Zebra Technologies, a worldwide leader in dye sublimation and thermal transfer printing solutions, announced that professional photographers can now produce high-quality photo prints in seconds and on location with the new Zebra F680 Digital Photo Printer. Perfectly sized for on-site photo printing and retail photo kiosks, the F680 prints stunning, continuous tone images with superb image quality.
“Created for professional photographers and retailers, the new Zebra F680 photo printer offers high-speed, professional-quality production printing,” explains Veraje Anjargolian, vice president and general manager of Zebra Card Printer Solutions. “Its speed, reliability and exceptional image quality make it perfect for the production of high resolution, dye sublimation prints on-demand. With the F680’s compact and lightweight design, photographers can easily print on-site, increasing the opportunity for photo sales when emotions and interest are at their highest.”
Zebra Card Printer Solutions has designed and manufactured OEM photo printers for the past five years. The Zebra F680 is a third generation photo printer from Zebra and the first under the Zebra brand, combining the latest and most advanced dye diffusion technology with superior image processing capability.
The Zebra F680 produces 3.5 x 5- or 4 x 6in prints in only 10 seconds and 5 x 7 or 6 x 8in prints in 19 seconds. Using an overlay coating, the printer creates borderless, archival-quality prints that are protected from fingerprints and smudges. In addition, the F680’s roll-fed paper and built-in cutter provide lower paper costs, increased print capacity and less operator intervention.
“Throughout the world, Zebra is the leader in printers for business productivity,” Anjargolian added. “With more than five million printers installed, 90 percent of the Fortune 500 and Global 2000 use Zebra printers for secure employee identification, efficient supply chain management and excellent customer service. Now, we are bringing this same image quality, printer reliability and performance to the needs of professional photographers and retailers.”
For Professional Photographers
Weighing just 18 pounds (8.2 kg), the F680 photo printer is easily transportable and ideal for on-site printing, including events, sports venues, conferences, fundraisers, theme parks, cruise ships, and other locations where customers want photographs instantly. With the F680, photographers can print high-quality photos on-site for immediate delivery and incremental sales. As importantly, the photo printer’s efficient use of media lets photographers spend more time shooting and less time changing paper and ribbons.
With billions of digital photographs printed annually, the F680 photo printer offers retailers a simple way to increase revenue by providing immediate delivery of high-quality prints. The compact – 11.4 x 11.5 x 17.9 inch (29.0 x 29.2 x 45.5 cm) – design of the F680 photo printer requires minimal retail counter space and easily fits within small kiosk enclosures or alongside touch screen systems.