Sony DPP-SV55 User Manual
Digital photo printer, Power cancel print qty, Notice for users
Digital Photo Printer
Operating Instructions – Software Guide/Additional
This manual describes the additional information and the
installation and basic operations of the software supplied with
the Sony Digital Photo Printer DPP-SV55. First read
“Operating instructions – Basic Operations” and then read
this manual and retain it for future reference.
For advanced operation of the printer, also refer to “Operating
Instructions – Advanced Operations.”
Notice for users
Sublimation dye transfer printing (Yellow/
Magenta/Cyan 3 pass)
403 (H) x 403 (V) dpi
256 levels (8 bits for each Yellow/Magenta/
Cyan), approx. 16,770,000 colors
152.4 (H) x 101.6 (V) mm (maximum, Post
Card Size, borderless) (6 x 4 inches)
Approx. 90 seconds per sheet (Post Card
Approx. 60 seconds per sheet (Small Size
(excluding the time for data processing and
data transferring from the personal
computer or “Memory Stick” or PC card)
USB connector (1)
VIDEO OUTPUT connector (phono jack x 1)
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms (unbalanced),
“Memory Stick” insertion slot (1)
PC card insertion slot (PCMCIA II) (1)
Compatible image file formats
JPEG: 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 (baseline JPEG)
BMP: 24 bits full color, Windows format
(Note that some versions of the file formats
may not be compatible.)
Maximum number of files to be handled
Print cartridge/Print Paper
See “Using the printing pack” of the
Operating Instructions – Basic Operations.
120 V AC, 60 Hz, 1.16 A
(for the US model)
220 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 0.62A
(for the models for other areas)
Power consumption (standby mode)
Approximately 1 W
5 ˚C to 35 ˚C (41 ˚F to 95 ˚F)
Approx. 242 x 72 x 267 mm
(w/h/d, excluding protruding parts)
(363 mm (14
inches) of depth when the
paper tray is installed.)
Approx. 2.1 kg (4 lb 10 oz)
(excluding the 0.1 kg (4 oz) paper tray)
See “Unpacking the printer” of the
Operating Instructions – Basic Operations.
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Pull out the
Take out the
paper tray to
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described herein, in whole or in part, may not be
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• Operate the printer on 120 V AC, 60 Hz (for
the US model) or 220 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
(for the models for other areas) only.
• Be careful not to set or drop any heavy
objects on the power cord, or to damage the
power cord in any way. Never operate this
printer with a damaged power cord.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the cabinet, unplug the printer and have it
checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
• Never disassemble the printer.
• To disconnect the power cord, pull it out by
the plug. Never pull the power cord itself.
• When the printer is not going to be used for
an extended period of time, disconnect the
power cord from the wall outlet.
• Do not handle the printer roughly.
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock,
always unplug the printer from the
electrical outlet before cleaning and
servicing the printer.
• Avoid placing the printer in a location
– high humidity
– excessive dust
– direct sunlight
– extremely high or low temperatures
• Do not use electrical equipment near the
printer. The printer will not work properly
in electromagnetic fields.
• The printer is designed to operate
horizontally. Never attempt to operate the
printer in a tilted position.
• Do not place heavy objects on the printer.
• Leave enough room around the printer so
that the ventilation holes are not blocked.
Blocking these holes may cause internal
On moisture condensation
If the printer is brought directly from a cold
location to warm location or placed in an
extremely warm or humid room, moisture
may condense inside the unit. In such cases
the printer will probably not work properly
and may even develop a fault if you persist in
using it. If moisture condensation occurs, turn
off the power and do not use the printer for at
least one hour.
When you transport the printer, remove the
print cartridge, paper tray, the “Memory
Stick” or PC card from the printer and put the
printer and its peripherals in the original box
with the protective packaging.
If you no longer have the original box and
packing parts, use similar packing material so
that the printer will not be damaged while
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a
soft dry cloth, or a soft cloth lightly moistened
with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any
type of solvent, such as alcohol or benzine,
which may damage the finish.
On restrictions on duplication
If duplicating documents with the printer, pay
special attention to the following:
• Duplication of banknotes, coins, or
securities is against the law.
• Duplication of blank certificates, licenses,
passports, private securities, or unused
postal stamps is also against the law.
• TV program, films, video tapes, others’
portraits or other materials may be
copyrighted. Unauthorized video printing
of such materials may infringe the
provisions of the copyright law.
About “Memory Stick” and
The printer can read and write “Memory
Stick” and PC card (PCMCIA ATA compatible
type II flash memory cards with a power
specification of 5V or 3.3/5V). By using a
commercially available PC card adaptor, you
can also use Smart Media and other types of
compact flash cards.
On “Memory Stick”
There are two types of “Memory Stick”:
general “Memory Stick” and “MagicGate
Memory Stick.” The “MagicGate Memory
Stick” is equipped with the MagicGate
copyright protection technology that uses
encryption technology. You can use both types
of “Memory Stick” with your printer.
