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New Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock Incorporates PICTBRIDGE Standard

  • 04 May, 2004 11:47

<p>- Latest Model Compatible with Other Manufacturers’ Digital Cameras; Extends Ability to Print Kodak Pictures at Home
- PICTBRIDGE Standard enables Direct-from-Camera Printing and adds Direct-from-Memory Card Printing</p>
<p>SYDNEY, May 4, 2004 —Kodak today announced the release of its latest Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock which incorporates PICTBRIDGE technology for compatibility with multiple brands of digital cameras. The PICTBRIDGE standard will allow other manufacturers’ cameras to connect to the Kodak EasyShare printer dock. Other additional features include an optional external memory card reader and dedicated multi-function connector for Kodak EasyShare 600/6000 and 700/7000-series digital cameras.</p>
<p>The Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock produces direct 4 x 6-inch thermal picture prints (full size and multiple images per sheet) with or without a computer. Providing both convenience and exceptional picture quality, the sleek, portable Kodak EasyShare printer dock is the simplest way to get real Kodak prints at home at the touch of a button. Kodak EasyShare digital camera owners benefit from a one-touch picture transfer to a connected computer and camera battery recharging — plus reconditioning for improved battery performance — in less than 3.5 hours.</p>
<p>Mr Steve Morley, general manager, Australia and New Zealand, Digital &amp; Applied Imaging Products, Kodak Digital &amp; Film Imaging Systems Division, said, “By opening the platform to other manufacturers’ digital cameras via PICTBRIDGE technology and popular memory card formats, plus compatibility with EasyShare 6000/600 and 7000/700-series cameras, millions of people will have the opportunity to make real Kodak photos in as little as 90 seconds with just one touch.”</p>
<p>The Kodak EasyShare printer dock uses a continuous tone thermal dye transfer system to produce vivid colour with instant drying. The exclusive Kodak Color Science technology produces outstanding skin tone reproduction, plus colour optimisation for ideal photo viewing. Prints are made durable, waterproof and will last a lifetime under typical home storage conditions by a printing process that automatically adds a special XTRALIFE™ laminate coating.</p>
<p>Smaller than earlier models, the new Kodak EasyShare printer dock connects to a computer to print pictures stored on a hard drive, and is packaged with a sample photo paper and cartridge kit that produces 10 Kodak pictures. 40-count refill packs (AU$39.95) include colour cartridges and a matching quantity of thermal photo paper to ensure that supplies are always available.</p>
<p>The Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock will be available in Australia from June for A$299.</p>
<p>In January, the EasyShare printer dock 6000 was honoured with the 2004 Innovations Design and Engineering Award in the United States, which recognises the consumer electronics industry’s most technologically advanced products.</p>
<p>The award-winning Kodak EasyShare consumer digital photography system — consisting of cameras, software, camera docks and printer docks, inkjet and thermal papers, and accessories — makes it simple for anyone to take, organise, share, and print high quality digital pictures. More information on Kodak EasyShare products is available at www.kodak.com/go/EasyShare.</p>
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<p>For further information, please contact:</p>
<p>Gabriel Wong / Maria Bonanni
Network Communications
Phone: (02) 9267 9477
Fax: (02) 9267 9466
Email: gabriel.wong@networkpr.com.au / maria.bonanni@networkpr.com.au</p>
<p>About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images – for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services &amp; media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyse and print images). With sales of $13.3 billion in 2003, the company comprises several businesses: Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services; Commercial Printing, offering on-demand color printing and networking publishing systems; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Display &amp; Components, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Digital &amp; Film Imaging Systems, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services.</p>
<p>(Kodak, EasyShare and XtraLife are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)</p>

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