Revolutionary printing from Kodak

Feb 7, 2007

With all of the digital cameras on the market, people are printing out their pictures at home more than ever. Kodak is hoping to revolutionize the home printing industry by introducing a new type of ink that has an archival life of 100 years. Now you're probably thinking that your prints should last about that long too, in reality, most inkjet prints last closer to 15. So 100 years isn't too bad.

The ink isn't just long-lasting either, they're cheap too. On average, these cartridges are going to cost about half of what you're used to paying. Look for prices in the area of $14.99 for a color and $9.99 for a black. No word on how many prints you'll get out of these, but hopefully they'll be comparable to other brands.

But wait, there's more! As if long life and cheap ink weren't enough, the printers are fast. About 22 ppm fast. That's not too bad, for black and white text, but for pictures that is really fast. We aren't sure what size pictures they are referencing, but either way, that's not too shabby.

Kodak invents photo ink that'll last 100 years [via gizmodo]

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