Technically Flawed and Discusting Customer Support
David Owens, Amazon
13 July 2002
Summary: A consumer level printer only. Each page has micro-lesions running the length of the print. This appears to be caused by the feeded rolls cutting the top layer of the photo. Olympus engineers did not know of this problem till I pointed it out, and acknowledged it was a problem they could do nothing aboout. Most highly noticable when you turn your brint towards a light source at an angle.
Excerpt: While the Olympus P-400, dye sublimation printer makes one heck of a nice photo print with all the look and feel of prints you'd get straight from Kodak, it is one expensive peripheral. It's definitely not for everyone. To give you some idea where I'm coming from in my comparison of this printer to inkjets, I have an Epson 1520 and an Epson 1270 as well as a Okidata laser.
Pros: Beautiful continuous tone, photo quality prints, great "feel" to prints fun to watch print
Cons: cost, proprietary papers and ribbons, lack of wide color gamut, max - print size 7 . 64 x 10 . 146"