Mitsubishi CP-3020DE/CP-3020DAE

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Whilst Mitsubishi are mostly known for their range of quality 4×4 vehicles, they also make a wide range of electronic equipment for a variety of different markets. In the Dye Sublimation Printer field they produce a comprehensive range of equipment. Mitsubishi’s printers are of such a high standard that they are also used in medical and security applications and, because of their popularity, they are available throughout the world.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1068″ img_size=”medium”][vc_btn title=”Discontinued” color=”juicy-pink” align=”right”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

The CP-3020DE & CP-3020DAE are relatively heavy, but can still be considered portable units.
(Approx. 14kg in weight & dimensions of 402mm(W) x 231mm(H) x 378mm(D).)

Print Size & Media Options

The CP-3020DE and Kodak 1400 are labelled as A4 Photo Printers – they are NOT! Neither will print an A4 image although the media size for a 10×8 image is A4 in size! Print Size is only 10×8 and 12×8 and the print size is determined by the media used in the printer. Like most other printers that print 10×8 or 12×8, the prints are not borderless and will need to be trimmed before putting into a frame or folder. It is possible to change the media part way through the media pack, but we recommend purchasing an additional ribbon tray if you plan to do this.

Print Speed

Print Speed for an 8″x10″ image is 77 seconds (excluding download) and for an 8″x12″ image it is 90 seconds (excluding download). This is slightly slower than the Kodak 1400 printer, but only by a few seconds.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”sky”]

Quick Look at the Mitsubishi CP-3020DE/CP-3020DAE

  • Compatibility – Windows and Mac Compatible
  • Media – 5 or 6 inch roll fed
  • Multiple Print Sizes – 10×8 and 12×8
  • Weight – 14kg


Print Quality

This is where Mitsubishi scores over the Kodak 1400. Although the quality of the Kodak 1400 is good, the CP-3020DE does produce a better print. Print quality is superb, colour rendition and skin tones are also very good. With a 314 dpi and 16.77 million colour capability you can now print large volumes of photos at the highest quality.

Learn why dye sublimation produces a higher quality photo from a lower dpi.


The CP-3020DE & CP-3020DAE will operate between 220V-240V AC supply and can also be run from a suitable inverter if being used away from mains power in a car or caravan etc. Contact us for more details.


Simple – none required! Just keep changing the ribbon and paper when they are exhausted.


Windows only on the CP-3020DE, but fully Mac compatible on the CP-3020DAE.

What we like about the Mitsubishi CP-3020DE

The CP-3020DE is a very nice printer; it looks & feels very well made indeed. It produces superb quality images, which are printed without fuss and printed quickly. This printer is a most appropriate choice for the professional photographer. So, if you are looking for a high quality photo lab solution, that offers large prints and can handle high volumes at a reasonable price, then we would recommend this to you.

What we don’t like about the CP-3020DE

Nothing really! We would struggle to find anything that we don’t like about it.

Other Considerations

Depending upon your budget, you may also want to consider the Kodak 1400 printer. The 1400 is cheaper, but the cost per print for a 10×8 is a lot higher and although the Kodak produces very good images, it doesn’t quite perform as well as the CP-3020DE. The CP-3020DAE and the 1400 both come with Apple Mac support and are very similar printers.

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