Kodak News; May 14-18

On Monday Kodak announced that it is shutting down its thermal coating and finishing operation in Eastman Business Park’s Building 319, eliminating about 80 jobs. The thermal coating is used for Kodak’s picture kiosks. According to Kodak, the work will be now done at its Windsor, Colorado site.

On Wednesday Kodak introduced as new Kodak ESP 3.2 All-in-One Printer. This printer has Wi-Fi and a 2.4-inch color touchscreen. You can print from your smartphone, tablet or computer using Google Cloud PrintTM and Kodak Email Print Service. List price is $99.99 which is slightly higher than other printers by other manufacturers but Kodak’s ink is cheaper so if you do a lot of printing the cost per print will be lower in the long run.

Bob Volpe who has been the President of EKRA, the retiree organization, has tendered his resignation. That was done in order to avoid any conflict of interest as he was appointed to a committee by the Bankruptcy Judge to negotiate with Kodak on the future of benefits for retirees.