Kodak News; March 25 – 29

History in the making…

Kodak Instamatic 100

Kodak Instamatic 100 (1963)

Kodak made money in February. They showed a profit of $404 million but that is after including the sale of their digital patents for $525 million. Without the patent sale, Kodak would have had a loss of about $34 million for the month.

Kodak has named Spicers Canada Limited a Gold Reseller for its portfolio of commercial imaging solutions throughout Canada. Spicers is a long-standing Canadian reseller of Kodak imaging solution. The expanded relationship will enable Spicers to offer some of Kodak‚Äôs most advanced graphics technologies, including the Kodak Prosper Imprinting Systems and Kodak’s packaging system.

USA Today has this online article about the 50th anniversary of the release of the Kodak Instamatic camera. It was the first camera to use the 126 film cartridge. The original price of the modell100 camera (on right) was $15.95. That one had a pop-up flash. Later models added the flashcube. The article notes that between 1963 and 1970, more than 50 million Instamatics were sold.