Kodak ESP C310 All-in-One Printer review: Kodak ESP C310 All-in-One Printer

Kodak ESP C310 output speeds (in PPM)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Presentation speed  
Photo speed  
Graphics speed  
Text speed  
Epson WorkForce 520
2.73 
2.61 
2.26 
12.51 
Lexmark Interact S605
3.63 
2.07 
3.96 
7.83 
Canon MX410
2.34 
1.74 
2.03 
6.08 
Kodak ESP C310
3.11 
1.04 
3.28 
4.8 
Canon Pixma MP495
2.55 
1.1 
2.15 
4.07 

The ESP C310 uses slightly different Kodak cartridges than the ESP 3 and 5 series, but we still noticed the blotchy, transparent colors and unrealistic skin tones that marred those sample images.

Color graphic prints were equally dissatisfactory, showing horrendous banding and blotches in color gradations. Skins tones also looked grainy and unrealistic, even on Kodak's best glossy 8.5-by-11-inch photo paper.

Photo prints came out the best out of all the tests, but they still had an excessive amount of yellow, producing a cloudy, oversaturated tone. Scan quality was a little better but also retained the dark compression issues we saw in the prints. The color scan produced accurate results, if a little too bright, and the overall impression was sharp and defined.

Although we had complaints about the Canon MX410's image quality, we still prefer its photo and graphic document performance to the Kodak's, especially if you want to print portraits or text with smaller fonts.

Service and support
Kodak supports the ESP C310 with a one-year manufacturer's warranty with toll-free phone and online chat tech support available every day. The Kodak Web site provides access to manuals, driver downloads, troubleshooting tips, graphic tutorials, and a list of frequently asked questions.

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