Most professional photo booths that print use a high-end dye-sublimation printer for their speed and low cost-per-print. A good dye-sublimation printer can print a 4x6 in less than 15 seconds! Some of them can also cut a 4x6 into two 2x6 prints.
Simple Booth apps support printing to AirPrint compatible printers. Because dye-sublimation printers are not AirPrint compatible, you'll need to introduce an extra program to give the printer AirPrint capabilities.
One of the few options available to accomplish this is wireless print server software for computers. When the printer is plugged into a laptop running the print server software, your printer will become AirPrint compatible.
We recommend a couple of programs you can use. Both of these programs include a free trial that we'd encourage you to test with your printer before making any purchases:
- For Mac: Printopia
- For PC: O'Print. Please note that O'Print is less reliable. If you need to use a PC for your print server, please use O'Print's trial before your event to ensure the software will work well with your printer.
We have instructions about the general process you'll go through to connect to either program in our help center. If you have trouble connecting, be sure to reference the print-server's support documentation, which will be more specific.
Please get in touch with our team if you're still unable to make the connection!