Kodak Easyshare Printer Dock Driver
The Kodak Easyshare Printer Dock (Series 3) prints high-resolution 4 x 6 inch photos directly from any compatible camera or computer USB connection. The dock can also recharge compatible cameras in 3.5 hours or less, depending on camera model. The device is labeled as "EasyShare printer dock series 3" on its front.
Kodak Easyshare Printer Dock Driver
I'm trying to install a Kodak EasyShare printer dock plus series 3 on a MacBook running Lion. I've followed the directions on the Kodak site _id/17123/selected/true and installed the drivers they provided. The Mac is recognizing that the printer is plugged in, but when I try to "add printer" it asks me for the drivers/software.
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The EasyShare printer dock plus series 3 (hereafter the s3) -- that lower case name is intentional, we're told -- has an unrememberable name to go with its unforgettable performance. But it's descriptive. The $180 s3 is really a combination camera dock and a printer.
The top of the printer is dominated by the docking area with its camera connector. While you can attach a device directly to the connector, it's much easier to align the device using its included plastic insert, which cradles the device so it slips easily onto the connector.
That's all you have to do to print without a computer. But to print directly from you computer, install the software before connecting the two devices with a USB cable. That way the computer can find the drivers when it sees the printer is attached.
To use the s3 wirelessly, you use the printer utility program installed with the driver to create profiles for it that are stored in the printer. There are two possible profiles, Primary and Secondary, which you can rename. You can share the printer with any networked computer on which you've installed its driver. That is a very nice feature -- you can print 4x6 prints from any computer on your network.
There are many ways of getting your images to the printer, but the easiest is with a dockable camera. Just sit the camera in the dock, use the camera's LCD to find a picture to print using the four-way navigator and press the dock's Print button. A minute later, you have a durable, continuous tone photo print.
With the optional WiFi card installed in the SD slot, you can print from any computer on your network that has the s3 driver installed or from the EasyShare-One WiFi digicam. To print from a computer, you simply select the printer as you would any other to be the active computer and use your application's Print command. Printing from the One is covered in our EasyShare One Diary ( -resource.com/ES1/ES1A.HTM).
What makes Kodak's EasyShare printers special are the added features. The camera dock that can charge your camera's batteries, run a slide show on your TV, and use the camera's LCD to navigate the printing system makes this an easy sell if you're also buying an EasyShare camera. But it's also a compelling addition to your wireless network, providing a 4x6 photo printer to anyone on your network. And its small size and independent nature mean it can tag along with the camera (even an ordinary PictBridge-enabled one), not the computer.
I have a Kodak easyshare printer dock series 3, and I would like to print with it using ubuntu. I looked on the OEM website but did not find a driver.when I plugged it in, Ubuntu messaged me that the appropriate driver was not found. Is there support anywhere for this device as a photo printer?
In printer add, when I was presented with the option for generic (recommended),I instead went to: Kodak, and looked in there. I saw a generic option for Kodak+GutenPrint, and a listing for the "easyshare printer dock".I selected these things, and it prints fine photos now.
Kodak EasyShare is a sub brand of Eastman Kodak Company products identifying a consumer photography system of digital cameras, snapshot thermal printers, snapshot thermal printer docks, all-in-one inkjet printers, accessories, camera docks, software, and online print services. The brand was introduced in 2001. The brand is no longer applied to all-in-one inkjet printers (now branded "ESP") or online printing services (now simply "Kodak Gallery"). Thermal snapshot printers and printer docks product lines have been discontinued. In 2012, Kodak stopped manufacturing and selling all digital cameras and photo frames.
The EasyShare brand also was incorporated with the original 5000-series all-in-one inkjet printers (superseded by the ESP line), thermal photo printers and printer docks (now discontinued), and camera docks.