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Portable Kodak Professional 8500 printer announced - Kodak have announced the launch of the 8500 Digital Photo Printer in Europe. This sheet-fed printer sets high standards for speed and image quality at an affordable price range.
Kodak have announced the launch of the 8500 Digital Photo Printer in Europe. This sheet-fed printer sets high standards for speed and image quality at an affordable price range.
This true photo-quality printer produces continuous tone pictures at only
75 seconds per
20,3 x 25,4 cm image - a speed superior to other thermal-based and inkjet printers at this price. Kodak Professional's new printer is designed to appeal to independent portrait studios, commercial photographers and advanced amateurs who request a faster, photo-quality alternative to inkjet. The resulting prints have a real 'photo feel'.
"The affordable, photo-quality Kodak Professional 8500 Digital Photo Printer gives professional photographers new opportunities to sell more prints, deliver proofs faster and build their businesses", said Clare Bruce, Marketing Manager, Kodak Professional in the UK. "This compact, portable printer can go on the road, on site and on the desktop, and opens up a wealth of entrepreneurial opportunities for any photographer. The introduction of the new printer fits within the strategies for growth of the Eastman Kodak Company, driving output in all forms."
Best desktop photo printing productivity
The 8500 printer provides robust photo prints at a competitive cost per print, and its full-frame buffer (24 MB RAM) provides high print productivity. It prints all standard photo sizes up to a full 20,3 x 25,4 cm for low media (paper and ribbon) costs.
Designed to be portable, the 8500 printer is an ideal solution for on-site photographers who need to produce professional-quality images immediately. The lightweight printer is based on dry, thermal technology that requires no special electrical, plumbing or cooling support. It plugs easily into existing workflows and is easy to operate and maintain.
With continuous tone output at 314 dpi, and the ability to produce both matte and gloss finishes, the 8500 printer delivers true photo-quality output virtually anywhere. It uses Kodak Professional Ektatherm ribbon and paper, and its enclosed paper path allows for higher reliability and fewer remakes.
The new Kodak Professional 8500 Ektatherm media provides image permanence that is comparable to traditional photographic prints. The printer is designed as an open-architecture device that can be used with virtually any application and supported by virtually any operating system, including Windows 98/ME, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP systems, as well as Apple 9.X systems (Apple OS X system is planned for the fourth Quarter of this year). It connects via either a USB or parallel interface, and comes with a power cable, paper tray, dust covers, a ribbon carrier, print drivers, user documentation, and a CD copy of Adobe Elements.
The Kodak Professional 8500 Digital Photo Printer carries an attractive list price and offers the best desktop photo printing productivity available today. The new 8500 Digital Photo Printer will be available this autumn from authorized dealers of Kodak Professional products.