Best photo printer ever made, but BEWARE - Sony no longer manufactures or sells the ribbons
26 April 2012
Summary: Sony created a fantastic printer. The results are even better than the typical local chain drug store's services. However, Sony has DROPPED THE BALL and will no longer supply printer paper and their proprietary SVM series ribbons, so anyone with a printer of this series now owns a very expensive paperweight. Consequently, I recommend that nobody buy the new printer advertised here. Only Sony's proprietary ribbons and paper will work in the unit.
Summary: I purchased this..and could use it as a boat anchor today..Sony no longer sells the paper that you can use to actually PRINT your pictures..I contacted Sony and they basically told me to F--- off... they didn't give a damn about the fact that I paid more than 300 for this printer...they no longer sell the paper that you can use... and they have no intention of ever selling it again. They told me as much and then HUNG UP THE PHONE!
Summary: I bought this one to replace one just like it that I have had since 2003. It fell off the table and broke -- broke my heart too. The paper kits are very reasonable, and it prints great pictures, with a cover coating that makes them last. Windows 7 has a driver for it and it installed itself. Can't beat it. It sold for $200 then, and I think it is still worth that, to be honest!
Summary: Do not buy this printer if you want to use it with OS X v3 or higher - it is not compatible. I am giving this product 1 star because Sony should have updated the software by now, or at least should let consumers know how outdated it is. My computer is 3 years old, and is still considered too "new". It's ridiculous.
Summary: if you are a mac user, this is a great deal for a darn good dye sub printer! install the OSX driver and off you go into iPhoto-land printing all your pictures using all sorts of themes from within iPhoto. my fave tho' is the tried and true simple white edged border. it also does edge to edge no problem. this is NOT a substitute for kodak services if that's your bag, but for at-home creativeness and family album fun this can not be beat.
Summary: I liked the ability to connect this printer along side my regular printer and choose which printer I wanted to print to from my computer's printer options. Photos were clear and extremely close to professional quality. Photo cartridges were a little expensive, but able to find discounted at local retail stores, as well as on eBay.
Summary: I have been hooked on SONY for almost a year now. It started last September when I purchased a Sony 42in TV from our base exchange and fell in love with it. A month later on a military trip to Fl. I purchased a Sony laptop and believe it to be the best I have ever owned (3 different types, prior to this one) Last November while in DC I got the opportunity to try the new A100 SLR and thought I just had to have it, and have not been disappointed by it yet.
Summary: Its printing quality is as good as those kiosk from the department store. I bought it pre-owned and in a great condition, with no manual (I still do not know how to use all the way) I didn't know prior to acquiring this product that it only takes sony printing sheets and that they are so difficult to find and expensive to buy.
Summary: I've been an avid amateur photographer for over 20 years, and I can tell you the prints from this printer are top notch and lab quality. The color rendition is extemely accurate so long as you properly load the Sony printer driver. Those of you who get unexpected results may because of the quality or calibration of your computer monitor. I have not noticed, as some have, that any color is particularly bright or vivid.