Kodak's "revolutionary" Easyshare all-in-one printers

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When the word “revolutionary” gets thrown around, it’s not usually about inkjet printers. But Kodak is making that bold claim with its entry into the consumer inkjet industry.

It’s down to the company’s new range of Easyshare all-in-one printers, which promise crisp, sharp documents and Kodak lab-quality photos at home using pigment-based inks that will save you up to 50 per cent in running costs compared to “other leading consumer inkjet printers” on the market. The pigment-based ink is priced at £6.99 for a cartridge of black ink and £9.99 for a five-ink colour cartridge. According to Kodak, for every £10 spent on colour ink and £7 spent on black ink, consumers can print the same number of pages at half the cost of other consumer inkjet printers.

The Kodak Easyshare 5300 has print, scan and copy capabilities, and is able to print and copy up to 32 pages per minute in black and 22 pages per minute in colour. It also has a 3-inch colour LCD display that enables photo viewing and cropping directly from the printer and memory card slots for printing without a PC. The 5500 adds fax functionality and includes a 2.4-inch colour LCD display, an automatic document feeder and a duplexer attachment.

The 5300 will be available in May 2007; the 5500 is expected to begin shipping in June 2007.

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Dave Walker