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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Kodak MY HERO!!!

Technology hasn't quite been my friend this year, shortly after my laptop died, my printer died too. Like many people do, I vented via Social Media to my dead printer manufacturer, sadly to no avail. So I reached out to a few other printer manufacturers and the first to answer my plea for help was Kodak! We are a three generation loyal Kodak Camera family but had never tried out their printers before. I have actually used only 2 printer manufacturers, one at work and a different brand at home, but we are talking over 10 years using those 2 brands exclusively.

This year has been thrusting me head first into change of all kinds, some I was ready for, others not so much, but this time around I will say it's been a phenomenal change!

Kodak was kind enough to send Ascending Butterfly their KODAK HERO 7.1 All-in-One Printer!

KODAK HERO 7.1 All-in-One Printer in retail packaging!

ABOUT THE KODAK HERO 7.1 All-in-One Printer:

Print specifications
Print speed
  • photos: borderless KODAK Lab-Quality 4 × 6 in. photos in as little as 28 seconds
  • documents: 8.5 ipm in black / 5.5 ipm in color
  • automatic two-sided printing
Print resolution9600 optimized DPI for high-resolution color photo printing / 1200 × 1200 DPI for highest monochrome text resolution (default)
Paper size
  • borderless photos from 4 × 6 in. up to 8.5 × 11 in.
  • documents from 4 × 6 in. up to 8.5 × 14 in.
Paper capacity
100-sheet paper tray (20 lb) and separate 40-sheet photo paper tray
Mobile printing
Copy specifications

Copy speed
first copy output time (FCOT): 25 seconds[8]
Copy features
  • copy up to 99 copies at a time on a 20–500% scaling or fit to page range
  • adjustable brightness and quality
Document size
copy up to 8.5 × 11.7 in. or to 8.5 × 14 in.

Scan specifications

2400 DPI optical scanner (CIS), 24-bit 9600 interpolated DPI
Scan features
  • scan multiple photos simultaneously and get separate files automatically
  • scan and edit documents with optical character recognition (OCR)
  • Perfect Page scanning technology[9]corrects your scanned images so they look better than the original
  • scan to PC, Google Docs, email, memory cards, USB flash drive, network folders
Document size
scan up to 8.5 × 11.7 in. or to 8.5 × 14 in.

General specifications
  • built-in Wi-Fi, 802.11 b/g/n
  • Google Cloud Print ready[10]
  • KODAK Email Print Service ready[11]
  • iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, BLACKBERRY, or ANDROID device with the KODAK Pic Flick App[12]
  • USB 2.0 High Speed
  • DPOF / USB / PictBridge port
Supported memory card formats
print without a computer using memory card slots—SECURE DIGITAL (SD)/SECURE DIGITAL HIGH CAPACITY (SDHC), MULTIMEDIA CARD (MMC), MEMORY STICK (MS)/MEMORY STICK PRO (PRO), and with adapter: MS Duo, miniSD, microSD/SDHC
3.5 in. color LCD touchscreen
Power consumption
ENERGY STAR qualified
[W × D × H]: 17.5 × 17.0 × 7.5 in.
16.5 lb (includes power supply, ink, paper)

Package Contents

  • KODAK HERO 7.1 All-in-One Printer
  • KODAK Black Ink Cartridge, 10B
  • KODAK Color Ink Cartridge, 10C
  • KODAK 3D Glasses
  • Power supply and adapter cord
  • Setup Guide
  • User Guide
  • KODAK All-in-One Printer Software CD
  • NOTE: USB 2.0 cable sold separately and required for non-Wi-Fi PC/MAC printing


Product one year from purchase (with proof of purchase)

System Requirements


  • MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7, VISTA Home Basic, or XP-Home (SP2 or above)
  • INTERNET EXPLORER 7 or higher
  • INTEL CELERON 1.2 GHz or compatible processor
  • 512 MB memory
  • 500 MB available hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • USB port


  • MACINTOSH OS 10.5 or higher
  • POWERPC G4, G5, or INTEL-based MAC
  • 1.2 GHz clock speed
  • 512 MB memory
  • 200 MB available hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • USB port
KODAK HERO 7.1 All-in-One Printer - Lid up to show scanner in use!

