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Doli DL-1210 is Photomart's most popular mini lab - Photomart International has had such a positive response to the Doli DL-1210 since it’s launch last year that it is still by far the company’s top selling digital mini lab.
“It is no wonder that the Doli DL-1210 is still our number one best seller” says Photomart managing director Lewis Martindale. “Considering Doli machines always meet the demands of our professional photographic and photo retail customers, it was to be expected that the 1210 would be something really special."
Combining all the services and facilities which a quality-conscious user could require, and more, into a tiny system costing only a fraction of the prices established by other suppliers, the Doli DL1210 is destined to take the mini lab market into a new era.
Able to produce prints up to 8x12ins in size, the DL1210 has a throughput capacity of 600 4x6 inch prints per hour from 600 different images! This high productivity level combined with the short processing time (a blistering fast 2 minutes and 45 seconds!) puts the system firmly in the top category of mini labs.
The processing speed is achieved in such a small space due to the machine’s highly sophisticated tank construction which also has the benefit in that it only needs eight litres of chemistry to fill to operating level, thus saving on replenishment and heating costs while making the equipment easier to maintain at its optimum performance. Its unique configuration also means that the machine requires just 0.72m2 of floor space – making it ideal for installation in a location where space is limited.
The DL1210’s operational versatility starts at the front end with precise densitometric analysis. An advanced LINUX based platform provides stable operation, while the Windows XP operating system running in tandem makes the process simple and easy to follow.
Input can be via all of the usual media – CD, floppy disk, memory sticks and SM, SD and CompactFlash cards – as well as by Internet and LAN connection, and through the optional 35mm negative, APS, and print scan platform. The system’s user-friendly interface enables even inexperienced operators to quickly come to terms with its processes, which include index prints in a number of format options.
Using an LED light source (RGB) via an LCD panel incorporating precise pixel management for exposure onto a vacuum platform configured for maximum accuracy and rendition ensures top quality results with print resolutions of up to 520dpi.
All appropriate correction and output options are incorporated, including red-eye removal, sharpness adjustment, under/over exposure compensation, and angle correction cropping. The world-class correction software enables easy adjustment of colour, brightness, contrast, gamma, sharpness, etc.
There is a range of add-on output alternatives including a variety of templates for creating greeting cards, special colour borders, ID/passport prints, montages and printing black-and-white or sepia prints from colour images.
Enabling users to extend their range of services further, in addition to printing up to 8x12ins, the DL1210 can produce panel prints, which overlap to enable posters of up to 40x60ins to be created. Another output option is CD burning which is achieved through the integral CD-R/W system.
Do not miss any opportunity to see the mini lab which heralds the future of this sector of the industry. Prices range from only £21,000 – a fraction of the cost of other systems vying for position at its top of the market level – it sets the basis for the ongoing development of the image processing sector.