Farewell ActiveRain -- New Kodak Contact and a tutorial - Cloud Printing 101!

Services for Real Estate Pros with Eastman Kodak Company

Hello Activerain,

Well - with some sadness I write you for the last time as a Kodak employee. I've enjoyed my many interactions with you here in the rain and the good news is that this is only farewell, not goodbye.  Why?  Because I've been a member of Activerain personally since 2006, and that's not about to stop!  You can continue to reach me at www.activerain.com/markwalser - and I look forward to continuing the friendships and dialogue with so many of you that I've gotten to know over the last year!

The good news?  I'm going back to real estate (specifically valuation and mortgage data)  but I leave behind a great legacy and a proud sponsorship of Activerain through Kodak, and am proud to say that Kodak's commitment to the real estate industry remains strong and you will continue to have a great team with great products, and we are proud to sponsor Activerain!

So I'm going to transition our Kodak interaction with you to our real estate vertical group, and Kimberly McAllister will be replacing me as your contact for all questions Kodak.  I know you'll welcome her with the same grace and warmth that you showed me, and I hope that you all enjoy and take advantage of our continued support of real estate with our awesome new Kodak Hero Printer lineup, our Video Cameras, Digital Cameras and our High Speed Scanners.  Click the links at the bottom to learn or find out more.

Here's Kim! Please drop by our blog at www.activerain.com/kodak and say "Hi" when you have a chance.

   Kim Mcallister

So - since I've made it a point through my time here to try to educate and inform you on my posts and keep the hard sells to a minimum, I'm going to continue along a theme I introduced at Raincamp and give you a Cloud Printing 101 tutorial for my final blog as a Kodakian.  (Yep, that's what we call ourselves)   ;-)

Okay -  so we have an awesome new line of Cloud Printers, those of you who attended Raincamp know about them - the new KODAK HERO cloud-ready printers.


As you can see they feature snazzy new designs and you can get them at a discount by visiting this link:  http://tinyurl.com/kodakheroprinters

The Kodak Office Hero 6.1 would be my recommendation for real estate because it has a duplexing print and dupexing scanner  (that means double sided printing and scanning), and a 200 sheet paper tray with Cloud.   The Hero 9.1 is just as brawny, but only has duplex printing and single sided scanning - however it has dual paper trays (100 sheet regular paper and 40 sheet photo paper). All of our printers are also WIFI capable.  If you don't need the duplexing scanner and print a lot of photos, you might consider the Kodak Hero 9.1.


Now these Kodak Hero Printers are cloud-ready printers which means they come pre-loaded with Google Cloud Print functionality and also our email-to-print service called Kodak Email Print Service

We are also the only manufacturer to date that will make Cloud Printing available to all of our legacy customers with a WIFI capable printer - That's great news for the many of you who bought a printer over the last year - you'll be able to get a Cloud software/firmware upgrade from Kodak that will enable this feature for you.  (Unless you want an even faster and better printer, in which case we truly won't mind if you buy a new one....honest!)

As you can tell, I'm very excited about the Cloud and so many of you wrote some really great use case for how real estate agents can save time by printing on the go on the ActiveRain Facebook Page.   Combine this with our low cost ink, water and fade resistant ink, and Kodak lab quality photo imaging capability;  and the Kodak Hero Printers become the ultimate office printing business tool for your real estate work or home office.

Welcome to Intelligent Printing

Kodak gives you two smart and simple ways to print from the cloud. With KODAK Email Print and Google Cloud Print™, you can send photos and documents to your home printer from anywhere in the world via your smartphone, tablet, or computer (see our cloud print page for device limitations) . It's easy and free, and as always, you'll save when you print with your KODAK All-in-One Printer.

Click the Link to learn more or just read the basics below




Activerain, you've been so good to me!   My friends, I leave you with a quote from Jim Elliot, a Christian missionary who was martyred last century by the Auca Indians.  His inspirational writing and works live on through his wife Elisabeth Elliot.  

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." --  Jim Elliot

I have gained your friendship and valuable insight over the last year.  Thanks for what you have taught me and I hope that in some small or large way, we at Kodak were able to give back to you as well, and will continue to do so!   You're all awesome, and I will see you "in the rain...".  Keep in touch - Cheers!

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  2. Jose Siojo Santos 09/11/2011 04:42 AM
  3. Mark Walser 09/11/2011 05:40 AM
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Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage - Roseville, CA
NMLS #281609

Good luck to you in your new venture.  I know you'll be very successful.

Sep 10, 2011 08:20 PM #3
Jon Quist
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996

I wish you well in your new endeavor.

Who also I really wish well is Eastman Kodak. In my very early business life, I was in the photography business. Kodak was the undisputed King. And I loved their products. They were the best.

Now, not even close.

Do you know that it was Kodak who invented the first digital camera. And promptly buried it because they were doing all they could to protect their film business. Ooops.

Boy, is hindsight ever 20/20!

Sep 10, 2011 08:22 PM #4
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Best wishes, Mark. Do the kodak printers work with an iPad?

