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Inkjet printers

Posted Monday, February 18, 2008, at 9:36 AM

I bought a new inkjet printer / scanner / copier over the weekend. It wasn't a planned purchase; I went in looking for inkjet cartridges. I usually get my old cartridges refilled, but not on this occasion.

Anyway, I found an all-in-one printer I liked, and bought it instead of refilling my old printer. Its the first time I've ever owned a working scanner, and I'm having fun scanning some of my old family photos.

It's a Kodak. They are now claiming that their technology dramatically reduces the cost of printing. According to the bar graphs on the side of the box, and at a promotional web site they've sent up, their cost-per-page is, depending on what kind of document you're printing, supposedly as much as half the cost of the competition. The black & white and color cartridges for my new printer cost roughly the same as I had been paying to get my old cartridges refilled at Walgreens. That promise of lower cost-per-page was part of what tipped me toward buying the new printer even though I wasn't in the market.

The image quality, at least so far, seems terrific, both on regular paper and when printing photo-quality from the photo-paper drawer.

Has anyone else used one of these new-technology Kodak printers? Are you happy with it? If Kodak can deliver what they're promising, this could touch a lot of people who are fed up with the high cost of ink cartridges.


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I haven't used it, but I saw the Celebrity Apprentice in which they were talking about the new Kodak Printers that reduce inkjet costs significantly.

Does it say what kind of ink it uses, for example, Is it dye-based or pigmented?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Feb 18, 2008, at 10:23 AM
John I. Carney's response:
According to their web site:

"Exclusive Pigmented Inks

"Most consumer inkjet systems use dyes. Kodak uses proprietary pigment based inks that provide superior longevity to deliver pictures that last a lifetime."



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