Perfect High Quality Printing Solution for Retailers with Limited Space Small Enough for Event Photographers to Transport Easily and Print On-Site


Valhalla, N.Y., January 9, 2012 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Imaging Division, announced today at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the introduction of the latest addition to Fujifilm’s ASK line of digital photo printers, the ASK-300 thermal dye sublimation printer. Feature-rich in a compact, portable design, the ASK-300 offers all of the benefits of Fujifilm’s industry-leading commercial photo printing technology in an economically priced device.

The ASK-300 is the ideal low-cost photo printing solution for retailers with limited counter space, at just over one square foot. At 26 lbs., the ASK-300 is also the perfect “traveling” printer for event photographers, allowing them to offer a variety of print sizes in seconds, on-site. Low equipment, service and consumable expenses help reduce total cost of ownership and maximize margins.

Extremely versatile and efficient, the ASK-300 produces 4” x 6”, 5” x 7” and 6” x 8” prints all from the same printer, with a printing resolution of 300 dpi. The ASK-300’s large paper capacity increases productivity and ease of use.

FUJIFILM Image Intelligence™ Technology provides customized color correction profiles and ensures consistent high quality output with every print. When combined with Fujifilm's high quality thermal photo paper, the ASK-300 achieves stunning results – thanks to Fujifilm's legendary expertise in photo imaging. Customers can expect enhanced whiteness and gloss, plus easy handling, reduced static and stickiness. In keeping with Fujifilm’s Sustainability philosophy, the paper is manufactured through an eco-friendly process that requires virtually no polluting organic solvents.

“With the introduction of the ASK-300 dye sub printer at CES 2012, Fujifilm expands the options available to a wider audience of retailers and event photographers who want to offer high-margin photo printing services,” said Lenny Marano, senior business development manager, Lab Equipment, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Imaging Division. “For a low capital investment, and in a very small footprint, the ASK-300 offers superb print quality, and features found on more expensive devices.”

Key features and capabilities of the ASK-300 include:
• At just over one square foot, perfect for retailers with limited counter space
• Lightweight and portable, ideal for traveling event photographers
• Efficient and versatile, 4” x 6”, 5” x 7” and 6” x 8” prints all from the same printer
• Low capital investment and low total cost of ownership maximizes margins and profit
• Image Intelligence Technology and customized color correction profiles provide consistent high quality output

Fujifilm’s ASK-300 thermal dye sublimation printer will be on display in the Fujifilm booth # 13028, at the Consumer Electronics Show, held in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Center Hall, January 10 – 13, 2012.

For additional information about Fujifilm’s ASK-300 thermal dye sublimation printer, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/digital photo printers.

Fujifilm’s ASK-300 thermal dye sublimation printer will be available in March 2012.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

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