If you have been following this blog for a while, you will know that I have been a supporter and user of Kodak inkjet printers. I bought one two years ago and have used it extensively since then (see A New Printer Purchase.) I like the quality, permanence, and low cost of ink, not necessarily in that order. I especially like the low cost of ink.
Unfortunately, Kodak printers are being discontinued, with Kodak Exiting Consumer Printer Business. This decision is part of Kodak’s strategy to focus on commercial printing, and while I do not like it, I respect their need to develop a cohesive business strategy for the future.
I am not fond of paying $40.00 for an original HP replacement cartridge, and generic refills fade rapidly, often in less than one year. For more information on low quality refills, see Henry Wilhelm’s report on Extremely Poor WIR Print Permanence Ratings of HP Ink Cartridges Refilled by Cartridge World, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Costco, Walgreens, 4inkjets.com, and 123inkjets.com.
I do not know what I will do when I need to replace my current printer.