Kodak ‘prospers’ with two new printers

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Kodak announced the addition of two new all-in-one printers and a set of new ink cartridges as a part of their ink saving “Print & Prosper” line early Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, only a few hours before the kick off of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

The theme of Kodak’s launch is all about sharing the “Kodak moment” so of course the new printers – the ESP 7250 and the ESP Office 6150 – are an important part of the concept.

Both models, for instance, allow users to print photos and documents wirelessly from their Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry Smartphone or print photos from their iPhone and iPod Touch devices thanks to Kodak’s new Pic Flick Application

The ESP 7250 also offers print speeds up to 32 ppm in black, a 2.4 inch LCD, built-in memory card reader, built-in duplexer, and an auto-engaging photo tray.

The second printer announced today is a different take on the ESP line for Kodak.  The ESP Office 6150 is an all-in-one inkjet printer featuring print, scan, copy and fax capability along with print speeds up to 32 ppm in black, 200 sheet paper tray, 30 sheet ADF, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, and multi-scan options.

All of Kodak printers use Kodak’s simple two cartridge system featuring pigment based ink making it easier to find replacement cartridges than many of its competitors.  But in the past they have lacked the high capacity option.  No longer.  Along with the printer announcement, Kodak unveiled two new cartridge options: the Black Ink Cartridge 10XL and the Color Ink Cartridge 10C.

According to Kodak, the Black Ink Cartridge 10XL at $16.99 offers 70% more pages then the current standard Black Ink Cartridge 10B at $9.99.  In the same regard, the Color Ink Cartridge 10C at $17.99 offers 10% more pages than the current Color Ink Cartridge 10 at $14.99.

More importantly, Kodak still promises an average savings of $110 a year on ink based on as few as four pages per day when using the new cartridge series.

The Kodak ESP 7250 All-in-One and the Kodak ESP Office 6150 All-in-One will be available in April 2010 for the estimated retail value of $199.99 and $229.99, respectively.  The new Kodak cartridge suite will be available for all Kodak inkjet printers along with the current cartridges in February 2010.

For more information, including hands-on photos, stay tuned for follow up coverage with Kodak at CES 2010!



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