Valhalla, N.Y. & Rochester, N.Y. — In a bid to expand photo printing options at retail beyond 4-inch by 6-inch prints, Fujifilm and Xerox announced a partnership yesterday to offer a suite of retail printing equipment to produce photo merchandise.
The solution will consist of Fujifilm’s retail printing solutions — including its Frontier digital minilab and GetPix kiosks — and Xerox’s Phaser 7760 tabloid color laser printer and its DocuColor 240/250.
The DocuColor offers up to 50 ppm printing in color and 65 ppm in monochrome with images printed at 2400 by 2400 dpi. It can print postcard-sized prints to 13-inch by 19-inch images. An optional finisher can produce booklets.
The Xerox Phaser 7760 color printer offers duplex printing for photo books, calendars and cards, and a maximum resolution of 1,200 by 1,200 dpi. It can print a color page in nine seconds (first page) with speeds up to 35 ppm for color and 45 ppm in black and white with print sizes to 11.5 inches by 17 inches.
Using the new system, consumers could upload images at a kiosk and have photo books, calendars, greeting cards and other merchandise printed and produced in store.
More details will be released at PMA where Fujifilm will demonstrate the new system.