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Old Oct 10, 2002, 11:54 PM   #11
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Default 4" X 6" prints on Kodak 8500

Can someone who has the 8500 tell me if it is possible to make 4" X 6" prints. If so, could you use the 8.5" X 12" paper to get four per sheet? Does the software allow four different prints per page? It might be worth having to have to trim the prints if you can get four per page. I currently have the Sony SV55 and I am spoiled with how easy it is to print 4" X 6" prints.
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Old Oct 14, 2002, 3:58 PM   #12
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Default 8500 max area = 8x10"

Phils - The max print area on the 8500 is 8x10", so you can't get four 4x6" prints on one sheet no matter how you cut it. You can get three 4x6" prints, though. I just lay them out in Photoshop and cut to size after printing.

BTW- I just bought the printer TODAY!
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Old Oct 15, 2002, 1:10 PM   #13
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Default Love the Kodak 8500!!!

I bought the Kodak 8500 printer yesterday and after four prints, I'm in LOVE! The color is consistent and the same quality as I was getting from my minilab. No problems. All four of my first prints are 100% useable as advertised!

Here's my time trial using a Celeron 1.3 GHz eMachines:
about 15 seconds to send from PhotoShop
about 30 seconds to send from desktop
TOTAL time to print 1:55 (from clicking OK to print drop)

Here's a nifty idea: Windows XP's picture viewer software allows auto layout of images and makes picture packages. Thus, I can print true 5x7 two-up images straight from the OS without starting PhotoShop!

BUYER'S NOTE: Buy this printer in a package with paper and a ribbon. You'll save about $70 on stuff you'd buy anyway. All of the ribbon/paper combinations are available with this package. I found it at www.calumetphoto.com.
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 8:16 AM   #14
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Default Shelf life?

Is there a shelf life for the ribbon? I am considering this printer for 'occasional' prints, and want to know how long the ribbon is good sitting idle in the printer? I assume the paper is good for longer times?

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Old Apr 24, 2003, 7:37 PM   #15
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Default would still like to hear about 5X7 layout

It would appear that the 8500 can do 5X7 prints, but does it print them with some space in between, so that they can be cut and still have a border?
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