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    Selling the ink for the existing printers can't seem to offer much for the future...what's the expected life of a typical desktop printer, perhaps 3 or 4 years?

    And it's after, apparently, spending a whole lot of money here in the UK on advertising the printers on TV, etc., even as recently as earlier this month.
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    How about the software (drivers) going obsolete if the OS is upgraded?

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    Kodak to quit making its desktop inkjet printers

    PE, that's exactly what happened with my Kodak dye-sublimation printer. It will only run on one version of Windows (XP), so now I have a rather large paperweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Christian View Post
    PE, that's exactly what happened with my Kodak dye-sublimation printer. It will only run on one version of Windows (XP), so now I have a rather large paperweight.
    Virtual machines...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
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    Doesn't necessarily work....I have an older, but perfectly servicable, Canon inkjet with no driver for 64-bit Windows 7, which will not work with the XP emulation on 7 (confirmed by Canon UK). Not much chance of Kodak providing new drivers a few years down the line, if Canon doesn't?

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    But definitely worth looking into if Terry hasn't already done so. My brother runs one of the Nikon 35mm film scanners using an XP VM running in a partition on a Mac. You never know until you try.

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    "When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."

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    This afternoon I was out shopping in one of our awful US-style shpping estates, think PC World, Staples, Supermarkets etc.

    I was actually after office firniture but the stores sold Inkjet papers, where once they'd had very good ranges now it was crap or Kodak, so now what happens ?

    Staples used to sell a very good range now just Kodak or own brand which is awful, they used to sell Fuji and Ilford (the swiss stuff) and a lot of it as well.

    So if Kodak ditch Inkjet is that papers as well, and taht is the end of Perez surely, he's not made it work.

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    I quiet liked their Inkjet printers in fact they were not bad at all. I know a few photographers who use Kodak printers and they are fond of them and prefer them to similar printers from HP

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    Quote Originally Posted by railwayman3 View Post
    Doesn't necessarily work....I have an older, but perfectly servicable, Canon inkjet with no driver for 64-bit Windows 7, which will not work with the XP emulation on 7 (confirmed by Canon UK). Not much chance of Kodak providing new drivers a few years down the line, if Canon doesn't?

    Have you tried using a copy of XP loaded in a true virtual machine like VMWare? The emulation option in the OS is not at all the same thing. I use Windows XP in a virtual machine on a Mac, and I have found no incompatibilities (as long as the device has a USB interface). It's probably too much hassle for a simple inkjet, but for devices like scanners it's a worthwhile option.

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    Kodak just announced that in-line with cancelling the ink-jet printer line of business, they are requesting an extension of the bankruptcy proceedings. They estimate that it will take them until mid or late 2013 to emerge from bankruptcy.

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