Choosing the correct printer involves may decisions but one of the most important is print size. This determines the maximum print size your printer will be able to print.
Printers usually use a 4,5,6 or 8 inch roll of media and this determines the print sizes the printer can print. The length of the print can be much longer with printers that are able to print panorama prints.
When thinking about dye sub print sizes, it’s good to think about what size you are going to print the most often, whether it’s at an event or for general use.
The maximum print sizes that a dye sub printer can print is related to the size of print media that it uses. Most printers either print with 6 inch wide or 8 inch wide media. Please note, print sizes vary upon the media available and the options available through the printer driver. Just because a printer uses 6 inch media doesn’t mean it can print 6×2″ or 6×3″ prints. Our product information on the website will tell you what each printer will be capable printing of. There is a wide range of different dye sub print sizes that suits you.
We have printers that print 4×2″ which are the strips predominantly used in photo booths. 6×4″ which are used at most pre-paid events such as black ties or weddings. 7×5″, 8×6″ and 6×9″ are also popular print sizes at events. 10×8 and 12×8 printers are really good for sporting events like swimming and equestrian events.
We also have printers that use the newly developed roll-back technology. This means you can print multiple sizes on the same media roll. For example, if you are at an event and you would like to print 6×4 and 6×8, you can. Some printers already support the printing of 6×4 and 6×8 on the same media but they don’t reuse unused 6×4 media meaning a 6×4 and a 6×8 or 6×9 cost the same.