A6 Analog Color Printer
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The UP-25MD is a high-quality printer designed for medical applications. It features a variety of analog video inputs for standard definition as well as high definition signals, and is compatible with a wide range of medical imaging devices.

The printer's photo-quality dye sublimation technology ensures that prints are durable and long-lasting. It is compatible with our traditional UPC-21S and UPC-21L media series. It seals and protects printed images against environmental hazards. Colors can be adjusted using RGB or HSV color spaces to match monitor output and to optimize color reproduction accuracy.


Dye Sublimation printing

Dye Sublimation printing is an ideal technology for making high quality, accurate photographic prints. The richly saturated images created by this printer are extremely stable and have a very long life-time: ideal for archiving with surgical reports.

Analog inputs

The UP-25MD accepts analog signals from a very wide range of medical equipment. A choice of Composite, S-Video and Component (SD and HD) inputs provides a high degree of compatibility with medical imaging devices.

Choice of self-laminating and standard media

The UP-25MD accepts two sizes of media (126 x 96mm and 96 x 72mm) in both standard and self-laminating versions. The laminating media provides an extra barrier to protect the print from humidity, spills, finger marks and scratches. It also improves the appearance of the prints.

Color adjustment

As well as the normal lighter/darker and RGB adjustment, the UP-25MD also features HSV, for more detailed image manipulation and correction. HSV (hue, saturation and value) will, for example, allow users to boost or reduce the intensity of a single color, without affecting the overall color balance of the image. Color settings can be stored for later use.

User friendly controls and front loading

User controls and access for media replacement are available on the front panel, making it possible to fit the device into compact spaces, where only the front is visible.

Designed to fit on endoscopic trolleys

The footprint of the UP-25MD is optimized to allow installation on standard endoscopic trolleys. The feet supporting the printer are in exactly the same position as previous models, making it easy to upgrade.

Predictable print costs

Each print uses exactly the same quantity of ribbon and paper, so users can budget precisely for media costs. This also means that paper and print consumables are always changed at the same time, resulting in a major saving in maintenance tasks.

Compliance with medical standards

This product is distributed to the US and EU as a medical device and satisfies product safety standards (e.g. IEC 60601-1).
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Generic Specifications
Printing method
Dye sublimation thermal transfer
423 dpi
256 levels (8 bits) each for Yellow, Cyan, Magenta
Picture elements
UP-21L/24LA: 2,132 x 1,600 dots
UP-21S/24SA: 1,600 x 1,260 dots
Picture area
UP-21L/24LA: 127.9 x 96.0 mm (5 1/8 x 3 3/4 inches)
UP-21S/24SA: 96.0 x 75.6 mm (3 3/4 x 3 inches)
Printing time*
UP-21L: Approx. 29 sec
UP-21S: Approx. 19 sec
UP-24LA: Approx. 36 sec
UP-24SA: Approx. 25 sec
TV system
Select from NTSC/PAL signal system (using NTSC/PAL switch)
HDTV IN/OUT signals
1080i/59.94i, 1080/50i (2:1 interlace)
720/59.94p, 720/50p (progressive)
Paper tray capacity
L size: max. 50 sheets
S size: max. 80 sheets
RGB/Y/Pb/Pr (BNC) (×3): 0.7 Vp-p
SYNC ON G: 0.3 Vp-p, sync negative
SYNC (BNC) (×1): 0.3 to 4 Vp-p, sync negative
S VIDEO (4-pin mini-DIN) (×1):
Y: 1 Vp-p, sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p (NTSC), 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
VIDEO (BNC) (×1) : 1 Vp-p, sync negative
Control connectors
REMOTE 1: special mini jack (×1) for RM-5500 Remote Control Unit (not supplied)
REMOTE 2 (automatic printing connector)
: Stereo mini jack: (×1) for optional RM-91 Remote Control Unit or FS-24 Foot Switch
RS-232C (Computer control interface)
: D-sub 25-pin connector (×1)
Power requirements
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60Hz
Input current
1.7 A to 1.0 A
Operating temperature
5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Operating humidity
20% to 80% (no condensation allowed)
Storage and transport temperature
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Storage and transport humidity
20% to 80% (no condensation allowed)
212 (W) x 98 (H) x 398 (D) mm, (8 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 15 5/8 inches)
5.7 kg (12 lb 6 oz)
* Measured in high-speed mode when using the UPC-21S Color Printing Pack (excluding data transfer time)
Supplied Accessories
CD-ROM (Operating Instructions (PDF) 21 languages)
Before Using this Printer (21 languages)
Paper Tray
Cleaning Cartridge

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