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DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer

B&H # DNDS40 MFR # DS40
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You Pay: $1,049.99
Product Highlights
  • 600 dpi
  • Print from 2.0 x 6.0" to 6.0 x 8.0"
  • Output 4.0 x 6.0" Photo in 7.4 Seconds
  • Compact Design
  • High Speed and High Quality Modes
  • Convenient Front-Loading Media Design

The compact 600 dpi DS40 Digital Photo Printer from DNP combines high-speed printing with dye-sub technology to produce high-quality photos from 2 x 6" up to 6 x 8" in size. The printer can produce high-quality 4 x 6 photos in under 8 seconds. As your printing needs increase and one printer isn't enough, you can quadruple your print speed by connecting 4 DS40 models. Once the printers are linked you can stack them to conserve space thanks to their flat-top design.

The DS40 uses a unique internal print method to protect the paper from dust and other contaminants and is easy to maintain thanks to its front-panel media loading and maintenance. It includes a tray and spacers for 6 x 8" prints. Additionally, for making 5 x 7" prints, optional spacers are available.

High Image Quality
By installing newly developed heat control IC and a brand new printhead, the printer is able to put out high-quality images even during high-speed printing
Compact Design
The height is only half that of the previous models.
Printing Method
Printing Technology Dye-Sub
Maximum Resolution 600 dpi
Performance
Print Speed 4 x 6: High Speed - 8.9 sec; High-Quality - 11.7 sec; Matte - 17.3 sec
5 x 7: High Speed - 12.8 sec; High-Quality - 17.4 sec; Matte - 27.1 sec
6 x 8: High Speed - 13.9 sec, High-Quality - 19.3 sec, Matte - 29.6 sec
Paper Handling
Print Quantity 3.5 x 5: 400 Sheets
4 x 6: 400 Sheets
5 x 7: 230 Sheets
6 x 8: 200 Sheets
Maximum Paper Width 6.0" (15.24 cm)
Maximum Printable Area 6.0 x 8.0" (15.2 x 20.3 cm)
Print Size 2.0 x 6.0" (5.1 x 15.2 cm) 3.0 x 5.0" (8.9 x 12.7 cm)
4.0 x 6.0" (10.1 x 15.2 cm)
5.0 x 7.0" (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
6.0 x 8.0" (15.2 x 20.3 cm)
Connectivity
Computer Interface USB 2.0
OS Compatibility Microsoft: Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP (32-bit), Windows 2000 (32-bit) Mac: OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7
Physical
Power Supply AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 110 V: 3.96 A
220 V: 1.69 A
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.68 x 14.41 x 6.69" (32.2 x 36.6 x 17.0 cm)
Weight 30.86 lb (14.0 kg)
DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer
  • Tray for 4.0 x 6.0" Prints
  • Spacers for 6.0 x 8.0" Prints
  • Printer Drivers
  • Power Supply Cord
  • Limited 1-Year or 10,000 Print Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    DNPDS 40 Professional Photo Printer
     
    4.7

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (27)
    • Great picture quality (16)
    • Compact (15)
    • Durable (11)
    • Reliable (11)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (15)
    • Sports/action (11)
    • Family photos (10)
    • Color photos (7)
    • Everyday images (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (10), Professional (9), Semi-pro photographer (7), Quality oriented (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    DNP DS40

    I dont usually do product reviews but I find myself relying more and more on customers just like me who use products to help me to determine if I should buy. So this is...Read complete review

    I dont usually do product reviews but I find myself relying more and more on customers just like me who use products to help me to determine if I should buy. So this is my way of giving back.
    Now onto the review:
    This is a great product. Out of the box, I was up and running in about 10 minutes. The 4x6 photos are great quality indistinguishable from a lab. Prints are fast- very fast 8 seconds flat. Just taking into consideration the price of the media (paper and film) the price per print is is roughly 14 cents for 4x6s and 39 cents for 5x7s.
    This printer is a monster. It is a Jack and the Beanstalk giant running leap ahead of consumer versions. I like this over HITI and the Mitsubishi.
    The only thing I would say to take into consideration before buying this printer to run a business or such, make sure that you will never need the 8x10 print. Why? Look at the DNP DS80. it is the 8x10, 8x12 version. For 88 cents per print- it may still fit the bill. If you purchase 8x12 paper, you can print 2 4x6s on one page and then cut them. This will increase your price to 44 cents 4x6, but you also gain the capability the larger 8x10 picture. (Just something to think about.) I will also be purchase the DS80 to cover most on location needs from 4x6s to 8x10s.
    The only thing that you may consider as a negative is the size and weight. It is a heavy unit - it weighs 30 pounds and you must hook up a laptop to work. But it is built well with a metal shell.
    If you read all this, thanks. I hope it will help with your purchase.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Horrible paper and Ribbon load design!

