The Sony UPCR20L Snaplab® Digital Photo Printer, the latest addition
to the SnapLab family extends the offering of the all-in-one photo finishing
solution. With the increasing demand for instant digital photo prints,
the Sony UPCR20L SnapLab printer offers small to medium retail environments
a high-speed full-featured mini-kiosk solution. Retailers can capture
a portion of this growing instant digital photo print market with low
capital hardware investment. The wireless shoot-to-print capability
saves time while increasing productivity and revenue! The Sony UPCR20L
SnapLab produces gorgeous, rocket fast prints from 3x5" to 6x8"
with software selectable Glossy or ProMatte finish. Using
the 6x8 media, the Sony Snaplab can produce 4x6, 5x7and 6x8 prints in
Glossy or Matt finishes from the same set of media. The Snaplab
system is sure to make your customers smile and help your business grow!
- Compact and stylish all-in-one design
- Easy operation with large LCD
- High-speed and high-quality photo printing
- Value-added digital photo prints
- Variety of digital photo print sizes
- Various digital media inputs
- Wireless shoot-to-print feature
- Security cable compatibility
- Simple firmware updates
- Easy maintenance
- Order numbers & file names
- Screen saver customization
- Image preload function
- Multiple language support
- Job ticket printing
- Large image preview
- Band pricing
Compact and Stylish All-In-One
Easy Operation with Large LCD
The Sony UPCR20L SnapLab is designed to be a standalone photofinishing
solution using high-performance dye sublimation thermal transfer print
mechanism, touch sensitive LCD and a variety of media input slots. Its
compact and stylish design enables this mini-kiosk solution to fit in
a small footprint. In addition, the large LCD can be angled for comfortable
operation by end users. Thanks to the Sony UPCR20L SnapLab all-in-one
design, installation couldn't’t be easier. There is no complicated
assembly or cabling required. This entry-level mini-kiosk solution is
operational in a few minutes so retailers and event managers can be
up and running immediately.
|With the adoption of a 10.4 inch touch sensitive color LCD (viewable
area measured diagonally) and user friendly Graphical User Interface
(GUI), performance is an easy and comfortable operation. End users
simply insert the digital media card and touch the onscreen images
and buttons to easily perform actions and instantly print digital
High-Speed and High-Quality Photo
The Sony UPCR20L SnapLab digital photo printer offers high-speed printing:
- Approximately 8 seconds* for 3.5 x 5 inch prints
- Approximately 8 seconds* for 4 x 6 inch print
- Approximately 13 seconds* for 5 x 7 inch prints
- Approximately 15 seconds* for 6 x 8 inch prints
This high-speed printing never keeps customers waiting long and thanks
to Sony’s dye-sublimation print technology, the Sony UPCR20L SnapLab
delivers superb picture quality every time.
* Excludes image processing time
The Sony UPCR20L SnapLab offers high-quality instant digital prints with
the easy addition of printed or transparent borders. Users can easily
overlay preloaded images, event logos and design frames without having
to use a PC. Border designs can be created utilizing image editing software,
such as Adobe® Photoshop®, and then saving the data in a PNG format.
Created borders can then be exported in the desired format with the supplied
SnapLab utility software.
Sony ProMatte™ Finish
An industry first in instant digital photo printing, Sony’s ProMatte and glossy prints can be produced on the Sony UPCR20L SnapLab by
using the same print pack. The different finishes are produced using Sony’s
unique lamination technology so there’s no need to change paper
to achieve this unique look.
The Sony UPCR20L SnapLab offers built-in templates (based on media size)
that enables users to create a variety of multiple digital photos for
novelty products, adding additional value to each print
|Sepia and B&W Prints
The Sony UPCR20L SnapLab can produce Sepia and B&W transformation
functions to allow prints to look like old time photos.
|Variety of Photo Print Sizes
The Sony UPCR20L SnapLab can produce four (4) different print sizes: 3.5x5”,
4x6”, 5x7” and 6x8”.
