Excerpt: Sony's DPP-FP70 is the only dye sublimation printer on test. While inkjets build up an image by placing tiny dots of ink on the page, dye subs rapidly heat a solid dye to transform it into a gas without passing through a liquid state. The gaseous dye solidifies onto the photo paper to create layers of colour that build up into the finished image.
Excerpt: Sony's DPP-FP70 is an affordable dye-sub printer with plenty of features. Memory card slots, a PictBridge port and a selection of image-editing tools make it a versatile choice for direct printing. The printer was incredibly easy to use, whether printing directly from a memory card or from a PC. Its Windows driver was easy to install, although the printer didn't appear in our print options until we connected it for the first time after installation.