Kodak announced its new line of photo printers with bold promises – here’s my writeup about an exciting world where photos could be printed for half the cost of materials compared to other inkjet printers and where the obnoxious profit margins on ink cartridges would finally be reined in.

That would be a nice world, but apparently we don’t live there. The results of the first serious test of the Kodak printers show that not much has changed after all. Here’s the writeup from the online home of Popular Photography magazine.

The magazine’s tests found that the prints from the Kodak printer were only inexpensive if they were printed at “draft” quality with low color saturation. The Kodak printer could do high quality prints, using more ink and higher quality paper – which caused the cost per print to be virtually identical to the other inkjet printers on the market.

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