A favorite part of my job is trying out and testing new equipment. Having shot Fujifilm since the 70’s, I am always curious about new Fujifilm products. Although the Fujifilm ASK-300 dye sublimation printer has been in Asia and Europe for a little while, it is new to the US. Here is an overview video and below it is more info from me.
The ASK-300 is based on the Mitsubishi CP-D80DW so the look is similar. It can print in about 12.3 seconds and can cut 4×6 into 2-2×6 strips and print 4×6, 5×7, and 6×8 on the respective, different media.
Media size per roll is:
- 4×6: 400
- 5×7: 230
- 6×8: 200
Cost per sheet:
- 2-2×6 or 4×6: 12¢
- 5×7: 43¢
- 6×8: 32¢
Like all other dye-subs in the US, the ASK-300 cannot print a single 2×6. It will use the whole 4×6, no matter what. The ASK-300 has a matte finish option in the driver. The printer is connected via a standard USB A-B 2.0 printer cable. Weight is 26 lbs and the dimensions are: 10.8” x 17.6” x 6.7”.
One interesting thing about the ASK-300 is that it has drivers for Windows XP and Vista. The XP and Vista driver cannot cut the 2-2×6 strips. There are also drivers for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, in both 32-bit and 64-bit options. The current installer does not run on its own, you should follow instructions for the driver fix workaround on your dye sub printer.
The ASK-300 also has Macintosh drivers for 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 OS.
The current in stock Fujifilm ASK-300 may not have the correct Firmware loaded in the printer or the correct driver CD for the 2-2×6 cut. Please contact Imaging Spectrum tech support at 214-342-9290 for the newest Firmware and Driver.