ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) today announced the successful national deployment of KODAK Picture Kiosks with Henry's Camera, Canada's largest independent photographic and digital imaging product retailer. All 33 Henry's Camera locations, including Henry's professional arm, Headshots, have been outfitted with Kodak's best-in-class Picture Kiosks, which allow Henry's customers to create top-of-the-line instant prints.
Family owned and operated since 1909, Henry's is recognized in the Canadian photographic industry as a leading camera and imaging products retailer. The company is also noted for its award-winning customer service and its team of professional imaging experts. The move to add in-store photo kiosks expands Henry's service offering to include high-quality 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10 prints; as well as, KODAK Picture CDs and KODAK Picture Movie DVD's. Deploying KODAK Picture Kiosks will also enable Henry's to expand into premium products with increased profit potential, including photo books, collages, calendars and custom greeting cards.
"Our customers know Henry's for its breadth of product, customer service and core competency in the imaging industry. It is this specialization that adds value to each and every customer visit. By offering immediate gratification of quality instant prints, we see tremendous opportunity to encourage our customers to print their memories and in return, grow our in store kiosk business," said Amy Stein, Project Manager, Photofinishing Henry's Camera. "Kodak has been a true business partner in this effort, bringing best-in-class photo processing technology, outstanding service and support, and expert guidance on launching our print services."
The Kodak Picture Kiosks features Kodak's award-winning user interface, fast image loading and processing speeds that deliver stunning, high-quality print products in minutes. The new KODAK Picture Kiosks allow customers to simply stop into the store, plug in a media card, USB drive or other digital media and use the kiosk's software interface fast and simple-to-use tools to select and edit photos for printing, and then quickly obtain their prints. All Henry's locations also offer high speed picture scanning through KODAK Rapid Print Scanners, so customers can bring in their "orphaned" shoebox prints and easily convert them into high-resolution digital images.
"Henry's Camera has a tremendous reputation for customer service and imaging expertise, so offering customers in-store photo printing backed by dedicated photo experts is a substantial value proposition, " said Michael Saturnia, Vice-President of Sales, US&C, Consumer Digital Group, Eastman Kodak Company. "We are delighted to be working with an industry leader like Henry's and we look forward to helping grow its instant print offer with the exciting new products with increased profit potential that KODAK Picture Kiosks enable."
About Henry's Camera
Henry's has long been known in the Canadian photographic industry as the source for the best and newest products, knowledgeable Imaging Experts, and award-winning customer service. Henry's first opened its doors in 1909 and has evolved into Canada's largest independent photographic and digital retailer. With over 8500 products to choose from, over 500 Imaging Experts, and 33 stores including its' professional division, Headshots, customers can be sure to find what they are looking for. For more information, please visit www.henrys.com
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