The newest Olmec high-performance photo printer is the OP1000 Print Box. Designed for professionals, it produces quality, full-bleed 4x6 prints in under seven seconds; it's easy to load and operate; and has a capacity of 790 prints per ribbon and roll of photo paper.
With its unique twin thermal-head technology, the new Shinko CHC-S8175 dye-sublimation thermal transfer printer uses standard YMCO colors then laminates a gold or silver holographic foil for eye-catching prints. Ideal for custom greeting cards, postcards, artwork, sales promotions, and invitations, the printer produces a standard 4x6 print at 300 dpi; with holographic foil, at 600 dpi, in only 45 seconds, with a capacity of 280 prints per roll. The printer joins the CHC-S1245 (above, top), a high-quality, fast, versatile 2006 DIMA award winner; and the CHC-S2145 (above), which makes 4x6 borderless prints in 6.8 seconds.
The Kodak Professional 9810 digital photo printer offers distributed, on-demand output in the studio or on location. With a built-in cutter and high capacity—300 8x10s (20x25cm) per roll or 250 8x12s (20x30cm) per roll—you'll get professional-quality prints in seconds. Print an 8x10-inch photo in just 45 seconds, with no post-processing needed to ensure image stability.
The Kodak Photo Printer 6850 can print a high-quality, borderless 6x8-inch glossy photograph in just 15 seconds that resists water and lasts a lifetime. It outputs 4x6-inch prints in eight seconds. The Photo Printer 6850 can output 375 6x8- or 5x7-prints, or 750 4x6-inch prints, without operator intervention, and offers a USB 2.0 interface with USB 1.1 compatibility for fast data transfer on a standard PC. With its built-in cutter and high speed, you can provide "while-you-wait" printing and increase sales. Print drivers interface directly with PCs and laptops, for hassle-free portability.
The new CP-9800DW digital photo printer offers high-grade picture quality at faster output speeds, making it an even more powerful revenue-generator for photographers in the field. Featuring a high-speed USB 2.0 interface, the CP-9800DW produces prints with exceptional resolution and clarity. With a print speed of 8.7 seconds for a 4x6, the CP-9800DW can produce 100 prints in just 15 minutes at a consistent speed, which translates to the bottom line for event photographerd.
Sony Electronics has expanded its lineup of professional digital photo printers, adding to its current line which features the Sony SnapLab digital photo system. This "on-location photo lab" provides quick, premium-quality digital prints from an easy-to-use tabletop unit. It features an on-board LCD screen and inputs for a variety of the most popular digital media. The printer can produce 3.5x5-inch digital photo prints in about 13 seconds, 4x6-inch digital photo prints in about 16 seconds, and a 5x7-inch digital photo in about 17 seconds.
The new UP-GR700 digital photo printer is Sony's latest onsite solution for professional studio, portrait, wedding, and event photographers. This new model is the industry's first printer to offer Sony's ProMatte finish, a patented, professional portrait finish with a fine raster texture to give media the look and feel of traditional photo paper. To protect professionally created images, photos are watermarked with the words "Professional Photos are Protected by Copyright" on the back. It produces ProMatte 8x10-inch prints in about 53 seconds, and ProMatte 8x12-inch prints in about 58 seconds. A glossy 8x10-inch print is produced in about 43 seconds, and a glossy 8x12-inch print is produced in about 48 seconds.
The UP-DR150 high-speed digital roll printer with faster speeds and higher throughput, can now produce 500 4x6-inch prints per hour. The UP-CX1 model can produce 3.5x5-inch prints in about 13 seconds, 4x6-inch prints in about 16 seconds, 5x7-inch digital photos in about 17 seconds, and 21 seconds for 4x8-inch photo greeting cards.