More Frequently Asked Questions
What size prints does the KODAK Picture Maker kiosk make?
You can make 8x10, 6x8, 5x7, 4x6 inch prints, wallet, Photo ID and even mini-sized prints. The newer G4 models can also make 4x8 prints, a very popular size for holiday and greeting cards. You can reduce, enlarge or make a same size print. You can also make picture packages with either the same or different pictures. Each printed package sheet can make up to an 8 x 10 inch picture.
Is there a lot of maintenance?
No. Because the Picture Maker uses a dry print process, there's no plumbing or chemicals required. In fact, there is very little maintenance to keep your Picture Maker running in top form. Occasionally you will have to replace the printer supplies when they run out. Each photo printer uses a print ribbon and paper, which take about 2-3 minutes to replace. The receipt printer uses standard 3 1/8-inch thermal paper, and can be replaced in about a minute. The only other regular maintenance procedure is cleaning the print heads with an alcohol pad. This should be done about every three months.
What are the electrical requirements?
The electrical requirements are similar to any other computer system. The KODAK Picture Maker requires a grounded 110v power source. If you have an uneven or unreliable power source in your area, it is recommended that you use an uninterruptable power supply with a surge protector and/or power conditioner.
Are there leasing programs available?
Yes. Although LOGIX is not a leasing company, we work with a number of leasing companies and we will always try to find you the best rate available. Of course, if you have a leasing company that you would prefer to work with, we will accept payment from your leasing company.
How much space does it take up?
It varies on the model you choose. Kodak Picture Makers come in a variety of floor standing models. The 24 inch floor model is 57" tall x 24" wide x 36" deep and the 36 inch floor model is 57" tall x 36" wide x 36" deep.
What type of paper does the KODAK Picture Maker use?
KODAK prints are printed on long-lasting, photo-quality KODAK Paper, with the famous KODAK backprint. Real KODAK pictures with XTRALIFE™ lamination are waterproof, wipeable, stain resistant, and will last a lifetime. Fingerprints, smudges, liquids, and even mustard will wipe right off.
How is it different or better than printing pictures at home?
Prints from the Picture Maker are quick and easy. The KODAK Picture Maker is an easy, convenient way to print high-quality KODAK pictures at an affordable price. Prints made by the KODAK Picture Maker are on long-lasting, photo-quality KODAK paper. In addition, the Picture Maker includes software that lets you improve your pictures - zooming and cropping, adjusting brightness, contrast, color and even reducing red-eye. Ink cartridges for home printers tend to be messy and costly. Most times printing at the store is less expensive than using a home printer.
Will it accept digital camera memory cards?
The KODAK Picture Maker kiosk accepts most digital camera card formats. This includes MULTIMEDIA Cards (MMC), SECURE DIGITAL (SD) Cards, MINI-SD (G4 only), COMPACT FLASH Cards (CF), SMARTMEDIA Cards (SM), MEMORY STICK Cards, MEMORY STICK Pro, MEMORY STICK Duo, and xD-Picture Cards. You can also print from many wireless Bluetooth camera phones, iPhones (G4 only), USB Flash Drives, CD, DVD (G4 only), and 3.5 in. floppy disks (G3 only). The newer G4 Picture Kiosk will allow your customers to print their pictures from their Facebook, Picasa Web Albums, and Kodak Galley accounts (a high-speed internet connection is required to use this feature). You can learn more about affordable upgrades from your G3 Order station to a G4 Order Station .
Can my customer choose to print only certain pictures from their digital camera card?
Absolutely - the customer is in complete control of what they print! They'll preview each picture on the screen, and choose whether or not they want to print it.
Do the images remain on the digital camera memory card as well?
Yes, the pictures are still on the camera card and are not erased. Even though the customer prints their pictures, they will remain on their memory card. The KODAK Picture Maker card readers are read-only and cannot write to or erase a camera card. The Picture Maker also gives the customer the option of saving pictures from their camera card onto a KODAK Picture CD.
How many pictures can my customer print?
As many as they would like. Many customers will print larger quantities of photos for greeting cards, invitations, and gifts.
How do my customers save their digital pictures to a KODAK Picture CD.
It's easy. They'll just ask a store employee for a blank KODAK Picture CD. Insert it into the KODAK Picture Maker and follow the on-screen directions to make a KODAK Picture CD from their digital camera card. In just minutes they can make a KODAK Picture CD and get an index print with their favorite digital images on it. Each CD is writable one time. Once their favorite pictures are safely stored on the CD, they can clear and reuse their memory card.
Can my customers drop off their digital camera card and have someone else print the photos for them?
Some stores may offer that service but the KODAK Picture Maker is designed so that your customer can do it themselves. Easy on-screen instructions take them step-by-step through the previewing, selecting and printing process, letting them stay in control of enhancing and printing their pictures. In addition, they never have to leave their expensive camera card at the store, so there's no risk of being without it.
What's the difference between wireless and infrared?
Wireless uses radio waves, IR uses infrared light. Bluetooth wireless technology uses short distance radio transmission. For instance, a most TV remote controls use IR.
How do I know if my customers' camera phone has wireless or infrared and which one should I use?
First, they should consult their user's guide. Many cameras have a "Send" or "Copy" function that uses infrared or wireless. In general, if a device supports both, they should use Bluetooth wireless technology. It's faster and more reliable, because they do not have to "aim" it like you do with infrared.
Does the Picture Maker require a password to receive pictures from a camera phone or other Bluetooth wireless device?
No. The Picture Maker does not require a password. If the camera phone asks for a password, the customer must contact their service provider for the password. Many times the default passcode is 0000 (4 zeros) or 1234.
How many images can my customers send from their phone at once?
It depends on the capabilities of their camera phone. The KODAK Picture Maker allows them to send multiple images so they can select and print the quantity they want.
Will the quality of camera phone pictures be different than from a digital camera?
Camera phones are typically lower resolution devices than digital cameras. At these lower resolutions, you will generally get lower print quality, especially on larger print sizes. The KODAK Picture Maker will notify the customer if the resolution of a particular image is too low for the print size they have selected.
Will the images remain on a camera phone after they are sent to the KODAK Picture Maker?
Yes. To delete images from a camera phone, consult the user's guide for the phone.