Kodak EasyShare 5500 AiO Printer
The Kodak EasyShare 5500 All-in-One does just about everything you might desire from an AiO (All in One) printer. The 5500 allows you to print, copy, scan, and fax all from one device.This printer is fast, cranking out a 4 x 6 color print in as little as 28 seconds. The EasyShare 5500 features a high-resolution 2.4 in. (6.1 cm) color LCD and provides one-click photo printing from most types of memory cards.The 5500 AiO uses a 2-cartridge, 6-ink system and features duplex printing and a 35-page document feeder to make copying, scanning, and faxing more automated. Kodak wants you to know that making your own color prints at home doesn't need to be expensive. With that in mind, Kodak has developed a revolutionary inkjet system that gives crisp, sharp black documents and brilliant color photos at a lower cost.The MSRP on the EasyShare 5500 is $299 but the real cost savings with this printer are in the ink cartridges. With a list price of $9.99 for the black cartridge and only $14.99 for the color these are some of the cheapest OEM ink prices out there. In fact Kodak believes you can save up to 50% on everything you print compared to similar inkjet printers. Kodak really shows their 100+ years of experience with photographic print technology. The 5500 uses pigmented ink, instant-dry papers, and a high-speed printing system that generates beautiful prints. Your crisp black text documents and brilliant color photo prints come compliments of the high-density printhead. And Kodak believes the EasyShare's prints can last a lifetime under typical home display and dark storage conditions. Kodak photo science includes advanced color management for a wider color gamut and brilliant colors. It uses specialized algorithms in the printer and in the All-in-One printer software. All of this combines to give you Kodak lab-quality prints at home. Of course Kodak has an enormous amount of support available and the EasyShare software makes connecting with the various Kodak products easier. The EasyShare software included on the Install CD makes it easier to print, organize, share and archive your digital photos. Order Kodak's famous prints or photo gift products and have them delivered to your door. Or share your albums with family and friends online. And you must have seen these in your local drug store - Kodak Picture Kiosks make prints, enlargements, photo cards while you wait.
On the left of the 5500 you will find the main control panel. First you can see the Power button with a green LED power-on light. Next to that we see the Phonebook button (and 3 spaces for custom speed-dial selections) that, when in Fax mode, will display the list of stored phone numbers on the LCD. Continuing to the right there is an alpha-numeric Keypad. In the white-shaded area you'll find buttons for various functions: Fax (press to enter Fax mode, lit when in Fax mode), Copy (press to enter Copy mode, lit when Copy mode), Photo (press to display the Print menu and toggle between viewing photos and the Print menu), Rotate (rotates photo on the LCD display, clockwise, 90 degrees), Zoom (magnifies the photo to 1.5X, subsequent presses zoom in 0.5X increments to a maximum of 5X), Transfer (transfers photos from camera or inserted memory card or USB flash drive, lit when selected) and finally, Scan (press to enter Scan mode, lit when in Scan mode) .