it was kodak who was promoting their cheaper cartridges, but saying "our cartridges are $10 while everyone else's is $20" doesnt really mean anything. You also have to look at the quality of the printer, the warranty and the availability of the ink. Based on the many comments I have seen posted here, Kodak printers are troublesome. The cartridges may be cheaper but how much ink do they hold and how long do they last? What is Kodak's track record for printers?
When it comes to quality of printers, a track record, an amazing warranty and cost of ink, Epson wins hands down, which is why I have been recommending their printers for over 20 years.
The best deal in a photo printer is the Epson Artisan 800 refurb direct from epson.com for $109 under clearance. It's a wireless copier/scanner/fax/photo/CD printer with 6 individual ink cartridges for high photo quality. The best warranty in the industry. For two years, Epson will fedex a replacement and pick up the old one should you need it.
If that's beyond your budget there are several models in the $50-$80 range with 1 year warranty like the NX415 and workforce 600.
Triple capacity ink cartridges for Epson are under $3 and you can get 11 free cartridges every month at http://www.ccs-digital.com/freeink.asp
· 9 years ago