Individuals with Android mobile phones may be able to use Kodak ink cartridges to print out documents directly from their device in future, as the manufacturer has unveiled a new printing app for the operating system.

The Kodak Document Print software can produce hard copies of web pages, Microsoft Office files, PDFs and images and can access data stored on Google Docs, Dropbox and Evernote, as well as information from the phone or tablet device itself.

General manager of inkjet systems and vice-president of Kodak Susan Tousi explained the software is another way in which the company is looking to make mobile printing as accessible and affordable as possible.

"In today's mobile society, it's important that we provide solutions that enable people to print what they want, when they want to, from wherever they are in the world," she stated.

Recently, several Kodak products, including its Hero 9.1 multifunction printer, received prizes at the Consumer Electronics Association's 2012 Design and Engineering Awards.