    First the good news.
    This printer is FAST! Fastest 4x6 printer I have used. The printer is a tank. Built to withstand the road. Color as good as every dye sub...Read complete review

    First the good news.
    This printer is FAST! Fastest 4x6 printer I have used. The printer is a tank. Built to withstand the road. Color as good as every dye sub I have run it against.

    Now the bad.
    Whoever said this printer is easy to load has never used a Hiti printer. I own a Hiti 510L and can tell you Hiti printers are the fastest and easiest printers to load. Not only that, the ribbons come encased inside of a plastic shell. You just slide it in and close the door. When you want to move the printer you just slide it out. DS 40 ribbons are just two spools. Good luck if you drop it while putting it in and it's ridiculous trying to find a a decent way to store it when traveling. Hiti paper loading is just as easy. Everything is color coded and it just drops right in. They even give you the 5x7 spacers. You have to pay extra to get them from DNP.

    I bought this printer because of DNP's Mobile Party Print software and though a bit buggy to set up, it seems to be working ok. If not for that software package I would probably bought another Hiti. Even though it is slightly slower, the Hiti is much easier to load and that is really important when things jam up in the middle of a gig.

    I am VERY concerned about many of the reviews I read about DNP paper jams. I have run thousands of prints through my 510L without a single jam or ribbon break. Only time will tell.

    It's fast and built sturdy but the loading design shaves two stars off of it.

    Reviewed by 36 customers

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    4.0

    Recently Purchased

    By DFC Tim

    from Havertown, PA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Software Update Needed

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

    Bought the DNP DS40 recently to use for printing at events. We were so impressed with the quality of the print that we decided to use it for our portrait customer's 4x6 and 5x7 prints.Cons: Currently the print drivers for MAC cause the printer to stop being recognized, and the printer has to be removed and added every time it is used again. DNP stated there will be an update shortly. This is a Yosemite, and possibly a Mavericks isssue.I would like to see more of their software compatible with Mac since our company uses only Macs.Overall this has been a great addition, and hope that the previous reviews about longevity prove to be true.I am reserving the 5th star for the software update and the fact we have only had it a short time.

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    5.0

    Great picture quality. Bullet proof.

    By Pixelmechanic

    from Kansas

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

        Using this for quick photo printing and a photo booth. It is fast, the picture quality is amazing. The machine is built like a brick. Software loading is straightforward. The paper roll and sublimation film loads easily through the front. . .it pulls out like a drawer. The media comes in rolls that provide around 400 prints, for about $. Pretty inexpensive compared to inkjet ink and paper. The only downside is that you are committed to a specific paper size. . .you can't go larger or smaller. If you are OK with the 2x6 to 6x8, get this printer.

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        5.0

        Best printer in it's class

        By Media Pro

        from NY,NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

          I use for events and it is fantastic!

          It is fast and the quality is great.

          It's heavy but I own 2.

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          5.0

          Fastest Around

          By Breschtastic

          from Jasper IN

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

          Takes 6 seconds to print 4x6. after picture is taken, works great for photo booth/ home printing.

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          4.0

          Great Printer

          By Sam

          from Virginia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action

            Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

            Use this printer for onsite sports photos. Love the speed and quality of printer.
            Negative side - Heavy and does not come with a carry case. Also had to call DNP to help with installation software. Came with 2 cd's, but when connected to help desk I was told not to use. Had to go to site and download drivers. Even with initial issues, I would definitely purchase another one of these printers.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Income Generating Tool!!

            By Randy

            from Kansas City, KS

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

            We use it in a photo kiosk-not a hobby toy!! very fast & so far, very dependable! Heavy, but I think that is mainly because it is built like a tank!!

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            5.0

            This thing is fast!

            By Canon Joe

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

            This thing spits out prints at super speed! Perfect for event photography and photo booth applications. Even at 300dpi, the quality is great. The machine is attractive and the construction is solid. However, it's very heavy (even heavier than the much larger DNP RX1 printer).

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            5.0

            DS 40 printer...anxious to get it ready!

            By Tim

            from Central PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact

            Cons

            • Manufacturer Customer Ser

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

            I think it will be grteat when I can get customer service from the manufacturer to help me with an issue at set up. B&H is great as usual!!

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            5.0

            Pro quality gear

            By Firestone

            from Miami FL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Build quality
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

            Easy to set up, program and use. Top notch build quality. Excellent picture details

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            4.0

            Great Printer

            By booth man

            from coloardo

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Underwater
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

              Great pinter well worth the money . easy setup as works well with mac

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              5.0

              Great Printer

              By Jake the DJ

              from NJ

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

                I use the printer for my photo booth and it's fantastic. Photos are clear and it prints in 7 seconds. Can't ask for more than that!

