ProLab Software Upgrade Offers Even Greater Efficiency


Carpinteria , CA, USA –ZBE Inc. has announced a major release of the Chromira 5x ProLab’s software, which offers its owners greater flexibility and efficiency that will further enhance the Chromira 5x ProLab’s usability and job order preparation time. This software upgrade will also help further the reliability and lifetime of the machine.

Chromira ProLab’s software now includes more features that allow owners to dictate the printing and production capacities of the machine. For instance, the machine is naturally set to produce larger runs of prints with the greatest efficiency and with the least amount of paper waste with its image nesting function (which has also been improved in this release). However, the option has been added to “free nest”, meaning that owners can now nest various sized prints, instead of all same sized prints, together. This allows them to print smaller jobs with even less paper waste. Other updates include: new motor firmware for improved motor operation and lifespan, add crop marks, increased PCC cutting accuracy, and improved self-diagnostics.

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 many software applications, including Kodak’s DP2 and ZBE’s WorkStream.

ZBE, Incorporated provides professional photo labs with state-of-the-art printing technology, in the form of its Chromira ProLab and roll-to-roll Chromira digital large-format printers. Labs utilizing the Chromira printers can be found all around the world.

ZBE, Incorporated is headquartered in Carpinteria, CA, USA and has been serving professional imaging needs with affordable and reliable high-quality products since 1980.

For further information about this product, please visit ZBE’s web site


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