HiTi Photo Printers - HiTi 640Gala
Extra dpi with this model from the range of Hi-Touch HiTi Dye Sublimation Photo Printers.
The HiTi 640Gala is the fifth model in the HiTi photo printer range. It is very similiar to the 640PS; however, there are some subtle differences.
The 640Gala is 400dpi instead of 300dpi. Print quality is even better than all other models in the range; however, you have to look really close to notice any differences. Given that the top of the range 730PS prints at the 300dpi resolution (equiv, to 4800 dpi inkjet printer) on 8x6 paper and the results are stunning; the extra 100dpi of the 640PS may not be noticable on a 6x4 print.
With the 640Gala's flexible template functions and printout formats, event photos can be realistically presented. The HiTi 640Gala will allow Professional Photographers to create photos with templates without the need for a PC.
The 640Gala will print a 6x4 photo in only 45 seconds! which is significantly faster than the 630PS which takes 130 seconds (2 mins 10 seconds) to print the same photo. At either print speed this is still faster than a lot of Inkjet Photo Printers. The HiTi 730PS is the next model in the range and provides the ability to print not only 6x4, but 7x5 and 8x6 prints.
The 640Gala also supports the monochrome KO photo kit,which only the Photoshuttle and the 641PS support. All of the other models will however print pictures in monochrome using the standard colour ribbon. If you are planning to do lots of monochrome images you may wish use the monochome KO kit for best results.
The 640Gala also supports MultiMedia, Secure Digital and Memorystick memory in addition to the CompactFlash & Smartmedia that the 630PS supports. Xd memory can also be used via an additional adapter.
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 and 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 640Gala 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, compactflash card, Multimedia, Secure Digital & Memorystick. Xd memory can also be used with an additional adapter.
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 your camera supports DPOF, you can select the pictures to print on your camera by simply pressing a few buttons on the 640Gala - the appropriate images will then be printed.
A carry case is available as an optional extra if you want to carry your printer around. The unit is compact at 8.8 x 8.3 x 5.5 inches (22.4cm x 21cm x 14cm) and so will fit on even the smallest of desks. The printers only weighs 5.9lbs (2.7kgs) The 640Gala 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 Ribbon & Paper Pack KO - Monochrome - 75 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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