Sony printers are generally geared toward the average home consumer who
wants to print high quality color photos from a digital camera. Sony
also manufactures very specific business printing solutions, such as
passport photo printers and PictureStation digital kiosks.
Sony Corporation is one of the largest electronics manufacturers and
media companies in the world. The company began in Japan soon after the
end of World War 2 in 1945, and in the 1950s began producing the first
commercial transistor radios. This early breakthrough is largely
responsible for the trend towards personal consumer electronics devices
over the last 60 years – and during that period Sony has spread into
manufacturing a vast variety of electronics, both for consumers and
Benefits of Sony Models
Rather than providing a diverse printer range to appeal to all possible
needs, Sony have chosen to focus on a few specific types of printing.
The most relevant, for average consumers, is their range of photo
printers (however, they do sell much more advanced models – the kinds
of printers used in camera shops, with price tags in the thousands of
As well as creating standard photo printers for consumer use, Sony have
also innovated new portable printers which are compatible with their
other digital camera and camcorder products, making it easy to print
photos on the spot. One other benefit of some photo printer models is a
built-in LCD screen which allows easy viewing and editing of pictures
before you print.
Another notable advantage of some of the newer photo printer products
is that they provide a range of features normally provided by a
computer, such as a CD burner. This means an avid amateur photographer
no longer needs to rely on a computer to link up to their printer.
Beyond consumer printers, Sony also manufactures medical printers and a
range of business, function-specific printers.
Types of Sony Printers
Photo Printers – Sony is leaning towards
creating very compact printers
that link up directly to image-capturing products. The trouble with
these printers is that they tend to be fairly slow, sometimes taking
over a minute to print a photo. They also aren’t suitable for large
prints, as most only print up to a postcard-sized photo.
they still produce a range of more traditional printer models, although
most of these are now also ‘computer free.’ Most of the photo printers
Sony produces involve features like Auto Touch-up, to remove
imperfections from photos before printing. Some also include High
Medical Printers – Sony produces imaging
and printing technology for
medical procedures such as mammograms and ultrasounds.
Kiosk Printers – Sony manufactures kiosk
printers that print high
quality photos on the spot. These are often used by events organizers
or tourism businesses, who want to sell photos to people who have just
experienced their service.
Business Printers – For stores requiring
image quality good enough to
create photos for identification or passports, Sony provides
professional level photo printers.
Popular Models Of Sony Printers
Here are a few reviews of the top-selling Sony printing
products on the market.