Hi and thanks for reply.
A small update.
Did more searching on www last night and found this expensive beast:
Not a dye sub printer, but a "Thermal Transfer" printer it is....
The Fuji Pictography 4500 which can handle paper sizes from 4" x 6" up to 11" x 17".... but the price is a little more than I could afford. Approx. $6600.
There is a user review here:http://www.epinions.com/content_197193862788
Then I found this interesting technology... read about the The Fujix NC-500 Thermo-Autochrome printer here:http://www.epi-centre.com/reports/9601cs.html
I might be wrong but it might be that Fuji have ditched this technology because I cannot find anything about it on Fuji's site.
must definitely improve their site... very bad designed site, hard to find products there)
Then I found this nice FujiFilm ASK4000 Dye Sub printer but only 8" X 10".
Nice res though 300 X 600 dpi (wow) and uses only 40 sec on each print.
But so far no A3 Dye Sub printer. Wonder why. If it was produced I would definitely want such a printer before an inkjet.