printing question

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06 Mar, 2019 08:31 PM

I'm trying to find something simpler than lightroom to do photo booth with my DNP DS 80, which only prints 8x10.

What I want to be able to do is print 4-5 strips (4-5 different settings or groups) at once on an 8x10 sheet, then cut the sheet.

LR allows me to do that, but it's not a really simple user interface, and I can't just have "anybody" run the booth.

Will Sparkbooth allow multiple groups to print, or like DSLR booth, will it just give me 4 or 5 strips of the same 4 photos of each group?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rob (ZCZ) on 06 Mar, 2019 08:57 PM

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    Sorry, Sparkbooth cannot "save them up" until it fills an 8x10 sheet. If you're doing this for fun (kids parties etc..) I can see trying to hold onto that printer. If you're doing real jobs I would strongly recommend a new printer.

  2. 2 Posted by Bob Kyser on 06 Mar, 2019 09:19 PM

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    Thanks for letting me know. I really don’t “do” photo booths, but occasionally someone asks me for it, and it’s a hassle every time. Not sure it’s worth a whole new printer for 1-2 jobs a year or so.

    Thank you though. If I end up getting another printer, I think I’ll go with sparkbooth. From what I’ve seen, it looks easy, which is what I want/need.

  3. 3 Posted by Bob Kyser on 07 Mar, 2019 12:58 PM

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    If I do purchase a 4x6 printer, will it “save up” and do 2 different strips, or are they always duplicate pictures if you do 2 strips instead of one?


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by John Wu on 07 Mar, 2019 01:52 PM

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    It does duplicate strips.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Rob (ZCZ) on 07 Mar, 2019 01:55 PM

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    I don't know of any photo booth software that works like that, to be honest, I don't.test or support any other softwares :::shrug:::
    As far as I know, there is only one printer on the market that will print 1 strip and its a brand new inkjet on the market (Primera IP60?)
    You should look into the Canon Selphy, it's a very inexpensive dye-sub that is perfect for the 'home user' ....there is another very much like it but I can't remember what brand it was.

  6. 6 Posted by Bob Kyser on 15 Mar, 2019 07:49 PM

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    One last question (I hope) I’m looking into the Primera IP60 printer. Can I set up sparkbooth program to automatically print on one 2x6 strip if needed?


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  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Joe Connell on 15 Mar, 2019 08:32 PM

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    NOTE printers that allow printing of 2X6 strips will be using the same amount of media/ink as a full 4X6 print. You will not be saving anything.

    Best to print the double strips and give away the extra strip to a guest/client.

  8. 8 Posted by Bob Kyser on 16 Mar, 2019 12:52 AM

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    The new IP60 can print one 2x6 at a time. That's why I was checking.

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by John Wu on 16 Mar, 2019 01:41 AM

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    You can create a 2 x 6 layout in the layout editor. See attached.

  10. 10 Posted by Bob Kyser on 17 Mar, 2019 01:00 AM

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    perfect, thank you. I will be back in town later next week, and will download the trial so I can learn it before my printer arrives

    thank you

  11. John Wu closed this discussion on 12 Apr, 2019 02:13 PM.

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