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Dye-sublimation

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A form of digital printing that uses tiny heating elements to evaporate pigments from a CMY ribbon and deposit them smoothly onto a receiving paper to make a high quality photo with good longevity.

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Printing method developed by Irish manufacturer Alps that's similar to dye sublimation as it uses a heated element to fuse the ribbon ink to special paper for high resolution and longer life.
A computer peripheral that’s used to output prints from digital images or data files. Most inexpensive printers are inkjet models that squirt out tiny jets of ink onto paper to make up the photograph. More expensive models tend to be either laser printer or dye-sublimation printers.