Introduction: Easy Steps for Using a Kodak Easy Share G600 Printer Dock

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The Kodak Easy Share G600 Printer Dock is an easy to use printer that allows you to print pictures right from the convenience of your own home. This printer dock serves as a picture printer and also a docking station that allows you to upload pictures to your computer right from your camera. The printer offers many options for printing including different sized layouts and red eye reduction.

This set of directions will explain how to set up the printer and how pictures can be easily printed right from your camera. While the printer does allow you to transfer pictures from the camera to the computer and print from the computer, these directions will not go over those steps. These directions are intended for quick printing for first time users who are just getting familiar with the basics of the printer.
 
Note: These instructions are for those who are unfamiliar with printing pictures on printers such as this one discussed. However, it is assumed that the user already knows how to use their Kodak camera and the basic operations for taking pictures.

Step 1: Gather the Materials and Become Familiar With Printer Basics.

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Materials you will need:
-Kodak Easy Share G600 printer
-Power cord and paper tray that comes with the printer
-Kodak photo paper for the G600 printer
-Kodak ink cartridge for the G600 printer
-Your Kodak camera with pictures saved on it

CAUTION: This printer is only compatible with a Kodak camera and will only print with Kodak brand photo paper. The ink cartridge is specific for a G600 printer. Use of other materials that are not Kodak brand or compatible with this printer will cause the printer to not function correctly and the pictures will not print.
 
Refer to the image below (Figure 1) to become familiar with the location of buttons and parts of the printer and their functions in order to easily understand the following steps more clearly. 
 

Step 2: Place the Printer in an Optimal Location for Printing.

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A) 
Begin by placing the Kodak Easy Share printer on a flat and sturdy surface that is 
      near a source of electricity with about 5 inches of clearance behind to allow the pictures to  
      come through while printing (Figure 2)

B)  Plug the appropriate cord into the printer and to the power source (Figure 3).
        - The black cord plugs is to power the printer
        - The tan cord is for transferring pictures to the computer (not explained in this document).

Step 3: Insert the Ink Cartridge.

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A)  Prepare the cartridge for insertion by removing the ribbon slack and making sure the film is 
      tight.
 
B)  Open the compartment door on the right side of the printer and while holding the small green 
      lever up, insert the ink cartridge with the flat film side down. The cartridge should fit inside all 
      the way and the door should close easily. Figure 4 shows how the cartridge should 
      look as it is being inserted.

Step 4: Prepare the Paper Tray and Attach It to the Printer.

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CAUTION: Avoid excessive touching of the glossy side of the paper and be certain to use only Kodak brand paper that is approved for this printer. Finger prints may ruin printing quality and off brand paper can be of different consistency and rip or damage the cartridge film.

A)  Fill the paper tray with about 25-30 sheets of Kodak paper so the glossy side is facing upward 
     (Figure 5) and close the clear plastic lid.
 
B)  Attach the printer tray by opening the compartment on the bottom of the front of the printer and 
      locking it into place (Figure 6). You will hear a click when it is locked into place.

Step 5: Turn on the Equipment to Begin Printing.

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A)  Turn on the printer by holding the round POWER button in the top right corner of the printer 
     (Figure 7). It is on when the light turns green.

B)  After the printer is on, place your camera on the docking station on the top of the printer so that 
      the screen is facing towards you (Figure 8). The camera should lock into place.
 
NOTE: While your camera is connected to the docking station, the batteries will start to charge automatically. This is indicated by the flashing light next to the battery symbol and a possible flashing light on your camera depending on the model.
 
C)  Turn your camera on. The screen on your camera will tell you to wait while it is initializing. 
      Once the camera is recognized your first saved picture on your camera will show up.

Step 6: Choose the First Picture to Print.

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Choose which picture you would like to print first by scrolling through your pictures on the camera using the left and right arrows of the ARROW PANEL on the bottom right corner of the printer (Figure 9). When you find a picture proceed to the next step (you do not need to press any buttons).
 

Step 7: Correct Any Red Eye That May Be Present in Your Selected Picture.

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NOTE: Once you have chosen a picture, you can edit red eye if it is present in your picture. If your picture has red eye, follow the remainder of this step. If not, continue to step 8.
 
Fix red eye by pressing the button lit in green labeled RED EYE REDUCTION (Figure 10: figure does not show green light). When you press it, it will automatically correct any red eye and the green light in the button will turn off.

Step 8: Choose the Layout for Your Picture.

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NOTE: Pictures can be printed with 1, 2, 4, 6, or 9 pictures per page but each picture on that sheet is the same picture.

Choose the layout of your picture by pressing the button labeled PRINT LAYOUT (Figure 11). Press the button until the desired number of pictures per sheet is shown.
 

Step 9: Select How Many Copies to Print.

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Choose how many copies of the picture you want to print by pressing the arrow key up or down (Figure 12). When finished, the number of copies chosen should be displayed at the bottom of your camera screen.

NOTE: By default the number of copies is set at zero, so even to print one copy you will still need to press the arrow key once.

Step 10: Print the Picture.

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NOTE:
 The picture will move through the printer a total of 4 times before it is done printing. It will also change colors each time it moves through.

 
CAUTION: Do not remove the picture before it has finished printing. This could ruin the picture and rip or damage the cartridge film.  Wait until it falls out on top of the paper tray.

Finally the copy or copies of you picture can be printed. Press the green lit PRINT button in the middle of the arrow panel (Figure 13: figure does not show green light) and your picture will begin to print. It is finished printing when the picture lands on top of the paper tray.

Step 11: Continue Printing Other Pictures You Wish to Print.


If you would like to continue printing other pictures off your camera repeat steps 6 through 10 for each additional print.

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