Kodak Introduces New Entry-Level, Self-Service Kiosk, Which Brings In-Store Digital Printing to Retail Locations With Lower Print Volumes
New KODAK Picture Kiosk GS Compact Combines Quality, Efficiency and Affordability to Enable Retailers of All Sizes
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today introduced the KODAK Picture Kiosk GS Compact, an entry-level, self-service digital picture printing solution, which opens business opportunities for new retail locations, including smaller and non-traditional environments. Well-suited for locations with print demand of 30-50 prints a day, the GS Compact is a smaller countertop unit that combines flexible placement with fast and simple installation. Almost immediately, retailers can begin offering 4x6, 5x7, and 6x8-inch print sizes, creating an instant revenue stream.
“Many retailers worldwide want to offer their consumers self-service digital picture printing but struggle to find a solution that meets multiple business needs”
"Many retailers worldwide want to offer their consumers self-service digital picture printing but struggle to find a solution that meets multiple business needs," said Nicki Zongrone, general manager of Retail System Solutions, and vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. "The new GS Compact is small enough to fit within their retail footprint at a price point that enables them to almost immediately drive revenue and profits from consumer demand for digital prints. We even include the Point of Sale materials with each unit – it's an instant printing station in a box because a retailer can be up and running in only minutes."
The GS Compact is backed by Kodak's proven expertise in kiosks, and it leverages the software platform used on the more than 85,000 full-sized KODAK Kiosks installed worldwide. It supports 4x6, bordered 5x7, and 6x8 print sizes without changing media and an 11-second print time for 4x6 prints. The GS Compact also includes enhanced ID photo capabilities, which make it easier for retailers to meet size requirements for different countries. In addition to standard prints, consumers can make enlargements and Print Packages and can print pictures from BLUETOOTH® imaging-enabled mobile devices.
New KODAK 805 Photo Printer Also Introduced
In addition to the GS Compact, Kodak introduced the KODAK 805 Photo Printer, which is optimized for lower print volume environments. The KODAK 805 Photo Printer enables retailers to offer their consumers 8x10 and 8x12 enlargements, collages, and calendars in seconds.
"The introductions of the KODAK Picture Kiosk GS Compact and the KODAK 805 Photo Printer build on the world's broadest suite of printing solutions that offer profitable growth to retailers," said Zongrone. "Our focus is to provide tested and proven solutions that bring maximum retailer profit and growth potential while minimizing retailer investment and risk."
The KODAK Picture Kiosk GS Compact and the KODAK 805 Photo Printer are now available worldwide.
About KODAK Picture Kiosks
As the world's leading supplier in self-service picture kiosks, Kodak has more than 85,000 units installed at retail locations around the globe. The award-winning KODAK Picture Kiosks produce lab-quality pictures in seconds from just about any digital camera memory card, including: SECURE DIGITAL™ (SD) cards, MultiMedia Card (MMC), COMPACTFLASH®, SMARTMEDIA, MEMORY STICK, MEMORY STICK Pro and xD-PICTURE cards. Most also take input from USB thumb-drives and BLUETOOTH imaging-enabled cell phones.
The consumer-friendly touch screen lets consumers preview, select and print the exact digital images they want and zoom, crop, adjust brightness and reduce red eye to create exceptional quality borderless 4x6-inch pictures in seconds. The kiosks also allow consumers to save their digital images and create "digital negatives" on a KODAK Picture CD.
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the world's foremost imaging innovator. With sales of $10.7 billion in 2006, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak's system of digital and traditional products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; and Creative Professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images.
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