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 bought this printer as a replacement for a slightly older one that broke (fell off the table). Even though this one is from 2004, it was brand new, in the box. Windows 7 installed it without any help, and it printed perfectly. The ink and paper cartridges are easy to find. The one thing that I did notice, compared to the older model, was that this one is a lot lighter and there is a lot more plastic. But, hey, that older one lasted almost ten years and was flawless.
Great Printer... but you need the driver. Here it is.
K. Koffman, Amazon
27 June 2009
Summary: This printer is fantastic to print 4x6 prints. But I recently lost the CD for it. It took quite a bit of searching and after I read some of these reviews that SONY does not give good support and no driver was available, I was depressed. But, I finally found the driver online. And what's more, it was from a SONY website! [...] Good luck. Hope that helps all those that need a print driver for the Sony DPP-EX50 !
Summary: I recently purchased a used Sony DDP-EX50 Dye Sublimation Photo Printer for use at the local clubs. Once the photo is selected and sent to the printer, it takes approximately 60 seconds to have a good 4 x 6 print in hand. Colors are good. You can do 75 prints for approximately $30 ($0.40 each). Being a Dye Sublimation print, spill a drink on it and all you have to do is wipe it off. The print is not damaged.
Summary: I have this printer for over 2 years, it is great the print out is the best! I have both ink jet photo printer and this Sony photo printer and the ink jet printer is nowhere close to the DPP-EX50. I would give this printer 5 stars but Sony support take away 2 of the stars. Like the other reviewer said there is no support for Vista and Sony have no plan on releasing any drivers update for Vista. Typical Sony product great product and no support.
Summary: I have had this printer for over 2 years and it is one of the very very best I have ever seen. But there's one big problem--I upgraded to Vista and found it didn't work. Months of emails later to Sony Tech support, I am told that Sony has no plans to introduce a Vista driver. Be warned!!
Summary: We received this printer Christmas 2004 from my parents, presumably as a hint that they wanted loads of pictures printed of their new granddaughter. We had just retired an old HP/Kodak printer that was pretty good but not photo-lab quality. We were blindsided by the amazing quality of this Sony printer and went crazy with printing pictures. Then the ugly truth about this printer reared its head: It's not always easy to find supplies for this machine.
Summary: This printer does excellent, quality, professional printing but I cannot recommend purchasing it. Sony has changed the ink cartridge when they came out with the DPP-FP30 & the DPP-FP50 and no longer make the cartridge for this printer. If you purchase this printer, make sure you get a lifetime supply of ink cartridges before buying or you will find that the printer is useless.