Rochester, NY—For today’s mobile consumers and connected professionals, Kodak introduced Hero All-in-One inkjet printers that are Google Cloud Print Ready and Kodak E-mail Print ready, so consumers can send photos to their printers from anywhere, using any Internet-connected device. In addition, Kodak will enable Google Cloud Print and Kodak E-mail Print functionality for previous Kodak AiO printers, to provide cloud printing for its existing customers.
“With our new lineup of Hero printers, Kodak is helping to meet the needs of an on-the-go lifestyle by making it easy and convenient for consumers to print from any connected device, anywhere,” said Susan Tousi, general manager, Inkjet Systems, and vice president, Kodak. “With new features like Google Cloud Print and Kodak E-mail Print, we continue to advance our intelligent technology while also offering the exceptional quality consumers expect from Kodak and premium ink at an affordable price. With Kodak, consumers do not have to compromise between smart features, quality and affordability.”
“Google Cloud Print enables users to print from any app, on any device, to any printer without the need for drivers or a PC connection,” added Mike Jazayeri, product management director at Google. “The service works with existing printers as well as with a new generation of Google Cloud Print Ready printers, so we’re very excited that Kodak’s new Hero All-in-One printers support the service.”
Kodak’s four Hero AiOs are: the Hero 3.1, Hero 5.1, Hero 7.1 and Hero 9.1. For the home office, Kodak introduced the Office Hero 6.1 AiO. All the Hero AiOs let consumers print on the go from their smartphone, laptop or tablet using Google Cloud Print-enabled apps such as Gmail and Google Docs. They can also send e-mails and attachments to the printers from anywhere, using any e-mail account, with Kodak E-mail Print service. And, consumers can share their printer’s e-mail address with friends and family, to receive printed photos or files. Consumers can also send scans directly to Google Docs, e-mail, memory cards, USB drives and network folders.
The AiOs also support the Kodak Pic Flick App, which allows consumers to print photos directly from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, BlackBerry or Android OS device. And with Kodak’s Wi-Fi setup, connecting to a home network is simplified.
Kodak All-in-Ones with Kodak pigment-based inks are said to deliver “lab-quality photos that dry instantly, are smudge, water and fade resistant, and last a lifetime.” All Kodak AiOs feature built-in intelligence, such as Smart Sensor technology that predicts the supplies and time needed to complete a job and automatically identifies paper, size and amount. Also included is Kodak All-in-One Printer Home Center software with Perfect Page technology, which corrects scanned images so they are sharper than originals. The software allows consumers to do more with their photos, including 3D photo printing, printing scenes from video files, and photo printing directly from FaceBook, Kodak Gallery, Picasa, Flickr and Photobucket sites.
Kodak Hero 9.1. This top-of-the-line wireless AiO prints, copies, scans and faxes. It features: a 4.3-inch color touch-screen display; 30-page automatic document feeder; automatic two-sided printing; a separate, automatic 40-sheet photo tray; and compatibility with Kodak 10-series ink cartridges. $249.99.
Kodak Hero 7.1. This wireless AiO prints, copies and scans and includes: a 3.5-inch color touch screen; automatic two-sided printing; a separate, automatic 40-sheet photo tray; and compatibility with Kodak 10-series cartridges. $179.99.
Kodak Office Hero 6.1. A networked home office wireless AiO to print, copy, scan and fax, it offers: an intuitive control panel and 2.4-inch LCD; 35-page automatic document feeder; automatic two-sided printing, copying, scanning and faxing; a 200-page document tray (also holds 70 sheets of photo paper); and compatibility with Kodak 10-series cartridges. $199.99.
Kodak Hero 5.1. A wireless AiO that prints, copies and scans, it provides: a 2.4-inch color display; automatic two-sided printing; and compatibility with Kodak 30-series ink cartridges. $129.99.
Kodak Hero 3.1. A wireless AiO designed for easy print, copy and scanning, it has a 2.4-inch color display and is compatible with Kodak 30-series cartridges. $99.99. kodak.com