My Take:

I took the time to really put this printer through it's paces and it has not let me down in any way. I love that I am no longer tied down to a computer to print, I can print from literally anywhere, including Google Cloud, which is pretty awesome for me, because a lot of my contracts and NDA Agreements come to me via Google Docs or DropBox, I can scan my emails while on the bus or train and set anything that needs to be signed to print, and they are all waiting for me when I get back, which is super convenient. I don't even need my computer on to print from a device or memory card, how SWEET is that?

Another reason I love this printer is the crisp Kodak Print Pictures. And here is a tip for you: If you find yourself at an event or traveling and your device runs out of memory but you need to keep snapping away, don't worry, send the existing pictures to your printer! You can scan them later to make yourself a digital copy, but still keep your memory card clear to take more pictures and not miss a special moment because you are out of memory. This printer has certainly saved me at a few events, I was able to send photos to my printer and then keep shooting!

And because I'm in a tiny NYC apartment that is cramped for space, I love being able to eliminate another cord/wire!

I also love that it keeps track of supplies for me, it let me know that I am currently running low on paper, and that was my last ream, so it's off to the office supply store for me!

It comes with a great trial version of ArcSoft Scrapbook, here is a page I created for the #windowstyle contest during #BlogHer

I have also used it to restore old photos, and I've been impressed with how much better the pictures look when I scan them in with my new Kodak HERO 7.1! To show you a specific example, check out this post from July 13th - Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride! Is it because I avoid the bouquet toss? <-The photos used in this post were scanned in with this printer, and they were in pretty bad shape in terms of being  bent when I removed them from the photo album with a small bit of yellowing on one of the photos also. The scan brought back details I honestly can't see in the original picture! And this has been the case with older photos I have scanned in to both restore and preserve them in a digital format.

Get Social With It:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Twitter @KodakCommunity  @kodakCB @KodakPrinters
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like on Kodak on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Be Pinterest Friends with Kodak!

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FTC Disclosure: While Kodak did provide me with a Kodak HERO 7.1 All-in-One-Printer, no monetary compensation has been received in exchange for this review and all opinions are 100% my own!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Butterfly Zombie! Rated 'S' for Scary!

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies, I recently got Zombified at a Ubisoft Media Preview Day where I got to play ZombiU™, a Survival Horror First-Person Shooter game for the Nintendo Wii U™, a new console that includes a controller with a 6.2-inch screen. Horror has always been my favorite movie genre so I jumped at the chance to test this game out. I actually got the chance to try out a ton of new games that will be hitting the market later in the year, and all of them, including this one, will get more extensive review coverage as they are closer to their market release dates, but in the meantime I just had to share my zombie picture with you!

Notice I am wearing a pair of butterfly earrings? LOL

If this picture isn't proof I really need that #windowstyle makeover that I let you know I'm entering for in yesterday's post, then I don't know what is!

If you'd like to see your favorite butterfly blogger go from Chrysalis to Butterfly, please send a quick tweet to @kristinalibby with the hashtag #windowstyle

Here is a sample tweet:

@KristinaLibby Pls pick @Ascending1 to go from Chrysalis to #Butterfly during #BlogHer12 with a #windowstyle #Makeover

I didn't have time to make a formal linky, but as always you are more than welcome to link us to your Wordless Wednesday this week by commenting below!

