People buying Kodak ink cartridges may be relieved to hear the company has said it will look to focus on its desktop printing activities as it seeks to return to profit.

The company, which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US last month, announced last week that over the next few months, it will be phasing out the camera products that made it famous.

Instead, consumer inkjet printers will be a key priority for the firm, as it has performed well in this sector in recent years, with its growth outpacing that of the overall market.

"Kodak continues to have a strong position in the personal imaging market," the company said in a statement, adding: "Kodak technology makes it easy for consumers to produce a broad range of photo products, anywhere, anytime."

In addition to its printer hardware, the restructured business will continue to offer online photo services such as Facebook apps and Kodak Gallery to make it easy for consumers to share their snaps with friends.