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Mitsubishi CP9800DW high-volume photo printer

£1,292 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The Mitsubishi CP9800DW is an "event" photo printer, designed for social events such as weddings, where you may need to quickly produce dozens of copies of each photo to give to all the guests.

There are plenty of dedicated photo-printers available, and while their print quality may be impressive they're often rather slow. People who need to produce large quantities of photo-prints might want to look at something more like Mitsubishi's CP9800DW.

The Mitsubishi CP9800DW is an "event" photo printer, designed for social events such as weddings, where you may need to quickly produce dozens of copies of each photo to give to all the guests.

The Mitsubishi CP9800DW weighs a thumping 21kg, and measures about 40x40x33cm, so you'll need a good solid desk or table to rest it on. Installation is quite straightforward - our only complaint is that this £1,300 printer doesn't include a USB cable.

It may look like a Borg Cube, but the Mitsubishi CP9800DW works like any ordinary printer. You can just open your photos in Photoshop or any other photo-editor, select the required settings from the standard Print dialog box and then hit the Print button.

The Mitsubishi CP9800DW uses dye-sublimation technology to produce prints at sizes ranging from 4 x 6in to 6 x 9in. One paper roll and ink cartridge will give you 600 prints at 4 x 6in (which works out at 8p per print) or around 270 prints at 6 x 9in (28p per print). The print resolution is 300dpi, which is lower than most inkjet printers, but dye-sub printers can produce excellent quality at 300dpi, and we had no complaints about the sharpness or detail in the prints we produced.

It took 45 seconds to download and print our first test photo, however subsequent copies of the same photo took a mere 19 seconds each - and smaller print sizes will obviously be even quicker. That makes the Mitsubishi CP9800DW a good choice for photographers, studios or bureaux that need to produce multiple prints as quickly as possible.

The Mitsubishi CP9800DW does make quite a racket while it's working, so it's probably best suited to studios where you can hide it away in a corner. However, it'll earn its keep if its sheer speed means that you can meet a deadline and keep your customers happy.

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Mitsubishi CP9800DW Expert Verdict »
Digital colour printer
print method: dye sublimation thermal transfer line print 3-colour faces progressive printing (yellow, magenta, and cyan) and surface lamination
300.5dpi resolution
print size: (3.5 x 5”) 89 x 127mm, (4 x 6”) 102 x 152mm, (5 x 7”) 127 x 178mm, (6 x 9”) 152 x 229mm
claimed print speed: 9x13cm (3.5x5”) : Approx. 8.5 sec./sheet), 10x15cm (4x6”) : Approx. 8.7 sec./sheet), 13x18cm (5x7”) : Approx. 16 sec./sheet), 15x23cm (6x9”) : Approx. 19 sec./sheet)
i-Speed USB 2.0
220-240 V AC 50/60 Hz, 120 V AC 50/60 Hz
329x404x385mm
21kg
Windows XP / 2000 & Macintosh 10.4
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Print speeds for individual prints aren't that fast, so people who don't need multiple copies of their prints can save money by opting for a less expensive inkjet printer. However, the Mitsubishi CP9800DW is a good choice for professionals who regularly need to produce multiple print runs.

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