Article Author :Ian Date : 21st Jul 2003 Comments :
With the increase in personal cameras and a large proportion of people now buying them, photo printing has become extremely popular. The printer of choice for most people to print digital photos, is of course a standard inkjet with some photo paper. These give decent results, and can sometimes come close to a professionally developed photograph, but it is costly, slow and not as good quality.
HiTi on the other hand, have a printer based on "Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer" technology - meaning that the printer will be able to produce continuous tone printing with a full 16.8 Million true colours... perfectly matched for a photo printer.
630PS Photo Printer
The 630PS photo printer is able to product a borderless 4" x 6" print with results directly comparable to those from a photography lab. The printer requires proprietary paper and film cartridges which are easily available online.
This is the most feature packed printer in the range, and is able to operate entirely without a PC. Compact Flash and Smartmedia ports are included on the front of the printer to cater for mainstream digital cameras using these cards. A hi-res LCD display is built into the controller to navigate the GUI and browse the images straight from the memory card.
Prints 4" x 6" Photos
100 seconds printing time
300 x 300 dpi
Continuous tone dye sublimation printing
Compact Flash and Smartmedia ports
1.6" Colour LCD monitor
Dimensions : 218 x 210 x 140 mm
Weight : 3800g
Software is Windows 98/NT/ME/XP/2000 compatible
At first, the 300 x 300 dpi resolution may not appear to be very high, but this is not comparable to an inkjet resolution and is far superior to any consumer inkjet available. According to HiTi, the comparable resolution is 4800 dpi from an inkjet printer on photo paper!
630PS Photo Printer
Installation CD (including Photo Desiree software)
10 Print starter pack
HiTi bundle the minimum necessary to get going, along with a small sample pack to get started on printing.