SOURCE: QualityLogic

December 04, 2007 10:28 ET

QualityLogic Completes "Cost-of-Ink-Per-Page" Analysis for Kodak

New Service Compares Three Kodak Printers, and 11 Competitive Printers Sold in France, Germany and the U.K.

MOORPARK, CA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - QualityLogic ( announced today that it has completed a Cost-of-Ink-Per-Page (CoIPP) Analysis for the Eastman Kodak Company. A new service offered by QualityLogic, a CoIPP Analysis uses cartridge cost and page-yield to calculate and compare the cost of ink required to print one page on competitive printers. Page-yield is determined through QualityLogic's Certified Page-Yield Test Program, which is based on ISO standards. Cartridge costs are provided by an independent source.

"The cost of ink is a critical factor to consider when evaluating the total cost of a printer," said Dave Jollota, QualityLogic COO. "A CoIPP analysis provides consumers with information that is impartial, accurate and consistent. It gives them a new way to look at this portion of the overall cost of owning and operating a printer. We anticipate growing support for this type of information from both business and general consumers."

The Kodak CoIPP Analysis measured the Kodak EASYSHARE 5000 AIO printer series against 11 competitive European printers that have significant market share in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. The analysis compared the cost of printing a page on each printer using monochrome, color and color-photo inks. In every case, the cost of ink for the Kodak printers was lower than for the competitive printers.

Cartridge-cost data (including applicable taxes) was provided by IDC, a premier global provider of independent market intelligence. During July and August 2007, IDC obtained pricing from competitive manufacturers' in-country Web sites. Kodak provided pricing for its EASYSHARE cartridges, for the same time frame, in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. In all cases, single standard-as-shipped, in-box cartridges were tested and priced to ensure like-basis comparisons.

The complete Kodak CoIPP Analysis, and the certified page-yield test report it was based on, can be viewed and downloaded at

Information about QualityLogic, and its Certified Page Yield Testing and CoIPP Analysis Services, can be found at the company's web site, Or call 800-436-6292, ext. 35 or 805-531-9030, ext. 35.


QualityLogic provides leading-edge QA and QC test tools and services for the imaging and telecommunications industries. Its tools and services are used for conformance, performance, and interoperability testing -- from low-level firmware testing to high-level multi-tier application testing. Its target markets are companies that develop and market printers, multifunction peripherals, Telephony/IP products/services and client-based/mobility software.


QualityLogic's test tools and utilities include the following:

--  A comprehensive set of Microsoft XPS (XML Paper Specification) test
    suites, tools and utilities.
--  PageSense, the de facto performance-measurement standard for printer
    throughput testing and analysis.
--  Fax testing tools for companies that develop fax machines and build
    the network infrastructure equipment to handle fax traffic, and the
    carriers that run these networks.  QualityLogic's fax-tools customers
    include AT&T, Alcatel, British Telecom, Cisco, Ericsson, Microsoft,
    Motorola, Nortel and others.


QualityLogic has four primary service offerings. These include:

--  Contract test services for major technology companies at
    QualityLogic's Boise, ID and Moorpark, CA labs.
--  Onsite managed services for QA.
--  Certification test services for companies such as Microsoft.
--  Competitive testing projects for imaging industry OEMs for both
    internal and public purposes.

QualityLogic partners with leading technology firms to develop new and enhanced test solutions for emerging technologies. It offers pre-submission testing of printer and imaging device drivers for the new Windows Vista Logo Program 3.0, and is the first company to provide independent Microsoft XPS technology training for engineers and designers.

QualityLogic offers a certified page-yield testing service for printer ink and toner cartridges, as well as testing for consumables reliability, print quality and cost of ownership. In addition, it performs competitive assessment work for HP, Dell and other printer companies.

Address is: QualityLogic, 5401 Tech Circle, Moorpark, CA 93021
Phone is: 805-531-9030 or 800-436-6292.
Web site is:
Fax is: 805-531-9045

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    Darryl Lloyd
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    Laura Posson
    QualityLogic, Inc.
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    805-531-9030, ext 35