The following story in the NYT should be pretty sobering for anyone relying on inkjet photo printers to protect their precious memories:
I've been considering picking up a dye-sublimation printer for printing snapshots, since dye-subs use a sealer layer on top of the color layers to protect the photos from light and other stuff apt to make them fade. Given the article, I might have to think about accelerating that purchase.
The MVP folks had a couple of these at Tech-Ed last week, and were using them to create cool buttons for anyone who stopped by their kiosk. The ones they had were Canons, I think, and were fairly fast and produced very nice prints. They did have an issue with one of them failing, but I suspect that had a lot to do with the volume of printing...I'm pretty sure the units they had weren't made for printing all day long for a week-long conference.
Anyone had experience with specific dye-sub printers that you'd like to recommend?