Kodak ESP 9250 review

What price Kodak's top-of-the-range printer? At least running costs might be cheaper than you think

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As a combined document and photo printer for the small or home office, the ESP 9250 has much more going for it than the slightly cheaper ESP 7250, thanks to its built-in fax and 30-sheet auto document feeder.

We liked

So long as you don't use a lot of one particular ink colour, the ESP 9250 really does enable low colour ink costs. Mono text printing is outstandingly cheap, providing you opt for the high-yield 10XL black cartridge, once the standard-yield cartridge supplied with the machine runs out.

We disliked

Print quality is merely acceptable for document output and is disappointing for photos, with a lack of contrast and slightly washed-out looking colour. It's also a very expensive printer to buy, considering that the Lexmark Interpret S405, which also features Wi-Fi, fax and an ADF, is widely available for less than half the price.


The ESP 9250 is worth considering if you're going to be printing large quantities of documents, where the relatively cheap ink costs will pay dividends. For light use, however, its high purchase price is hard to swallow, especially as the quality of photo printing is no match for current Canon and Epson models.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed29 Second
Green CompliantYes
Wireless LANYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity140 sheets
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)32
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)30
Maximum Mono Copy Speed (cpm)27
Maximum Color Copy Speed (cpm)26
Maximum Print Resolution1200 x 1200 dpi
Brand NameKodak
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingAutomatic
Media SizeA4, Letter, Legal, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, Letter - 216 mm x 279 mm, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm, 101.60 mm x 152.40 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
Recommended UsePhoto Print
Optical Resolution2400 dpi
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
Fax ColorColour
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed2
Number of Input Trays Supported2
Interpolated Resolution9600 dpi
Maximum Input Media Capacity140 sheets
Height425.5 mm
Width444.5 mm
Depth238.3 mm
Media TypePhoto Paper, Premium Paper, Plain Paper, Glossy Paper
Copier TypeFlatbed
ManufacturerEastman Kodak Company
Product ModelESP 9250
Product NameESP 9250 Multifunction Printer
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Screen Size6.1 cm (2.4")
Modem Speed33.60 Kbps
Image SensorCIS
Manufacturer Part Number3952884
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.kodak.com
Marketing Information

If you want the latest features to print, copy, scan, and fax at home, the KODAK ESP 9250 All-in-One Printer is an easy choice. With the lowest total ink replacement cost in the industry, you'll save on average $110 a year on ink, based on as few as 4 pages a day. You'll also save time with features like an auto document feeder and two-sided printing. Top it all off with its amazingly simple Wi-Fi setup and intuitive control panel, and affordable lab-quality home printing is as easy as touch, print, share.

Number of Copies99
Platform SupportedMac, PC
Package Contents
  • ESP 9250 Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Color Ink Cartridge
  • Paper Sample Pack
  • Power Supply
  • Adapter Cord
  • Fax Cord
  • Startup Guide
  • User Guide
  • Software CD
Limited Warranty1 Year
Transmission Speed3 sec/page
Weight (Approximate)9 kg