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Sony DPP-SV55
Dye Sub Printer

Posted 7/01/2002

Sony DPP-SV55 Photo Printer

Sony's DPP-SV55 photo printer makes pictures from your digital photos, at home, and no PC is required. Simply plug the video cable into your TV, insert Memory Stick Media (or other flash media with optional PC card adapters) and view, adjust and print pictures right in the living room. Now you don't have to wait for photo processing to enjoy your pictures, simply print them at home.


  • Direct print from Memory Stick or flash media (with PC card adapter)
  • High Speed printing approximately 90 seconds for a 4" x 6" print
  • Borderless 4" x 6" prints or 3 " x 4" print sizes
  • Continuous Tone, 403dpi 16.7 Million color Dye-sublimation system
  • Auto Fine Print function maximizes picture quality
  • Photo Editing allows creative control of printed output
  • Super Coat 2 Protective lamination with Glossy or Textured finish
  • Print 1, 2, 4, or 9 Frames per Sheet, or Index Print
  • Easy to use Graphical Interface with Video output for display on TV
  • Print from PC/Mac via USB (Driver supplied)
  • Read/Write to/from Flash Media from PC via USB connection
  • Compact size just 9-1/2 x 2-13/16 x 10-1/2 inches (WxHxD)
  • 25/30 Sheet Auto Feeder Tray supplied
  • Starter Print Pack with 10 Sheets of 4 x 6" Paper and Ribbon supplied
  • Standard AC power

The new Sony DPP-SV55 digital photo printer is available as of this review (07/2002) for about $399 and the Print Pack consisting of everything needed to print 25 4x6's is $19.95 (about $.80/print).

Sony DPP-SV55 Photo Printer

The DPP-SV55 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-SV55 Photo Printer

The DPP-SV55 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, CompactFlash and SecureDigital / MultiMedia Card (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-SV55 Photo Printer

The controls are conveniently located all accross the top. Starting on the left with the Power button, then; Input Select, Auto Pint, Menu, Effect, Creative Pint, and Save. The next line has the main controls including Picture, 4 way Navigation, Enter, Cancel and Print.
More on these controls 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" option on trhe Auro Print button that sends all saved images to print.

Sony DPP-SV55 Photo Printer Sony DPP-SV55 Photo Printer

The USB port(1.1) allows for connection to Windows PC or Mac computers. The DPP-SV55 can also be connected to a TV or VCR and used for slideshow displays of your digital pictures.

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