DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation

DNP’s Hot Folder Print Utility

DNP’s Hot Folder Print (HFP) Utility v2.3 is an improved version of this robust yet easy-to-use utility to enable printing on DNP's dye-sublimation photo printers.


When a compatible image file is copied into a monitored folder it is sent to an attached printer for output.   Each monitored file folder has a simple name such as 4 x 6, 5 x 7, 6 x 8, 8 x 10, 8 x 12, etc. that refers to the output size that will be produced.   HFP prints a single copy of each image and then moves the image file to an archive folder.  Archive folders are created automatically for each day that HFP is utilized.

HFP allows users to control color settings including Auto Correction, RGB, Gamma, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, and Sharpness. Utilize individual channel control or move channels together. Quickly revert to default settings.

HFP allows users to control color settings.
Capture that special moment!

HFP supports adding borders to images before printing. Borders can be added using the built-in border utility accessed through the Admin menu. From here, the user can import and edit borders, and then save them to the folder that corresponds to the desired output size.

And then add a custom border!

HFP supports DS620A, DS820A, DS40, DS80, DS-RX1HS/DS-RX1HS, and DS80DX printers. HFP operates in a one-to-many printing mode. This means that if two or more printers loaded with compatible media are connected to the system, prints will be distributed to each of them in order to complete your job in the shortest time possible .


Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32 or 64 bit)
.NET Version 4.5
2GB RAM or greater
1024×768 video resolution or greater
200 MB of free disk space plus additional space for photo archival, depending on usage

Printers(sold separately)


Print Sizes (inches)

DS620A 3.5x5, 4x6, 5x7, 6x8, 6x16, 6x20
DS40 3.5x5, 4x6, 5x7, 6x8
DS80 4x6, 5x7, 6x8, 6x9, 8x8, 8x10, 8x12
DS-RX1/DS-RX1HS 3.5x5, 4x6, 5x7, 6x8
DS80DX 4x6, 5x7, 6x8, 6x9, 8x8, 8x10, 8x10 duplex, 8x12, 8x12 duplex

 Key Features
New in v2.3!
  • More flexible color profile assignment
  • Increased reliability when using multiple printers
  • Improved handling of low media situations when printing panoramas

    • Print using filesystem folders or easy-to-navigate user interface
    • Supports up to 4 DNP printers simultaneously
    • Monitor remaining media and printer status
    • Standard print sizes for DS620A, DS820A, DS40, DS-RX1HS, DS80, and DS80DX
    • Panoramic print sizes for DS620A and DS820A
    • Duplex print sizes for DS80DX
    • Specify color profiles, color adjustments, resolution, and number of copies
    • Glossy, matte, fine matte, and luster finish types (depending on printer capabilities)
    • Automatic digital archiving of printed photos
    • Ability to add custom borders