Dye Sub event printers
The favoured printing method for Event Photographers
The Photographers friend on and off site
Dye-Sub printing has long been a favoured method of producing prints amongst Event Photographers for many years now. The main reasons being the ease of use, portability and relatively small footprint of the printers and the cost of print versus commercial sell-out costs.
The type of printer chosen though can be based on a variety of factors. The key decision to be made is whether the photographer is printing on or off site. Off site, post event printing offers more flexibility in terms of the type of printer used. Off site inkjet printers can offer better quality and often better commercial costs over dye sub printers but for means of clarity, we are concentrating here on portable Dye Sub printers.
Some photographers prefer a short head life over initial cost outlay which means they will be working their printers hard and then replacing them as soon as the head has reached its life expectancy. Others will prefer spending a little more at the outset but knowing they have a printer with a longer head life which won't need to be replaced so quickly.
Other factors which come in to play are the size and weight of the printer. Portability can be a crucial factor where photographers are working in more remote areas where the printer will need to be carried to the site, or where there is a small space in which to work which requires a printer with a smaller footprint.
DNP DYE SUB EVENT PRINTERS
Dai Nippon Printing, now known around the world as DNP, is one of the oldest businesses in the world of photo printing. Established as far back as 1876, it was the first full-scale printing company to in Japan. The DNP Group today is one of the largest printing and coating technology companies in the world, with approximately 40,000 employees worldwide and a policy to continually develop and improve their printing technology.
DNP has long been a pioneer of dye sublimating printing technology and is the world’s largest manufacturer of dye sublimation ribbons. Their innovation and reliability has seen them become a firm favourite in the area of event printing and their printers can be found at a wide variety of events around the world.
As well as being utilised by mobile event photographers for instant event printing, DNP printers can also be found at a large number of attractions for the fulfilment of an instant print service, offering visitors an instant momento of their visit.
The main reasons for the popularity of DNP Printers around the world is their ease of use by both operators and consumers as well as the small footprint the printers require and the relatively low cost of print.
KODAK DYE SUB EVENT PRINTERSKodak has a long tradition in producing stunning photo prints with their Thermal Print Media, delivered through a variety of reliable printers including the outstanding Kodak 6900 Thermal Printer.
With Kodak thermal printing the resulting prints look and feel like traditional photographs. Kodak thermal prints offer vibrant color, smooth continuous tones, and great shadow and highlight details. This has made Kodak Dye Sub Thermal Printers popular with a wide variety of photographic businesses from Event Photographers to Retail Stores.
Kodak thermal dye sub prints rival traditional photographic wet prints in terms of image quality and durability, especially with its high gloss appearance. This makes them ideal for a variety of applications including event photography prints and the production of photo books.
With Kodak Thermal Dye Sub Printers you get:
• Durable, water-resistant prints
• Long-lasting, fade-resistant output
• Instantly dry finish
• The look and feel of a traditional wet process photograph