Kodak has introduced
a new line of “All-in-One” printers that range in price from $149.99 to $299.99 depending on features. Kodak has also unveiled a new set of pigment-based inks for the printers that it says provide lower cost of ownership than other consumer inkjets — $9.99 for black ink cartridges and $14.99 for a five-ink color cartridge.
Kodak’s new Easyshare All-in-One printer line comprises three models — the 5100, 5300 and 5500. Each printer shares similar features, such as print speeds of up to 32 pages per minute (PPM) in black and 22 PPM in color; a six-ink system (one black tank, one five-color tank); support for borderless 4×6-inch color photos printed in as little as 28 seconds; support for direct printing from USB drives and PictBridge-enabled cameras and automatic setting adjustments for optimal output, when used with Kodak photo papers.
The $149.99 Easyshare 5100 features a flatbed scanner. A duplexer attachment and Bluetooth wireless interface are also available as options. The $199.99 5300 model adds a 3-inch color LCD display and flash memory card slots, to import images from digital cameras. Like the 5100, the 5300 supports and optional duplexer and Bluetooth interface. Both of the printers feature print, copy and scan features, and both new printers ship in March.
The 5500 model, priced at $299.99, features a 35-sheet autoamtic document feeder and duplexer built-in, for 2-sided document scanning and printing. A 2.4-inch color display is built in. The 5500 also sports a built-in 33.6 Kbps fax modem and 12-button phone key pad, with three one-click speed dials and support for up to 60 quick dials using a built-in phone book. As with the other All-in-One models, Bluetooth is optional. The 5500 is coming in May.
All the new Easyshare All-in-One models require a G3/800MHz or faster (including Intel) and Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later and work with USB 1.1 or USB 2.0.