 24-bit color depth
    • maximum document size: 8-1/2" x 11-11/16"
    Copier:
    • copy speed for text documents: up to 30 copies per minute in black; up to 29 copies per minute color
    • one-touch color copy without PC
    • 20-400% scaling or fit to page
    General Features:
    • 1-1/2" LCD screen for previewing images
    • built-in card reader accepts most types of memory cards
    • Kodak pigment-based inks for long-lasting photos
    • paper sizes: 4" x 6" to 11" x 14"
    • facial retouch feature automatically reduces blemishes and enhances facial features
    • optical character reader software allows scanned text documents to be edited
    • USB interface for connecting to a computer (cable not included)
    • Energy Star qualified for reduced power consumption
    • 16-5/8"W x 6-15/16"H x 11-13/16"D
    • weight: 14 lbs.
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    Supplied Accessories:
    • 2 ink tanks (1 color; 1 black)
    • paper sample pack
    • AC power supply and adapter cord
    • software CD-ROM (Windows® and Mac®)

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    What's in the box?

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    • Black All-in-One printer
    • 18" AC power cord
    • AC adapter (EADP-61BB BC) with attached 6' DC output cord (DC output: 36V/1.7A)
    • Printhead
    • Black ink cartridge
    • Color ink cartridge
    • Kodak All-in-One Printer Software CD-ROM (Version 4.2)
    • Start Here booklet (Eng/Fren)
    • User Guide (Eng/Fren)
    • Paper Sample Pack (3 sheets 4" x 6" high gloss photo paper)

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    General Features
    Printer Features
    Scanner Features
    Copier Features
    Included Software
    Inputs and Outputs

    General Features

    Product Overview: The Kodak ESP3250 is an all-in-one machine for your home office that allows you to quickly print beautiful photos and high-quality text documents, copy important documents, and scan photos, forms, or even thick notebooks.

    LCD Monitor: The 1.5" LCD monitor displays photos, messages, instructions, and menu items. You can navigate through the menus using the 4-way navigation buttons. You can also monitor ink levels on the LCD. The monitor allows you to preview and print photos without a PC.

    Control Panel: The ESP3250 has a large intuitive control panel on the top of the printer. In addition to the 1.5" LCD monitor, the control panel has control buttons for most of the printer's operations.

    Memory Card Slot: The printer has a single slot on the front panel for inserting memory cards. The ESP3250 supports the following memory cards, used in most digital cameras:

    • MS: Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MagicGate Memory Stick, Memory Stick DUO (with adapter), Memory Stick Pro DUO (with adapter)
    • SD: Secure Digital (SD) cards, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Multi-Media (MMC) Cards, mini-SD (with adapter), micro-SD (with adapter)

    USB Interface: The printer has one USB port on the rear-panel (Type B) for connecting the printer to your computer. It is USB 2.0 High Speed compliant. This printer is not PictBridge compliant.

    Ink Cartridges: The ESP3250 uses a 6-color, 2-cartridge pigment-based ink system (10 Series). There is a dedicated black ink tank for text, and another 5-color (including black) cartridge for photos. You can monitor ink levels on the control panel, and in the printer software. You can purchase the ink cartridges separately (738BLACK and 738COLOR) or in a combo pack (738COMBO).

    Printer Features

    Print Sizes: The ESP3250 can make various sizes of text documents and borderless photos. It can print standard-size borderless photos up to 8.5 x 11 inches, and standard-size documents up to 8.5 x 14 inches (legal size).

    Print Speeds: The printer has the following print speeds:

    • Black Text: up to 30 pages per minute
    • Color Text: up to 29 pages per minute
    • 4 x 6 in. Borderless Photo: approximately 29 seconds

    Paper Capacity: The ESP3250 holds a maximum of 100 sheets (20 pounds) or 20 sheets of photo paper (4 x 6 inches minimum to 8.5 x 14 inches maximum).

    Paper Types: You can use the following types of print media:

    • Plain Paper: 20 to 24 pounds
    • Photo Paper: 10 mils
    • Card Stock: 110 pounds
    • Envelopes: most standard types
    • Transparencies: inkjet variety with white stripe
    • Labels: all inkjet varieties on 8.5 x 11 inch or A4 sheets
    • Iron-on Transfers: all inkjet varieties on 8.5 x 11 inch or A4 sheets

    Scanner Features

    Overview: The ESP3250 can scan text and images and convert them into electronic data, which is sent to your computer. The printer must be connected to a computer in order to scan using the ESP3250. You can scan multiple pictures simultaneously and the software will create several images automatically.

    Saving Scans: Scanned documents can be saved as a .pdf (Portable Document Format), or .rtf (Rich Text Format). Images can be saved as a .jpeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group) file. Multiple originals can be scanned at one time and saved as separate files.

    Optical Character Recognition: The ESP3250 is compatible with Optical Character Recognition (OCR), allowing you to edit documents after they are scanned (.pdf and .rtf formats only)

    Scanner Specs:

    • Resolution: up to 1200 PPI at 24 bit
    • Document Sizes: up to 8.5 x 11.7 inches

    Copier Features

    Overview: The ESP3250 can also be used as a copier, allowing you to make color or black and white copies of documents and images. You can make up to 99 copies of an original. One-touch copying is possible without a connected PC.

    Copy Specifications:

    • Speed: 30 black copies per minute; 29 color copies per minute
    • Scaling: 20 to 400% scaling or Fit to Page

    Included Software

    Kodak All-in-One Printer Software: The ESP3250 comes with the Kodak All-in-One Printer Home Center Software on CD-ROM. The software is compatible with your Windows XP or Vista computer or your Macintosh OS X computer. With the software you can:

    • scan pictures and documents
    • enhance and copy pictures
    • enhance and print images
    • configure settings for printing, copying, and scanning from the control panel
    • access the Kodak Tips and Projects Center website
    • order supplies from the Kodak website

    Minimum System Requirements:

      Windows Macintosh
    Operating System Windows Vista
    Windows XP-Home (SP2 or above)
    OS X 4.8 or higher
    CPU Celeron 1.2 GHz or compatible processor Power PC G4, G5 or Intel-based Mac
    Memory 512 MB RAM 512 MB RAM
    Available Disk Space 500 MB 200 MB
    Removable Drive CD-ROM CD-ROM
    Other USB 2.0 Interface
    Internet Explorer 6 or higher
    USB 2.0 Interface
    Internet access

    Inputs and Outputs

    Back Panel of Printer:

    • Power: DC power jack for use with supplied AC adapter
    • USB: USB Type B port (USB 2.0 High Speed compliant) that connects the printer to your computer

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    Written By WBN, Lexington, VA on Friday, June 10, 2011

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    Just began testing my new Kodak 3250. Seems to be working now. I just wanted to point out that the printheard must be installed perfectly or it will not work. Just because it clicks does not mean that it is in there correctly. Also applies to the ink cartridges.

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