Straight out of the box, this is a small, neatly designed, single-function printer in dark grey with a strangely coloured top, and just a
hint of mauve about it. The paper feed tray hinges up from the top of the printer and could hardly have a simpler design, though it
does have a raised pattern of curves moulded onto it.The front cover folds down to make the output tray, once you've also swivelled
out an extra support from its front lip. The overall footprint of the printer is increased quite a bit with both these covers open and
pages sitting on each tray.
The only control on the whole machine is a single, illuminated power button near the back of the top cover on the left-hand side. In
the back panel are just two sockets, one for USB connection, which is the only way to get data to the printer, and the other for a
low-level power input.
To fit the two ink cartridges, you pull down a secondary cover from the front of the printer and push them in and up into the carrier.
It's very quick and easy.If you choose to use HP consumables with your machine, the company offers a series of rewards, like
discounts off software and access to Wild Tangent games. After a happy hour playing Chicken Invaders 4, you may have forgotten
paying £36 for a pair of cartridges, but in general, we think Kodak’s policy is better – charge less for the consumables, rather than