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Mar 30, 2010 11:32 |  #1

I've read what I can find and nothing really has helped me find a good quality dye-sub printer that will run natively off an iMac.. The printer I'd like to utilize is the Sony SnapLab UP-CR10L but from what I can see it only supports Windoze versions :rolleyes:. This really frustrates me about Sony.

My initial need is for 4x6 and 5x7 quality prints utilizing a dye-sub printer for some events booked this season. Typically sport tournaments where the organizer is asking if we can provide an on-site print solution. For running races I host online and contact the runners via email with links to their images so I have an online solution which I can adapt, but on-site will pick up more impulse purchases.

I'd start off with one printer as a trial and if things go well I'd pick up some event management software and add printers as necessary. I'm not looking for workflow ideas, I'm looking for a quality dye-sub printer that will peripherally run off Mac OS X and LR2.

Any suggestions? Thx!


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Mar 30, 2010 11:37 |  #2

Any reason it has to be dye-sub? I would think you could do quite well with the right inkjets.

Either way, I do know HITI and Fujifilm brand dye-subs work with OSX 10.


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Mar 30, 2010 12:00 |  #3

yes, dye-sub prints can be handled immediately, stacked on top of each, more resistant to thumb prints etc. The other reason is when dye-subs aren't in sure there's no ink heads to dry up & clot. Given the printer won't be used for periods I don't want to have to clean heads for every event. Also, the ink roll matches to the paper and I know how many prints I'll be getting - no guessing game ;)

Thanks, I'll dig deeper into the HITI (never heard of them ;)) & Fuji dye-subs :)


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Mar 30, 2010 16:47 |  #4

visit www.imagingspectrum.co​m (external link)
on the left side go to drivers
go to sony page
go to snap lab

or click here

http://www.sony.net …inter/UP-CR10L/index.html (external link)

I have a snaplab and run a macbook pro......


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Mar 30, 2010 22:22 |  #5

Thank you Redfish, just what I need.
Why didn't the Sony Professional dealer didn't point me this way? You think they's know :rolleyes:


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Mar 31, 2010 00:51 |  #6

I use a DNP DS 80 not sure of its compatability with MAC though.


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May 01, 2010 09:14 |  #7

Thanks Jeff, I'll check out the DNP as an option when I make a final purchase but I couldn't find anyone local to me that rents one.

I've rented a SnapLab UPCR10L for tonight's on-site printing job. Gave it a test run with a 5D tethered to LR3-beta on my MacBook - printed directly to the SnapLab great. I was impressed with the quality of the print colour accuracy and clarity - so much better than the Kodak 1400 I have.

Tonight will be a good test of the printer's speed capability and our workflow. I'll start a thread on how well it all worked early next week.


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