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Kodak said Friday that it plans to stop selling consumer inkjet printers and will eliminate 200 more jobs than previously projected as it requested more time to submit its framework for emerging from bankruptcy protection.

The Rochester, New York-based company, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, wants the court to extend the exclusivity period for the filing of its plan until Feb. 28. After the exclusivity period expires, creditors may file competing plans.
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In the months since its filing, Eastman Kodak Co. has worked to reshape itself, selling off businesses, eliminating jobs and slashing other costs, with the goal of emerging from court protection in 2013.

Kodak said earlier this year that it would stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames. Earlier this year, it sold Kodak Gallery, its online photo service business, to Shutterfly Inc. for $23.8 million.

Kodak was founded in 1880, and it introduced the iconic Brownie camera in 1900, making hobby photography affordable for many people. Its Kodachrome film, introduced in 1935, became the first commercially successful amateur color film.

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time to find a canon for this

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Probably for the best since no one bought them.

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So... As they no longer make digital camera's, pictures frames, pocket video cameras and now consumer inkjet printers... What the hell do they still make!?

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I bought a Kodak inkjet, and overall I have been happy with it, it is wireless and my only complaint with it is that when the color runs out, it refuses to print regardless if the document is in black ink...

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Kodak made printers?

If it's anything like their cameras, they would have been cheap, tacky, junk.

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I almost bought one awhile back because their ink is cheaper then other companys..... Glad I didnt now

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[quote name='FloatingFatMan' post='595214841']What the hell do they still make!?[/quote]Moments.
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[quote name='FloatingFatMan' timestamp='1348923778' post='595214841']
So... As they no longer make digital camera's, pictures frames, pocket video cameras and now consumer inkjet printers... What the hell do they still make!?
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Kodak made history -- what more do you want ? :laugh:

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I still can't believe people still buy ink jets. Laser FTW!

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1348886933' post='595214263']
Probably for the best since no one bought them.
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I bought one because the ink was cheaper, but trying to find it locally now is a bear. I now know why. The quality of prints was VERY good.

[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1348940016' post='595215303']
I still can't believe people still buy ink jets. Laser FTW!
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I have to buy inkjet, because quite simply a Laser is out of my price range, so...um...yeah...inkjet until I can afford to put some money into the printer and moreover the toner (especially color). Yes, you can get more prints with toner, but the initial cost is still pretty high.

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[quote name='Medfordite' timestamp='1348940952' post='595215323']
I have to buy inkjet, because quite simply a Laser is out of my price range, so...um...yeah...inkjet until I can afford to put some money into the printer and moreover the toner (especially color). Yes, you can get more prints with toner, but the initial cost is still pretty high.
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You can buy $100 hp laserjets. Toner is like $50 but it prints a kazillion pages.

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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1348941125' post='595215327']
You can buy $100 hp laserjets. Toner is like $50 but it prints a kazillion pages.
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kazillion? :p I'm messin with you.but you're right, i need to look into one

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TBH - I don't have $100 to put toward a Laserjet and won't for a while so until then... :)

Work with them daily at work so know their power and quality for sure. (Laser Printers).

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And this is why I work at Oc

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[quote name='Medfordite' timestamp='1348941405' post='595215333']
TBH - I don't have $100 to put toward a Laserjet and won't for a while so until then... :)

Work with them daily at work so know their power and quality for sure. (Laser Printers).
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So you buy a $30 ink jnk jet and spend $50 on refills.

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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1348941762' post='595215349']
So you buy a $30 ink jnk jet and spend $50 on refills.
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Not as often as you might think. We use our printer maybe once a month or in spurts. Our ink usually dries up before we have to go out and buy ink which is maybe once a year. :)

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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1348941762' post='595215349']
So you buy a $30 ink jnk jet and spend $50 on refills.
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$50 on refills? What?

Costco (as well as other places) do refills for under $10. All you have to do is take your ink cartridge in and wait an hour and they'll give it back to you full of ink. http://www.costcoinkjetrefill.com/

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This is really sad news as I just bought a Kodak printer not long ago. Once it dies I will be stuck with a more expensive alternative from HP, Canon or even worst, Lexmark. Great. That's just great. If they are no longer making printers and just ink like this article says:

[url="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/printing/3401145/kodak-to-stop-making-and-selling-printers/"]http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/printing/3401145/kodak-to-stop-making-and-selling-printers/[/url]

Then we are all basically screwed because printers don't last forever and eventually all Kodak printers will cease to exist so guess what? No more inks. They will have no more reason to make inks for it. Wonderful.

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What's wrong with HP? I've had good luck out of them.

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Do inks have an expiry if left sealed? Just bought a Kodak the other month, so might have to stock up.

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Kodak made printers?????

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the problem with laser printers is the low 600x600dpi. The 2400x600dpi ones cost a lot more! You have to spend

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1352761335' post='595315206']
What's wrong with HP? I've had good luck out of them.
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Nothing wrong with HP printers. The problem is the cost of the ink. Kodak inks have always been the cheapest on the market. HP, Lexmark, Canon and Epson are very expensive.

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