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2001 Directory of Printers & Processors

SFA-298. Comprised of Fujifilm's high-capacity printer processor, PP3008AII, and film processor, FP922AL. Offers high capacity and high speed with a processin time of just four minutes dry to dry. To switch between film formats, the SFA-298 has two interchangeable automatic negative carriers - the NC240S for 24mm Advanced Photo System film and the NC135S for conventional film. Requires no periferal equipment in order to print both 24mm Advanced Photo System and conventional film. Index Printer IP50, a high resolution LCD printer, makes printing index prints truly automatic. Uses Fujifilm's low-replenishment processing chemical CP-47L. [M, L]

FP363SC and FP563SC AL Film Processors. High capacity film processors capable of processing both 24mm avanced Photo System and 135 film as well as 110, 126, and 120/220 film sizes. The FP563SC AL model features an automatic film loading unit which can hold up to 20 rolls of 135 or 24mm APS film cartrdges. Processing capability of the FP563SC AL is 56 rolls per hour for 135 24 exposure film and 24mm APS 25 exposure film. For the FP363SC, processing capability is 36 rolls per hour for 135 24 exposure film and 24mm APS 25 exposure film. Both the FP363SC and the FP563SC AL Film Processors are designed to work with Fujifilm's new, environmentally-friendly CN-16S chemistry that makes replenishing chemical supplies 'one-touch' and virtually foolproof. [M, L]

Pictrography 3500. The Pictrography 3500 uses Fujifilm's Laser Exposure Thermal Development and Transfer Technology, which requires no chemicals or toner to produce ultra high quality photographic prints while a photosensitive material called Donor helps to ensure optimum color and texture reproduction. Other features include the integration of an auto-calibrator that automatically reads measurement parameters to create consistent, high quality printing. it can transfer data via a SCSI II interface at 2.7MB/second. An LCD control panel allows margins, brightness, color balance and other settings to be simply and independently set. The printer drivers are compatible with both Mac and PC software applications. [M, C, P, B, O]

Pictrography 4000. The Pictrography 4000 incorporates Fujifilm's technologically advanced imaging tools to produce pristine color image quality. It utilizes Fujifilm's Thermal Development and Dye Transfer Technology to produce photographic quality color prints on a wide range of paper sizes, from 4 x 6 inch postcard to full 12 x 18 tabloid. The printer's SCSI II interface provides ready compatibility with a wide range of host platforms such as Mac, PC and Unix. It also comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop Plug-in that allows users to print images created with the most popular image editing tools. The Pictrography 4000 is compatible to print up to 13 different sizes in approximately 90 seconds. The maximum exposure area allows a variety of commercial, graphics, and professional applications to be imaged - up to the full size of the paper, e.g. full bleed, 11 x 17 inches. It can print onto matte or glossy paper. [M, C, P, B, O]

Gretag Imaging
413-540-1000/800-556-8118; fax: 413-540-1790;;
MasterFlex Analog. C-41 minilab printer/processor—35mm, APS, 1,000 prints/hr., 1.3 sq. m. of floor space, up to 8 x 10 prints and many options such as index prints and passport photos. The MasterFlex Analog may be upgraded to a MasterFlex Digital. [M,D]

MasterFlex Digital. All-in-one: Film and Paper processor, digital printer and the possibility of processing the digital media with a footprint of only 14.8 sq. ft. Regardless of whether the photos are captured on film or delivered in data form on various media (floppy, CD-Rom, Zip, PC-Card, SmartMedia and the Internet) and in different formats, the minilab produces excellent results. Designed for flexibility and ease of use with its touch-screen monitor. [M, D]

MasterNova. Film processor, printer and paper processor in 1 sq./meter. LVTT technology, Eye Tech scanner and automatic film decks for 135 and APS films. Photo up to 8 x 12 inches, 550 photos per hour in automatic print mode (4 x 6 inches). [M, D]

digital4master Upgrade Kit. The compact system accepts input from digital cameras, photos on CDs and photo floppy disks. Flatbed and film scanner support enables input from traditional prints, 35mm film, slides and APS. The unit is connected via its high speed network interface to a wide variety of digital photo printers; including inkjet, laser, dye-sub, silver halide printers, large format printers and digital minilabs. [M, D]

NetPrinter Digital. Allows input from a broad range of digital and analog sources, including: developed 35mm or APS film (B&W, color negative or transparency), conventional prints, digital camera media (PCMCIA, Smart Cards, Memory Stick), digital storage media (Zip, CD, floppy) or downloads from the Internet. The software allows the operator to easily rotate, color correct, remove red-eye, crop, add text, add borders, and complete a wide range of other digital enhancements. The NetPrinter Digital Station is designed to produce high-quality photographs on CDs, floppies, uploads to the Internet, index prints, and digital files (inages) on standard, low cost, RA4 photographic paper and prints up to 12 x 18 inches. [C, P, B, S]

Mileca Digital Printer. High-speed digital printing directly on standard RA-4 reflective or backlit display photographic paper; produces up to 12" wide prints and unlimited length prints; 500 dpi max resolution; high speed continuous roll-to-roll operation.

Refrema Mini Film Processor. E-6, C-41, B&W: 35mm, APS, 120/220, sheet film, Fire 1000 film. Production rate from 40-72 films/hour depending on model; double timer control system, 5 hanger loading magazine, varied replenishment systems; CE approved. [C, P]

Refrema Compact Film Processor. E-6/C-41/b&w: 35mm, APS, 120/220, sheet film, Fire 1000 film. Production rate from 80 to 250 films/hour depending on model; 2-speed, 4-point lift system; user-defined configuration; push/pull capabilities to 5-second increments; varied replenishment systems; daylight and darkroom configurations available; CE-approved. [C, P]

Refrema OL Film Processor. E-6/C-41/b&w: 35mm, APS, 120/220, sheet, Fire 1000 film. Production rate from 300 to 600 films/hour, depending on model; available options include automatic hanger return system; long-time jump-over; snip test retrieval doors; daylight/darkroom configuration available; CE approved. [C, P]