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PRESS RELEASE: New KODAK Photo Printer 6800 Delivers Durable, High-Quality 5x7 Photos for Professional Photographers
High-Speed System Offers 'While You Wait' Printing at a Competitive Price
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 12 Eastman Kodak Company brings even more speed and exceptional performance to thermal printing technology with the introduction of its KODAK Photo Printer 6800. The robust, transportable system delivers a high-quality 5x7-inch photo in only 20 seconds and as many as 375 5x7 prints without operator intervention.
Kodak's new thermal output system operates faster than similarly priced competitors' thermal and inkjet printers. Reflecting its dry, thermal technology, the 6800 printer meets the demanding needs of event photographers and photographic studios.
"The 6800 printer delivers high-quality photos faster than the photographer can set up the next image," said Sue Gringer, Worldwide Marketing Manager, Studio Solutions. "It's ideal because it blends exceptional printing speed with the outstanding quality and durability of KODAK prints."
The 6800 printer combines Kodak's best technologies in thermal output. Available in 4x6, 6x8 and 5x7-inch sizes, the water-resistant prints last a lifetime, and deliver exceptional color reproduction and durability. Its media -KODAK PROFESSIONAL ribbon and paper - costs per print are competitively priced.
The printer easily integrates into photographers' existing workflows and is easy to operate and maintain. The long paper roll and matching ribbon length minimizes the need for media changes.
The printer is supported by WINDOWS 2000 and XP operating systems. It connects via a USB 2.0 or 1.1 interface, and comes with a power cable, dust covers, a ribbon carrier, print drivers, user documentation and calibration utility.
The printer - part of the venerable family of KODAK professional thermal printers that includes the ML 500, 8500 and 8660 printer - comes with a one-year warranty. An Advance Unit Replacement policy means a "down" or defective printer will be replaced in one business day.
The KODAK Photo Printer 6800 carries a suggested U.S. list price of less than $3,000. It will be available in the second quarter from authorized dealers of KODAK PROFESSIONAL Thermal Printer products.
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 & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze 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 & 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 & Film Imaging Systems, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services.
(First posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 15:29 EST)