Australian Photo Supplies (APS) will debut the Bolle Photo Printer BP-100, an innovative printer which enables photo retailers to tap into the smart phone accessory market, at The Digital Show in Melbourne this week.
The Bolle Photo BP-100 Printer is the first of its kind in the world, according to APS. It comes from Korean company, Prinics and is patent-protected across Europe and the US. It is a compact and easy to use, dye-sub-based smartphone printer compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android devices.
The compact printer comes with a built in iPhone dock and USB port. The user simply ‘docks’ the device, or connects via the inbuilt USB port. The BP-100 both prints images from and charges compatible devices.
The Paper and Toner Ink Cartridge is a unique all-in-one, easy to load and change unit. The paper quality is a best fit for photographs and comes with a no tear guarantee as well as being finger-proof and water resistant. The print size is 6×4-inch, with various print layout options available. There are also a number of clever and fun templates that can be used when printing.
The BP-100 produces a print in under a minute, at 300dpi.
The printer itself does not require a computer to operate. Apple and Android devices can directly communicate with the printer via a free downloadable application, ‘Bolle Photo’, available via the App Store and Android Market.
Shane Martin, national sales manager, APS, noted that the Bolle Photo Printer is all about getting photos from phones quickly and easy, ideal for ‘instant gratification’ consumers. It also helps to promote and educate people into ensuring they print their precious memories off their phones.
The printer will have a retail price of around $199 while the cost of each print to the consumer will be between 75 and 95 cents each.
For more information contact APS on 1800 619 319, or click here.