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterfly!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. I attended the Ubisoft Media Preview Day as a member of the Digital Press. I am a Ubisoft Ubichamps Blogger Brand Ambassador via the Clever Girls Collective. Yesterday's post does serve as an entry in the Microsoft Windows Style Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win a head to toe makeover during BlogHer12. No monetary compensation has been received for sharing any of this information. All opinions are 100% my own.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Beauty SOS! Sending out a Beauty Bat Signal to #windowstyle

I can finally announce that I am attending BlogHer 2012 this year! Because of my medical nightmare that started last year I was unable to attend BlogHer 2011 in San Diego, and this year I didn't have time to do any outreaches for conference sponsorship because I spent so much of this year in the hospital. Being in the hospital did have one benefit, I had a lot of time to read (well between exploratory surgeries and high doses of super intense medications, LOL), and during my nightly reading online one night, I found out that BlogHer needed Volunteers and a light bulb went off! With medical expenses I would not have been able to purchase a ticket to BlogHer this year. So I applied to volunteer. And thankfully, I was selected. I will be 'earning' my seat which I'm grateful for and very proud of! And I have also been asked to Live Blog during BlogHer Panels FOR BlogHer, not just as an attendee! WOWZERS + AWESOMESAUCE = YAY ME!

I am totally excited, but also incredibly nervous. I don't get to 'hide' this time behind my laptop, camera or portable device, I will be meeting panelists and attendees as a Microphone Wrangler, and I will actually have to come out of my shell. Not so easy! All eyes on me has never been something I was totally comfortable with. (Yes I do get the irony of that statement, but I didn't really begin blogging to 'live my life out loud', it just sort of happened throughout the years!)

Like many bloggers, as the day swiftly approaches, I have been raiding all my closets in hopes that I'd find something *perfect* to wear. As if some magical unicorn would place some perfect 'power outfit' in my closet for me that would fit to a tee!

My research on ideas on what to wear to BlogHer did turn up an amazing find! I found a post on the Windows Experience Blog that caught my eye - BlogHer Attendees: Win A $1500 Style Makeover from Windows #sweepstakes!

What it boils down to? I'm glad you asked, it's my job in this post to explain why I deserve a style makeover and what I’d like my new re-imagined look to be like, and so I thought I'd do it in pictures!

I started my new year here:

I was told I was on 'borrowed time' and would soon end up here:

Several exploratory surgeries later (with me actually waking up during one of them) we discovered I had been given a mis-diagnosis originally (you can read more about my medical nightmare here:

I have been unable to resume the workout routine that was really working for me in 2010 and early 2011 (I had lost over 26 pounds and 3 dress sizes it was hard work and I was SO happy). But this year with multiple surgeries I was told to take it easy, so this year I blew up like a:

I'm at a major crossroads (personally and professionally) and after starting my year thinking that it would be my last, I have a new lease on life and I want my outside to reflect my inside! Here is a vision board of what I imagine I could be, of what I want my makeover to look like:

So far this medical nightmare robbed me of both New Year's AND my birthday this year and I refuse to let it rob me of anything else! As far as I'm concerned, this BlogHer isn't just another conference, it's 'carpe blogem' for me, I plan to seize the day, the conference and my blog! I figure if I'm going to invest my time in making my blog better, shouldn't I invest the same amount of time in making myself better?

Emotionally I'm still trying to piece this year together, it's been much like Tornado, but slowly and surely I am getting the pieces together and my outside should look like as empowered as I feel on the inside. Ascending Butterfly's mission statement is a simple one: To seek and share the best sources of inspiration out there. This year I want to be inspired. The only way I can continue to inspire and empower others is by empowering myself, this makeover would be the first major step toward that goal.

If you'd like to see your favorite butterfly blogger go from Chrysalis to Butterfly, please send a quick tweet to @kristinalibby with the hashtag #windowstyle

Here is a sample tweet:

@kristinalibby Pls pick @Ascending1 to go from Chrysalis to #Butterfly during #BlogHer12 with a #windowstyle #Makeover

If you voted, please be sure to come back and post the link to your tweet on this post!

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FTC Disclosure: In writing this post, I’m entering the Microsoft Windows Style Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win a head to toe makeover. No monetary compensation has been received for sharing this information. All opinions are 100% my own.