Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Kodak launches inkjet printers

Kodak today completes it's transformation from a film imaging company to a digital imaging company by offering the last step in the imaging process, printing at home. As we know, Kodak already offers online and instore photo printing, so this move is not a big surprise. What is interesting though, is the fact that Kodak will charge around $50 more for each printer but much less for ink than the other leading printer manufacturers. The statistics given by Kodak suggests per photo cost to be reduced by almost fifty percent.

This is a great move because personally I am really sick of paying crazy prices for ink. I have given up printing at home altogether because printing at a store/online is so much cheaper, and better quality. In fact, going to a kiosk to edit and select pictures for printing has become a family event for many Americans. The Kodak printers will not change that, but they will offer great convenience to people who want quick copies at home or they don't need the quality from a store. In terms of quality, the Kodak printers should do a decent job given their 5-ink pigment-based color cartridges.

Kodak will offer three models: KODAK EASYSHARE 5100, 5300 and 5500. They are basically the same All-in-One printer with 5300 adding a 3" LCD and card reader and 5500 adding fax functionality, 2.4" LCD and document handling attachments. If you're bored, check out Kodak's new website www.inkisit.com for some humor about ink cost.

1 comment:

Nathan & Max said...

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