updated 03:10 pm EDT, Thu April 24, 2008
Kodak ESP 5 printer
Kodak on Thursday announced its newest all-in-one printer, the ESP 5. The printer is able to scan, copy and print documents and images and do so without a connected computer thanks to its multi-format memory card slot and Bluetooth support. A 3-inch color LCD display allows users to preview and edit the content before printing.
Kodak's newest product is rated at printing a 4x6-inch photo in 30 seconds, or 30 document pages per minute with black ink or 29 color pages per minute. The type of paper in the feeder (plain, coated, photo, etc) is automatically detected and the printer adjusts settings for the best quality. Users can retouch images themselves with the included Home Center software, with options such as red eye reduction, color restoration and facial retouch. Pigmented black ink and color ink cartridges provide archival quality photos when used with photo paper.
The ESP 5 AIO Printer retails for $170 and ships on May 5.