Fuji has unveiled two high-speed digital photo printers for professional photographers, the ASK-4000 and ASK-2000 Digital Printers.

According to Fuji, the new ASK-4000 and ASK-2000 Digital Printers will allow studio, wedding and event photographers to quickly and easily provide customers with 4 x 6in prints in 8 seconds and 8 x 10in prints in 40 seconds.

The printers, which are shaped like a large box can connect to a laptop via a high-speed USB2.0 interface.

Both printers feature colour-correction software incorporating Fujifilm’s Image Intelligence technology.

The ASK-2000 and ASK-4000 Digital Printers use Fujifilm’s chemical-free dye-sublimation print technology. This method involves an ink ribbon, heated by a thermal head and coated with dye, which transfers the dye onto special coated paper.

The paper absorbs the dye to form visible images, and is then sealed by a protective UV overcoat layer to provide a water-resistant barrier, helping to ensure the preservation of images.

The ASK-4000 Digital Printer offers edge-to-edge printing and produces 8 x 10in prints in just 40 seconds, and 8 x 12in prints in just 49 seconds.

While the ASK-2000 Digital Printer offers edge-to-edge printing and is capable of delivering the following output sizes: 4 x 6in, 5 x 7in, 6 x 8in, 6 x 9in prints. The printer produces 5 x 7in prints at 16 seconds per print, allowing professional photographers to generate up to 225 prints per hour.

No word on pricing or availability in the UK as yet.