Noritsu unveils next-generation imaging solutions

The D703 retail inkjet printer continues the company’s award-winning line of high-capacity, inkjet photo printers, giving retailers the ability to create a full range of photo products including 4”x6” prints, calendars, greeting cards, locker prints and posters up to 10”x36”. An ideal solution for high-volume retailers and demanding studio environments, the D703 offers new features that allow Noritsu customers to maximize their operational productivity and efficiency, and continues the Noritsu tradition of offering expanded profit potential and new revenue streams. For the first time, the D703 supports double roll processing. This key new function gives Noritsu customers the flexibility to simultaneously load different rolls for print size or paper surface variation, or load the same size to ensure printing will continue smoothly even after one roll is depleted.

The Noritsu D502 is a new double-sided inkjet printer that provides retailers exceptional versatility and value with its ability to produce both traditional photo prints along with a wide array of photo gifting products. The D502 makes it easy to create greeting cards, calendars, posters, signs, scrapbooks, banners, enlargements and photobooks, generating exciting new revenue opportunities for retailers. With a standard print capacity suitable for retail at 510 prints per hour (4”x6”) and its high quality double-sided printing capability, the D502 is a single printer that gives retailers the advantage of producing two kinds of revenue streams: traditional prints and value-added photo products. Output from the D502 is fully compatible with the new Noritsu NPB-1 EZ Photobook Binding System. The NPB-1 is an easy-to-use system that produces soft cover photobooks. Seamless integration with the D502 printer and the NPB-1 system allows creation of perfect bound photobooks with a customizable soft cover and support for printing on the book’s spine.

The new Noritsu CT-RS kiosk is a high-performance consumer input terminal that is optimized for self-service retail environments. The CT-RS offers a new media reader that accepts a wide range of input media and delivers processing speeds up to three times faster than previous models. The CT-RS includes a reliable, built-in receipt printer and is available in a countertop configuration, or as a standalone photo printing system that supports multiple internal photo printers. The kiosk also accepts raw image files directly from digital cameras to ensure that the individual processing needs of each consumer are satisfied.

The new EZ System Manager workflow software simplifies image management and printer connectivity and control. The software offers the greatest range of support for major third-party software—allowing customers to easily connect their preferred applications with Noritsu printers—and features powerful image editing capabilities in tandem with EZ Controller software. Moreover, the highly flexible EZ System Manager can operate in a wide variety of workflows and can easily scale to support up to eight Noritsu devices.

“While the 4”x6” print will continue to be a popular mainstay, retailers everywhere must be prepared to satisfy today’s photo enthusiasts, hobbyists and the average consumer who demand more flexibility and options with their digital images,” said Kuwabara. “Noritsu is committed to delivering a total solution with maximum revenue generating potential for our customers.”

At PMA, Noritsu also showcased the QSS-37HD Series digital minilab, which offers unparalleled resolution and quality, and yields 12 bit prints at 640 dpi. The QSS-37HD also allows for high capacity printing with up to 2,360 prints per hour (4”x6”). With EZController software, a camera’s raw image data is supported for easy workflow from image capture to printing. Using built-in AccuSmart image processing technology from Noritsu, the powerful image optimization and correction functions in the QSS-37HD Series ensures the highest quality photo output.