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Dear Tim

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/portable-printer
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2389136,00.asp
http://www.woosim.com/english/00_main/main.jsp


Requirement
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Photo image/s captured on the digital camera device has to be taken a hard copy immediately on paper roll.

1. Can Digital Camera's interface with portable printers via a USB interface cable suffice the above requirement ?. Print button on the digital camera will allow the selected image/s to print on the portable printers.

2. Are there cameras available which have a inbuilt printing facility ?.

i.e. Without connecting to a portable printer, a outlet mechanism for the camera where photo image hard copy will be available (laser printer technology) through the outlet mechanism for the selected photo image ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
Good morning from Canada! Wow what a great question.
There are instant printers available for digital cameras such as the Polaroid GL10 and there is the AXIO TIP 521 camera that also has the printer built in. Kodak also has in line of Easyshare cameras with a docking station that charges your camera and prints pictures.
Just go onto Google and type in "digital cameras with instant prints" and you will find lots of links.
Kodak also makes some commercial printers that are available at drug stores or Walmarts and they are known as Kodak Picture Makers. They offer all kinds of options including printing from your camera using a cable or Bluetooth wireless. *NOTE The Bluetooth only works with some cameras because the camera makers don't want you to use these machines to print pictures, they want you to go to their websites*
So, yes you can get instant prints and there are lots of choices.
Have fun, shoot lots and laugh often
Tim #the husband#

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Tim Hrabia

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Picture quality problems and ideas for shooting great pictures.

Experience

I have had my own darkroom since i was 14 and have developed color, black and white and Cibachrome prints from slides. I currently manage a department store photo lab and was a professional photographer for 8 years. I have shot weddings, boudoir, drag racing, rodeos and photojounalism. I have worked for 15 years with Fuji and Noritsu processors.

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Northern Images photographers

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Several wedding photography seminars and photofinishing training seminars with Fuji and Noritsu.

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