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Hot Folder Print

Free software tool

The innovative software tool for the fastest workflow from shoot to print.

Addressing the needs of professional photographers onsite or in the studio, the Hot Folder Print (HFP) allows for a fast and simple print workflow. Whether you send the images wirelessly from your camera or drag & drop them after retouching them, this software helps you to get your prints in an instant, in the format you choose. It allows for easy language change, uploading customised borders, configuring the correct print format and more. HFP provides for the ability to create borders, edit borders, and adjust colour. All images the software receives are archived for future re-print. Printing your photos has never been simpler!

When a compatible image file is copied into a monitored folder it is sent to an attached printer for output. Each monitored file folder has a simple name such as 4x6, 6x8, or 8x12 that refers to the output size that will be produced. The Hot Folder Print produces a single copy of each image and then moves the image file to an archive folder. Archive folders are created automatically for each day that the software is utilised to help organise your images and to let you find them again for reprint easily.

HFP supports adding borders to images before printing. Customised borders can be added easily using the built-in border utility accessed through the Admin menu. From here, the user can import and edit borders, and then save them to the folder that corresponds to the desired output size.

HFP operates in a one-to-many printing mode. This means that if multiple similar printers, loaded with the same media format, are connected to the system, prints will be sent to all printers for greater speed.

  • Easy setup

    HFP enables you to upload borders, edit borders, adjust colour. While sending file to print automatically, it archives all images for re-print and further use. Hot Folder Print serves as a print engine to DNP or third-party photo software. 

  • Faster workflow

    Hot folder Print is the easy way to accelerate your print processes. It performs great, both on location and in your studio. You can work tethered, via wifi or by manual drag & drop into the hot folder. The software works in one-to-many printing mode for maximum speed.

  • Customisable borders

    With HFP, you have the option to upload borders for the occasion or event, and you can edit text directly in the software.

  • Beautiful pictures

    As with all DNP products, you will produce high-quality photo prints in a variety of formats. 

  • Free of charge

    Download the software free of charge from DNP’s website.

    • PC
    • Windows 8, 7
      .NET version 4.5
      2GB RAM or greater
      1024×768 video resolution or greater
      20 GB of free disk space
    • Printers
    • DS620, DS40, DS-RX1, DS80, DS820 and DS80DX
    • Print sizes
    • DS620



    • 9x13, 10x15, 13x18 & 15x20 cm (3.5x5", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8")
      9x13, 10x15, 13x18, 15x20 & 15x23 cm (3.5x5", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9“)
      10x15, 13x18 & 15x20 cm (4x6", 5x7", 6x8“)
      15x20, 15x23, 20x25 & 20x30 cm (6x8“, 6x9", 8x10", 8x12")
      20x25, 20x30 & 20x27 cm (8x10", 8x12“, 8x10.5")
    • Printer mode
    • One-to-many (if multiple printers are connected, loaded with similar media format)
  • DS80DX

    The new duplex professional photo printer offers increased revenue potential in the growing photobook market.

    Invest in the growing market of photobooks, calendars and greeting cards. The DNP DS80DX is an innovative printer allowing you to print both single- and double-sided photo products onsite, in your shop or studio. A low investment and premium products make sure this will boost your revenues and profits. Being able to say “It’s ready in a few minutes!” positively sets you apart from your competitors.

    A vast variety of products can be produced, including photobooks in 15x20 to 20x30cm, of course also in the popular square format. Further, calendars and greeting cards can be produced both single- and double-sided, and standard portraits can be offered up to 20x30cm.

    DNP offers this model as a duplex printer in addition to DNP photo systems, with the easy-to-use Photobook Plus software on USB flash featuring all added-value photo products, or with a full DNP kiosk terminal.

    Benefit from offering high-value photo products produced onsite! 

  • DS620

    The reliable performer for onsite photo operations.

    The DS620 is to take over as the new flagship model in DNP’s printer line-up. With the new key features of enhanced durability, cost effectiveness and innovativeness, it sets the right tone to become a bestseller. Further, with its compact and well-designed body it is attractive for kiosk integrators and photo retail alike. The printer is prepared for the daily tough assignment in your business. DNP Photo Imaging Europe offers an enhanced warranty included for you, featuring 2 years standard warranty and up to 100,000 prints* on the thermal print head. Innovative new media exclusively prepared for the DS620 together with the durable printer design enable an increased lifespan, even compared to other DNP models. The new DS620 allows you to offer even more photo formats, including the popular square format 15x15cm. The rewind function allows you to offer multiple formats from the same media (e.g. 15x20 and 15x10, and even photo strips in 5x15cm), allowing you to benefit from cost savings and a reduction of media stock keeping units. Last not least, the standby mode reduces your power consumption to a minimum (<0.5W) when the printer is not in operation. When you need it again, the DS620 is back in action within just 9 seconds. Useful printer information is available directly from the printer driver. The DS620, a reliable performer!

  • DS80

    The studio and event expert for larger photo formats.

    A highly praised printer working for photo professionals across the planet, the DS80 is the right choice for studio and event photographers. Think about the larger formats up to 20x30cm to increase your offering and enjoy good profits. Produce matte and glossy pictures on the same consumable, in outstanding quality and speed.

  • DS40

    The preferred photo printer of leading system integrators and photo professionals.

    With the DS40 printer, you hold the key to years of reliable photo service, whether for your store, your fleet of photo kiosks, or your event photo business. Being honoured three years in a row with the prominent DIMA award, this printer knows how to impress. See for yourself why thousands of photo professionals have chosen it!

  • DS-RX1

    All of DNP’s dye sublimation expertise in a cost effective printer.

    DNP expands the offering in the DS series with a low investment solution. Being reliable and made for tough assignments, the DS-RX1 comes at a low investment and with very economic consumables. At the same time it impresses with high print capacity and its compact size. The DS-RX1 is the right choice for integrated kiosks and photo professionals.

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