IFA 2001: 0800 EDT / 1300 GMT: Sony has today announced the portable DPP-MP1 dye-sub printer. Battery driven the printer can produce borderless card-size photos in less than two minutes. It can be connected to a computer via USB or print directly from Memory Stick. The printer is priced at $280, the battery pack an extra $70. Paper is sold in a pack of 24 with a print cartridge for about $20.

Press release:


Palm-Sized Portable Printer Lets Digital Photographers Make Prints On Location

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21, 2001 - Combining the art of miniaturization with the practical benefit of outstanding printing technology, Sony Electronics has introduced the diminutive DPP-MP1 digital photo printer. With this new device, beautiful, borderless, full-color photos can be made anywhere in less than two minutes.

Weighing in at less than one pound, including battery and paper tray, the miniature dye-sublimation printer can be used with either the supplied AC adapter or an optional battery pack. The printer and battery pack will be available in November for about $280 and $70, respectively.

"Not only can this printer provide long lasting memories of social gatherings, it can also be a helpful tool for professionals in real estate, insurance and law enforcement who need to print their pictures right on the spot," said Mark Viken, senior vice president of Sony's Information Technology Products Division.

The new DPP-MP1 printer can be driven by a personal computer via USB or directly from Memory Stick® media. It uses durable business card-size paper, made popular by a variety of current devices. Paper is available in packs of 24 and is sold with a print cartridge for about $20.
The printer is supplied with paper tray, AC adapter, USB cable and test printing pack.