However, because the printer does not support
the MagicGate standards, data recorded with
the printer is not subject to MagicGate
To protect “Memory Stick” images
To prevent accidental erasure of important
image data, slide the write protect switch on
the “Memory Stick” to the write protect
position when you just view the images.
Only when you write, delete data, or format a
“Memory Stick,” slide it to the write enable
•You cannot use the PC cards with the power
specification of 3V only.
•Do not insert other types of PC card into the
printer’s insertion slot. The printer may be
•Do not drop, bent, or submit the “Memory Stick”
or PC card to external shock.
•Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory Stick”
or PC card.
•Avoid getting liquids on the “Memory Stick” or
•Avoid using or storing the “Memory Stick” or PC
card in a location subject to:
– extremely high temperature such as the hot
inside of a car or the outdoors exposed to a
burning sun, or a place near a heater.
– direct sunlight
– high humidity
– corrosive substances
– excessive dust
– electrostatic or electronic noises
– magnetic fields
•Avoid touching the connector of the “Memory
Stick” or contacting it with a metal object.
•When attaching a label to the “Memory Stick” as
specified in the illustration, use the label supplied
for the “Memory Stick” only. Do not use any other
•When storing and carrying the “Memory Stick” or
PC card, keep it in its original case to ensure
protection of important data.
•Avoid removing the “Memory Stick” or PC card
from the insertion slot or turning off the power of
the printer while the printer is accessing the
“Memory Stick” or PC card. Otherwise, data may
be rendered unreadable.
• When using a compact flash card or Smart Media,
use a commercially available PC card adaptor that
is compatible with the card. Attach the card into
the adaptor and then insert it into the printer. For
how to install the card and adaptor, refer to the
operating instructions of the PC card adaptor.
•Avoid inserting or removing the compact flash
card or Smart Media into or out of the PC card
adaptor while the PC card adaptor is inserted in
the printer. The data may be rendered unreadable
If you run into any problems using the printer,
use the following to solve the problem.
If the problem persists, consult your Sony
Cannot operate the printer after the power
switch is turned on.
m Connect the AC power cord to an AC
The television displays no images.
m Set the input selector of the television to
m Connect the printer to the television
properly and turn them on.
m Insert a “Memory Stick” or PC card
securely. Check that images are recorded.
m Press INPUT SELECT to turn on the
Cannot remove the print cartridge.
m Turn the printer off then on. After the
motor sound stops, try to remove the
m Insert the correct set of print cartridge
and print paper.
m Check that the paper tray has paper.
m The thermal head may be overheated.
Leave the printer until the head cools
down and the printer resumes printing.
m Remove the jammed paper, if any.
An image in thumbnail list is not properly
displayed or printed.
m If the image is displayed but is not be
printed, the file for printing is damaged.
m If an image is not compatible with DCF
(Design rule for Camera File system), it
may not be printed with the printer even
if it is displayed on the PC monitor.
m Some types of PC card adaptor that is
not compatible with PCMCIA ATA
cannot be used with the printer.
The beeps sound.
m Check that you operate with the correct
indicator is lit or an error
message is displayed.
m Follow the instructions on the screen.
If paper jams
If the print paper jams, the
indicator lights and an error message is
displayed. Printing stops. Turn off and on the
printer and remove the jammed paper from
the paper outlet or take out the paper tray to
remove the jammed paper.
If you cannot remove the jammed paper, contact
your Sony dealer.
Identifying the parts
INPUT SELECT button
Switches the input among “MEMORY
STICK,” “PC CARD,” or “PC.” (The selected
AUTO PRINT button
Selects the automatic printing of “ALL”
images or “DPOF” images. (The selected
printing indicator lights.)
Displays the menu to change printer settings.
Displays the menu to add effects to the
CREATIVE PRINT button
Displays the menu to make creative prints.
Saves an image on a “Memory Stick” or PC
Cartridge error indicator
Paper error indicator
ENTER/PRINT QTY button
Arrow (B/b/V/v) button
Switches the thumbnail list and preview
PC card eject button
PC CARD insertion slot
“MEMORY STICK” insertion slot
Cartridge compartment lid
Paper tray compartment lid
Print cartridge eject lever
AC IN connector
VIDEO OUT connector
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Any design data such as sample pictures
provided in this software cannot be modified or
duplicated except for the purpose of personal
use. Any unauthorized duplication of this
software is prohibited under copyright law.
Please note that unauthorized duplication or
modification of others’ portraits or copyrighted
work could infringe the rights reserved by right
Print preset (DPOF) indication
Indicates the image is DPOF preset for
printing by a digital still camera.
“Memory Stick”/PC Card indication
Indicates the type of current media.
Indicates the image is protected by a digital
Cursor (yellow frame)
Indicates the image with the cursor.
Indicates the image is selected.
Image quantity indication
Displays the quantity of all the images inside
the card when no image is selected.
Displays the quantity of the selected images
when an image is/images are selected.
Print cartridge indication
Indicates the type of print cartridge currently
loaded (S: Small Size).
Print quantity indication
Indicates the print quantity specified by
pressing ENTER button.
Indicates the position of the image currently
displayed or selected in the total number of
Displays the simplified instructions for the