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Kodak set to launch a 'bigger brother' to 8500 digital photo printer. - Summer launch planned for new 6800 '20 second' thermal printer
The new high speed, dry thermal technology Kodak Photo Printer 6800, can produce 5x7 inch, 'last a lifetime' photo-quality prints in just 20 seconds.
Aimed at studio and event photographers, the new 6800 printer will be available in the UK by the summer.
Announcing the launch, Charlie A Yianoullou, Kodak's European Marketing manager,
European Studio Solutions said: "Our thermal printer range, including
the 8500, the ML-500 and the 8660 is the professional photographer's alternative
to inkjet technology.
The new 6800 offers 'while you wait' printing at a faster rate than similarly priced competitor thermal or inkjet printers.
It's so quick it delivers photo-quality prints faster than the photographer can set up the next image.
We're talking exceptional speed linked with the unsurpassed quality and durability of Kodak prints.
The 6800 is robust, transportable and easy to maintain and is capable of printing up to 375 prints at one time before any operator intervention is required."
The easy to operate 6800 (which produces 10x15cm (4x6 inch), 15x20cm (6x8 inch) and 13x18cm (5x7 inch) water resistant prints) has been developed to integrate seamlessly with photographers' existing workflows.
Added Yianoullou: "The long paper roll and matching ribbon length minimizes
the need for media changes and the 6800 is supported by WINDOWS 200 and XP operating
It connects via a USB 2.0 or 1.1 interface and ships with a power cable, dust covers, a ribbon carrier, print drivers, user documentation and calibration utility."
The UK list price for the new 6800 printer is 1799 (ex VAT).
The media, offered in two formats, allowing for 4x6inch prints and 5x7inch and 6x8inch prints, will have a cost per print respectively of 0.25p and 0.50p. Both the 6800 printer and media will be available via Kodak Professional authorised dealers.