Kodak Imagelink Print System is announced today at PMA 2005. Imagelink is a new printing system that allows one-touch picture printing from snapshot printers and is supported by a number of different manufacturers (see below). Kodak haven’t released too much information about their new Imagelink Print System - I will call by their stand tomorrow and find out more.
Kodak Press Release
Consumer Web Site Created for New IMAGELINK Print System
One-Touch, At-Home Picture Printing System Supported by Kodak, Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Ricoh and Sanyo
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 20—A consumer Web site dedicated to the IMAGELINK print system, the new, multi-manufacturer specification designed to simplify at-home picture printing, will go live this March. The site—www.imagelinkprintsystem.com—includes links to compatible digital camera and printer information, an animated presentation to help people visualize the camera-printer connection, frequently asked questions, and news related to the specification.
Consumer digital cameras from Eastman Kodak Company, Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc., Nikon Corporation, Olympus Corporation, Pentax Corporation, Ricoh Co., Ltd. and Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. will provide effortless, one-touch picture printing from snapshot printers that incorporate the IMAGELINK print system.
With the IMAGELINK print system, people are able to place their digital cameras directly on printer docks, and then press a single button to make snapshot-sized (4x6-inch or 3.5 x 5-inch) pictures in as little as 90 seconds. The first cameras and printer docks supporting the IMAGELINK specification are now available, with others expected to follow throughout the coming months.
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images – for memories, for information, for entertainment. With sales of $13.5 billion in 2004, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on the following businesses: Health - supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services; Graphic Communications - offering on-demand color and black and white printing, wide-format inkjet printing, high-speed, high-volume continuous inkjet printing, as well as document scanning, archiving and multi-vendor IT services; Digital & Film Imaging Systems - providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; and Display & Components - which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at http://www.kodak.com