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Kodak 9810 - What we Think!
Our views on the Kodak 9810 Printer.


What we Think: All Printers, Hi-Ti 730 Series, Mitsubishi CP3800DW, Mitsubishi CP9550DW/DW-S, Mitsubishi CP9600DW/DW-S, Mitsubishi CP9800DW, Mitsubishi CP3020DE/DAE, Citizen CW-01, Kodak 1400, Kodak 6850, Kodak 9810

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What We Think of the Kodak 9810At System Insight we are impartial when it comes to advice on which product to buy. We would never consider selling anything that we didn't consider to be a good product. Our aim is to help you acquire the product that is right for you.

By giving you a complete overview of this printer, it will help you make the decision as to which printer or printers are suited to your specific requirements. Please feel free to contact us for more information or photo samples to help you decide.


Overview of the 9810
High-quality prints anytime, anywhere - Get high-speed, high-quality production printing wherever you need it.

The 9810 build quality is superb and although the printer is relatively heavy (18Kg), it can still be considered a portable unit.

Print Size & Media Options
Borderless 8x10-inch (20x25 cm). Ribbon & Paper Consumables

Print Speed
Prints in just 45 seconds; 39 seconds for subsequent prints.

When analizing print speed, it is worth noting that some manufacturers do not take into account cooling time! So, when used for high volume extended operation, a printer quoting a print speed of 30 seconds per print maybe slower in the long run than one taking 40 seconds a print, especially if the printer needs to cool down at regular intervals to keep functioning!

Print Quality
Printing Resolution 300 dpi (continuous tone).
Learn why dye sublimation produces a higher quality photo from a lower dpi.

Requirements
A 9810 will operate between 100v-240v supply and can also be run from an inverter if being used away from mains power in a car or caravan etc. Contact us for more details.

Maintenance
Simple - None required! Just keep changing the ribbon and paper roll when they are exhausted.

Compatibility
Microsoft Windows 2000 & XP.

What we like about the 9810
It looks & feels very well made indeed. It produces superb quality images, which are printed without fuss and printed quickly. Roll-fed printing means less waste and so low media cost per print. This printer is a most appropriate choice for the professional photographer.

What we don't like about the 9810
Not at lot really! Maybe it could be a little quieter for use in a close office environment, but other than that it is an impressive printer.

Other Considerations
Depending upon your requirements, you may also want to consider the Hi-Ti 730PS printer. The 730PS is a lot cheaper, but can only print photos up to 8x6 and needs the media replacing every 30 images. Its dominant feature however, is that it can be operated stand alone without the need for a PC. It will print photos directly from any digital camera memory card and its small size and light weight make it truly portable when used via an inverter in your car or caravan etc. In our opinion this printer used as an alternative to or in partnership with the Kodak 9810, provides an ideal photo printing solution anywhere anytime.

Print Speed on the 730PS is about 90 seconds for an 8x6, though for a very much lower purchase price. Should speed be an issue, this could be possibly overcome by buying two 730 printers to run simultaneously!

In our opinion it is the number of images you need to produce that dictates the printer you need. If you need speed and a lower cost per print, then the 9810 takes some beating. If you need stand alone facilities and don't have as many images to print, then we recommend giving the 730 series careful attention.



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