Noritsu - 3/2/2009
Noritsu Unveils Next-Generation Digital Imaging Solutions for Retailer
Productivity and Profitability
Noritsu America Corporation, a global leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced a new generation of
innovative and high-performance digital imaging products that further distinguish the Noritsu experience for
customers and consumers. The Noritsu D703 retail inkjet photo printer, D502 duplex inkjet photo printer, CT-RS
kiosk and EZ System Manager software each deliver enhanced quality and choice for consumers, while
improving the productivity, flexibility and profit-making potential of retailers, photo studios and other print-intensive
These new products will be showcased at Noritsu’s Booth F155 at the PMA International Convention and
Tradeshow in Las Vegas from March 3-5, where the company will also demonstrate the latest generation
QSS-37HD Series high definition digital minilab. Noritsu will hold drawings each day of the show at its PMA
booth F155 for one year of free use of a D701 retail photo printer. The drawings will be held on Tuesday,
March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 at 4:00 pm, and on Thursday, March 5 at 2:00 pm.
“Noritsu’s extensive history of industry innovation and award-winning products has long allowed retailers to
offer consumers a wide range of value-added photo merchandise that provide a convenient and satisfying
way to preserve their memories,” said Mr. Akihiko Kuwabara, president of Noritsu America Corporation. “The
D703, D502, CT-RS and EZ System Manager continue this tradition by ensuring top performance, simplicity
and flexibility that directly translates into greater revenue opportunities for the retailer.”
The D703 retail inkjet printer continues the company’s award-winning line of high-capacity, inkjet photo printers,
giving retailers the ability to create a full range of photo products including 4”x6” prints, calendars, greeting cards,
locker prints and posters up to 10”x36”. An ideal solution for high-volume retailers and demanding studio
environments, the D703 offers new features that allow Noritsu customers to maximize their operational
productivity and efficiency, and continues the Noritsu tradition of offering expanded profit potential and
new revenue streams. For the first time, the D703 supports double roll processing. This key new function
gives Noritsu customers the flexibility to simultaneously load different rolls for print size or paper surface
variation, or load the same size to ensure printing will continue smoothly even after one roll is depleted.
The Noritsu D502 is a new double-sided inkjet printer that provides retailers exceptional versatility and value
with its ability to produce both traditional photo prints along with a wide array of photo gifting products. The
D502 makes it easy to create greeting cards, calendars, posters, signs, scrapbooks, banners, enlargements
and photobooks, generating exciting new revenue opportunities for retailers. With a standard print capacity
suitable for retail at 510 prints per hour (4”x6”) and its high quality double-sided printing capability, the D502 is
a single printer that gives retailers the advantage of producing two kinds of revenue streams: traditional prints
and value-added photo products. Output from the D502 is fully compatible with the new Noritsu NPB-1 EZ
Photobook Binding System. The NPB-1 is an easy-to-use system that produces soft cover photobooks.
Seamless integration with the D502 printer and the NPB-1 system allows creation of perfectly bound photobooks
with a customizable soft cover and support for printing on the book’s spine.
The new Noritsu CT-RS kiosk is a high-performance consumer input terminal that is optimized for self-service
retail environments. The CT-RS offers a new media reader that accepts a wide range of input media and
delivers processing speeds up to three times faster than previous models.
The CT-RS includes a reliable, built-in receipt printer and is available in a countertop configuration, or as a
standalone photo printing system that supports multiple internal photo printers. The kiosk also accepts raw
image files directly from digital cameras to ensure that the individual processing needs of each consumer are
EZ System Manager
The new EZ System Manager workflow software simplifies image management and printer connectivity and
control. The software offers the greatest range of support for major third-party software—allowing customers to
easily connect their preferred applications with Noritsu printers—and features powerful image editing capabilities
in tandem with EZ Controller software. Moreover, the highly flexible EZ System Manager can operate in a wide
variety of workflows and can easily scale to support up to eight Noritsu devices.
“While the 4”x6” print will continue to be a popular mainstay, retailers everywhere must be prepared to satisfy
today’s photo enthusiasts, hobbyists and the average consumer who demand more flexibility and options with
their digital images,” said Mr. Kuwabara. “Noritsu is committed to delivering a total solution with maximum
revenue generating potential for our customers.”
At the PMA event, Noritsu will also display the QSS-37HD Series digital minilab, which offers unparalleled
resolution and quality, and yields 12 bit prints at 640 dpi. The QSS-37HD also allows for high capacity printing
with up to 2,360 prints per hour (4”x6”). With EZController software, a camera’s raw image data is supported for
easy workflow from image capture to printing. Using built-in AccuSmart™ image processing technology from
Noritsu, the powerful image optimization and correction functions in the QSS-37HD Series ensures the highest
quality photo output.