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#1 Hum

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 00:11

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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Posted 29 September 2012 - 00:31

time to find a canon for this

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:48

Probably for the best since no one bought them.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 13:02

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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Posted 29 September 2012 - 13:06

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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Posted 29 September 2012 - 14:09

Kodak made printers?

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

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 14:11

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

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 14:14

What the hell do they still make!?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 17:28

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!?


Kodak made history -- what more do you want ? :laugh:

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 17:33

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

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 17:49

Probably for the best since no one bought them.


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.

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


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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Posted 29 September 2012 - 17:52

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.


You can buy $100 hp laserjets. Toner is like $50 but it prints a kazillion pages.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 17:56

You can buy $100 hp laserjets. Toner is like $50 but it prints a kazillion pages.


kazillion? :p I'm messin with you.but you're right, i need to look into one

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 17:56

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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Posted 29 September 2012 - 17:58

And this is why I work at Océ and not at Kodak.



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