By utilizing the “Half Cut” feature, the 6x8 media roll
can be utilized to produce 2-up 4x6 or a 5x7with white border. This
allows for ultimate flexibility without having to replace different
size print packs.
Various Digital Media Inputs
The Sony UPCR20L SnapLab accepts today’s most popular digital media. These
include memory cards, USB flash memory and CD/DVD disc (read-only; CD-R/RW,
Wireless Shoot-to-Print Feature
With the use of digital cameras capable of FTP auto file transfers (i.e.
Nikon D300, Canon D40), the Sony UPCR20L SnapLab can be used to automatically receive
and print images. The images are transferred via wireless (Wi-Fi) or
wired (10/100 Base T) connection and stored in a HOT folder in the expansion
CompactFlash card as an FTP server. This new feature allows event photographers
to concentrate on photo shoots not print management.
Connect a digital camera and a wireless adaptor via “AdHoc
mode”of wireless LAN.This is used when there are no access
points of wireless LAN.
Connect a digital camera and a wireless adaptor via “Infrastructure
mode” of wireless LAN.
WiFi transmitter units that support FTP and have been tested with theUP-CR20L:
Tested with the following
Wireless transmitter WFT-E3
Wireless transmitter WT-3
Wireless transmitter WT-4
Digital camera Caplio 500SE-W
Digital camera Caplio 500SE-W
Although you can use the SnapLab Digital Photo-finishing system without
a PC, you can also edit digital images on your computer and transfer
them to the SnapLab system via the downloadable printer driver.
For protection against theft, the SnapLab Digital Photo-finishing system
comes equipped with a security slot for attaching a security cable.
Replacing paper and ribbon is very simple and doesn't require chemicals
or any special skills. The front-loading and auto-loading mechanism
of the Sony UPCR20L SnapLab enables easy replacement of paper roll and ribbon.
Simply open the front door and insert paper roll and ribbon. For
added security, the ribbon door locks while power is on. If necessary,
lock can be released in administration menu.
Image Editing Tools
With the SnapLab Digital Photo-finishing system, you have a complete
set of editing tools to enhance and customize your photographs. Zoom,
crop and rotate the focus on a subject. Eliminate unwanted background
and rotate the image. Adjust the color for maximum vibrancy. Reduce
unwanted red-eye. Transform color pictures into black and white or sepia-toned
Watermark Order Numbers & File Names on Prints
The order number or file name can be printed by the Sony UPCR20L SnapLab
on the edge of each digital photo in a “watermark” fashion.
By using reflection and angling the photo, the order numbers and file
names can be seen. This feature allows the user to easily sort the prints
by order numbers or re-print images by using the file name.
Multiple Language Support
The Sony UPCR20L SnapLab printer supports 12 languages which can be
pre selected from the administration menu. Owners can select 6 of the
12 offered languages to be displayed.
Job Ticket Printing
Job tickets can be printed either on thermal paper utilizing an Epson
TM88III/IV receipt printer or directly on the photo paper** used in
the Sony UPCR20L SnapLab printer. This feature allows the customer to
bring up the printed job ticket to the cashier for order payment. The
barcode can be included on the job ticket via special files in the expansion
Setting band pricing is easy on the Sony UPCR20L SnapLab printer, owners
can vary the price per print based on the number of prints ordered. This
allows volume discounts for large orders. If desired, an initial fee can
also be preset as a service charge to be added to every customer order
regardless of the final order quantity.
External Printer Connectivity
The UP-CR20L can connect to an external printer and use it as a slave
printer. The external printer can print on media sizes that the UP-CR20L
doesn't support, which means shop owners can provide customers with
two print sizes without having to replace the paper media.
In addition to being able to print a media sizes that the UP-CR20L doesn't
support, the DR200 printer can also be setup to function as a rollover
printer. If the UP-CR20L runs out of print media, the UP-DR200 can take
over printing continuously and automatically.
By connecting a UP-DR80 as a slave printer to the UP-CR20L, 3 additional
print sizes can be supported:
4 x 8 inch photo cards (printed in multiples of 3), 8 x 10 inch, 8 x 12
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