Kodak Hero 9.1 All-in-One Printer ReviewPrinters — on March 16, 2012 at 12:38 am | Comment Now
Kodak Hero 9.1 is a good fit as a home printer or for the dual role of home office or home printer; as long as your print needs are distinctly light duty. Capable print speeds, low cost per printed page, functional touchscreen and dual paper feed trays make it a strong device for home users. The completely loaded Hero 9.1 All-in-One Printer brings you the ultimate printing experience with plenty of intelligent features which make it easy to stay connected wherever you go. It is everything you ever wanted in a printer, including premium ink which costs less.
Versatility meets state-of-the-art technology with Kodak Hero 9.1. It is from Kodak, so it brings you the ultimate in premium quality, affordably priced ink. It also comes fully loaded with latest in intelligent features such as Kodak Email Print ready and Google Cloud Print so you can print from any mobile device and any location, your computer, smartphone or tablet. Smart Sensor technology detects paper size and predicts supplies and time needed, while the sleek, large, intuitive touchscreen is as easy on the eyes as it is easy to use. Fax directly from your PC in 3 seconds per page, plus copy and scan. It also features an automatic document feeder along with a separate tray for photo printing. The Hero 9.1 is advanced, efficient, and versatile and is everything you ever wanted a home printer to be.
Get connected and print from anywhere:
Print on the go from your smartphone, computer, or tablet using Google Cloud Print enabled apps; Start printing from your 802.11b/g/n wireless network in minutes with easy Wi-Fi setup; Print photos directly from your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry, or Android Device with the Kodak Pic Flick App; Send emails and attachments to your printer from anywhere, using any email capable, web connected device with Kodak Email Print Service; Access your favorite pictures on Facebook and Kodak Gallery; Easily send scans to your PC, Google Docs, email, memory cards, USB flash drive, network folders and Fax directly from your PC in as fast as 3 seconds per page.
The Kodak Hero 9.1 is a suitable choice for buyers seeking a capable multifunction imaging device with applications which bring workflow into the cloud, dual paper feed trays and acceptable performance. It is available for the price of $250 and is the newest flagship printer with do-it all features such as fax machine, dual paper trays and 4.3 inch touch screen. Competing models from Lexmark, HP and Canon provide similar features to 9.1 for the same price and allow you to send jobs from any Web based device. In spite of its minor setbacks such as average print speeds and smaller paper input capacity unlike 6.1, the Hero 9.1 remains a smart all-in-one printer to get work done efficiently and quickly in the office or home.
The Kodak Hero 9.1 does away with speed-dial buttons and tactile keypad, which gave 6.1 its business-friendly productivity. It comes with an adjustable 4.3-inch touchscreen display with slim profile which matches alternating glossy black, silver, chiseled angles and perforated matte black finish of the entire machine. The Hero 9.1 also features a small green Wi-Fi indicator LED on the right side of control panel, and just underneath the buttons there is a multimedia card reader for xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick, USB and SD through PictBridge-compatible port just above it. The Kodak E-mail Print is designed and engineered for releasing users from shackles of the print driver by assigning an exclusive email address to every printer which you can use for sending jobs directly from any connected device.
Standard features on Kodak Hero 9.1 include Print speed: photos: borderless Kodak Lab-Quality 4 × 6 in. photos in as little as 28 seconds, documents: 8.5 ipm in black / 5.5 ipm in color and automatic two-sided printing; Copy features: copy up to 99 copies at a time on a 20–500% scaling or fit to page range and adjustable brightness and quality; Scan features: scan multiple photos simultaneously and get separate files automatically, scan and edit documents with optical character recognition, perfect Page scanning technologycorrects your scanned images so they look better than the original and scan to PC, Google Docs, email, memory cards, USB flash drive, network folders; Connectivity: built-in Wi-Fi, 802.11 b/g/n, wired Ethernet (10/100 Mbps, Google Cloud Print ready, Kodak Email Print Service ready, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry, or Android device with the KODAK Pic Flick App, USB 2.0 High Speed and DPOF / USB / PictBridge port; Supported memory card formats: Multimedia Card (MMC), Secure Digital (Sd)/Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), with adapter: MS Duo, miniSD, microSD/SDHC and MEMORY STICK (MS)/Memory Stick Pro (Pro); Package Contents: Kodak Hero 9.1 All-in-One Printer, Kodak Black Ink Cartridge, 10B, Kodak Color Ink Cartridge, 10C, Kodak 3D Glasses, Power supply and adapter cord, Setup Guide, User Guide and Kodak All-in-One Printer Software CD.
Overall, the latest all-purpose machine of Kodak shows off the company’s versatile set of features such as cloud printing, mobile print apps and fresh exterior design coupled with an auto-document feeder, simple double-sided printing and dual paper trays.