Fujifilm has announced the development of the new "3D Print System"
which achieves high-quality and natural 3D print captured with a 3D
digital camera. This new system, the printer and a PC, is ideal for
on-location 3D photography at tourist spots, theme parks, events, and
other locations that offer photo printing services on site because it
is easy to set up and requires small foot print, announced Shigetaka
Komori, President and CEO of Fujifilm. Thanks to this new development
in the field of 3D imaging, the enjoyment of 3D images will be more
accessible to a wider audience than ever before. This new 3D Print
System is scheduled to be available from 2nd Quarter of 2010.
Featuring Fujifilm’s "Image Intelligencee" technology, the system
employs a printing method that uses thermal sublimation to transfer
images directly onto lenticular sheets to create a 3D effect. Prints
will be available in four different types from 4×6 inches (10.2 x
15.2cm) to 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9cm). In addition, varieties of 3D
prints are available including 3D composite prints using 3D templates.
This has been called the first year of 3D, with predictions for rapid
mass-appeal of 3D image enjoyment, from sales of 3D televisions to the
popularization of 3D images and contents.
3D in the photographic industry in 2009 with the successful launch of
the "FinePix REAL 3D W1" 3D digital camera and the "FinePix REAL 3D V1"
3D Digital Viewer allowing users, for the first time, to capture and
view 3D images without wearing 3D glasses. Fujifilm has also been
providing a 3D printing service for images taken on its camera.
These exciting launches in 3D have positioned Fujifilm as an industry
leader in 3D photography. Now, with the new "3D Print System", Fujifilm
will continue new product development and promotion initiatives in the
marketplace, with a view toward even further expansion of the 3D