You’re thinking about bringing in a photo booth for your upcoming corporate event, wedding or other fun-filled community get together. If you’re looking at renting a photobooth or working with a great vendor, here’s everything you need to know about the latest in photo booth printers. Having the correct printer for the size and print quality can make all the difference when considering the printer.
To get the best quality photos, here is a breakdown of what to look for if you plan to print photos later or on-site. Here’s a quick hint, don’t pull out your home office printer just yet! There’s more to consider with the utility and quality than at first glance.
Is There A Difference Between Inkjet and Dye Sublimation Printers?
Why yes, there is. Inkjet printers, most commonly used in your home or office settings for document printing, use droplets of ink to create the prints and have limited coloring capacities. Inkjet printers take much longer to print (an average of 25 seconds per photo) than other printers, and require a longer period of time to dry.
Dye sublimation printers are most commonly known for printing high quality photos. Dye sublimation produces true continuous tones that make it advantageous for printing images. These printers are also super fast to print taking around 7-9 seconds and dry immediately upon being taken off the printer tray.
When you’re first deciding on the type of printer, be sure the vendor for your photo booth activation or your DIY event offers dye sublimation.
Best Resolution for Your Photos
With the great technology in cameras today, skimping on the resolution of your printer should be used for day-to-day documents, not memories that can last forever. If you plan to print out photos from home, make sure you invest in a printer that provides a better resolution of at least 4,800 x 1,200 DPI. If you can afford it, or plan to have several photos printed, go for a higher resolution.
Choosing Your Ink Quality
Since you’re likely choosing a photo booth for your wedding or another carefully-planned event, pigment-based inks are the best on the market. Photographs printed with this type of ink will last longer. Photos will also have deeper quality color because there are a wide range of colors pigment-based inks have versus regular color agent inks.
Number of Prints At A Time
If you have a large number of photographs that you’d like to print out from home, consider that the average ink cartridge prints around ~220 pages. With the best dye sublimation printer, photos print and dry quickly. The best cartridges can print up to ~350 pages, so depending on the number of people, you can accommodate a larger quantity of prints.
Cut Above Photo Booths Uses The Best Printing Technology
If you’re ready to plan a party your guests will be sure to remember, choose a next-generation photo booth from A Cut Above Photo Booth Rentals. Our custom photo booths for weddings, parties, and corporate events in and around Orlando use the best technology in the industry. Our Magic Mirror Photo Booth connects to the best wi-fi printers so your guests receive their printed memories on the spot. To get a head start on planning the most memorable event of the year, give us a call at 800-295-0430 today or visit us online to reserve your date!