KODAK TURNS COPIERS INTO PRINTERS, WITH INNOVATIVE COMPUTER INTERFACE (Product Announcement)
KODAK TURNS COPIERS INTO PRINTERS,
WITH INNOVATIVE COMPUTER INTERFACE
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) today announced the introduction of two computer interfaces that enable its new 1570 and 1575 digital copiers and its ColorEdge 1525 and 1550 copiers to function as high speed printers.
The new products, which can be added to copiers already in use, are being demonstrated at the 12th annual conference of XPLOR International, being held in Phoenix, Ariz. this week.
"With the addition of the LionHeart network interface, the 1570 and 1575 copier-printers will be highly productive additions to the departmental work environment," said Michael D. Stoudt, director of marketing for Kodak's Copy Products Division. "The most obvious reason is that one machine will do the work of two. But more than than, many customers will more than quadruple the speed at which they print documents."
A typical page printer produces output at eight to 12 pages per minute, while the 1570 and 1575 copier-printers will produce first sets at almost 50 pages per minute, continuing with second and succeeding sets at 70 pages per minute.
The ColorEdge digital processor provides PostScript-compatible printer capability for ColorEdge digital copiers. Color images can be printed on a ColorEdge 1550 copier-printer from a Kodak Photo CD, a compact disc that holds digitized images made from 35 mm color film.
"With the introduction of the Kodak ColorEdge 1525 and 1550 copiers along with Kodak Photo CD earlier this year, Kodak continued its commitment to provide color copying and printing solutions for a wide range of users," Stoudt said.
"Ourt?omers told us that a multifunctional color device would be highly appealing for a wide range of businesses," he explained. "In answer to that need, the ColorEdge digital processor offers users network access to color document production."
Along with the ColorEdge 1525 and 1550 copiers, the ColorEdge digital processor is manufactured for Kodak by Canon Inc. (NASDAQ: CANNY), with Kodak-designed cabinetry and display panels, message prompts, function keys and customer manuals.
/CONTACT: Paul C. Allen of Eastman Kodak Company 716-724-5802/
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