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The Societies Newsletter
24 June 10
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Quick Tips - Event Photographers and Printers

OK – so assuming we have accepted the fact that we need ‘instant printing’, the next thing we need is an ‘instant printer’.

What does our printer need to do? It needs to provide photo quality images; it needs to provide them quickly; it needs to be reliable and the prints need to be durable. This rules out inkjet printers as they are slow, use expensive ink at a phenomenal rate, have to be constantly monitored to make sure there are no paper jams, one of the cartridges isn’t running out etc, and the prints have to dry before they can be handled.

What does that leave us with then? – yes, dye-sublimation printers! These are fast (typically 18–30 seconds for a 9x6”), you can leave them alone and the 1st print will be exactly the same as the 100th (200/300th etc) and the prints are not only dry when they come out of the machine they are also UV resistant and waterproof! The three basic types of dye-subs are ‘stand alone’ which work with or without a pc/mac (e.g. HiTi P510S); ‘laptop’ which require a pc/mac to work (e.g. Mitsubishi CP9550DW) and ‘system’ which have their own head-unit and operating system (e.g. Mitsubishi Click). The printer you decide on will depend on your workflow and budget.

This weeks Quick Tips for Event Photographers is by Mike Orr. Mike is also one of our Member Training Days Tutors, see the website for more information on our Member Training Days.


Photographic News

AKVIS ArtWork 4.0. Now With Linocut Effect


Color Confidence appointed as a distributor for the stylish range of booq laptop bags, backpacks and protective sleeves

DxOMark 2010 introduces comprehensive lens measurements and score system to assess optics and cameras image quality

New App to Revolutionise Photo Searches

R U The Next Apprentice?

Calumet launches free online photo-gallery

Pentax Optio W90

Stealth Gear To Bring Coal-Couture To Photography Market

BenQs GL2030M LED Monitor GL means Great Looks, Looking Great

Phase One Releases Capture One 5.1.2 Enhances Leaf support and Compatibility with Expression Media 2

More style and value by Sony for first-time DSLR users Easy-to-use DSLR-A390 and DSLR-A290 with 14.2 megapixels


Additional Photographic Training Exclusive to Society Members
Join today to take advantage of these and many other benefits of membership. 

Members Training Days - June/July 2010

29 June Bath - Marko Dukta
01 July Rhyl - Tom Lee
06 July Fareham - Anton Nelson
08 July Berkshire - Morag McDonald
13 July Leicester - Anton Nelson

Each day is split into two sessions.

For more information on the days please see:

2011 Members Day @ The Convention Announced

Date: Thursday 13 January 2011

Jon Jenkins - Boring Boring Group Shots! Or are they?
Mark Cleghorn - Shoot, Print & Crit
John Denton - Get Them Off

Join these 3 top UK Photographers on a Full-Day Seminar exclusive to members!


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When there is such a choice of representative organisations out there you may ask yourself, why The Societies?

To us the answer is very simple. If you are a newcomer to the industry or considering a career change then we offer the most comprehensive range of educational seminars by inspirational speakers...backed by our 'Mentor Me' programme leading to qualifications.

Please click the relevant Society for more details on joining

The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers
The Society of International Commercial and Industrial Photographers
The Society of International Fashion and Glamour Photographers
The Society of International School and Event Photographers
The Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers
The Society of International Sport & Leisure Photographers
The Society of International Media & Press Photographers

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