Kodak used to be a household name in photography, but since licensing out its brand, it has spawn a slew of other products to include instant photography, printer (3D printer included), scanner, and believe it or not even drone, audio, eyeglass lenses and lifestyle merch. Seriously, there are a bunch of other non-imaging related products, but we are not here to talk about non-imaging related stuff. We are here because of a slew of new instant print products unveiled at the CES 2019 earlier this year – brought to you by brand licensee C+A Global.
The new instant print products include Kodak Smile Classic Instant Print Digital Camera, Kodak Smile Instant Print Digital Print Digital Camera, and Kodak Smile Instant Digital Printer. Also revealed were Kodak Scanza Digital Film Scanner, Kodak Mini Digital Film Scanner, Kodak 35mm Slide View, Kodak Mobile Film Scanner, and a series Kodak Luma Projectors. Basically, Kodak now has so many instant print-related products that it could very well give Polaroid a run for its money. Rather than having me regurgitating what Kodak has to offer, here are the individual items and their descriptions straight from the horse’s mouth:
KODAK SMILE Classic Instant Print Digital Camera
Classy Prints in a Classic Package
The KODAK SMILE Classic Camera combines the contemporary technology of instant digital printing into a vintage camera body with an updated, yet nostalgic look and feel. The camera is equipped with a pop-up viewfinder, an automatic single strobe flash, a MicroSD card slot and a 10-second timer. The 3.51 x 4.25-inch KODAK ZINK Sticky-Backed Photo Paper can be printed on instantly from the camera. You can also print pictures from your smartphone by connecting it to the camera via BLUETOOTH Technology and the free KODAK Instant Print Companion app.
KODAK SMILE Instant Print Digital Camera
Print in an Instant
The 10-megapixel KODAK SMILE Camera is a stylish camera that combines the nostalgia of analog photography with ZINK® Zero Ink Printing Technology. The camera features an LCD viewfinder display, 10-second timer, automatic flash and a MicroSD card slot.
KODAK SMILE Instant Digital Printer
The One-Click Wonder of Instant Printing
The KODAK SMILE Instant Printer offers a quick and easy way to print pictures with its intuitive design. With the free KODAK Instant Print Companion App, compatible with iOS and ANDROID devices, photos can be sent to the printer via BLUETOOTH Technology connection.
KODAK SCANZA Digital Film Scanner
Digital Scanner Converts Film to JPEG Files
The KODAK SCANZA Digital Film Scanner scans and saves 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 and 8mm film negatives and slides to a computer via SD card.
KODAK Mini Digital Film Scanner
Digital Scanner Converts Film to JPEG Files
Photo memories can be stored in a modern digital format and relived at any time with the 14-megapixel KODAK Mini Digital Film Scanner. Compatible with 35, 126, 110, Super 8 and Monochrome film and slides.
KODAK 35mm Slide Viewer
For 35mm Slides and Film Negatives
With the KODAK 35mm Slide Viewer, old memories are brought back to life and can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, with a price sensitive solution for users who want to view and sort film negatives and slides before printing.
KODAK Mobile Film Scanner
Scan and Save Negatives & Slides with Only a Smartphone
The brand new KODAK Mobile Film Scanner scans film negatives and slides onto smartphones with just one touch. Designed with a lightweight collapsible frame, the scanner can be easily carried around anywhere.
KODAK LUMA 75 Projector
The KODAK LUMA 75 Projector is one of the smallest and sleekest portable projectors on the market. Designed with a simple plug-and-play operation system and 75-lumen display, the 5-ounce KODAK LUMA 75 projects vivid images and video directly onto any surface up to 100 inches.
KODAK LUMA 150 Projector
With a 150-lumen display, the KODAK LUMA 150 Projector projects even brighter and more brilliant images. Compatible with images and videos up to 1080p, the projector can cast up to 150-inch images and is also equipped to mirror images and videos via MIRACAST.
KODAK LUMA 350 Projector
The brightest and most robust of all the KODAK LUMA Projectors, the KODAK LUMA 350 Projector has a 350-lumen display that can project stunning video and images up to 200 inches. With a built-in ANDROID operating system, the LUMA 350 gives consumers access to wireless networks for quick and easy web browsing, plus the option to download a variety of OTT apps, like NETFLIX, HBO GO and HULU, through the built-in app store. The Universal USB Installer, Wi-Fi, BLUETOOTH Technology, and HDMI® connections make it easy to play back files from a compatible computer, smartphone, tablet, or any other multimedia device.
So, there you have it. The complete instant print ecosystem from Kodak. We do not know the pricing for those products. Neither do we know their availability. To find out more about Kodak and its range of consumer products, you can hit up its official website. Seriously, you probably won’t believe it has so many things other than cameras and films in its portfolio. It even has apparel too, collaborating with big names like Girl Skateboard, Forever 21, H&M, American Eagle and more. Unfortunately, we do not have more images other than the lone rendered image you see above.
Oh, wait. It also has a 3D printer too. Simply called Kodak Portrait 3D Printer, it is now available in North America and Europe markets. Kodak Portrait 3D Printer features including dual extrusion system, a fully enclosed all-steel structure, automatic nozzle lifting, swappable PTFE, all metal hot ends, an intuitive touchscreen, automatic leveling and calibration, and preset print parameters for every material.
Users of Kodak Portrait 3D Printer will have free access to Kodak 3D Cloud, allowing users to manage a print farm for any number machines, in any number of locations, from anywhere in the world. Moreover, users can access, via WiFi or LAN, to slice online, monitor their prints and receive over-the-air updates.
Before you get all too excited about this 3D printer, you have to know that it is a professional-grade hardware and therefore, it cost pretty penny, or $3,499, to be exact. If there is any consolation at all, US and Canada buyers will qualify for free shipping.