New product introduction
Starting the Photokina show with a bang, DNP Photo Imaging Europe present their new flagship printer DS620 to the global audience. Fully equipped with great features such as rewinding function, standby mode and an extended choice of photo formats, this state-of-the-art printer boosts great image quality and a 2-year warranty that even surpasses DNP’s prior models. Both photo retailers and photographers will be glad to know that the DS620 is available from European resellers in early 2015.
The new DS620 is the cornerstone to many interesting solutions DNP present at this year’s show in Cologne. By itself, it is already very impressive: Improved performance of media and thermal head make it possible for DNP Photo Imaging Europe to offer a warranty of 2-years*, providing security for a durable service at high quality. The new rewind function enables the most efficient consumption of consumables and a limitation of media stock keeping units. The intelligent algorithm rewinds the ink ribbon in case an odd number of 10x15cm photos are printed with 15x20cm media, so with the next print job the remaining piece will be utilised. With the new standby mode the printer makes the most efficient use of energy (<0.5W), keeping the electricity bill low at the end of the year. All these new features will benefit the operator with increased profitability.
As a noteworthy coincidence, the new DS620 is 14% lighter, 14% more compact and has a 14% higher image throughput per hour, compared to the DS40. This makes DNP’s new flagship printer the ideal companion of event photographers searching for mobility and speed. In retail, the reduced width of only 275mm will result in a low footprint. Further, users will note the improved gloss level in pictures, providing even more vibrant pictures for happy consumers.
The printer offers prints from photo strips in 5x15 cm up to portrait formats in 15x20cm. In spring 2015, the 15x23cm media will be introduced to especially cater to the event market. Also here interesting cut options will make further formats such as 11.5x15cm possible via SDK. Last not least with the new 15x15cm format, the DS620 provides a great product for consumers wanting to print their square photos. This and many other formats are enabled from standard 15x20cm consumables, making them the preferred media for this printer.
As a new feature, the DS620 provides advanced status information from the driver, enabling users at any time to check remaining media, media format, printer status, printer life counter, colour control data, firmware version and serial number. Environmentally friendly, both energy consumption and media waste were further optimised.
From sales start the DS620 will be compatible with DNP’s range of software products, including Party Print for event photo, the kiosk software Tomo™ v6.1 the new nexlab™6 order management software and the new software application Hot Folder Print** for enhanced print workflows in studio and event. Printer drivers are available for Windows Vista, Win7, Win8 as well as Mac 10.6 and newer.
“Launching a new flagship printer is a great moment for DNP Photo Imaging Operations”, says Roch Hollande, President of DNP Photo Imaging Europe. “I encourage the photo trade and professionals to try out the powerful DS620 and help consumers preserve their memories. Memories deserve prints.”
* The warranty conditions of DNP Photo Imaging Europe include the thermal print heads (TPH). For the DS620, they include 2 years or 100,000 glossy prints in 4x6 inch format.
** Available as English language installer and documentation in the product download section: http://www.dnpphoto.eu/en/products/software/