The Citizen CX-02W is an 8″ roll-fed Dye Sublimation Photo Printer, with the ability to produce a range of print sizes, including 8×6, 10×8, 12×8 and A4.
At only 14kg (unloaded), the Citizen CX-02W is comparatively lightweight for a Dye Sub Photo Printer that can produce up to 12×8. The CX-02W has a robust and compact design that results in a small footprint, with dimensions that are only 322(w) x 366(d) x 170mm(h).
Although compact, the CX-02W can still hold 110 10×8,12×8 or A4 prints.
Print speeds, in comparison to similar printers, are quick. The Citizen CX-02W is one of the fastest 8″ printers on the market today and can produce a 12×8 in only 39 seconds, and an A4 in just over 38 seconds.
If you are focused on image quality, you can adjust the dpi to a higher 600, or for ultimate speed, you can run the printer at 300 dpi. All it takes is a simple setting change in the driver.
The CX-02W rollback feature allows you to print 6×8, and 12×8 prints from the same media roll, without wastage.
Print finishes are either matte, glossy or Luster and do not require different media types.
The ergonomics of the CX-02W are brilliant, a front-loading door allows for easy media changes. The ribbon is loaded onto a tray, while spindles are attached to the paper.
The power switch is located at the front of the printer, with USB and Power connections together on the back.
Altogether the Citizen CX-02W is a great 8″ printer. You will notice that there are similar printers on the market to the Citizen CX-02W, so you may be thinking about what makes the CX-02W standout.
First, there is superior image quality, you will struggle to find an 8″ printer that will produce a better quality image.
Then there is the reliability, that Citizen is synonymous with. It doesn’t hurt that Citizen manufacture the CX-02W, which isn’t something that all of the competition can boast.
Due to the size and weight, range of print sizes, competitively priced consumable costs and print speed, the Citizen CX-02W is ideal for use across:
- Event Photography – Equestrian, Sports, Black Tie, Proms etc
- Attraction Photography
- Retail Printing