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PRESS RELEASE: Kodak EasyShare All-in-One Printers Now Available in More Than 7,600 Stores Worldwide
Eight Months After Revolutionizing Home Printer Category, Kodak Establishes Channel-Wide Availability Around the Globe
ROCHESTER, N.Y., October 31, 2007 -- Since the introduction of its revolutionary inkjet business model and groundbreaking consumer value proposition, Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) has signed premier retail accounts across consumer electronics, office superstore, warehouse and mass merchandising outlets. With the latest additions of Circuit City and Sam's Club in the U.S. and Wal-Mart in Canada, Kodak EasyShare All-in-One Printers are now available in more than 7,600 retail stores worldwide.
"Growing demand for Kodak's inkjet printers validates our reasons for entering the category -- consumers are looking for high-quality, affordable solutions to home inkjet printing," said Phil Faraci, President and COO, Eastman Kodak Company. "We will continue to expand retail availability, so everyone interested in printing more for less can do so with a Kodak inkjet printer."
Kodak's aggressive entrance into the well-established $50 billion inkjet market in February 2007 was recently highlighted in a September report by global research firm Current Analysis. The report stated, "in the span of six months, Kodak has proven that it can win over some of the biggest names in retail, now including Wal-Mart. With the addition of major retailers across the globe Kodak is raising the stakes ... and remaining a market leader for low cost-per-print."
With replacement ink cartridges priced at just $9.99 (U.S. MSRP) for black and $14.99 (U.S. MSRP) for color, Kodak EasyShare AiO Printers can save consumers up to 50 percent on everything they print compared to similar consumer inkjet printers. The printers deliver crisp documents and brilliant photos, with print, scan and copy features that offer low cost of ink per page, as confirmed by independent testing lab QualityLogic, and a Kodak cost-of-printing analysis. For more information on the savings, testing and analysis, visit: http://www.kodak.com/go/inkdata.
Kodak EasyShare All-in-One Printers are available worldwide at the following retailers: Australia: JB HiFi, Ted's, Paxtons Camera and Video; UK: PCWorld, Currys Superstores, Currys Digital; Germany: Media Markt, Saturn, Conrad, Otto Office, Amazon; France: Boulanger; Canada: Wal-Mart, Staples Business Depot, BUREAU En GROS; U.S.: Sam's Club, Office Depot, Best Buy, Fry's, Circuit City, Wal-Mart.
(Tap into our EasyShare AiO Diary at http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRINT/K5300/K5300.HTM for an extended review of the line (with a more concise 5500 review coming shortly with interesting tidbits we picked up during our recent visit to Kodak in Rochester). The diary also has links to the latest price information, showing the 5300 going for as low as $181. -- Editor)
(First posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 11:45 EDT)