Olympus Announces $999 Dye-Sub
printer sports USB connectivity for Mac
today announced a new sub-$1,000 dye-sublimation printer
targeted toward the professional and prosumer photography markets.
The new P-400 prints an A4-size (8.25"x 11.7") full-resolution photograph
in 90 seconds. Olympus says the printer offers true, continuous-tone
dye-sublimation for professional photo prints with accurate color
reproduction. Printing can be done either from a card or directly
from a computer, using a range of input options, including SmartMedia
and USB. There's also the option of using the printer's PC Card
slot for printing PCMCIA cards or PC Card adapters for CompactFlash
Type I and II and Memory Stick media.
can choose between a full-size image, a single-sheet photo album,
a postcard or an index sheet with up to 260 pictures. Other features
- True, continuous-tone
- Maximum print
size of 2,400 x 3,200 dots
- 16.7 million
- Actual print
resolution of 314 DPI
- Clear laminate
modes: full size (8.25" x 11.7" (from one to 16 images per page);
card (two or four postcards per page); photo-album (one to six
images per page with background image); index (45 to 260 images
black and white and sepia filters
frame, background and stamp functions
- LCD panel
for checking and selecting images
- Print selection
of up to 50 copies at a time.
single color cartridge is sold separately and supports 50 sheets
of full-size, card, photo-album or index paper.
printing on the Mac, the P-400 requires a G3 or later (including
iMac) with USB running Mac OS 8.6 or later. For more information,
go to http://www.olympusamerica.com
and search for "P-400."
Olympus P-400 dye-sublimation printer supports 16.7 million
colors and prints a clear laminate layer.