Kodak Hero Printers

September 7, 2011 | Mark Goldstein | Printers | 3 Comments |
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Kodak have launched the new Hero all-in-one printer range. The Kodak Hero printers are all wireless compatible and are Google Cloud Print Ready and KODAK Email Print Ready. There are four models in the new Hero line-up - the HERO 5.1, HERO 7.1 and HERO 9.1, and the KODAK OFFICE HERO 6.1, with prices ranging from £99 to £199.

Kodak UK Press Release

KODAK EXPANDS MOBILE CONNECTIVITY WITH NEW GOOGLE CLOUD PRINT READYTM PRINTERS

KODAK HERO All-in-One Printers Let Consumers Print from Anywhere, for Less

Rochester, N.Y., Sept. 7 – To meet the demands of today’s mobile consumers and connected professionals, Kodak introduced a new line of KODAK HERO All-in-One Printers allowing people to print how, where and when they want. The HERO Printers are Google Cloud Print Ready and KODAK Email Print Ready, letting consumers easily send documents and photos to their printer from anywhere in the world, using any Internet-connected device . They represent the latest innovation in the company’s consumer inkjet portfolio, marrying effortless connectivity with Kodak’s unique combination of high quality output and affordable ink.
In addition, Kodak will enable Google Cloud Print and KODAK Email Print for previous generation KODAK All-in-One Printers, making Kodak the first printer manufacturer to also offer cloud printing for its existing customers2.

“With our new lineup of HERO Printers, Kodak is helping to meet the needs of an on-the-go lifestyle by making it easy and convenient for consumers to print from any connected device, anywhere,” said Susan Tousi, General Manager, Inkjet Systems, and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “With new features like Google Cloud Print and KODAK Email Print, we continue to advance our intelligent technology while also offering the exceptional quality consumers expect from Kodak and premium ink at an affordable price. With Kodak, consumers do not have to compromise between smart features, quality and affordability.”

“Google Cloud Print enables users to print from any app, on any device, to any printer without the need for drivers or a PC connection,” said Mike Jazayeri, Product Management Director at Google. “The service works with existing printers as well as with a new generation of Google Cloud Print Ready printers, so we’re very excited that Kodak’s new HERO All-in-One Printers support the service.”

Available this month, Kodak has added four newly-designed printers to its portfolio for the home: HERO 5.1, HERO 7.1 and HERO 9.1 All-in-One Printers. For the home office, Kodak is introducing the KODAK OFFICE HERO 6.1 All-in-One Printer.

Intelligent Printing for a Connected World
New this fall, KODAK HERO All-in-One Printers let consumers seamlessly print on the go from their smartphone, laptop or tablet using Google Cloud Print-enabled apps such as Gmail and Google Docs. They can also send emails and attachments to their KODAK Printer from anywhere, using any email account, with KODAK Email Print Service. Consumers can even share their printer’s unique email address with friends, family, colleagues and clients to receive printed files or photos.

In addition to cloud printing capabilities, with the KODAK Pic Flick App, consumers can print photos directly from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, BLACKBERRY or ANDROID OS Device3. And with Kodak’s fast Wi-Fi set-up, it’s easy to connect to a home network.

Exceptional KODAK Quality with Great Ink Value
The world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak offers premium photo and document quality backed by more than 100 years of leading KODAK Image Science. KODAK All-in-One Printers with Kodak’s proprietary pigment-based inks deliver crisp, sharp text documents, brilliant graphics and KODAK Lab-Quality Photos that dry instantly, are smudge, water and fade resistant, and last a lifetime4. Kodak offers the world’s fastest photo speed printing for highest-quality prints5.

Committed to providing customers great value, Kodak offers the lowest total ink replacement cost6 and exceptional cost-per-page.

