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News Printers to get interesting again thanks to Kodak

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 6 Feb 2007.

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  2. TomH

    TomH BELTALOWDA!

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    Cheap! But who in their right mind would have one? Kodak don't do "quality".

    The only positive suggestion from this story, is that it could (and probably shall) spark a price war.

    Nothing beats a good Fuji lab (on quality OR price). :thumb:
     
  3. Zut

    Zut What's a Dremel?

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    I'm really sorry but this kinda reads like an advert. Plus isn't TrustedReviews more the sort of place for printer stuff?
     
  4. Skutbag

    Skutbag What's a Dremel?

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    Frankly, bargain!

    True, it still wonder be proper lab quality stuff, but as the big camera phone revolution showed us; quality isnt everything.

    Factoid: There have been more camera phones sold in about 3 years than there have been 'proper' cameras in about 200 years.
     
  5. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Glad to hear this, printer cartridges can be horribly expensive, Lexmark probably being the worst of the bunch, it can actually be cheaper to buy of of thier low end printer that comes with the cartridges than it is to buy a full new set.
     
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    Why is this news again? The brand-name ink for my canon is $10 for black and $15 for colour. Has been for the past year and a half.
     
  7. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Have you tried to buy a mobile without a camera...? The fact that my mobile has a camera doesn't mean I'll ever use it.

    As for cheap Kodak printers, I don't think I'll be buying one. I have my Canon Pixma for printing quality photo prints, and my laser printer for printing quality documents.
     
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    Well I figured varying a little might be useful to some people. Sure TR do this sort of thing but many people here still may need a printer and prices coming down is good for everyone. If no-name brands have to compete then they will go cheaper as well: everybody wins.

    Malf: Don't canon sell each colour individually? They used to when I worked for DSG.
     
  9. TomH

    TomH BELTALOWDA!

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    The ink jet cartridges are back to black/colour/photo across the Pixma range now.

    The Selphy range are, bar a few, dye-sub so just a single cartridge.
     
  10. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    I print so little (and the air is so dry here) that my ink cartridges dry out when I've only used them a couple of times. The last time I even had an inkjet connected was a few years ago. What I'm really wanting is quality colour laser printers at a good price - until then I won't be interested in printers.
     
  11. David_Fitzy

    David_Fitzy I modded a keyboard once....

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    I hate printers I use them so infrequently that every time I need to use mine I have to replace the heads as the ink has dried solid through the entire system. I want a cheap colour laser printer to be produced with cheap toner cartridges.
     
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    "hopefully sparking some price wars to ultimately benefit the consumer."

    music to my ears..... :D
     
  13. Adnuo

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    I believe you meant "due to" rather than "despite". Despite carries a negative connotation, and makes following statement seem like a bad thing, which I assume you don't mean it to.

    I just went out and bought Vivera inks for my HP printer, and at wholesale prices it cost me $40 for a package including two black inks and a color ink. It was an $80 printer with a card reader, flatbed scanner, PC-less printing, and 22 black PPM. Honestly, this Kodak entry is nice because between them, Konica Minolta, and AGFA, they nearly make up the entire professional market, but it seems a bit late in the game. 3 years ago, before cartridge economics became a big focus, I believe they could have made a killing.

    In the end, it will probably all come down to how well they market it. And Kodak tend to have very impressive marketing.
     
  14. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    I'm happy with my Canon multifunction. A pigment black, and dye black, cyan, magenta, yellow for $14 each or 4 for $43. $10 off coupons for the office supply stores make it even sweeter.

    A price war? Doubtful. Maybe in the smaller 4x6 printer market, but I don't think those sell as well as multifunctions or photo printers these days.
     
  15. Enforcer

    Enforcer What's a Dremel?

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    I'm still trying to figure out how their going to get rid of all those chemicals sitting in my backyard?
     
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    I was aiming for a negative when I started the sentance, but then it turned into a positive :blush:

    Like how £5 would be a no brainer and a 1:1 price conversion, considering the exchange rate, but £10 seems quite a bit more expensive and a more realistic price considering rip off Britain.
     
  17. Pricester

    Pricester What's a Dremel?

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    Please - edit the article... Maybe I'm wrong, but when I read the word Toner, I think Laser printers, and "toner ink" is a contradiction. In fact, I read the whole article assuming that this must have been a laser printer, since £10 for inkjet ink is nothing new to me - had to go back to the source article to correct my misconception :wallbash:

    Edit: Took out my comment on the £:$ thing, since it's already been made as I was posting!
     
  18. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I'm holding out for a networked color inkjet that does 19x19 and has good linux drivers. Done with small, cheap color printers.
     
  19. David_Fitzy

    David_Fitzy I modded a keyboard once....

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    ditto, I thought ooh goody cheap laser printer too
     
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