FUJIFILMCorporation today announced the launch of the new ASK-300 dye sublimation thermalprinter that features a Matte Printing mode that makes semi-gloss prints, and a HighQuality mode that creates beautiful, high resolution prints.
As the growth of mobile phone photography becomes more common, the demand forinstant prints from photo kiosks is also growing. In addition, various instant printservices such as ID photo products and event photos are also experiencing an increasein demand.
In 2011, Fujifilm introduced the ASK-300 printer to its dye sublimation digital photoprinter lineup. The ASK-300 and its kiosk system Quick Print Station have been wellreceived around the world due to its low initial investment, space saving design andeasy photo printing operation for retailers.
The new ASK-300 printer has a Matte Printing mode that creates luxurious prints byperforming special processing to the ink-ribbon and paper without exchanging them.This allows retailers to offer print services similar to that of semi-gloss surface andother current glossy print services. Using FUJIFILM Quality Thermal Photo Paper,retailers can deliver enhanced image quality 5% increase in whiteness; 20% increase ingloss and high performance with easy handling compared to previous thermal photopapers. High Quality mode also shows a sharper depiction of letters and narrow lineswhile realizing high-contrast and deeply refined images more naturally. This functionexpands the variety of instant print services not only with the ASK-300 but also throughthe Quick Print Station as a kiosk solution.
The new functions Matte Printing mode and High Quality mode will be available inthe third quarter of 2012.
Fujifilm will continue to develop and offer convenient and high value-added printingservices for a variety of printers by applying the Fujifilm Group's proprietarytechnologies and expertise as a leading company in the field of imaging.
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