DNP to Launch DP-DS80DX A Dye Sublimation Digital Photo Printer Capable of Duplex Prints

Space saving design makes for easy operation

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) is pleased to announce the launch of the DP-DS80DX, a dye sublimation digital photo printer1 for commercial uses capable of producing both double-sided (duplex) and single-sided (simplex) prints in a single printer. The new digital photo printer will be sequentially introduced on a global market from September.

The new product will also be on display at the DNP booth at Photokina 2014, the world's leading imaging fair, to be held in Cologne, Germany from September 16 to September 21.

[DP-DS80DX Features]

The DP-DS80DX is a printer suitable for services, such as high resolution duplex prints of photobooks or calendars at retail outlets or laboratories.

Capable of producing both duplex and simplex prints in a single printer.

The DP-DS80DX integrates refinements to the DS80 that facilitated high resolution high speed prints even while maintaining a compact size, and is a newly developed unit that makes it possible to supply sheet-type receiver paper and output duplex prints. Simplex prints use roll-type receiver paper and duplex prints use sheet-type paper, which can be set at the same time, avoiding media switching time and effort, and making it possible for a single printer to respond to both duplex and simplex prints needs.

Compatible with a variety of print sizes

As the DP-DS80DX is compatible with multiple print sizes, from a single size media, a variety of print sizes can be produced without changing media.

Compact design suitable for in-store services

With a compact design that is easy to install and to operate, the DP-DS80DX facilitates the expansion of on-demand printing services.

Ideal for the production of photobooks and calendars

It is possible to select gloss or matte finish for either duplex or simplex prints, making it possible to respond to diversified printing needs, including photobooks, calendars and greeting cards. As a result of an overcoat finish that can only be produced using the dye sublimation thermal transfer format, compared to other printing formats, the DP-DS80DX is ideal for print services, such as photobooks, that demand virtually non-adhesive print surface duplex prints.

[Costs and Specification]

Prices: Open Pricing

Product name

DP-DS80DX

Print format

Dye sublimation thermal transfer

Print resolution (dpi)

300 x 300 (high speed mode), 300 x 600 (high resolution mode)

Print size

Simplex paper (roll paper)

8 x 12 inch size (203 x 305 mm)

8 x 11.7 inch size (203 x 297 mm)

8 x 10 inch size (203 x 254 mm)

8 x 8 inch size (203 x 203 mm)

8 x 6 inch size (203 x 152 mm)

8 x 5 inch size (203 x 127 mm)

8 x 4 inch size (203 x 102 mm)

 

Duplex paper (sheet paper)

8 x 12 inch size (203 x 305 mm)

8 x 10.75 inch size (203 x 273 mm)

8 x 10.5 inch size (203 x 267 mm)

8 x 10 inch size (203 x 254 mm)

8 x 8 inch size (203 x 203 mm)

8 x 6 inch size (203 x 152 mm)

8 x 5 inch size (203 x 127 mm)

8 x 4 inch size (203 x 102 mm)

Print speed

(High-speed mode, gloss finish)

Duplex print

approximately 124 seconds / 8 x 10 inch

approximately 137 seconds / 8 x 12 inch

 

Simplex print

approximately 33 seconds / 8 x 10 inch

approximately 39 seconds / 8 x 12 inch

Finish

Gloss / Matte

Buffer memory

64 MB

Power source

AC100V - 240V, 50 / 60Hz

Interface

USB2.0 High-speed compatible

External dimensions

(Width)322 x (Depth)500 x (Height)415mm

Weight

29 kg

Dedicated media

Duplex media

8 x 10 inch: 65 sheets / pack x 2 sets

8 x 12 inch: 55 sheets / pack x 2 sets

 

Simplex media  

8 x 10 inch: 130 prints / roll x 2 sets

8 x 12 inch: 110 prints / roll x 2 sets

[Sales Target]

DNP aims for sales of 10,000 units in the first fiscal year.

1)  Dye sublimation type digital photo printer: A thermal transfer type format printer that takes ink from an ink ribbon where a rolled film is evenly coated with yellow, magenta and cyan, and transfers the ink to receiver paper so that the ink density matches that of the ink image. In addition to achieving similar high resolution images as conventional silver-halide formats, the dye sublimation type digital photo printer produces superior high-speed prints, and given the low equipment introduction cost and maintenance burdens, has developed a high market reputation. The DNP system also provides superior color expressions, and is seeing increased demand for photo prints.
* Product prices, specification and service contents mentioned in this news release are current as of the date of publication. They may be changed at any time without notice.