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Wireless Printing with the DNP WPS Pro

Wireless printing offers a huge convenience, eliminating wires and allows you to print effortlessly from your tablet or computer. The DNP WPS Pro does just that, and allows you to connect up to four DNP printers and print anywhere from within the wireless network. The WPS Pro works with any current DNP printer such as the DS40, DS80, RX1, RX1HS, DS620A, and the DS820A. Before setting up, the WPS Pro needs to be connected to a printer that is print ready. Once connected and turned on, the WPS Pro unit will take about 2 minutes to boot up and will do a mandatory test print to ensure printing is available through the network. See my overview video below.

Hot Folder
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Since there is no direct connection to the WPS Pro, you need to install the DNP Hot Folder Utility on your computer as you will drop photos into the Hot Folder to send wirelessly to the WPS Pro. After the Hot Folder Utility is installed, you need to connect your computer network to the WPS Pro network. For more information on how to setup the DNP WPS Pro network, refer to the official DNP Manual.

When printing through Darkroom Booth or from other software, you will need to “point” your prints to the exact location for the correct print size. For example, if printing a 4×6 through the DS620, find the hot folder for the DS620, then open up the 4×6 folder and copy the directory (e.g. \\192.168.43.1\Hot Folder Printers\DS620\4×6) and set that as your output for your software for 4×6 prints through the WPS Pro.

Hot Folder Directory
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For more information on how to print wirelessly with the WPS Pro, please refer to the official DNP WPS Pro Manual or give Imaging Spectrum a call at 800-342-9294.


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Bill Vahrenkamp, Cr.Photog., leads technical operations at Imaging Spectrum.

4 Comments

  1. Doug Parker

    May 31, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    Greetings.
    I have Social Booth software running my photo booth, and I use the Mashbooth app to send images to a kiosk. Mashbooth already uses Dropbox and Dsynchronize to send photos from the booth’s PC to the iPad kiosk via hot folders. Can I set up the WPS Pro to use the existing hot folders, or not? If no, what is the workaround, if any? Thanks, Doug

  2. Bill Vahrenkamp

    May 16, 2017 - 12:04 pm

    Like Eric said we cannot support Simple Booth but the WPS Pro works by image files going into the correct folder of DNP Hot Folder Prints. You do not point to the printer with any software except DR Boorh that has it built in.

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    Eric Woodchek

    May 16, 2017 - 11:40 am

    Hello Nadya,
    We do not sell or support Simple Booth – you will need to contact them directly for support.

  4. Nadya

    May 13, 2017 - 12:45 am

    Hi! I’m really excited about this product but I’m having issues finding the printer using the Simple Booth App. Simple Booth mentioned this product which is why I purchased it. It’s not “finding” the printer while using Simple Booth Event app. Is this not supported yet?

    Thank you,
    Nadya

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