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Sony DPP-SV77
Dye Sub Printer

Posted 6/14/01

Sony DPP-SV77 Photo Printer

The Sony DPP-SV77 digital photo printer has a built-in 3.2" color LCD monitor that lets users view, edit and enlarge images on the fold-up screen, without connecting to a PC or television monitor. Because the color LCD is touch-sensitive, most operations can be performed directly on-screen with your finger or the supplied stylus.

The new Sony DPP-SV77 digital photo printer with color LCD monitor will be available in July for about $500.

Sony DPP-SV77 Photo Printer

The DPP-SV77 printer is built for speed and convenience and features high-resolution photo printing, borderless 4" x 6" photo prints and dye sublimation technology to create up to 16.7 million colors. Each photo prints in 90 seconds and is laminated with Super Coat 2 to protect it from fading, humidity and liquid splatters that would ruin other pictures.

Sony DPP-SV77 Photo Printer

The DPP-SV77 can print photos independent of a computer, but also from a PC or Mac via a USB connection. The printer has a dedicated slot for Memory Stick media and a slot for Type II PC cards, including SmartMedia and CompactFlash (with appropriate adapters.)

When connected to a computer you can use the printer's card slots to transfer files from flash memory cards to your hard drive, eliminating the need for a seperate card reader.

Sony DPP-SV77 Photo Printer

Now this is cool ... like something out of a James Bond movie, the color LCD is really the main control panel. The screen is touch-sensitive so you can just push on a thumbnail of a picture and have it displayed full-screen for printing or editing. When you get to some of the other detailed editing screens you use a small, stylus pointer to make selections. More on that on the next page.

All Sony photo printers take advantage of the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) function, which automatically prints photos that have been marked for print in-camera by supporting cameras. Another option is the printer's "Print All" button that sends all saved images to print.

Sony DPP-SV77 Photo Printer

The DPP-SV77 can also be connected to a TV or VCR and used for slideshow displays of your digital pictures. The USB port allows for connection to Windows PCs or Mac computers.

Sony DPP-SV77 Photo Printer

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