Summary: This printer has always been a pain in the neck to use, since you needed to have sony memory sticks to make it work. Since I graduated several years ago to flash memory, I have to download the pictures to disc, then transfer them to the stick. Bad enough, but now the machine refuses to recognise the 4 - 6" prints. It will print the little 3 - 5", but when I put in the larger paper and cartridge, the same pictures come out blank. I am sooooo thrilled. Like I said, junk.
Summary: Purchased the DPP-SV55 in August 2001 along with the Sony DSC-S75 digital camera. This is a dye-sublimation (not inkjet) photo printer that delivers excellent prints in one of two sizes: postcard-sized, borderless pictures using 4"x6" photo paper (SVM-25LS) or smaller 3.5"x4" pictures using SVM-30SS photo paper. There are also adhesive-backed photo stickers available in both the 4"x6" and 3.5"x4" sizes (SVM-25LW and SVM-30SW.
Summary: I used this printer for quite some time with my Pismo running OS 9.2. When I purchased a Powerbook G4 running OS X, this printer was obsolete, i.e. no drivers available. Sony was absolutely not interested in making a driver for this printer and could not care less about the customer STUCK with this pathetic piece of equipment. If you are a mac user forget it. This printer is not worth a dime. If you already have one, find a PC user to sell it to.
Summary: This printer produces impressive output, although the colors have a little too much magenta. The resolution is specified as 403 dpi but to get a 1:1 pixel mapping from (say) photoshop you need to set the image resolution to 403.66 dpi. It is correct that Sony do not officially make the Mac OS X drivers for this printer available for download. They do ship on the install CD though. A google search for "DPP-EX5_EX7" should locate the driver on the internet.
Summary: The print quality on this little printer is fantastic....you would not be able to distinguish it from proffessional digital photo lab grade I'm sure. It can be used by itself and a Memory Stick (or other media card via a 'PC card'), plugged into a tv monitor or via a computer. To utilise it's built in effects options (such as gretting card and other visual effects) it must be connected to a tv set.
Summary: Great Unit, makes beautiful pix. Each time you print 25-30 pix on 3x5 or 4x6 you put in a new ribbon cartridge which comes with the paper. Couldn't be happier, paid a very reasonable price from VDO Specialities. Great outfit to do business with! They were concerned with some early misgivings I had and called me! Offered to refund and pay for return, said they were going to refund my money anyway because of the misunderstanding!
Summary: Works great for awhile. A few months down the road, the printer will jam. It will eventuallt cease to work. I exchanged this printer three times, and the same things happened each time. Get a nice HP photo printer and never worry again!