HiTi Photo Printers - 630PS
The HiTi 630PS has now been superseded by the 631PS
The HiTi 630PS has now been superseded by the 631PS which is the third model in the HiTi photo printer range. It is also the first model in the range that can be used stand alone without the need for a PC. Quality is every bit as good as the more expensive printers, even the top of the range 730PS prints at the same 300dpi resolution (equiv, to 4800 dpi inkjet printer). The 630PS and 631PS look identical that's because the only difference is in the type of memory card that can be used in them. The 630PS has been superseded by the 631PS and all media is totally interchangeable between the models.
The 6x4 prints are not only borderless but are waterproof and fingerprint resistant, the special paper used is almost tear proof ensuring that your photo quality prints stay that way. Prints can be either Gloss or Matt finish and this can be selected using the easy to use Photo Desiree software. This software can be downloaded here for you to try before purchase if required.
As with all HiTi Photo Printers the quality is superb, with the ability to print 16.77 million true colours, it's no wonder that some professional photographers use HiTi photo printers instead of conventional photo labs!
Using the 630PS without a PC is simplicity itself. There are two slots on the right hand side of the front of the unit that can accept either smartmedia or compactflash card. Multimedia, Secure Digital, Xd, Memorystick can also be used with an additional adapter(s).
Once the memory card is installed in the printer, images can be selected using the hand controller on the left hand side of the unit. This controller has a built in LCD screen which allows you to select which pictures you wish to print and how you wish to print them. If you camera supports DPOF, you can select the pictures to print on your camera by simply pressing a few buttons on the 630PS - the appropriate images will then be printed.
Print Speed while still very respectable is not the fastest in the range with a 6x4 print taking 130 seconds (2 mins 10 seconds) to print. This is still faster than a lot of Inkjet Photo Printers.
The HiTi 640PS is the next model up providing:
- an improved print speed of only 45 seconds per print.
- The ability to use the Monochrome KO ribbon and paper
- Slightly different colour and styling.
- A print resolution of 400dpi (6400 eqiv Inkjet).
- In Built support for MultiMedia, Secure Digital & Memorystick
Although the 630PS does not support the monochrome KO photo kit, it is still possible to print pictures in monochrome using the standard colour ribbon. If you are planning to do lots of monochrome images you may wish to choose the Photoshuttle which fully supports the monochrome KO kit.
A carry case is available as an optional extra if you want to carry your printer around. The unit is compact at 8.6 x 8.3 x 5.5 inches (21.8cm x 21cm x 14cm) and so will fit on even the smallest of desks. The printers only weighs 5.5lbs (2.5kgs) The 630PS is powered from the mains and will operate from 110-240vac 50/60 hz with a typical maximum power consumption of 300 watts when printing, this is much less when in idle mode.
Connection to your PC is via USB cable (supplied).
Print Costs: 30p (inc vat!) per 6x4 print, much cheaper than the High Street Digital Print Booths.
Hi-Touch 6x4 Ribbon & Paper Pack YMCO - 50 Sheets
Hi-Touch 6x4 Sticker Paper 4x4 - 50 Sheets
Hi-Touch 6x4 Sticker Paper 4x2x4 - 50 Sheets
Hi-Touch 6x4 Sticker Paper Combo - 2x25 Sheets
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