Printer for Event Photographers

When you're shooting events that might range from proms to rodeos to corporate sales meetings it's important to be able to produce prints fast, affordably and with high quality. Participants want to leave with memories, and sales of event images are always higher when they can walk out the door with prints. We recently saw a demo of the new Mitsubishi CP-9500DW, a digital color thermal printer that incorporates roll paper printing, which means that you don't have to slow down production as you shoot.

The printer also delivers when it comes to color quality, thanks to what Mitsubishi calls built-in Color Imaging Chips. The unit's 346 dpi thermal head also enhances print quality at high resolution capture and output. The CP-9500DW allows you to output a variety of print sizes, from 3.5 x 5 to 6 x 9 inches. The unit manages throughput of 17 seconds for a 3.5 x 5 inch print and images can be stored in memory while printing with two 32MB memory frames. Priced at $2,295 (MSLP) the Mitsubishi CP-9500DW would seem to be a good choice for those who work in the events business and appreciate what roll paper feed and fast throughput can offer.