Features: Anti-Curl Technology
Anti-Curl Technology ensure the printed photo is flatter than other prints from other roll fed printers. Sheet Fed Printers have never had issues with anti-curl as the sheets are flat although most printers now are roll fed.
Anti-Curl Technology is not available on all printer models.
What is Anti-Curl Technology
Dye Sub printers use a print media containing a ribbon and a roll of paper (very old printers were sheet fed!). This means that the paper is wound tightly on a roll. When the print is printed it has a slight curl to to although this is less obvious with small print sizes like 6×4 but more pronounced on 6×8 and above.
Anti Curl technology almost removes this natural curl using a series of rollers inside the printer.
In the image below the print on the left was printed by a printer without anti curl. The print on the right was printed by a CP-M15E which has anti curl built in.
Do you need Anti-Curl Technology?
Well, printers have printed like this for years and it hasn’t really been a problem that people have complained about but a flat print is better than one with a slight curl so printers with anti curl technology would be better than those without if all other specifications were the same.
Prints from printers without Anti-Curl fit into photo folders and mounts without any issue at all.
We wouldn’t recommend buying a printer just for anti curl unless you really needed it but it is a nice feature.
Mitsubishi was the first company to use this technology in a compact Dye Sublimation Photo Printer.
Current Printers with Anti-Curl Technology
The CP-M15e is a very low-cost roll fed superb quality photo printer. It is ideal for the home or prosumer market. It prints 6×4, 7×5 and 8×6 prints and also features rollback and anti-curl technology. It has a very large print capacity of 750 (6×4) prints so also ideal for photo booths. Same superb build quality as all Mitsubishi Printers and comes with a two year warranty. PC and Mac compatible.
The CP-M1E is a more expensive version of the Mitsubishi M15E although the media for the M1E is slightly cheaper. Superb results and great build quality. Prints 6×4, 7×5 and 8×6 with rollback and anti-curl technology built it. It has a large 750 print capacity (6×4) and can print 6×8 and 6×4 from the same media. Two year warranty and PC and Mac Compatible.
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