updated 03:30 pm EDT, Wed September 7, 2011
Kodak Hero printers allow printing from mobiles
Kodak has just introduced a new lineup of Hero all-in-one printers with wireless Google Cloud Print and Kodak Email Print support. At the same time, the company will bring the same ability to send documents and photos to the Hero printers and previous generation all-in-one printers, becoming the first company to reach the milestone. The flagship offering of the new range is the $250 Hero 9.1.
All the printers have Wi-Fi for connecting to home networks and each unit's e-mail address can be shared with friends, clients or family to receive printed files or photos. Content from Gmail and Google Docs can be easily and quickly sent to the Heros, and users can send emails and attachments to from any email address thanks to Kodak's Email Print Service. A Pic Flick App will also let users print photos right from their iOS, BlackBerry, and Android devices.
The 9.1 can print, copy, scan and fax. It sports a 4.3-inch color touchscreen, has a 30-page auto document feeder and automatic two-sided printing. A 40-sheet photo paper tray is also there, and separate from the paper tray.
The home office-oriented Office Hero 6.1 will scan, fax, copy and print and gets a 2.4-inch color display and control panel. It has a 200-page document tray, 35-page feeder and can perform all four functions on both sides of the page. It has a $200 price tag.
The Hero 7.1 prints, copies and scans, with navigation through a 3.5-inch color touchscreen. It also gets automatic two-sided printing and a separate, 40-sheet photo tray. It lists for $180.
The $130 Hero 5.1 loses the ability to fax documents and forgoes a touchscreen in favor of a 2.4-inch display. It retains two-sided printing, however.
The Hero 3.1 is smaller, and also scans, copies and prints. It has the same 2.4-inch display, but costs just $100.
All printers are due to go on sale at various points throughout September.
Office Hero 6.1