I’m guessing that if you started a business in photography, you are definitely also interested in printing the client’s photos and offer a fully customized album. And then, in between clients, you surely could create your own best photographs printed portfolio. Showing off the images only in digital format isn’t all that professional photography is about. In this context, I’m going to recommend you what kind of printer would suit a photography business starter in terms of the best price-quality ratio.
As FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. informs in a pressrelease, at the Imaging USA conference in San Antonio, 16 January 2007, the ASK-4000 and ASK-2000 Digital Printers made their entrance on the market.
The ASK-4000 and ASK-2000 Digital Photo Printers allow studio, wedding and event photographers to quickly and easily provide customers with 4 x 6 inch prints in 8 seconds and 8 x 10 inch prints in 40 seconds (in other words, up to 225 prints per hour). They use standard AC100-240V current, and the following output sizes: 4 x 6-inch, 5 x 7-inch, 6 x 8-inch, 6 x 9-inch prints.
Both printers feature color-correction software incorporating Fujifilm’s Image Intelligence technology, giving photographers lab-quality prints regardless of their location.
One interesting fact about these printers is the use of chemical-free dye-sublimation print technology. This method involves an ink ribbon, heated by a thermal head and coated with dye, which transfers the dye onto special coated paper. The paper absorbs the dye to form visible images, and is then sealed by a protective UV overcoat layer to provide a water-resistant barrier, helping to ensure the preservation of images.
“Our new printers are the perfect solution for on-site event and wedding photography,” said James Riekert, Director of Marketing – Kiosks, Imaging Division, FUJIFILM U.S.A. “With today’s announcement, we’re bringing our printing expertise directly to professional photographers and giving them the solution they need to deliver beautiful, high-quality photographs to their customers almost immediately following an event.”