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    Kodak to quit making its desktop inkjet printers


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    As long as they still make TMAX and Tri-X, we're good!

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    wow, they are pruning the non-chemical photography tree too ?
    things must be bad in blackrock

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    wow, they are pruning the non-chemical photography tree too ?
    things must be bad in blackrock
    200 more jobs lost at Kodak. That large building in the news article must be rather empty now.

    Really sad how this company has cratered.

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    Kodak to quit making its desktop inkjet printers

    They make printers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
    They make printers?
    They made printers.
    Once a photographer is convinced that the camera can lie and that, strictly speaking, the vast majority of photographs are "camera lies," inasmuch as they tell only part of a story or tell it in a distorted form, half the battle is won. Once he has conceded that photography is not a "naturalistic" medium of rendition and that striving for "naturalism" in a photograph is futile, he can turn his attention to using a camera to make more effective pictures.

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    finally kodak makes a smart move.
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    I know what I want but I just don't know how to go about gettin' it.-Hendrix

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    It ran what may have been an expensive TV advertising campaign here in the U.K. as recently as a few weeks ago. It's theme was how much less ink Kodak printers use. Now they are no more, it seems.

    There comes a point when this form of short-termism suggests panic and clutching at straws.

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    Acutally, Perez mentioned this about 2 months ago and it was brought up here on APUG, but was dismissed then as improbably due to their announced strategy. Basically, what Perez wants is a move to the high end, high capacity printers for POD shops. The problem is that the ink set for these high end printers is not all that good. They have a high degree of metamerism and thus the prints shift color with illuminant.

    If they don't fix that, they are going to fail in their last line of business in the digital side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Kehler View Post
    They made printers.
    Article says they still do, until sometime next year anyway. Point is I really had no idea. If someone asked me I'd say...."Hmmm, not sure, maybe?" That could be part of their problem.
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