Kodak Hero 7.1 Printer Driver Install Update
Standalone copier and email sender. Low claimed cost per page. It prints, scans, copies, sends email, and lets you print through the cloud. As a printer, it's actually a little disappointing, with slow speed and slightly subpar text and graphics quality.
But the speed and quality are both good enough for most purposes, and the features make it appropriate for a home MFP or the dual role of home and light-duty home office MFP. In some ways, the HERO 7. Among the features the HERO 7. The paper tray holds only sheets, which is what limits the printer to light-duty printing even in the context of a home office, but there's also a second tray for photo paper, so you don't have to swap out paper to switch between documents and photos.
The photo tray can hold 40 sheets of 4-by-6 or 5-by-7 inch photo paper. Photocentric features include the ability to print directly from PictBridge cameras, memory cards, and USB memory keys. As you might expect, you can preview photos on cards and memory keys on the 3. What you might not expect is that the LCD is also a touch screen that doubles as a self-explanatory, easy to use control panel.
Less common features the HERO 7. To print a 3D image, you need two photos of the same scene, and you need to move the camera about three inches horizontally between snapping the two pictures. The utility overlays the images and prints them. To let you see the 3D effect, Kodak provides two pairs of glasses with the printer. Assign the printer an email address through Kodak Email Print, and you can print to it from any computer, smartphone, or other device that can send email.
Simply create a message, attach the document you want printed, and send it. You don't even need to turn on your computer, thanks to the printer having its own email address, although the printer has to be connected to your network, with your network connected to the Internet. Speed and Quality Speed and output quality are good enough to be usable, but not impressive. For my tests, I connected the printer to a wired network and installed the drivers and software on a Windows Vista system.
Photo speed was also slow, averaging 1 minute 37 seconds for a 4 by 6. It's worth mention, however, that the driver includes a warning that the Advanced Dot Placement mode that I chose for best quality will slow down the printer.
Even in that mode, the HERO 7. Output quality was a touch below par for both text and graphics. However, you shouldn't have any complaints about the text unless you have an unusual need for small fonts.
Graphics were good enough for any internal business use, but showed banding in default mode, making them a poor choice for handing out to, say, a potential client or customer when you want to convey a sense of professionalism. Photos were absolutely par for an inkjet MFP overall, with most color photos looking better than what you would expect from typical drugstore prints, but black and white output showing an obvious tint. This won't matter if you're concerned only with color photos, but will be a serious issue if you need to print in black and white.
One last important strength for the HERO 7. The savings isn't as important as it would be for a faster printer with higher paper capacity, which you'd probably be using to print more pages, but any savings is welcome. With or without the savings, if you need to print high-quality text and graphics at fast speed, or you need an ADF or fax capability, the HERO 7. But if you'll be satisfied with speed and output quality for text and graphics that's good enough most purposes, care more about the reasonably high photo quality, and need some or all of the long list of features from printing through the cloud to scanning to and printing from a USB key, the Kodak HERO 7.
It's certainly a reasonable one. More Multi-function Printer Reviews: David Stone is an award-winning freelance writer and computer industry consultant. Although a confirmed generalist, with writing credits on subjects as varied as ape language experiments, politics, quantum physics, and an overview of a top company in the gaming industry.
Pros Prints and scans. Cons Subpar output quality for text and graphics. Other Kodak All-in-One Printers. Get Our Best Stories! Fastest Mobile Networks How to Clone a Hard Drive. The Best Laptops of The Best Printers of The Best PC Games.
Kodak HERO 7.1 All-in-One Printer
Standalone copier and email sender. Low claimed cost per page. It prints, scans, copies, sends email, and lets you print through the cloud. As a printer, it's actually a little disappointing, with slow speed and slightly subpar text and graphics quality. But the speed and quality are both good enough for most purposes, and the features make it appropriate for a home MFP or the dual role of home and light-duty home office MFP. In some ways, the HERO 7. Among the features the HERO 7.
Kodak Hero 7.1 All-in-One Printer Drivers
Did this solve your problem? Sorry this didn't help. I just ran into the same issue troubleshooting the same model of printer and was able to find a solution. When using the Kodak All-in-One Printer Home Center Software the only driver download that Kodak offers it would install the drivers for everything but the printer and fail out after a while saying it couldn't communicate with the printer. Looking behind the scenes it seemed like it was trying to get a driver from Windows update but wasn't able to. Went into the Device Manager in Windows here's a guide for that: Took a little while to find the driver through Windows Update but eventually it found the driver and installed it. One other thing I did that may have helped was to go into Add Printer through Devices and Printers, clicked Add a local Printer, chose USB from the Use an existing port option, then clicked the Windows Update button on the Install the printer driver page. This goes through and grabs all of the printer drivers from Windows Update takes some time and after it finished it had the option for the Hero AiO 7. Tell us about your experience with our site. This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread.