Sony DPP-EX5 Digital Photo Printer

Sony DPP-EX5 Digital Photo Printer is a Photo Printer features Dye-sublimation technology with over 400 x 400 dpi resolution, Prints 4-by-6-inch photo in just 90 seconds, Prints directly from Memory Stick media cards, Accepts 4-by-6, 3.5-by-5, and sticker papers completed with USB interface; PC and Mac compatible. The Sony DPP-EX5 Digital Photo Printer measures 11.3 x 3.1 x 7.9 inches and weight 6 pounds.

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Sony DPP-EX5 Digital Photo Printer Reviews

Megapixel reviews the Sony DPP-EX5 Digital Photo Printer and writes;
“As with other dye sublimation printers, the print quality of the DPP-EX5 is fully comparable to what can be had from a mini-lab, if not better. The prints, glossy or textured, are amazingly sharp. Without a doubt, the sharpness is directly related to the 403 DPI resolution which eliminates all artefacts except those caused by noise or heavy interpolation. Even 2-megapixel prints, which need an interpolation by the printer driver to be output to a 4 x 6 inch size at 403 DPI, come out remarkably well.”
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Dcresource reviews the Sony DPP-EX5 Digital Photo Printer and writes;
“If you’ve got a Sony digital camera and want an easy way to make small-sized prints without touching a computer, then the DPP-EX5 is definitely worth looking at. It’s compact and fits nicely with your VCR and home theater stuff. The “keyboard” function is clumsy though, but what are you doing to do when you don’t have an easy way to type. You can also hook the printer up to your computer, which kind of defeats the purpose. Print quality, as I expected, was excellent. I was also not surprised by the high per-print cost, which is the norm for dye-sublimation printers.”
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CNET reviews the Sony DPP-EX5 Digital Photo Printer and writes;
“The printer’s 403x403dpi resolution is certainly up to the task of high-quality imagery, though, as long as you have the pixels in your image to feed it. Unretouched 16MB scans of slides came out sharp in reviewer’s tests, and the subtle color ranges–blues, in particular–impressed us.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

User Opinions

Sony DPP-EX5 Digital Photo Printer User Reviews

Great but for money
“This is a great little printer for the money…. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first found it. The pictures come out on a standerd 4×6 print paper. The paper is slightly expensive and price per print is slighly higher compared to going in and just ordering prints from another place (like kodak print center). I figured about 0.57$ compared to 0.09$. The benefit is that you can make sure that your prints actually turn out so you have close to a 100% success print rate. I know what I’m getting and I’m getting it right away… no waiting a week for the stuff to show up in the mail.” – by SashasaurusDANKBERG
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent printer
“I used to be a die hard HP fan, I never worried about the price of ink cartages, I wanted quality. I read about Sub-Dye printing and found out it is far superior to than ink printing. I went out and bout the printer for $200.00. One print cartridge comes with 25 sheets and all the dye ribbon. When you finish up the 25 pics you toss the whole thing and inset a new one. I never have to worry about ink drying up or running out in the middle of a project. The price per pic is very low and the quality beats any ink printer on the market. There is no difference between a photo devolved at Kodak or the one I can print. This is the mother of all printers. “ – by MARK DANKBERG
Rating: ★★★★★

Sony Digital Cam Photo Printer is AWESOME & USER FRIENDLY
“The picture quality is so much better than inkjet prints and you can’t tell the difference between these and professionally printed photos. The quality is remarkable. I highly recommend this product to both experienced and inexperienced digital camera users- it’s great to have a device like this on hand to print pictures out immediately to share with others (modern similarity to poloroid cams in that you’re able to share immediately right from your home TV or others- did I Say how easily PORTABLE this is-but SO MUCH MORE)” – by Marietb
Rating: ★★★★★

an excellent printer at a low cost
“I bought this printer a week ago and am extremely satisfied with its quality. The photos come out in about 90 seconds, and are impossible to distinquish from photo-lab prints. Pictures were taken with a Sony DSC-P5, a 3.2 megapixel model. I’ve read complaints about photos not coming out so well on this model… I imagine they are not using a Sony camera. It’s got a memory stick reader for a reason” – by Sam Clemens
Rating: ★★★★★

