I sorry to report that after a little over two years, my Kodak ESP 9250 suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. Ink was no longer flowing to its printhead, and as much as I dislike our disposable society, I did not feel that I could justify the extensive surgery that was required to restore its health. Because Kodak had discontinued consumer printers, my multifunctional device was an orphan.
After extensive research, I chose to adopt an HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus. I also considered its bigger brother, the HP7110 Wide Format, for its larger scanner, but in the end the smaller size and 2-sided scanning and printing capabilities of the HP 8600 won out. Costco had the printer available for $174.95, and Office Max matched their price so I got it there.
Like most other consumer printers, my new printer was born in China. I hope it likes its new home. So far it is working well and I am happy with my choice.