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Sony launches 2 new digital printers combining style and functionality

Sony announces two new digital photo printers. The new FP55 incorporates a 2.0" color TFT monitor with "three-step" functionality. Users simply insert the memory card, select their images on the screen and push the print button. The Sony FP55 features direct to the PC via a USB cable. Also launched is the Sony DPP-FP35, an entry level digital printer at an affordable price. This printer connects to the PC via USB, but also direct from the DSC or mobile phone when PictBridge-enabled...

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Sony launches 2 new digital printers combining style and functionality - digital camera and photography news“With the latest additions to the Sony digital printer family, we are taking home photo printing to a new level. Our aesthetic printers won't look out of place in the most stylish of homes, with the highest print quality you would expect from your local photo developer” – Takashi Kondo (Vice President, Sony Europe)

As the digital camera revolution continues to gain momentum across Europe, Sony today, launches two new photo printers in its popular digital printing range. Both new printers use superior dye-sublimation technology to create durable, lab quality prints that last. During the printing process each print is sealed with SuperCoat 2™ laminate coating, making photos last longer by creating a resistance to spills, moisture and fingerprints. Both devices also offer industry standard PictBridge compatibility when printing from an enabled digital still camera or mobile phone, one of the latest developments in the market.

DPP-FP55: style and functionality in a single device

Building on the success of the popular Sony FP50, the new FP55 incorporates a 2.0” colour TFT monitor with “three-step” functionality. As easy as ABC, this standalone printer is cable-free. Users simply insert the memory card, select their images on the screen and push the print button. The Sony FP55 features direct SD and MS/MSDuo card slots, ensuring maximum compatibility with majority of current DSC on the market. Photo-lovers who prefer to store their prints on their PC can also connect the DPP-FP55 direct to the PC via a USB cable and port. The FP55 offers a fast printing speed, optimized for printing high resolution images in around 63 seconds. The model boasts a large 2.0” LCD monitor which replaces the need to view photos on TV or on the PC. Users can now view, manage, edit or print each photo through a simple control panel. The larger LCD panel also helps photographers review and remove red-eye ahead of printing, saving time and money. Available with the FP55 is a wide variety of value-added image options. From making postcards and photo albums to printing calendars from a range of templates, the FP55 allows users to transform images with editing and special effects. The “Multi-photo” option allows photographers to create composite images with up to 16 different photos.

Key product features include:

- 2.0-inch colour TFT monitor
- Direct SD and MS/MSDuo slots
- Fast printing speed, optimised for printing of high resolution images
- PC free operation with additional features include Calendar Print, Layout and Index Print and Red eye reduction
- Printing technology: Dye sublimation (Y/M/C/O)
- Colour resolution: 256 level x 3 colours, 16.7 million colours
- Resolution: 300x300dpi
- Compatible print media: SVM-F40P, F80P, F120P
- Print size: 10x15cm (4”x6”)
- Paper tray capacity: 20 sheets
- Just1.1Kg and with dimensions of W 175mm x H 60mm x D 137mm

The DPP-FP55 will be available from July 2006 across Europe.


DPP-FP35: making quality home printing affordable

Also launched today is the Sony DPP-FP35 - an easy to use digital printer at an affordable price. This model offers budding photographers a compact and functional printer option which they can buy at the same time as their digital camera. This printer connects to the PC via USB, but also direct from the DSC or mobile phone when PictBridge-enabled.

Key product features include:

- Printing technology: Dye sublimation (Y/M/C/O)
- Colour resolution: 256 level x 3 colours, 16.7 million colours
- Resolution: 300x300dpi
- Compatible print media: SVM-F40P, F80P, F120P
- Print size: 10x15cm (4”x6”)
- Paper tray capacity: 20 sheets
- Just 1.0Kg and with dimensions of W 175mm x H 60mm x D 137mm

The DPP-FP35 will be available from August 2006 across Europe.


Accompanying print media:Both of the new printers can use media already available on the market. Sony currently sells three different packs of print media for 40, 80 or 120 prints (SVM-F40P, SVM-F80P and SVM-F120P respectively). All print media packages contain both photo paper and ink ribbon cartridge and ensure that there are no hidden additional costs for ink.
May 8, 2006
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