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Samsung SPP-2040 Dye-Sub Photo Printer Review

Samsung SPP-2040 Dye-Sub Photo Printer Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The solution to getting the 'digital' out of photography is something you're already undoubtedly aware of - personal photo printing.
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External Mfg. Website: Samsung Jan 08 2006   Max Page  
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Photo Printing for Dummies: In Use

The 2" colour TFT LCD screen on the Samsung SPP-2040 photo printer is what enables it work without being connected to a PC. The colour LCD screen is bright and colourful, with a good pixel resolution (estimate: 320x200), but the 2" size may be too small for anyone with poor eyesight. The screen is just a bit larger than a 35mm film slide, by way of comparison.

Once the SPP-2040 is powered up, it will immediately scan any connected flash media for acceptable image formats and then display the first image on the LCD screen. A number in the bottom right corner lets the user know how many images are on the flash media card and available for printing, and what image of that number is currently being displayed.

By default, the Samsung SPP-2040 will print one image with the press of the 'Print' button.... and.... that.... gets.... very.... tiresome if there are more than couple images to be transferred by the magic of dye sublimation to glossy photo paper.

If you have anywhere between 2 and 20 photo's on the flash memory card that you would like to print in one go, a quick settings change in the menu will cue 'all images' for printing. The paper tray will only hold up to twenty 4"x6" glossy photo papers in one go, however.

Printing is as simple as pushing the 'print' button, and confirming once - no computer skills necessary. The learning curve on the SPP-2040 is short.

By navigating through the on screen menus and selecting different options you can change how your photos are printed. Options include the number of images per photo paper, zooming in and panning up to 3x, the colour mode, adding white boarders around the image, picture sharpness and brightness adjustments.

Best of all, with the colour mode options - which include: black & white, sepia, antique, vivid, red, green, blue, warmer, cooler, less blue and less yellow - there is a true colour preview of the actual photo on the LCD screen before you commit to printing. Portrait images are automatically rotated before being printed.

Timing is Everything

The time to print a photo averages around 67 seconds for a single image, and in a test where three photos were printed consecutively, that rose to ~75 seconds per print in total. This is slightly off of Samsung's listed spec of 60 seconds per print.

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Contents of Article: Samsung SPP-2040
 Pg 1.  Samsung SPP-2040 Dye-Sub Photo Printer Review
 Pg 2.  Dye Sublimation Printing
 Pg 3.  Impressions and Perspectives
 Pg 4.  Cost of Printing 4"x6" Digital Photos
 Pg 5.  Industry Standard Photo Printer Test Images
 Pg 6.  — Photo Printing for Dummies: In Use
 Pg 7.  Conclusions on the Samsung Dye-Sub SPP-2040 Photo Printer

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