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DNP DS40 Dye Sub Printer

Posted: Sun, 14th Aug 2011, 10:20pm

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Due to recent problems with our Kodak 6800 printer not working with FXhome PhotoKey 4 pro after the upgrade from 3, which so far FXhome have failed to come up with an answer. I wondered if anybody out there in event photography is using a DNP DS40 DYE SUB PRINTER using PhotoKey 4 pro running under XP and if the combination works ok. We are considering this printer as a future purchase and want to make sure we don't have any more problems.

Many thanks

Paul (uk)
Posted: Mon, 3rd Oct 2011, 11:51pm

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I use the DNP DS40. Overall, it is a reliable workhorse. However, it is quirky. I use it with XP Pro, Vista, and Win 7. However, it is not a plug and play printer. You need to use the same USB port each time. Otherwise, you may have to reload the device drivers, which is a pain. If you do choose to reload the device drivers, you can not just delete the printer and hope to re-install the drivers: you must follow specific steps. First clear any remaining document from the printer que before deleting the printer in the Printers and Faxes window. Next you need to delete the printer driver under the server properties section. After that is done, you can re-install the driver. Failure to do the above WILL result in significant downtime while you try to remove the driver.

I have used it with Photokey 4 pro. However, it requires multiple steps using the Windows printer setup each time I generate a picture.
Posted: Tue, 4th Oct 2011, 2:13am

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This seems to be a Dye Sub printer which costs over 1200.00 to buy. I've been talking to photographers in my area and most of them use a set up of a few Canon or HP ink jet printers running in a printer spool. Has anyone used a standard inkjet as an event printer?
Posted: Tue, 4th Oct 2011, 9:09am

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Joshua Davies

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I would just like to point out that the DNP DS40 Dye Sub Printer issues have now been fixed. smile