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DNP’s Hot Folder Print Utility v2.1 – FREE for DNP Printers

Published on September 9, 2014 by

DNP’s Hot Folder Print (HFP) Utility is a robust yet easy-to-use utility to enable printing on DNP’s dye-sublimation photo printers. An intuitive stand-alone print application that includes numerous improvements while maintaining the original product premise of offering a simple tool to help developers and system integrators work with DNP printers.

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1) Click ^button then “Agree” 2) After that click on the “Update! DNP’s Hot Folder Print Utility v2.1” link under DNP’s Hot Folder Print Utility.

When a compatible image file is copied into a monitored folder it is sent to an attached printer for output.   Each monitored file folder has a simple name such as 2×6″, 3.5×5″ 4×6″ 5×7″, 6×8″, 8×10″, or 8×12″ that refers to the output size that will be produced.   HFP prints a single copy of each image and then moves the image file to an archive folder.  Archive folders are created automatically for each day that HFP is utilized.

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HFP allows users to control color settings.

FEATURES

  • HFP accommodates numerous print sizes for DS620A, DS40, DS-RX1HS, DS80, and DS80DX.
  • HFP archives ALL of the images that it prints, by default.
  • Ability to create custom borders, edit borders, and adjust color.
  • Modern, easy-to-navigate GUI.
  • Use up to 4 DNP printers simultaneously.
  • Detailed information for all connected printers.
  • Customizable low media warnings.
  • Color profile import option.
  • Expanded language support.
  • High resolution print mode (300×600).
  • Select number of copies (simplex).
  • Glossy and Matte print mode.
  • DS80DX duplex printing support (full page).
  • Panoramic 6×16 and 6×20 sizes (Requires DS620A with latest firmware)
  • Luster and Fine Matte finish types (Requires DS620A with latest firmware)
  • 8×8 prints (Requires DS80 or DS80DX)
  • Moveable application window
  • Preservation of custom user settings and files during upgrade

HFP allows users to control color settings including Auto Correction, RGB, Gamma, Contrast, Brightness, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, and Sharpness. Utilize individual channel control or mov channels together. Quickly revert to neutral settings.

HFP supports adding borders to images before printing. Borders can be added using the built-in border utility accessed through the Admin menu. From here, the user can import and edit borders, and then save them to the folder that corresponds to the desired output size. HFP supports DS40, DS80, RX1, DS80DX* printers.

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Capture that special moment and then add a custom border!

HFP supports DS40, DS620A DS80, RX1HS, and DS80DX printers. HFP operates in a one-to-many printing mode. This means that if 2 of the same type of printers, loaded with the same sized media, are connected to the system, prints will be sent to both printers.


Specifications:

PC Windows 8, 7 (32 or 64 bit)
.NET Version 4.5
2GB RAM or greater
1024×768 video resolution or greater
20 GB of free disk space
Supported Printers
(sold separately)
DS40  • DS620A
DS80 • DS80DX
RX1HS
Print size
(according to
latest version)
    • 6″ printers support: 3.5×5″, 4×6″, 4x6x2″(multicut),
      5×7″, and 6×8″
    • 8″ printers support all sizes plus 8×10″ and 8×12″

The HFP executable file is located on the drivers page and user guides in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also available for download.

Also available for download are the User Guide and Installation Guide:


Older HFP Versions & Changelogs:

v2.3  Notes : (6/14/17)

  • More flexible color profile assignment
  • Increased reliability when using multiple printers
  • Improved handling of low media situations when printing panorama photos

v2.2  Notes :

  • Panoramic 6×16 and 6×20 sizes (Requires DS620A with latest firmware)
  • Luster and Fine Matte finish types (Requires DS620A with latest firmware)
  • 8×8 prints (Requires DS80 or DS80DX)
  • Moveable application window
  • Preservation of custom user settings and files during upgrade

v2.1.0  Notes : (3/26/15):

 

  • Supports the DS620A printer and DS80DX with the mini photobook™ software application.
  • Addition of multi-cut support for 4×6″.
  • Additional sizes for DNP 6″ and 8″ printers:
    • 6″ printers support: 3.5×5″, 4×6″, 4x6x2″ (multicut), 5×7″, and 6×8″
    • 8″ printers support all sizes plus 8×10″ and 8×12″

v2.0.0  Notes : (9/14/14):

  • Modern, easy-to-navigate GUI
  • Advanced color controls
  • Use up to six (6) DNP printers simultaneously
  • High resolution print mode (300×600)
  • Detailed information for all connected printers
  • Select number of copies (simplex)
  • Customizable low media warnings
  • Matte print mode
  • Color profile import option
  • DS80DX printing support (full page)
  • Expanded language support
 
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