Version 3.1 includes event photo mode, photo collage functions and partial matte printing.
CONCORD, North Carolina – DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation (DNP IAM) today announced the immediate availability of a comprehensive software update for the SnapLab SL620A and DS-Tmini. The new version 3.1 software provides both new features and updates to several features of DNP’s award-winning SL620A dye-sublimation printer.
The SL620A now features an Event Photo operation mode that streamlines the photo printing process to quickly print selected images compared to the regular kiosk mode of operation. The Event Photo mode can also be setup to add a custom border frame to every image at the event.
The photo collage feature is enhanced. Users will now be able to select two to eight images and automatically combine onto one page for printout with the new photo collage function. The images can be automatically shuffled at the touch of a button. The user may further customize the collage photo by adding lines of text, or adding clipart to the collage. The user may also choose to add a colorful background theme from those available, or select one of their images for the background, or simply use the standard background. The photo calendar feature has similar image choice functionality improvements to that of the photo collage.
The newly added hot folder printing function also allows the operator to instant print images as they are dropped into an actively monitored ‘hot’ folder. Once in the hot folder, the images are auto sized and the printing process begins immediately. The operator can add a customized border / frame to the selected print size channel and it will be automatically added to each photo.
“Providing the broadest array of quality print options is critical to customer satisfaction and creating repeat business,” said Katsuyuki Oshima, President of DNP IAM. “With this software update, retailers and photo booth providers can now offer their customers more choices and take advantage of new revenue generating opportunities for their business without additional investment.”
Partial matte printing is also a new feature in DNP’s new software update. It allows users to embed a graphic image, such as a brand name or logo, in the lamination clear coat of the printed image.
The software update also adds new printer output color adjustment, providing users with a setup of color profile and color adjustments for each printer channel and for each printer finish. Settings supported include: brightness, contrast, saturation, red, blue, green, gamma, and sharpen.
The SnapLab SL620A software update version 3.1 is available for current users to download now from the DNP website: http://dnpphoto.com/en-us/Support/Downloads/Drivers-Tools
For more information on DNP’s professional photo printing solutions, please visit: www.dnpphoto.com
About Imagingcomm America Corporation (IAM)
IAM is a 100 percent U.S. subsidiary of Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) – the world’s largest manufacturer of dye-sublimation media for photo printers and thermal transfer ribbons and barcode printers.
DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation has the broadest selection of solutions for the photo retail market and products designed to address retailer’s specific business goals and objectives – backed by the quality and reliability today’s customers expect. Manufacturing, sales and development offices of dye-sublimation media for photo printers is located in Concord, NC, and more information is available at www.dnpphoto.com.
DNP, founded in 1876, is the world’s largest diversified printing/coating technologies company. At its 70 production plants, both in Japan and overseas, DNP’s operations include commercial printing, packaging, decorative materials, electronics, business forms, and imaging products.
Over 25 years ago, DNP was one of the earliest organizations to pioneer dye-sublimation media – and the first company to start business development in thermal transfer ribbons. DNP has since grown to be the world’s largest manufacturer of dye-sublimation media and thermal transfer ribbons. For more information, please visit www.dnp.co.jp/eng.