Photokina 2016 Fujifilm printers : Fujifilm has introduced a new Frontier inkjet printer at the Photokina 2016 photo-show in Germany. The new Frontier printer requires smaller installation space and budget for photo retailers. The printer offers various print systems such as “Self print system” with which customers make photo prints by themselves, “Minilab system” with which shop clerk makes photo prints behind the shop counter, and “Event photo system” with which printing services are offered at tourist spots, festivals or events. This service is realized by digital minilab “Frontier” series, and Fujifilm has added inkjet digital minilab to the lineup since 2008 next to silver halide digital minilab.
Fujifilm Frontier DE100
Fujifilm has been promoting print service at retail shops for long years. Frontier DE100's compact design also corresponds to the self print system that requires miniaturization of printers for limited shop spaces, the minilab system that requires high speed processing for large amount of printings in one day, or the event photo system that requires mobility (light-weight) for traveling to event sites. The Fujifilm Frontier DE100 has realized a processing capability of 1,320 sheets/hour (standard mode) when connecting 4 of them, exceeding the number of prints that inkjet minilab produces.
Fujifilm image processing technology
The Fujifilm Frontier DE100 inkjet printer combines newly developed high-viscosity four ink system “ViViDiA D-Photo” which uses dye with high ozone and light resistant and a printing head with the high resolution 1,200 x 1,200 dpi in order to correctly eject extremely small ink droplets of 1 pl. Moreover, this new system employs a combination of exclusive inkjet paper and Fujifilm's unique image processing technology “Image Intelligence” to realize high quality image surpassing conventional compact inkjet printers or compact sublimation type printers even though with four inks. It also supports the two types of color reproduction, which are “Natural color reproduction” and “Vivid color reproduction” mode, based on Fujifilm's long experience in photo industry. Natural color reproduction mode supports the same color as we see on our eyes. Vivid color reproduction mode is suitable to emphasize color tones with higher saturation.
Fujifilm Frontier inkjet printers
The Fujifilm Frontier DE100 printer adopts print sizes from the smallest 89mm x 50mm to the largest 210mm x 1,000mm, which enables to propose various kinds of printings; “Square” printing, recently being very popular among young influenced by the smartphone applications such as Instagram, “Wallet size” printing, popular in Western countries, or “Banner” prints which are for room decorations such as birthday occasion. The three paper surfaces, glossy, luster and silk will expand pleasure of printings. Fujifilm will continue to offer convenient and high value printing services with optimized combination of various types of printers that meet the changing market needs thereby develop the culture of photography.