Built-In Intelligence for Ease and Productivity
KODAK All-in-One Printers feature built-in intelligence, such as Kodak’s Smart Sensor technology that predicts the supplies and time needed to complete a job, and automatically identifies paper, size and amount, to help consumers save time and get more done easily. Consumers can also send scans directly to Google Docs, email, memory cards, USB flash drives and network folders.

Kodak is also introducing a touchscreen display with its HERO 7.1 and HERO 9.1 Printers, and more automated features with the OFFICE HERO 6.1 Printer including automatic two-sided printing, copying, scanning and faxing.

Included with every KODAK Printer is KODAK All-in-One Printer Home Center Software, featuring Kodak’s Perfect Page Technology7 which corrects and improves scanned images so they are sharper than the originals. Kodak’s software allows consumers to do more with their photos, including 3D photo printing, printing scenes from video files, as well as photo printing directly from FACEBOOK, KODAK Gallery, PICASA, FLICKR and PHOTOBUCKET sites7.

For more information on Kodak’s inkjet printer portfolio and inks, visit http://www.printkodak.co.uk

HERO All-in-One Printers Feature Highlights

KODAK HERO 9.1
• Top of the line, fully featured wireless all-in-one to print, copy, scan and fax
• Google Cloud Print and KODAK Email Print Ready
• 4.3 in. color touchscreen display
• 30-page automatic document feeder8
• Automatic two-sided printing8
• Separate, automatic 40-sheet photo tray
• Smart Sensor technology
• Compatible with KODAK Ink Cartridges, 10 Series
• £199 MSRP

KODAK HERO 7.1
• Premium wireless all-in-one to print, copy and scan
• Google Cloud Print and KODAK Email Print Ready
• 3.5 in. color touchscreen display
• Automatic two-sided printing8
• Separate, automatic 40-sheet photo tray
• Smart Sensor technology
• Compatible with KODAK Ink Cartridges, 10 Series
• £169 MSRP

KODAK OFFICE HERO 6.1
• Fully featured, networked home office wireless all-in-one to print, copy, scan and fax
• Google Cloud Print and KODAK Email Print Ready
• Intuitive control panel and 2.4 in. color display
• 35-page automatic document feeder8
• Automatic two-sided printing, copying, scanning and faxing8
• High-capacity 200-page document tray, also holds 70 sheets of photo paper
• Smart Sensor technology
• Compatible with KODAK Ink Cartridges, 10 Series
• £169 MSRP

KODAK HERO 5.1
• Versatile wireless all-in-one to print, copy and scan
• Google Cloud Print and KODAK Email Print Ready
• 2.4-in. color display
• Automatic two-sided printing8
• Smart Sensor technology
• Compatible with KODAK Ink Cartridges, 30 Series
• £99 MSRP

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.com and follow our blogs and more at http://www.kodak.com/go/followus.

More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery—join today at http://www.kodakgallery.com.

Choose from the widest selection of KODAK Digital Cameras, All-in-One Inkjet Printers, Pocket Video Cameras and more at http://store.kodak.com.

© Kodak, 2011. KODAK and HERO are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.

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#1 Photo Retouchers

Cool device, How much does it costs?. and why all my comments are considered spam?

12:14 pm - Wednesday, September 7, 2011

#2 bsearcher

Thanks for the article, i have found it very interesting.
I think the new printers look great especially the 9.1 with its 4.3" touch screen, which at £199 is a great price. With the printers starting off at £100 and going up to £200 they are good prices to new, top of the range printers.

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10:50 am - Wednesday, September 14, 2011

#3 doug sinnott

I have just bought this printer,but have found my old Epson R300 prints better quality prints,when both printers are using identical printing paper.
As there's very little user control over the final print quality,as Kodak use a lot of auto controls,what can it be?
Most user reviews seem to be complimentary re the print quality
I have changed the cartridges,cleaned the print heads,etc.,but no improvement,so does wi-fi printing have any effect on the finished print,compared to a printer connected by usb cable,like my old Epson?

9:36 pm - Friday, June 8, 2012