Kodak adds cloud printing to five new devices

Kodak unveiled new printers today that offer native Google Cloud Print compatibility, along with a new e-mail print feature.

Kodak HERO 9.1 All-in-One Printer Kodak

Not to be outdone by HP's cloud printing announcement today, Kodak also unveiled a slew of new devices today that will support Google Cloud Print and Kodak Email print. You'll need a Google account to access both new features, but eventually you'll be able to e-mail print jobs directly to any Kodak printers past and present, as long the device has built-in wireless access. To kick things off, Kodak unveiled a new portfolio of office-friendly multifunction printers called the Heros.

The Hero 3.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, and 9.1 don't have the catchiest names on the market, but they're certainly not lacking in feautres: they all feature ample displays from 2.4 inches all the way to 4.3 inches on the flagship 9.1 model. Multipage autodocument feeders (ADF) and automatic duplexing (aka double-sided printing) round out the Heros' core functionality.

The Hero printers will eventually replace the current "ESP" moniker attached to all Kodak printers, with future models all carrying native Google Cloud Print compatibility and continued support of Kodak's Pic Flick App for iOS, BlackBerry, and Android devices.

See Kodak's current product lineup page for more details on the entire Hero line.

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