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2002 Printer Processor Buyer's Guide



2002 Printer Processor Buyer's Guide

Compiled by Elizabeth Friszell

September 2002

This Buyer's Guide focuses on equipment used mainly for processing and/or printing silver-based photographic products. It is not intended to include printers that output onto other than conventional silver-based media, nor does it encompass enlargers.

For each product, the respective manufacturer/distributor provided information, which we may have edited for content or length. We are not responsible for errors or omissions. Some of the products were moved to the 2002 Color Digital Printer Directory, which was featured in our August issue.

Note: the letters in brackets [ ] following an entry indicate the types of labs/operations using this equipment, as follows: M = Minilab; L = Microlab; C = Commercial/custom lab; P = Pro/people lab; W = Wholesale photo finisher; B = Service Bureau, S = School lab, D = Drugstore/supermarket/mass-merchandiser; R = Reprographic/printing houses; O = Other (corporate/medical/governmental/press).


AGFA CORP.

800-517-2432, ext. 4475; fax: 201-440-6703; www.agfaphoto.com
MSP DIMAX. High-speed color printer for 35 mm and IX 240: using automatic Digital Masking at full speed for improved quality. Built in 35mm film notcher and automatic print lamp changer. Improved High Resolution Color Scanner for Color and density control, Automatic Contrast Management, automatic frame positioning, Automatic Sharpness Detection and Automatic Image data for Inline Index Prints for 35mm and IX240. [W]

CF2 Film Processors. Daylight Film Processing for 110, 126, 35mm and IX240. Speeds from 41 FPM to 82 FPM. Processing for C-41, E6 and B&W. [W]

VSP 50 Paper processor. Automatic variable speed, processing at speeds from 32 FPM to 164 FPM connected to two Automatic printers or stand alone paper magazines. No leader belts or clips required. Fully automatic take up system. [W]

APS 135-3 Plus. Automatic Presplicer for Daylight splicing of 35mm film with a machine performance of up to 900 films per hour. Can be connected to PfDF or PES 160 data format. DX reading to insure proper processing. Automatic separation of recyclable materials. Automatic film handling available. [W]

APS 24. Automatic Daylight splicing of IX 240 films with a machine performance of over 650 films per hour. Can be connected to PfDF or PES 160.1 data formats. Handles re order films as well as unprocessed film. [W]

AFN 2. Automatic notching of 35mm films at a rate of approximately 40,000 notches per hour. For negatives, slides and B&W films. [W]

d-lab.2. Digital minilab printer/processor can output image data on photographic paper, producing 1,200 prints per hour (4 x 6 format) with a resolution of 400 ppi. High-resolution film scanner with color depth of 12 bits, scans negatives with 6 million pixels per color separation. Proven digital Total Film Scanning (d-TFS) print logic. Maximum print size is 12 x 18, making it capable of producing posters. [M, C, P, W, B, D, S]

d-lab.3. Digital minilab printer/processor can output image data on photographic paper, producing 1,700 prints per hour (4 x 6) with a resolution of 400 ppi. High-resolution film scanner with color depth of 12 bits, scans negatives with 6 million pixels per color separation. Proven Digital Total Film Scan (d-TFS) print logic. [M, C, P, W, B, D, S]

MSC 101.d. C-41/b&w minilab printer/processor for print sizes from wallet through 8 x 12 - 35mm, APS, 110, 120/220. All-in-one machine: process films, print negatives, process paper; processes 25 rolls of 135-24 per hr/750 prints per hr; 4 print formats at the touch of a button; proven Total Film Scanning exposure technology. [M, C, P, D]

ZETA. New digital printer provides a high-speed digital laser solution for portrait labs. It allows labs to send combined inputs to a single output device, combines maximum productivity with outstanding digital print quality and, as an open system, can be easily integrated into existing digital networks. It also offers outstanding flexibility. Based on the variable paper width of 5 to 12 inches, the system offers possibilities for digitally combining packages in one operation, such as the printing of one image in different formats, with special templates, text, etc. The printer can produce approx. 1,100 prints an hour in the 8 x 10 format at 400 ppi. [C, P, W, B, R, S]

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