Mitsubishi CP-M15 sets lowest-ever price for a 4x6-inch dye sub events printer

Mitsubishi CP-M15 dye sub printer
(Image credit: Mitsubishi)

Mitsubishi is about to introduce its cheapest ever dye sublimation printer. Designed for professional photographers who want to print high resolution prints on location, the Mitsubishi CP-M15 will retail at £420 – the lowest price seen on a dye sublimation printer of this type.

The unit can print a 4x6-inch print in 12 seconds at a cost of just over 10p per print. The printer can take both sin-inch and five-inch media - allowing print sizes up to 8x6inch, down to 2x6inch strips for passport-style miniprints. 

The unit weighs 14kg (30lbs), so is not the most portable of printers – but this it is capable of being installed at a wedding or sports event, say, so that images can be output as soon as they are shot from your laptop. 

(Image credit: Mitsubishi)

The dye sublimation technology that the printer uses means that the rolls of paper are supplied with ribbon cartridges that are the same length - so that you always know exactly how many more prints you can output. A typical roll-and-ribbon pack will produce 750 4x6-inch prints.

We have seen these dye sub events printer become more popular amongst pros in recent years, with some interesting innovations in the last 12 months. Last year Mitsubishi launched the CP-M1, that incorporates a rewind function to eliminate ribbon waste. And last month Citizen launched what it claimed its lightest and smallest events printer, the CX-01, which weighs just 5.8kg.

The new Mitsubishi printer will go on sale from 24 February in Europe, Middle East and Africa; the CP-M15 is not intended for sale in North America we are told. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.