HiTi 640PS from Hi-Touch Technologies
The HiTi 640PS is ideal Home Photo Printing Solution offering superb 400dpi Photo Quality 6 x 4 Prints in your own Home.
The HiTi 640PS is the fourth model in the HiTi photo printer range. It is very similar to the 630PS, however, there are some subtle differences.
See the 640ps in action
The 640PS 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 still stunning, the extra 100dpi of the 640PS may not be noticable, especially on a 6x4 print!
The 640PS will print a 6x4 photo in only 75 seconds! this is significantly faster than the 631PS which takes 130 seconds (2mins and 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 also.
The 640PS also supports the monochrome KO photo kit, which only the Photoshuttle and the 640PS 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 to use the monochrome KO kit for best results.
The 640PS 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, 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 640PS 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 640PS - 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 printer only weighs 5.9lbs (2.7kgs). The 640PS is powered from the mains and will operate from 110-240vac at 50/60 hz with a typical maximum power consumption of 150 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.
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