The Olympus P-400 is a professional-quality digital printer thatuses dye sublimation technology to produce photo-quality prints. The printsare rich with 16.7 million colors and offer fine detail. They not only looklike traditional photographs but feel like them too, because the P-400printer coats the three colored layers, sealing the photographs for extradurability against light, moisture, and heat.
The P-400 uses A4-size paper, so you can choose between a full-size image,single-sheet photo album, post card, or an index sheet with up to 260images. The high-speed printing process takes only 90 seconds, which isquite a bit faster than the typical output from an inkjet printer.
The P-400 has its own built-in LCD monochrome monitor so that you can checkimages and layout before printing, without a PC. (Of course, it can also beconnected to a PC.) The P-400 comes equipped with both USB and parallelports and can be used with Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000.It supports the Macintosh, too, through the USB port. The monitor is usefulfor specifying different processing looks, including sepia, monochromefilters, white frame, soft-focus background, wood-frame background, andvarious photo accents. The printer can also adjust tones, sharpness, gamma,brightness, and contrast of the images.
With the P-400, you can enjoy features previously available only oncommercial systems. You'll create professional-looking, photorealisticprints without a photo lab, for a reasonable price. --Linda Anderson
True, Continuous-Tone Dye-Sublimation Technology For Professional Photo Prints In 90 SecondsConnects Via USB Port To Any USB-Compatible Mac Or PC For Viewing & PrintingLCD Information Display Panel To View Images & Decide Which Ones To Print, Size & AmountResolution Of 314 dpi w/ 16.7 Million Colors (8 Bit/Color) & 2400 x 3200 Dots (7.68 MegaPixel)Trimming, Frame, Background & Stamp Functions w/ Clear Laminate Layer To Protect Prints Printing Via SmartMedia, PC Card, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Or Directly From Computer Various Printing Modes: Full Size (7.64" x 10"; From 1 Up To 16 Images Per Page); Card (2 Or 4 Postcards Per Page); Photo-Album (1-6 Images Per Page w/ Background Image); Index (45-260 Images Per Page) Full-Color, Black-&-White & Sepia Filters w/ Print Selection Of Up To 50 Copies At A Time 1 Color Cartridge Supports 50 Sheets Of Full Size, Card, Photo-Album Or Index Paper (Cartridge Sold Separately)