Kodak HP Printers Compared

2009-08-27 12:22:54

Published on 2009-08-27 12:22:54

A journalist in the US has compared two products from printer and printer ink manufacturers Kodak and Hewlett-Packard (HP).

Hiawatha Bray wrote in the Boston Globe that the two companies are battling it out in the ink cartridge market, rivalling each other in cost and quality terms.

She compared and contrasted the Kodak ESP-7 with the HP Photosmart C6380 and said that the devices have a lot in common with each other.

"They're both 'all-in-ones', meaning that along with printing, each can also make paper copies or digital scans of photos and documents," Ms Bray explained in the newspaper.

"And they both have memory card ports that let them access digital photos directly, so users don't have to copy them to a computer first."

When she tested the machines, Ms Bray discovered that the Kodak product was slightly slower than HP, but ink refills for the former were far more cost-effective.

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