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                5.0

                Fantastic printer for event printing

                By 1,000 Words Photography

                from Washington, DC

                Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

                Fast and reliable, works like a dream. And the the three year full replacement warranty from DNP gives you great piece of mind.

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                5.0

                great printer

                By wmg

                from newark,nj

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Good Audio Quality
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

                  This is a work horse,, setting up the drivers were a little awkward, but called the dnp tec support,, they were great and walked right through it, the paper must be tamped down and very flush,, if not you'll get a small white border on the bottom of your pictures,, I am planning to get the ds80 soon!

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                  5.0

                  DNP DS40

                  By Tommye K

                  from Brooklyn NY (belly of the beast)

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Event Printing
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

                  I dont usually do product reviews but I find myself relying more and more on customers just like me who use products to help me to determine if I should buy. So this is my way of giving back.
                  Now onto the review:
                  This is a great product. Out of the box, I was up and running in about 10 minutes. The 4x6 photos are great quality indistinguishable from a lab. Prints are fast- very fast 8 seconds flat. Just taking into consideration the price of the media (paper and film) the price per print is is roughly 14 cents for 4x6s and 39 cents for 5x7s.
                  This printer is a monster. It is a Jack and the Beanstalk giant running leap ahead of consumer versions. I like this over HITI and the Mitsubishi.
                  The only thing I would say to take into consideration before buying this printer to run a business or such, make sure that you will never need the 8x10 print. Why? Look at the DNP DS80. it is the 8x10, 8x12 version. For 88 cents per print- it may still fit the bill. If you purchase 8x12 paper, you can print 2 4x6s on one page and then cut them. This will increase your price to 44 cents 4x6, but you also gain the capability the larger 8x10 picture. (Just something to think about.) I will also be purchase the DS80 to cover most on location needs from 4x6s to 8x10s.
                  The only thing that you may consider as a negative is the size and weight. It is a heavy unit - it weighs 30 pounds and you must hook up a laptop to work. But it is built well with a metal shell.
                  If you read all this, thanks. I hope it will help with your purchase.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good out the box...

                  By photographii

                  from Atlanta

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

                    Excellent prints, great color reproduction, speed as advertised....

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                    5.0

                    Excellent, will buy a second one.

                    By Vic

                    from Vero Beach FL

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

                      Quick Printing and great support from company and B&H.

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                      5.0

                      Fast & Efficient

                      By VN

                      from Santa Rosa, CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

                        After much research and comparing high end Epson to the Dye-Sub printers I purchased both the DS40 & DS80 for a studio.

                        These have exceeded my expectations in both speed and quality of the photographs.

                        The printers themselves are HEAVY, seem to be designed for many years of use; the outside is metal, compact design, and stackable.

                        The paper has a heavy weight and feels good in your hands. The paper is so robust that my roller paper cutter doesn't cut it. We have to resort to a shear cutter.

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                        5.0

                        OUTSTANDING PRODUCT

                        By Donald

                        from Toronto

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Underwater
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

                          Best photo printer I have seen. Reliable, durable, fast, great colour, easy to load.

                          Now have three of them!

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                          5.0

                          Great Printer!

                          By Donald

                          from Toronto

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Great Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

                            This is an awesome printer. I liked it so much, I bought two more - one dedicated to 4x6's, and another for 5x7's. and the third (a DS80) for 8x10's.

                            The updated driver for the Mac (which works for OSX 10.8.5 Mountain Lion by the way) is a little finicky, and far too often results in "incompatible paper size" message, but other than that, the machines work perfectly.

                            Beautiful colour out of the box, fast, sharp prints. Easy to load paper and dye sub film. Build is very robust.

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                            4.0

                            Dependable

                            By SJW

                            from Knoxville Tn.

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about DNP DS 40 Professional Photo Printer:

                              I use this product for event printing.

                              It is very dependable in the field. Easy to load paper and ribbon. No jamming. Never go back to ink jets.

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                              Inks & Papers

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                              DNP -  4.0 x 6.0" Print Pack for DNP DS-40 Digital Photo Printer
                              • You Pay: $91.45
                               
                              Ruggard -  Padded Printer Carrying Case
                              • You Pay: $84.99
                               

                              Warranties & Support

                              DNP -  3-Year Advance Exchange Service Contract for DS40 Printer
                              • You Pay: $399.95
                               

                              Accessories

                              DNP -  5 x 7" Print Spacer for DS40 Digital Photo Printer
                              • You Pay: $14.95
                               
                              DNP -  Print Catcher for DS40 Digital Photo Printer (6.0 x 8.0" Prints)
                              • You Pay: $32.50
                               

                              Care & Cleaning

                              DNP -  Print Head Cleaning Kit for DS RX Printers
                              • You Pay: $7.99
                               

                              Software

                              DNP -  NX Plus+ V3.0 (DVD)
                              • You Pay: $199.00
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