How to Use a Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock

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In addition to being a leader in digital cameras, Kodak continues to lead the way in photo printing with their easy to use EasyShare printer docks. With several models to choose from, Kodak EasyShare printer docks work with EasyShare digital cameras and PictBridge-enabled digital cameras. Follow these steps to use your Kodak EasyShare printer dock.

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Things you need

  • Kodak EasyShare digital camera
  • Kodak EasyShare printer dock
  • Color cartridge
  • Kodak photo paper

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  1. 1

    Set up your printer dock by placing it out of the sunlight in a dust-free area. It should sit flat with open space all around it.

  2. 2

    Attach the plastic camera insert that came with your camera to the top of the printer dock. Put the rear tabs in the slots toward the back of the printer dock, pressing the front of the plastic insert in place. If the camera insert doesn't fit, you need a Kodak dock adapter kit D-26.

  3. 3

    Remove the camera from the dock. Plug in the power cord provided with the EasyShare dock into an outlet.

  4. 4

    Insert the color cartridge by opening the cartridge door on the right side of the printer dock. Unwrap the color cartridge. With the label side up and arrow pointing to the dock, push the color cartridge into the EasyShare dock until you hear a click. Close the cartridge door.

  5. 5

    Add photo paper to the printer dock by removing the paper tray and sliding the cover back about three inches. Fanning photo paper before loading into the printer dock keeps it from sticking together. Load paper with the Kodak logo facing down. Return the cover back to a closed position before inserting the paper tray into the front of the EasyShare dock. Press the print button to resume printing.

  6. 6

    Set your camera on the printer dock. Use the left/right control on the EasyShare dock to find the photo you want to print. Select the number of copies, and press the "Print" button.

  7. 7

    Print with your printer dock and computer with installed Kodak EasyShare software and a USB cable connecting the EasyShare dock to the computer. Place your camera on the dock, and press "Transfer." Select the most appropriate transfer option if asked, and allow software to synchronize. Photos are then transferred to your computer through the printer dock.

  8. 8

    When the color cartridge light turns amber, you have fewer than 5 prints left. An empty cartridge light glows red. After replacing a color cartridge, press the print button to clear the cartridge for printing.

Tips and warnings

  • Store color cartridges in a cool, dry location. Handle the cartridge by the spool ends.
  • Handle photo paper by the edges to avoid getting fingerprints on it.
  • Do not remove the camera from the printer dock when it is printing or transferring pictures.
  • While Kodak's EasyShare printer dock is easy to use, it does cost more to print photos on it than at most do-it-yourself kiosks.

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