Mitsubishi CP-M1E printer is ready to cut waste at any event

Mitsubishi CP-M1E
(Image credit: Mitsubishi Electric Printing)

If you are an events photographer, then you need to be able to produce prints fast – and as you are selling these they need to be high quality. This makes usual inkjet or giclee photo printers unsuitable. If you work as a pro shooting shows, visitor attractions, sports events, or parties then you need a dye sublimation printer. 

Dye sub printers make each print in seconds with no moving inkjet heads, they use roll paper and colour cassettes. Each print uses a precisely cut length of paper - with individual cyan, magenta, yellow and gloss layers creating the photo. 

Mitsubishi CP-M1E dye sub printer

(Image credit: Mitsubishi Electric Printing)

Mitsubishi are market leaders in the events printer game. But until now, if you bought an 8 x 6 inch model and wanted to make 6 x 4 prints, the colour cassette would not last any longer. 

The new Mitsubishi CP-M1E cuts this waste with a Rewind Function which can reposition the dye-sub ribbon and make full use of the materials. Each roll of paper and each ribbon is capable of producing 800 6x4in prints, or 400 8x6in prints.

The CP-M1E weighs 15kg and retails for £684. 

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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.