DNP Production Center


Production Center

A variety of photo services from a scalable system.

The nexlab™6 is the ideal system for high productivity photo centers in school and event photography as well as in retail. It allows you to offer a variety of photo services onsite, from a single interface. You are free to scale the nexlab™6 according to your requirements. You can achieve an ultra-fast photo service with a battery of high-quality DS printers, and offer a large catalogue of onsite photo products, including posters or canvases from large format printers (LFP)*, photobooks and calendars from DNP’s duplex DS80-DX and much more. Include touch screen order terminals for your retail outlet or manage your system in your studio.

Coming with state-of-the-art functions, the nexlab™6 is designed for intuitive operation. Simple yet powerful controls and software layout enable the operators to manage their photo service. A large variety of standard and creative photo products that include standard prints from 10x15 to 20x30cm enlargements, ID pictures, collages, calendars, greeting cards and much more are supported as well as burning CD-ROM and DVD. Depending on optional output devices, also large format prints such as poster and canvas are possible.* With the new DNP DS80-DX duplex printer as an optional output device, double-sided prints up to 20x30cm, greeting cards, calendars and photobooks in several formats can be produced onsite. An ever-expanding range of further peripherals is being integrated.

Efficient order management to a variety of output devices is at the heart of this production center, of course including management of reprints. A device dashboard shows the status of the output devices, colour-coded controls enable an overview at first glance. Print/Pass feature, pre-judge print (PJP) workflow and image editing are supported, same as the multi-product attribution of individual images and entire orders.  

nexlab™6 will make the operators’ life simple and reduce their total cost of ownership. Whether it is used to produce hundreds or thousands of photos per hour, one will be able to process souvenir photos at superior quality. Being scalable, it can steer a battery of standard-format printers or one can add a portrait printer and even optional large format or duplex printers for additional revenues. The system will be ready for the daily tough assignment, at a space-saving footprint.

A key element to the savings: with a DNP dye sublimation system, service and support comes at much better cost than you’re used to from traditional or even inkjet minilabs, and daily maintenance basically consists of turning it on in the morning and changing consumables when required. Dye sublimation comes with significant advantages over both Silver Halide and inkjet systems.

The low required investment & low fixed costs of the nexlab™6 ensure one produces good profits for the business. With significant savings on maintenance fees, capital costs, energy & water consumption as well as waste disposal, one will feel the difference to an expensive traditional system. Furthermore, the easy operation means the staff can spend more time with the customers.

The great photo quality with 300dpi and unique smooth gradation produced by DNP’s dye sublimation printers will bring a smile on customers’ faces.

Photo service is one of the key sources of revenue, whether in retail or in event photography.  High system uptime therefore is of imminent importance for our customers. With a fleet of dye-sublimation printers and reliable software, the advantages are on their side. Due to redundancy of the printers, they will practically be ensured against downtime. And the best news is: this even costs less in maintenance!

Bring photo service to a more ecological era. Through the intelligent new nexlab™6 operating software make it easy for the staff to operate it efficiently with minimal training. The nexlab™6 production center is fit for the job, provides significant changes to your business and produces vibrant photos and more, in a more eco-friendly way. It’s time to change, isn’t it?


*Supported LFP include Epson 7880, 7890, Canon iPF6400 and iPF6450.

** Depending on optional DS printers chosen.

  • Low total cost of ownership
    Highest value at low investment, affordable service & maintenance costs, lower energy consumption, no additional costs on toxic waste and significant advantages in operating time make the DNP nexlabTM 6 the ideal photofinishing system for you.

  • Flexibility
    The nexlabTM 6 production center is designed for high productivity photo services, with quick and easy handling from one interface. DNP’s DS printers for formats up from 5x15 photo strips to 20x30cm portraits, the DS80-DX for brilliant photobooks and calendars, and even other devices like large format printers and more. You manage everything from your operating unit, and for retail setups just add order terminals for your customers. 

  • High quality
    Premium-quality dye-sublimation photos with a choice of matte and glossy finishing that will convince your customers. There are no liquid chemicals used, which makes the process clean, simple and environmentally friendly. DNP photos are resistant to water, scratches and UV light over generations.

  • High system uptime & reliability
    Photo service is one of the key sources of revenue for your business. High system uptime therefore is of imminent importance to you. With a fleet of dye-sublimation printers and reliable software, the advantages are on your side. And the best news: this even costs you less in maintenance!

  • Simplicity
    The nexlabTM 6 production center can be operated by your staff without extensive training. Exchanging photo consumables is very straightforward and time saving. Furthermore it works instantly – you can operate it anywhere without pre-heating chemicals. 

    Overview of possible photo output options

    • Photos in 9x13, 10x15, 11.5x15, 13x18, 15x15, 15x20, 15x23, 20x10, 20x20, 20x25, 20x30cm (3.5x5, 4x6, 4.5x6, 5x7, 6x6, 6x8, 8x4, 8x10, 8x12 inch)**
    • ID photo 10x15cm (4x6 inch)
    • Calendar and double-sided calendar in 20x30cm (8x12 inch)**
    • Double-sided photobook in 15x20, 20x20 & 20x30cm (6x8, 8x8 & 8x12 inch)**
    • Photo collages (e.g. 20x30cm / 8x12 inch)**
    • Seasonal and thematic greeting cards, e.g. in 10x15, 13x18 & 10x20cm (4x6, 5x7 & 4x8 inch)**
    • Photo archiving on CD-ROM or DVD
    • Index print
    • Further products depending on third party peripherals, e.g. posters & canvas on LFP**


    * Depending on choice of DS printers.

    **Supported LFP include Epson 7880, 7890, Canon iPF6400 and 6450.

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