Sony DPP-MP1If "size matters" -- then how's this for a color photo printer ?
Sony's new DPP-MP1 digital photo printer is the world's smallest dye sublimation
printer. Weighing just under one pound (excluding battery and paper tray), the
miniature printer can be used with either the supplied AC adapter or an optional
The DPP-MP1 produces beautiful, borderless, full-color photos anywhere in less than two
minutes. The printer and optional battery pack will be available in November for about
$280 and $70, respectively.
The new DPP-MP1 printer can be driven by a personal computer via USB or directly from
Memory Stick media. It uses durable business card-size paper (4.12 x 1.97 in.), made
popular by a variety of current devices. Paper is available in packs of 24 and is sold
with a print cartridge for about $20.
The printer is supplied with paper tray, AC adapter, USB cable and test
The optional battery pack attaches to the end of the printer and allows it to be used
anywhere. Included are four 1700 mAH NiMH rechargeable AA batteries and a rapid
Just like other dye sub printers, the DPP-MP1 uses a ribbon cartridge containing the
three primary colors (cyan, yellow and magenta). The ink from the ribbon is
transfered to the paper by a thermal process in four passes, one for each color plus
a protective overcoat.
The simplest way to use the DPP-MP1 is with a Memory Stick module from your
digital camera. Before removing the MS from the camera you select the pictures to be
printed using the DPOF (Digital Print Order Form) feature in playback mode.
The DPP-MP1 can also be connected directly to a computer via the USB port and
controlled by a graphics program using the supplied printer drivers.
If using a Memory Stick, all you need do is press the DPOF button to print the
pictures that you have pre-selected in the camera. Or you can select pictures
and the number of prints desired manually.
the miniature DPP-MP1 printer is sure to turn heads wherever you use it.