Eastman Kodak 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 4 x 6, 5 x 7, and 6 x 8in 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," 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 4 x 6, bordered 5 x 7, and 6 x 8 print sizes without changing media and an 11-second print time for 4 x 6 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.
In addition to the GS Compact, Kodak have also 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 8 x 10 and 8 x 12 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."