Fujifilm Announces Inkjet Printer “Smartlab” Frontier-S

High quality printing, compact design allows photo retailers to establish printing systems corresponding to printing services and installation space.

June 25, 2013

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) announced the newly development of “Smartlab” Frontier-S, a compact and high quality, new concept Inkjet printer, which enables photo retailers to have a system corresponding to retailers' printing services, installation space and budget. Photo retailers can establish various print systems such as “Minilab system” with which shop clerk makes photo prints behind the shop counter, and “Self print system” with which consumer make photo prints by themselves.

Fujifilm has been promoting “Retail Print”, at Fujifilm associated retail shops for digital images. This service is realized by digital minilab “Frontier” and Fujifilm added inkjet digital minilab to the lineup in 2008 in addition to silver halide digital minilab.

The name of “Frontier-S” is a combination of “Frontier” which expresses high quality print of Fujifilm, and the new product concept “S” which stands for “Small” installation space, “Scalable” meaning flexible configuration of multiple printers, and “Smart” business.
“Smartlab” Frontier-S can offer minilab system, self print system and event photo system* with combination of maximum 4 printers depending on customers need.
Fujifilm will call compact high quality printer for flexible configuration as “Smartlab”** in Japan.

The “Smartlab” Frontier-S enables high quality print with the combination of exclusive inkjet paper, newly developed six ink system “ViViDiA D-Photo” which contains Fujifilm's unique ozone and light resistant dye and unique image processing technology “Image Intelligence™” in its compact body of only 0.2m2 foot print. It also realizes print speed of 360 prints per hour (4” × 6” print, standard mode). It also supports the two types of color reproduction, which are “Natural color reproduction” and “Vivid color reproduction” mode. Natural color reproduction mode supports the same color reproduction as silver halide prints***. Vivid color reproduction mode is suitable to emphasize color tones with higher saturation. Variable print size from 127 mm × 89 mm to maximum 210 mm × 1,000 mm and two types of paper surface of glossy and luster enable customers to offer various print services.

Fujifilm will exhibit minilab system, self kiosk print system and event photo system with configuration of multiple “Smartlab” Frontier-S as reference exhibit at “PHOTO NEXT 2013” which will be held at Tokyo Big Site Japan on June 25 and 26.

Fujifilm will continue to offer convenient and high value printing services optimized combination of various types of printers that meet the changing market needs thereby cultivate the culture of photography.

  • * Systems which offers print services at amusement park, theme park and tourist resort.
  • ** “Smart lab” is a trade mark of Fujifilm in Japan.
  • *** Photo print by processing procedure after exposure to photographic material including silver halide and coloring material on base film

  1. 1. Product name : Frontier-S
  2. 2. Availability : September, 2013
  3. 3. Examples of system integrations with “Smartlab” Frontier-S
    Frontier-S and Fujifilm's unique software enable photo retailers to establish various print systems according to retailers printing services, installation space and budget.
    1. 1) Minilab System
      System which store clerk makes photo print behind the shop counter. The combination of software including unique image processing technology “Image Intelligence™”, realize offers the high quality printing and the small size allows to configure maximum 4 printers corresponding to print volume, service and budget.
    2. 2) Self Kiosk Print System
      System which consumer make photo print by themselves. Customers can combine one or two printers. One printer can support various print sizes and surfaces by exchanging the paper.
  4. 4. Main specification
Printer code DX100
Print Method Piezoelectric inkjet system
Print Size 127 mm × 89 mm - 210 mm × 1,000 mm
Print Capacity
(4” × 6” prints, per hour)
Standard mode High quality mode
Standard paper
(127mm × 89mm)
Approx. 360 print Approx. 180print
Print Resolution Standard mode:720dpi × 720dpi High quality mode:1,440dpi × 720dpi
Paper Size
Paper Type
Paper width (mm)
102 127 152 203 210
Standard paper (65m long) Glossy
Paper Loading 1roll
Paper Loading Width 102 mm - 210 mm
Ink Cartridge Six colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Sky blue, Pink) dye-based ink (Volume: 200ml per color)
Foot Print Approx. 0.2m2
Installation Space Approx. 0.4m2
Power Requirement 100-220V 50/60KHz single phase two wire
Dimensions Width 460 mm × Depth 430 mm × Height 354 mm
Weight Approx. 23kg

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