ProLab Enhancements Delivery Even Greater Efficiency


Carpinteria , CA, USA –ZBE Inc. has announced a major release of the Chromira 5x ProLab’s software, which offers its owners optimal efficiency that will further enhance the Chromira 5x ProLab’s already impressive job order preparation time.

Chromira ProLab’s sorting software now collates all parts/print sizes of an order together regardless of where it is nested (for maximum paper usage) when printing, so that an entire order is sorted into one tray and can be immediately packaged for the customer. This means, for instance, that ten mixed orders consisting of 4×6’s, 5×7’s, 8×10’s, etc. will be nested according to print size to avoid paper waste, but will still be sorted into their own trays after being fully XY cut so that users can immediately bag the orders without any further effort.

In addition, Chromira ProLab’s printing and sorting software offers direct integration with Kodak’s DP2 digital print production software. Chromira ProLab’s software will preserve orders and backprint all information exactly as it is received from DP2. This gives DP2 users with Chromira 5x ProLabs unprecedented order productivity and efficiency.

Chromira 5x ProLab is a new model large-format digital RA-4 printer/processor lab system, designed to deliver continuous high resolution digital print production and order management for professional photo labs. Its speed, productivity, and flexibility support the needs of today’s digital imaging market. And with its affordable pricing, its printing range of 4″ x 5″ (10 x 13 cm) to 30″ x 160 feet (76 cm x 48.7 m), and its capacity to produce cut and collated print orders, the Chromira ProLab can meet both large and small imagers’ needs.

Additional Chromira ProLab benefits and features include: daylight loading and operation, fully integrated printer/processor, high production Chromira 5x imaging engine, cut print sizes from 4″ x 5″ (10 x 13 cm) to 30″ x 160 feet (76 cm x 48.7 m), 300 PPI standard imaging resolution, auto-nesting, auto sorting and collation of nested package orders, back printing of image and order information, distributed front-end network image submission, and exclusive
on-the-fly image processing workflow. The Chromira ProLab system is compatible with all Chromira and ZBE WorkStream software applications.

For further information about this product, please visit ZBE’s web site or ZBE’s PMA booth B181.


Tim Sexton, VP Marketing
ZBE Incorporated, 1035 Cindy Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013 USA
Phone: (805) 576-1600; fax: (805) 576-1601