kodak new product

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by ray, Feb 6, 2007.

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    ray Guest

    I heard part of a 'news' report on NPR this morning about a new product
    Kodak is unveiling today. Can anyone enlighten me? Basically, the only
    part I caught was that they were unveiling a new product.
     
    ray, Feb 6, 2007
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    Stan Beck Guest

    It's a new color printer and line of inks that will reduce the cost of color
    printing (so they say).

    http://www.dpreview.com/

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    Stan Beck, Feb 6, 2007
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    ray Guest

    Found that on a web search a bit ago. Actually, they are n-in-one units
    rather than just printer. Seems a little odd to me they would would sell
    only n-in-ones. Some of us believe in printer and a scanner, . . . at
    least partially on the assumption that separate devices work better.
     
    ray, Feb 6, 2007
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    m Ransley Guest

    They are to be offering cheap printing, wait for the reviews, its about
    time if the quality is good.
     
    m Ransley, Feb 6, 2007
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    dj_nme Guest

    Cheap printing?
    As far as I can see, the most expensive parts for a modern inkjet is a
    replacement ink cartridge.
    Is Kodak _NOT_ going to price gouge on the ink cartridges, as is the
    tradition from day one?
    A third party ink cartridge for my Pixma 4000 cost $2 (or less) each,
    compared to $12~$15 Canon branded.
    That I'd love to see ink cartridges price closer to their production
    cost, rather than the traditional über-inflated retail pricing we've
    seen so far from all the printer manufacturers.
    It can't possible cost Canon/Epson/Kodak/Lexmark/HP 6 to 10 times more
    to make a new cartridge than Calidad, could it?
     
    dj_nme, Feb 6, 2007
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    m Ransley Guest

    dj what ink works for a Canon that costs 2$ Ive spent over 600$ in ink
    for a mp 950. Have you had any problems with the ink. Kodak is planning
    on somewhere 10$ for a large cartrige, maybe comming in 60% lower than
    Canon ink.
     
    m Ransley, Feb 7, 2007
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    ray Guest

    If you read the web page or article mentioned above, Kodak plans that
    their cost of consumables will be about one half of other major producers.
    It seems like an uphill battle to me. Consumers tend to choose based on
    first cost with little attention to consumables, and that is probably
    still somewhat high as per your comments on third party products. It also
    does not seem to me to be a great idea to go with the combined color tank
    - as soon as one color is out throw it away. Can't find any details about
    what printer language it uses - since MAC and MS are mentioned it could be
    PCL - in which case Linux support is already there.
     
    ray, Feb 7, 2007
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    dj_nme Guest

    I've never had any problem at all with off-brand refill ink cartridges.
    The ones I use are made by a company called "Top Ink", it cost me $2.50
    for a Pixma cart and $3.50 for a Epson 1270 colour cart.
    What I have found a real difference between manufacturers is paper.
    I've found that no other brand makes it as good as Canon with their
    glossy photo paper, there is a visible difference (the colours look much
    more vibrant than with any other paper I've tried).
    What I find odd is that the same printer profile works very well for
    both my Canon Pixma 4000 and my Epson 1270, which I suppose is because
    both are running with the same ink.
     
    dj_nme, Feb 7, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    Since the lab has dropped the printing price and more available then
    before, I have stopped printing my own photo using inkjet printer for 4-5+
    years now. And I used to refill my own until Epson adds chip to the
    cartrige (I still can be able to reset the chip), but since the 3rd party
    ink only cost around $2.50-$3.00 a pop, so I don't even care to reset the
    chip. I just checked and now the price is up to around $5.00

    Also, now I only use inkjet to print DVD label, photo I use photolab.
     
    Joel, Feb 7, 2007
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