KODAK PROFESSIONAL 1400 Digital Photo Printer....Availabilty and pricing in Australia?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Warmingup, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. Warmingup

    Warmingup Guest

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  2. I don't know about this particular printer but I do know Mitsubishi make
    a similar one which is available in Aus. $4000 or so I believe. and
    despite Kodak's assurance of "affordable" prints, they still cost a hell
    of a lot compared to a professional level ink printer.

    James Douglas, Jan 21, 2005
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    Rob Guest

    The US price for this printer is about $550 USD Kodak were selling
    paper/ink packs for there 4x6 dye sub printers at $1/print over
    christmas. This translates at $4ea for an A4.

    So just how much does an archival A4 colour print cost made with an
    inkjet printer? (Genuine inks and paper)I do think that it maybe very
    close and you get something that will last.
    Rob, Jan 21, 2005
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    [BnH] Guest

    Last time I asked Kodak distributor in for the Kodak 8500 series, the distro
    [Kayell IIRC] in Sydney said they never even sell one and refer me to their
    branch in VIC.
    Rang VIC and they say they ever only sell two of them so far and the ETA is
    1 month if I decided to order and the price is more expensive than the price
    if I import from US [20k+ AUD or so]

    [BnH], Jan 21, 2005
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    Ryadia Guest

    Even the Olympus A4 used by most of the Quest newspapers costs $6 per page
    for consumables - in bulk!.
    I've no idea where you get your costs from. The Kodak printer (1400) in
    question is not yet available on the American market, much less in
    Australia. It's 'suggested' price at B&H in New York is about $700 AUD -
    when it's available. Shipping and insurance plus import costs will add
    another $150 and GST will make the price landed here just under a Grand.
    Kayell will probably add $200 to this price for their normal profit margin

    The consumables will have to be imported too. If the other stuff Kodak sell
    in the name of "Professional" is any indication, it'll cost close to $10 a
    page for prints. Don't forget either that these things have a life span.
    They are throw away printers. When they have reached their page count and
    start to damage the output, there is no fixing them, just junk 'em and buy a
    new one. Professional users will have to factor in this cost or end up not
    making enough profit to be able to replace their gear as it wears out.

    Doug (the other one)
    Ryadia, Jan 21, 2005
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    Rob Guest

    That a much bigger printer.
    Rob, Jan 21, 2005
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