Kodak's New All-in-One Inkjet Printers Deliver Lab-Quality Prints and $137 Average Annual Savings on Ink Costs(1)



    KODAK Printers Offer Lowest Total Ink Replacement Cost in the Industry(2)

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Kodak Canada invites consumers to print, copy,
scan and save with its new KODAK ESP 3250 and ESP 5250 All-in-One (AiO)
Printers. The ESP 3250 and ESP 5250 Printers join Kodak's innovative line of
printers that are revolutionizing the inkjet business by offering the lowest
total ink replacement cost in the industry(2). With KODAK AiO Printers,
consumers can print vivid colour documents and KODAK lab-quality photos(3) at
home for less, saving an average of $137 a year on ink(1) compared to other
leading consumer inkjet printers on the market.
    "The introduction of the new KODAK ESP 3250 and ESP 5250 AiO models
delivers on Kodak's commitment to bring consumers affordable, first-class
printing solutions," says Randy Brody, Vice-President, Worldwide Marketing,
Consumer Inkjet Systems at Eastman Kodak Company. "With our line of innovative
and intuitive printers, Kodak is committed to providing high-quality, in-home
printing with fairly-priced ink so that consumers can print what they want,
when they want, without fear of the ink replacement cost."

    Innovations in Printing Solutions

    KODAK ESP 3250 and ESP 5250 AiO Printers continue to combine the latest
in printing technology with low-cost, high-quality pigment ink cartridges that
deliver brilliant documents and KODAK lab-quality photos(3). The end result is
what consumers want - an easy-to-use printer that produces exceptional prints
that last a lifetime(4) and are rated highest in water and stain resistance(5)
as well as savings on their ink replacement costs.
    The KODAK ESP 3250 and 5250 Printers are designed to efficiently print
with a speed of up to 30 pages per minute in black and 29 pages per minute in
colour(6). In addition, both feature improved paper handling with intelligent
paper tray systems that automatically adjust settings based on paper type and
size to reduce printing errors and save time. With colour LCD display screens
and memory card slots, the ESP 3250 and ESP 5250 Printers make it easier than
ever to create colour and black-and-white documents and photos without a
computer.

    
    -   KODAK ESP 3250 AiO Printer ($129.99 CDN MSRP(7)) features a 1.5"
        colour LCD along with memory card compatibility, making it easy for
        consumers to view and print without a computer.

    -   KODAK ESP 5250 AiO Printer ($169.99 CDN MSRP7) is enabled with built-
        in Wi-Fi, offering increased efficiency and flexibility for the
        freedom to easily print from anywhere in the home and without cables.
        The printer also features a 2.4" colour LCD and memory card
        compatibility to view, edit and print photos.
    

    Quality and Performance for Less

    KODAK All-in-One Printers use Kodak's premium pigmented inks that come in
a simple two-cartridge set-up, saving consumers an average of $137 a year on
ink(1). Black cartridges retail for $9.99 CDN MSRP(7) and a five-ink colour
cartridge retails at $14.99 CDN MSRP(7). The exclusive KODACOLOR Technology
embedded in each printer enables consumers to cost-effectively print crisp
documents and KODAK lab-quality photos(3). This technology is a combination of
four key elements: pigment-based inks, micro-porous photo papers, colour and
image science and a Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) print head.
    Furthermore, Kodak's Home Centre Software includes the exclusive Facial
Retouch(8) feature that enables consumers to improve their personal
photographs right at home by automatically reducing blemishes and enhancing
facial features in just one click. Also, KODAK All-in-One Home Centre Software
contains an Optical Character Reader (OCR) which allows the user to scan
documents that can be edited(8).
    Both KODAK ESP 3250 and ESP 5250 Printers are ENERGY STAR(R) qualified
and include features such as manual two-sided printing and
multiple-pages-per-sheet printing. In "Standby" mode, both printers use less
than one watt of power. Both printers are also compliant with the European
Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which limits the
presence of certain substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

    About Kodak

    As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers,
businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and
printing to enrich their lives.
    To learn more, visit http://www.kodak.ca and follow our blogs and more at
http://www.kodak.ca/go/followus.
    More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo
gifts online at KODAK Gallery - join today at www.kodakgallery.ca.

    
    2009

    (C) Kodak, 2009. KODAK, ESP and KODACOLOR are trademarks of Eastman Kodak
    Company.

    ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection
    Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy.

    (1) Results based on average ink costs of leading consumer inkjet
        printers using average annual print volumes of 150 4x6 in. colour
        photos (printed on KODAK Ultra Paper, glossy finish & highest quality
        photo papers from other manufacturers), 800 black text pages and 550
        mixed colour graphic pages. Actual results may vary. For more
        information visit www.kodak.ca/go/inkdata.

    (2) As compared to leading consumer inkjet printers total ink load
        replacement costs using manufacturers recommended ink cartridges;
        excludes printers that use only one cartridge. Based on independent
        third party cartridge pricing survey data obtained May 2009.

    (3) Using KODAK Ultra Premium and KODAK Premium Photo Papers.

    (4) Under all common consumer display and storage environments. Based on
        testing by Wilhelm Imaging Research (WIR).

    (5) Based on independent third party testing May 2009. Printer testing
        performed using KODAK Ultra Premium Photo Paper, Studio Gloss &
        highest quality photo papers from other manufacturers.

    (6) Based on fastest document print mode using WINDOWS OS-based PCs that
        meet recommended system requirements. Actual results may vary.

    (7) Prices may vary by retailer and are subject to change.

    (8) Not available on MACINTOSH OS.
    





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