The Fujifilm ASK-4000 Thermal Photo Printer enables a wide range of professional photographers to reap the benefits of Fujifilm's industry-leading commercial photo printing technology. Incorporating FujiFilm's Image Intelligence to enhance image quality, the ASK-4000 gives you the ability to produce 2 different sizes of lab-like photos in just seconds, and it delivers prints that can truly be considered lab quality, are water-resistant and last for decades.
The ASK-4000 installs easily with any Window's PC and works with most photo-editing programs. With 40 second print speeds for 8 x 10" prints, the ASK-4000 gives you the lab quality prints you desire without the wait, making it a reliable, affordable, and convenient way to print your photos.
The ASK-4000 Digital Printer allows studio, wedding and event photographers to quickly and easily provide customers with onsite printing capability and eliminates the need and expense of organizing, printing and mailing photos in the days following an event. By simply connecting the printers to a laptop via a high-speed USB 2.0 interface, professional photographers can use the ASK-4000 dye-sublimation thermal transfer technology to produce beautiful, natural-looking prints onsite at client events.
Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer Printing System
The ASK-4000 Printer uses Fujifilm's chemical-free dye-sublimation print technology. This method involves an ink ribbon, heated by a thermal head and coated with dye, which transfers the dye onto special coated paper. The paper absorbs the dye to form visible images, and is then sealed by a protective UV overcoat layer to provide a water-resistant barrier, helping to ensure the preservation of images.
Image Intelligence Technology
Fujifilm's Image Intelligence technology is the integration of vast image analysis, evaluation and processing know-how that Fujifilm has amassed over many years of experience in industries and applications as diverse as medical imaging, graphic arts and photography. The resulting technology - incorporated into many Fujifilm products - includes a series of software utilities collectively known as Image Intelligence. Among the key Image Intelligence features pro-photographers will see in this product are excellent color correction and smoothing of skin tones.
Small Footprint and Easy Maintenance
The ASK-4000 Digital Printer features a small footprint of just 1.5 square feet, and easy maintenance. All operation and maintenance functions, from switching on the power to loading paper and changing ink ribbons, can be performed with the printer in place, and can be conveniently accessed by opening the front cover. No light-sensitive materials are required, so the printers can be installed and operated in normal surroundings.
Print Versatility and Speed
The ASK-4000 Digital Printer offers edge-to-edge printing and is capable of delivering output sizes of 8" x 10" and 8" x 12", and the printer produces a 8" x 10" print in 40 seconds and 8 x 12-inch prints in just 49 seconds, allowing professional photographers to generate up to 80 prints per hour.
Printer Applications Outside of Traditional Photography Services
As with many of Fujifilm's digital printing solutions, ASK-4000 Digital Printer has a wide range of applications beyond traditional professional photography, For agencies such as government and law enforcement organizations, high-quality prints are a necessity for crime scene photos, mug shots, evidence photos and photo I.D. printing. These organizations often do not have dedicated photo lab staffs and would prefer not to handle chemical printing processes, so the ASK-4000 provide an ideal "dry," hassle-free printing solution to meet their needs.
Predictability of Cost
The dye sublimation printing technology used in the ASK-4000 ensures fixed print costs no matter what your image content, and Image Intelligence Technology ensures print quality for less waste and further enhances the prints to look as if they came from a photo lab.