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The Fujifilm Printpix CX-400 photo printer: Your own home minilab

The Fujifilm Printpix CX-400 photo printer: Your own home minilab - digital camera and photography news


Getting true photo quality gloss prints from digital files just became easier with the launch of the latest in Fujifilm's successful line of personal photo printers, the Printpix CX-400 – and you don't even need a computer to use it!
As well as enabling business and home users to produce photo-lab quality prints with the minimum of effort, the CX-400 also opens up the exciting world of digital photography to those without access to a personal computer. Prints at sizes of up to 6x4 inches are produced directly from digital camera media cards using the simple interface and built-in LCD screen. No longer will the digital camera owner without a PC have to wait to see their photographs in print – the CX-400 offers a fast, simple route to real photos from digital images.

The printer's two digital media slots – a SmartMedia™ and a PC card slot – mean that the CX-400 can print from most digital camera media, including the new xD-Picture Card format, using a PC card adapter (included). A USB cable and print drivers are also included for printing from a computer.

The compact CX-400 produces its ultra-sharp 310dpi output using Fujifilm's ingenious Printpix system, an eco-friendly technique that requires no inks, toners or ribbons, but generates colours in a special coated paper. Replacement of consumables is incredibly simple, and – since everything needed to produce the colour output is contained within the paper itself – just replace the paper and off you go!

The easy-to-use Printpix CX-400 offers outstanding printing flexibility, allowing the user to print photographs in a range of sizes (up to 6 x 4”) – with or without borders – using a Printpix paper roll. It also has built-in ID-photo templates, which make it ideal for printing standard and custom ID pictures.

Adrian Clarke, Director, Consumer Products at Fujifilm, said, “The launch of the CX-400 will cement Fujifilm's reputation as a one-stop-shop for digital photography. As well as offering superb photo quality output it brings the exciting world of digital capture and output to everyone – not just those who have a PC.”

As well as cleaning paper and a software CD-ROM, in the UK, the Fujifilm Printpix Digital Photo Printer CX-400 will be supplied with a card adapter for the xD-Picture Card, a roll of paper and a USB cable.

Availability and Pricing

The Printpix CX-400 is expected to have a Suggested Retail Price of under £500, and will be available from photographic and electronics retailers from mid October 2002.

Fujifilm is at Photokina, Cologne, 25-30 September 2002: Hall 5, Stand G12 / J11.
September 25, 2002
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