About Dye Sub Photo Printing

About Dye Sublimation Photo Printing

Dye Sublimation is a technology that is used in all Dye Sub Photo Printers (otherwise known as Dye Sublimation Photo Printers or D2T2). This technology has been around for many years and is very popular for high quality, high speed, durable photo prints.

Photographic Prints are made using this Dye Sublimation printing technique that diffuses dye onto paper. This dye comes in the form of a ribbon, which is converted into a diffused gas when heat is applied, and is absorbed by a special receiving layer on the paper.

The print head heats very accurately to varying temperatures, creating different shades of colour depending on the amount of heat that is produced.

Dye Sub Photo Print Media

The print head in Dye Sub Photo printers is capable of producing 256 levels of each colour (cyan, magenta, yellow), and is able to create a total of 16.77 million true colours by combining these three primary colours. Using a special over-coating layer, the dye layers are sealed into the paper and the image is protected against UV light, fingerprints, and even water.

Key Features of Dye Sublimation:

The print size is determined by the printer and media used. Printers usually use a roll of paper and a special ribbon. The maximim size a Dye Sub printer can oprint (depending on the model) is 12″x8″. Some Photo Printers that use a 6 inch roll can print Panoramic prints upto 6″x20″.

Dye Sublimation Photo Printers are usually a much better choice when considering a photo printer than an inkjet printer. The costs of using a Dye Sub Photo Printer are often much less than

Dye Sub Photo Printers come with a wide range of features depending upon the printer model.

Our complete range of printers also includes printers with a WiFi function, Printers with Rollback Technology, printers that can print direct from a memory card and even photo printers that can print double sided! Most printers are compatible with Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX operating systems

Dye Sub Photo Printers use special printer media which consists of paper and a thermal ribbon and although these printers are primarily used for printing photos these do have a wide range of uses and print in a range of print sizes upto 12×8

The main photo printer manufacturers we supply are Mitsubishi and HiTi they are both world renown and award winning manufacturers with superb cutting edge features not found from other manufacturers.

The size of print produced by the printers depends upon the maximum size the printer can print and the media loaded into the printer at the time of printing.

About Dye Sublimation Photo Printing

Dye Sub Photo Printers (otherwise known as Dye Sublimation Photo Printers) allow you to produce high quality, photo prints at a fixed, low cost. The two main manufacturers of Dye Sub Photo printers are Mitsubishi Electric and HiTi Digital and we are authorised resellers and service centres for both.

The print size is determined by the printer and media used. Printers use either 6 or 8 inch Print Media and the maximum print size is normally 12×8 for the 8 inch printer models although some 6 inch printer models can print Panoramic prints upto 6″x20″.

Our complete range of printers also includes printers with a WiFi function, Printers with Rollback Technology, printers that can print direct from a memory card and even photo printers that can print double sided! Most printers are compatible with Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX operating systems

Shown below are some of the Photo Printers we sell.

Mitsubishi D90 Photo Printer
Mitsubishi D90 Photo Printer
HiTi P525L Photo Printer
HiTi P525L Photo Printer
HiTi P910L 12x8 Photo Printer
HiTi P910L 12x8 Photo Printer
Mitsubishi CP-D70DW
Mitsubishi CP-D70DW
Mitsubishi CP-D707DW
Mitsubishi CP-D707DW
Mitsubishi CP3800DW
Mitsubishi CP3800DW
HiTi P310W
HiTi P310W
HiTi CS200 Card Printer
HiTi CS200 Card Printer

Dye Sub Photo Printers use special printer media which consists of paper and a thermal ribbon and although these printers are primarily used for printing photos these do have a wide range of uses and print in a range of print sizes upto 12×8

The main photo printer manufacturers we supply are Mitsubishi and HiTi they are both world renown and award winning manufacturers with superb cutting edge features not found from other manufacturers.

The size of print produced by the printers depends upon the maximum size the printer can print and the media loaded into the printer at the time of printing.

Dye Sub Photo Printers use special printer media which consists of paper and a thermal ribbon and although these printers are primarily used for printing photos these do have a wide range of uses and print in a range of print sizes upto 12×8

The main photo printer manufacturers we supply are Mitsubishi and HiTi they are both world renown and award winning manufacturers with superb cutting edge features not found from other manufacturers.

The size of print produced by the printers depends upon the maximum size the printer can print and the media loaded into the printer at the time of printing.

Dye Sub Photo Printers
Dye Sub Photo Printers

These high quality photo printers are used in the following areas:

The latest Dye Sub Photo Printers provide superb quality reproduction, with fixed print costs and a variety of Image Sizes.

Dye sublimation technology uses Dye Sublimation Print Media which is usually a roll of paper and dye sublimation ribbon, although some older systems use sheet fed paper.

Most printers can be used with either a Windows PC or an Apple Mac, though some are used solely with bespoke systems, such as the Mitsubishi Click System.

There are also some stand-alone printers which can be used without the need for a computer and some printers that can operate using WiFi!

Dye Sublimation Photo Printers are available from a number of different Manufacturers.

How to Choose your Printer – Our Free Guide

To make choosing your printer easier, we have created a FREE guide that you can download using this link.

There are different sections based on various important criteria:

  • NEW Photo Printers! The latest printers to be released.
  • Photo Printers sorted by Print Media Size. Different printers print on different sized media – choose your printer by the media size it uses.
  • Mitsubishi Click Systems – all-in-one units for Event Photography.
  • Stand Alone Photo Printers. Some printers can be used without a computer and although you may not think this is important, it can enable you to carry on using your printer if your laptop fails!
  • Wireless Capability. It is now possible to shoot straight to your printer using wireless technology!
  • Portable Photo Printers – for those who need to carry their printer around with them.
  • ID & Passport Photo Printers. Whilst almost all Dye Sub Printers will allow printing of ID and Passport Photos, these printers are especially designed for this task.
  • Kiosk and Retail Printers. If you want to provide a printing solution for customers in a retail environment, these printers are designed specifically for that purpose.

Event Photography for Profit Training Courses

Many Event Photographers use these Dye Sub Printers to provide a very profitable income stream from all sorts of events.  Being able to produce prints on-site at an event leads to more prints being sold, which, in turn, increases profits.

We offer Event Photography for Profit Training Courses to enable anyone interested in this profitable area to be proficient in just one day!

Our Pro Support Package

System Insight are well known for having extensive knowledge of Event Photography and Instant Print solutions and our Pro Support Package means that you not only get priority access to this help and support but also a wide range of additional benefits. This annual support package, which is available both during and after the warranty period of your equipment, will help you to get the best out of your equipment as well as giving you peace of mind. For more information on our Pro-Support Package, please click here.