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A6 Analog and Digital Black and White Thermal Printer

High speed, high quality black & white printing of medical images in a compact space-saving footprint with analogue and digital inputs
The UP-X898MD is a compact A6 medical grade black and white digital printer that can accept analogue video as well as PC-friendly digital USB signal inputs.

It’s designed to be integrated into a wide range of compatible medical imaging environments such as digital ultrasound systems, mobile C-arms or cardiac catheterisation laboratory. The high quality thermal print engine can produce hard copy prints of still images captured by these systems for use in patient records and referrals. For even greater convenience, printed still images can also be stored to a connected USB flash drive.

(Please note that images printed from the UP-X898MD are not to be used for diagnosis).

The UP-X898MD is a successor to the popular Sony UP-897 series of medical printers. Redesigned and upgraded, it offers several operational and ergonomic enhancements while retaining the same space-saving footprint and easy integration into medical carts. Usability is further enhanced by an enlarged LCD display panel and joystick for intuitive menu navigation.

Capable of delivering high-quality black & white prints in under two seconds. Advanced thermal printing technology delivers near-photo quality results using widely available print media.


High print quality
Advanced thermal printing technology enables photo-quality black & white prints with a high resolution up to approximately 325 dpi and gray levels up to 256 steps.

Hybrid operation with analog and digital inputs
A choice of analog composite video and PC-friendly digital USB inputs allows flexible use with a wide range of modality devices.

Compact, space-saving design
Measuring 88mm (H) x 154 mm (W) x 240 mm (D), the UP-X898MD has the same space-saving design as the UP-897MD for easy, flexible integration into medical carts.

Hard copy reference of print settings
For convenient reference, selected settings (Brightness, Contrast, Gamma and Sharpness) can optionally be printed in a blank space on the print paper.

Wide PC compatibility
For maximum flexibility, a wide range of PC drivers are provided for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 (32/64bit).

Quick guide print
Quick instruction guides for different print operations can be selected via the front control panel. They can be printed out for easy reference without needing to refer to the user manual.* *English only.

Compliance with Medical Safety Standards
This product is distributed to the US and EU as a medical device and satisfies product safety standards (e.g. IEC 60601-1).

A6 prints in less than two seconds
While operating in high speed mode, the UP-X898MD can produce A6-size prints in approximately 1.9 seconds (when used with UPP-110HG or UPP-110S print media).

Store pictures on a USB flash drive
The UP-X898MD can automatically store printed images from both USB and Video inputs onto a connected USB storage device.

Enhanced operability
Building on the success of the popular UP-897MD, the UP-X898MD features an enlarged LCD panel that displays printer settings, selected paper type and advisory messages. An intuitive joystick control allows speedy menu navigation, while the new Auto Lock mode prevents unintentional changes to print settings.

Uses widely available print media
Sony offers a choice of three high quality, widely available A6 thermal print media types to meet the needs of different applications. Choose from the UPP-110HD, UPP-110S, or the UPP-110HG High Glossy Printing Paper that produces glossy, long-lasting near-photo quality prints.

General Specifications


Printing Method

Direct thermal printing


325 dpi


8 bits (256 levels) processing

Picture Elements

Digital: 4096 x 1280 dots
Video NTSC: 720 x 504 dots
Video PAL: 720 x 604 dots

Picture Area

Digital: 320 x 100 mm/12 5/8 x 3 7/8 inch (Max)
STD Video NTSC: 94 x 73 mm, Video PAL: 94 x 71 mm (WIDE1)
SIDE Video-NTSC: 124 x 96 mm, Video-PAL: 127 x 96 mm (WIDE1)

Paper Size

  Paper width of 110 mm (4 3/8 inches)

Printing Time

High-speed mode:
Approx. 1.9 seconds/image (at standard setting)
Normal speed mode:
Approx. 3.3 seconds/image (at standard setting)

Picture Memory

Digital: 4,096 x 1,280 x 8 (bit)
Video: 10 frame memories (850 k x 8 bits per frame)


USB terminal (type A) for USB flash drive (X1)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) (x1)
VIDEO INPUT: BNC type (x1)
NTSC or PAL composite video signals
1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms (NTSC/PAL automatically discriminated)
VIDEO OUTPUT: BNC type (x1) Loop-through
REMOTE: Stereo mini jack (x1)

Printer Driver Software

Microsoft Windows XP 32/64, Vista 32/64, 7 32/64, 8 32/64

Power Requirements

AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz

Input Current

  1.3 A to 0.6 A

Operating Temperature

5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°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)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

154 x 88 x 240 mm (6 1/6 x 3 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches)


2.5 kg (5 lb 8 oz)

Supplied Accessories

Thermal head cleaning sheet (1), CD-ROM (1), Before Using this Printer (1), Service Contact List (1), USB Flash Drive Ex. Cable, Print media (UPP-110HG)



Sony UP-X898MD

  • Brand: Sony Medical
  • Product Code: UP-X898MD
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
  • $795.00

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