Post # 1
A while ago I bought a Kodak ESP-3 all in one knowing that eventually I would need it for scanning and printing my DIY invites etc. I left it sitting neatly in it’s box, and this afternoon was ready to print my invites to see what they look like in real life. My excitment was bubbling over, it was going to be off my computer screen and in my hands! After months of re-designing over and over till I was reached something I truly love…ready, and, print (squeeling commences in my brain)
WELL, must to my dismay this printer that I thought would print glorious invites printed dirt! My maroon is brown and my gold is more brown! They look muddy, dingy, like I printed them from my other (10 yr old) printer when it’s running out of ink. But this is brand new with brand new ink 🙁
Look how different they look from computer to print…my poor monogram looks the worst. And THEN, to make matters worse, I tried to scan in these failed attempts and the scanner won’t scan, hence the slightly askewed lens view taken by my camera. Apparently I should have read on-line reviews before making this purchase as they all are 1-star waste of money reviews.
Well, lessoned learned, so I’m turning to the hive.
For all you DIY’ers did you get a new printer for your wedding? What brand and model? Please share what you’ve learned is the best (in your humble opinions) since now I need to buy a new one! Hmph.
Post # 3
Maybe your best best would be to take them to a local print shop and have them print them for you. I dont think it would cost that much. I have found that no matter what printer i use, they all start to look funky, running together, having “stripes” of ink missing, etc. Good luck though and I hope it all works out!
Post # 4
I just printed and scanned the printed copy to my computer. My computer is an HP Officejet Pro 8500 All in One.
Maybe if you got a different printer you would have better luck. I would take the other thing back.
The scan isn’t as good as your original, but that is because it is a scan. I love my printer and it has always printed true for me; no matter what I print.
Post # 5
Take one of your invitations with you when you go to find a new printer. I always go to Best Buy. They will print out a copy for you, so you can see what it looks like.
Post # 6
@noritake22 thanks! I never would have thought to bring it with me to see how it prints
Post # 8
Hi MissDallasCowboy! I am a product manager for Kodak printers, and I would like to help you get your invitations printed to your satisfaction. Please send me a direct message and I’ll be happy to help you! ~Susan
Post # 9
Okay….the ESP-3 might have been a buzzkill, but now I have a model that works! WOO HOO!!! ESP-5250 has saved the day haha. I feel like I’m talking in weird code. Anyway, unlike the 3 this baby does what it’s sppossed to…just wanted to update you ladies since you were so helpful!! 🙂