Sep 10, 2011 11:04 PM #5
Daniel H. Fisher
www.FisherHermanRealty.com (704) 617-3544 - Charlotte, NC
MCRP - Charlotte Real Estate, NC or SC

Best success in your new ventures, Mark.  Cloud computing makes a lot of sense and certainly seems like the way business is going.

Sep 11, 2011 12:55 AM #6
Bill Blankenship
Lisa Von Domek & Associates, LLC / Real Living Real Estate Group - Midlothian, TX

Good morning Mark,

Welcome back to Real Estate full-time!

Sep 11, 2011 01:13 AM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good luck with your new endeavor Mark.  I'll be waiting for your new posts eagerly.

Sep 11, 2011 01:41 AM #8
Yvonne Burdette-Van Camp
To Buy and Sell Real Estate, see me at Southwest Missouri Realty - Springfield, MO
"Home"work, I have the Answers!

Good Luck with all your endeavors, no matter what they might be.

Sep 11, 2011 03:13 AM #9
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mike, Wish you great luck - back in Real Estate (though not as an agent) and warm welcome for Kim.

Sep 11, 2011 04:23 AM #10
Mark Walser
Financial Services Executive, AMC/ID Theft Monitoring Expert - Clovis, CA

Hi Tye and John - Thank you so much - appreciate it!

Pam - Thanks, once it is in your blood....well, you know how it is!

Doug - Thank you for the well wishes!

John Q - Thanks for your support.  Yes, hindsight is 20/20, but Kodak has tremendous IP, and Kodak gets some form of payment from virtually every digital camera out there.  The company is completing it 10 year digital transformation.  Inkjet printers, scanners, digital presses/plates, high end print presses and billions of dollars worth of patent IP are now the core strength of the company along with digital cameras, so I think they'll do just fine!   Hopefully, Kodak's support for real estate shows some of that forward thinking capability.  :-)

Hi Maria  - Yes, they do!  Just use the Kodak Email Print Service for documents and you can also use our Pic Flick App for WIFI Print of photos  (allows some cropping/editing capability)

Hi Dan - Thank you!  Yes, cloud is definitely the future.  Also - keep an eye on what Kodak does in that arena!

Hi Lisa - Thank you!   If you know any mortgage folks that would need better valuation service (let' face it, who doesn't?), please send them my way.

Hi Gabe - Appreciated all the great comments and interactions with you over the past few years.  Please stay in touch!

Yvonne - Thank you - I'm going to enjoy it no matter what!

Praful - You're the man!   Always connected and I know you'll give Kim great support as you have me - take care! 

Sep 11, 2011 05:38 AM #11
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Mark, You will be missed!! Good luck to you in your future endeavors. I am glad t hear you will still be on AR. (PS, who won the scanner?)

Sep 11, 2011 05:52 AM #12
Mark Walser
Financial Services Executive, AMC/ID Theft Monitoring Expert - Clovis, CA

Thanks Sandy - you'll have to email Bob on that one,  AR was supposed to pick.  Maybe they are tallying and will release it next week!

Sep 11, 2011 06:00 AM #13
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

All the best to you in your new gig -- hope it goes well for you in this market.

Sep 11, 2011 10:43 AM #14
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

Wish you much luck in your new position in RE and Mortgage.  :) Gail

Sep 11, 2011 11:59 AM #15
Kelly Anderson
ActiveRain - Bellevue, WA

Mark, it was so great working with you over the past year.  You have incredible drive and dedication with everything you work on and I wish you the best of luck in the new gig. Happy to hear you're staying here in the 'Rain with us and excited to welcome Kim to the ActiveRain family.

Sep 11, 2011 03:32 PM #16
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Mark, I am still deciding on the video camera ... :-) Good luck in your transition back to real estate.

Sep 11, 2011 03:39 PM #17
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

  Mark, as you will be missed as our Kodak educator, but we'll look forward to reading more about your new position!  Welcome Kim, and all the best to you Mark!! 

P.S - I'm still asking Santa for my Kodak playtouch this year!  I can't wait!!

Sep 12, 2011 01:49 AM #18
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Mark: Good Luck!  Thanks for all you have put into helping us out. You will be missed.

Kim: Welcome!  Looking forward to more good things from you and Kodak!


Sep 12, 2011 04:36 AM #19
Mark Walser
Financial Services Executive, AMC/ID Theft Monitoring Expert - Clovis, CA

Hi Rebecca - Thanks for the well wishes!  I am back in Valuation, and boy...what a set of changes!

Hi Pam - Thank you! please stay in touch, and appreciate it!

Bruce - Glad to have been a positive force on Activerain, and will continue to be - cheers!

Sep 26, 2011 04:04 AM #20
Wale Adewoyin
1st Crown Realty Corporation 503-512-6200 - Saint Helens, OR

With your clout and experience, real estate is the beficiary. Thanks for all your contributions and teaching. Good luck in your endeavors. 

Oct 09, 2011 03:42 AM #21
Mark Walser
Financial Services Executive, AMC/ID Theft Monitoring Expert - Clovis, CA

Hey there - thanks for all the comments!  

Oct 26, 2011 09:09 AM #22
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