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Perforated Tear and Share Media is Here!

Updated March 15, 2016: now available for additional DNP Printers.

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Two years in development – perforated 6×8 tear and share media is now available exclusively from Imaging Spectrum for your DNP DS40, DS620, DSRX1 or Brava 21 photo printers.

What is Tear and Share?

Imagine a 6×8 print with two vertical perforations. Simply fold along the perforation and the media pulls apart to create 3 beautiful 2×8 photo strips. The 2×8 strip is 33% bigger than a 2×6, is more old school photo booth traditional, provides more real estate for logos, text or marketing messages and just looks very cool. We love how the 4 up looks – classy! 3 strips create new options like keeping one strip for the bride or memory book or creating a tear off coupon for a retail activation or a big marketing message for a corporate activation.

What is the cost difference?

The 6×8 tear and share media is $0.30 per print vs. $0.14 for a 4×6 for the DS40 and $0.36 per print vs. $0.16 for the Brava 21. While it’s a little more expensive it is a great opportunity to up-sell your clients with something new that they haven’t seen before.

How do you design for a 2×8 photo strip?

The beauty of the design is that you are simply printing a 6×8 (that happens to have two perforations). With Darkroom Booth, Core or Pro software it is easy to design a 6×8 print template that will result in 3 2×8 strips. We are offering a few free, easily customized templates to get you started that will work in any Darkroom Software product. Click here to download the free 6×8 templates (click here for video tutorial on how to install templates in Darkroom Booth). We also have a selection of themed 6×8 print templates available at Darkroom Templates.

Learn more or buy perforated Tear and Share media here…

Perforated 6×8 Paper for Brava 21
Perforated 6×8 Paper for DS40
Perforated 6×8 Paper for DS620
Perforated 6×8 Paper for DSRX1

If you have any question contact your Imaging Spectrum sales rep today at 800-342-9294

Webmaster, marketing and communications for Imaging Spectrum.


  1. Bill Vahrenkamp

    August 17, 2016 - 3:38 pm

    Chris, Here is what we found out. Yes, the older RX1 TS media will NOT work if you update the Firmware. Yes, DNP will be coming out with new RX1HS TS media. Date not known. We will announce it when they do release it.

  2. Chris Lydle

    August 14, 2016 - 6:18 am

    Will this still work after we update RX-1 to the new high speed media?

  3. Mitch Miller

    November 11, 2015 - 10:15 am

    Ah man guys. I was hoping for pairs of 3×8″ strips. I feel like we waste too many strips when printing in pairs, let alone printing in triplicate. And, 2″ just isn’t wide enough; I really wanted 3″ wide strips.

    That all said, it does look cool how they just break apart.

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    Eric Woodchek

    November 2, 2015 - 9:20 am

    @Andy – Actually, the ribbon is specifically manufactured to work with the perforated paper and for now the perforated media is only available for the Brava 21 and DNP DS40. Thanks for the comment and input.

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    Eric Woodchek

    November 2, 2015 - 9:15 am

    No, the perforated media is only available for the Brava 21 and DNP DS40.

  6. Andrew B

    October 31, 2015 - 5:58 pm

    Will this also work in the Sinfonia CS2 (since it’s almost identical to the Brava 21)?

  7. Andy Kirkwood

    October 26, 2015 - 4:39 pm

    I’m guessing that this media uses the same standard ‘ink’ with a customised perforated paper roll?

    If so, is any chance that you’ll be (ahem) rolling out a similar option for other DNP printers, such as the RX1?

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    Eric Woodchek

    October 23, 2015 - 2:16 pm

    Yes, you could print one large 6×8 but the perforations are still there. Email us your address and we can send you a sample if you are interested.

  9. Jennifer Correia

    October 23, 2015 - 12:06 pm

    I was wondering if you are still able to print this in one large photo? With the perforated edges I would assume not. I love the ability to use the strips we have now as either 2 strips of 3 pics or as one large photo. Let me know!

    Thank you


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