Exetremely nice output if you can load the color profile
“I am very pleased with the photos from this printer. Its as if I had them printed by the photo center. I don’t like the cost per print, and the lack of the better price per print 75 packs in my local stores. I don’t have a Sony camera and print from my computer. The first 25 prints were really bad even with all the tweaking I attempted in Photoshop. I’m pretty new to digital photography and was using Photoshop at work. A fellow co-worker pointed out that I needed to load the ICC Profile that came with the printer and map the profile in the mode setting. Now if I do auto levels and just print, they look spectacular.” – by Jeff Alexander
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Deal for the Money Invested
“I just purchased the DPP-EX5 printer and I’m very pleased with the quality of pictures it prints. It’s size it’s quite portable and is very user friendly, just wasted one sheet while hooking it up on a PC. Like other opinions, I think the quality of the picture taken will determine how good the print will be. I suggest for all those interested, get a good digital camera, perhaps a Sony and then just do your shots and print them, you will be more than satisfied with this printer.” – by Alejandro Lopez
Rating: ★★★★★

Best And Affordable Dye-Sub Printer
“This printer is awsome, its only 200 bucks, which is a good price for a dye-sublimation printer. This baby prints lab quality prints im telling you. My only wish is that Sony would make a version that can print up to 5×7, that would be so great. Even if you dont have a computer, with this you can hook it right up to your tv and use the effects and print. It can print 3×5, 4×6, and little mini stickers which are cool. The stickers are just like the ones you can make out those little booths that charge like 4 dollars. You can make your own much cheaper with this, its awsome! “ – by Andrew
Rating: ★★★★★

Great little printer
“I bought this printer in January 2004 with a Sony Digital camera. I was amazed at the color and quality of the prints that come out of this little printer. I started out using the printer connected to a TV. Very easy to set up (connect one cable, select video on the TV) and start using. Since then I’ve purchased a USB cable and connected it to my PC. Connecting it to the PC (running XP Pro) was a snap – not as fast as connecting to a TV, but not difficult using the User’s Manual. You do have to install printer drivers, but the installation wizard was trouble free. The printer paper packs are not cheap, but I love being able to print what I want, when I want! “ – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★★

Love this printer
“The print quality is awesome, I am using a Sony Cybershot 5 megapixel camera. I took it out of the box and loaded the paper, cartridge and memory stick and started printing right away! It has so many features. You can edit your pics right on your television then print. It has many editing features as well! My only concern is that it does’t come with a USB cable, but that can always be purchased at a later time. Overall, this is an excellent photo printer. “ – by K. Root
Rating: ★★★★★

“I’ve been an avid amateur photographer for over 20 years, and I can tell you the prints from this printer are top notch and lab quality. The color rendition is extemely accurate so long as you properly load the Sony printer driver. Those of you who get unexpected results may because of the quality or calibration of your computer monitor. I have not noticed, as some have, that any color is particularly bright or vivid. The price per print is a little hefty, around $0.65 per print if your buy the larger 75 print kit, but of course you only print the ones you really like. Be advised that Sony does not include in the box any starter print cartridge or paper in the box, so you must buy these separatly.” – by J. Roberts
Rating: ★★★★★


Sony DPP-EX5 Digital Photo Printer Brochure & User Guide

Sony DPP-EX5 Digital Photo Printer User Guide

Features & Specifications

Sony DPP-EX5 Digital Photo Printer Features

Sony’s DPP-EX5 is a digital photo printer that uses dye sublimation technology, a process that creates durable lab-quality prints in vivid color, monochrome, sepia or paint tone. It is packed with built-in editing and creative tools, making it easy to adjust image sharpness, contrast, brightness and size. These tools also enable users to select and merge images as well as incorporate personalized messages into any print.

In addition to being PC and Mac compatible via a USB connection and Sony’s supplied software drivers, the DPP-EX5 can also connect to a television for larger viewing and editing of photos in the den or living room, just like the slide shows of the past.

Each print from DPP-EX5 is laminated with Super Coat 2 laminate to seal and protect every photo, giving durability to withstand fading, spills, moisture and fingerprints. It also supports the Exif print standard, which significantly improves the printing process through color consistency and final output quality, and comes bundled with a self-cleaning cartridge to help maintain and clean each printer at home. In addition, DPP-EX5 can print on the new 3.5″ x 5″ borderless print paper as well as the current 4″ x 6″ and 3.5″ x 4″ print sizes, offering consumers greater flexibility in their printing options.

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