dye sub printer question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Kenneth Oakman, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. I have been looking into getting a dye sub printer. Being able to
    print without the computer is important. There seem to be some nice 4x7
    and 8x10 printers on the market. I have noticed that many do NOT actualy
    print 4" wide or 10" wide.

    One that does is the Olympus P-440 (according to the specs at
    Oly). After looking over the on line manual, I can see that it can print
    multiple images on one 8" x 10" sheet of paper.

    Has anybody used this and can they be different images or just
    multiples of the same image? This will be important in deciding wether to
    get a 4" x 6" printer or the 8" x 10".

    Thanks, any recomendations for dye sub printers that can be used
    when away from the PC would be appreciated.

    If you email please reply to

    Kenneth Oakman, Mar 2, 2004
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  2. Kenneth Oakman

    Canongirly Guest

    Just a heads up, I've heard (and I admit I have not verified this in any way
    so a large to mountain sized pinch of salt may be required) that Olympus are
    intending to discountinue their dye sub printers due to a lack of demand.

    I do know however that mitsibushi makes a superb dye sub printer that is
    much favoured amongst event photographers.

    just my one and half cents worth.
    Canongirly, Mar 3, 2004
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  3. Kenneth Oakman

    mark_digital Guest

    I called Olympus just before the P440 introduction because I have the P400
    and concern over ribbon and paper. Both machines use the same ribbon which
    will continue to be available, and the paper for each machine will continue
    to be available also. Apparently the "installed base" of the P400 is huge
    and for a month or two supplies had dried up while Olympus was getting ready
    for the P440. I checked recently with two online suppliers I like to buy
    from and paper and ribbon are back in stock.
    These machines are so reliable I'm not concerned at all about internal
    problems or replacement parts.
    mark_digital, Mar 3, 2004
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