View Full Version : HP Kiosks down a well worn path

Feb 23rd, 2006, 05:21 PM
This is a potential repeat of their failed Kodak/HP venture this time by HP- the past project "Phogenix"

Mr. Joshi lead the last mess with a HP/Kodak kiosk venture, they spent millions of dollars, built a new plant-went to market with poor response to these kiosks then shut it down before they where delivered to handful of customers, saying they where in the ’‚’‚…‚’‚ฆ…“wrong space’‚’‚…‚’‚‚-and home printing was where they should be--expect this is panic move to shore up sliding home printing.

Ink jet in the public space just is not good enough quality at a retail level--it has lots of problems with getting the right mix of colors on prints-and with paper having to absorbed the ink at high speed-there will be issues and un happy customers, let alone archival quality of about 20-30yrs these prints begin to fade within 2yrs, our 100yrs archival values at pxidigital’…’‚‚ฎ, we offer customers ’‚’‚…‚’‚ฆ…“instant gratification’‚’‚…‚’‚‚’…’‚‚ฎ expect our customer turn around time will be 2-3 times faster than the HP kiosk, with superior quality digital prints, just spent 14mths retail testing with fantastic customer responses most say we are way in front of the Kodak on demand kiosk quality.

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Feb 26th, 2006, 07:28 PM
Despite all the hype it seems to be a secret,why dont they tell us about their media price(INK/Paper) they say its cheaper,faster-why not disclose this very important issue.

Mar 1st, 2006, 06:02 PM
HP kiosks,
HP's Rich Duncombe, vice president, Imaging & Printing Group, advised retailers to look at the application first, not the product, to determine which type of inkjet printing technology to buy. But, he said, there is no doubt that inkjet is best for the photo industry and will be the long-term winning technology.
He, too, looked at inkjet's permanence, noting the pigment ink HP uses in its Photosmart Express kiosk has a lifespan of more than 50 years.
Answering an audience question about inkjet cost versus RA paper, Kubara advised inkjet costs have come down and will continue to do so. Keep in mind, he added, the cost of RA paper is very low, perhaps unprofitably low for its manufacturers. RA prices are "absolutely the target" said Duncombe.
PMA 2nd March 2005

With pxidigital’…’‚‚ฎ kiosk customers will enjoy archival values of 100 yrs,our imaging archival values are superior to HP Photomart Kiosks.

Most of the HP inkjet imaging technology prints will begin to fade almost within 2-3 yrs,

Mar 3rd, 2006, 05:59 PM
HP photo kiosks Brand confusion.

’‚’‚…‚’‚ฆ…“While HP is a strong consumer brand, it is primarily associated with home printing, not retail printing. Consumers may trust the incumbents more than a new vendor with their retail printing’‚’‚…‚’‚‚, Gartner 23rd Feb 2006.