Article Author :Ian Date : 20th Sep 2003 Comments :
Hi-Ti had only recently released the 630PS printer, and now hot on the heels of it, follows the 640PS printer. This new version features some aesthetic and technological upgrades over its predecessor, and takes its place as a seriously high-end consumer photo printer.
Hi-Ti 640PS Photo Printer
The 640PS offers quite a few advantages over the 630PS, as it will accept CF/MS/SD/MMC/SM/Micro Drive cards, print at a 33% higher resolution (403x403 dpi) and even offers a per page speed increase to 75 seconds. The unit now comes in a very attractive metallic blue colour, and is more curvaceous than its sibling.
The 640PS uses the same paper and film cartridge as the previous 630PS, meaning that availability of the media should be quite high.
Prints 4" x 6" Photos
75 seconds printing time
403 x 403 dpi
Continuous tone dye sublimation printing
Smartmedia, CompactFlash Type I & II, Memory Stick, Secure Digital, Multimedia Card and MicroDrive ports
1.6" Colour LCD monitor
Dimensions : 224 x 210 x 140 mm
Weight : 4000g
Software is Windows 98/NT/ME/XP/2000 compatible
The main specification point about this printer is its 403x403dpi resolution, which is almost unheard of for consumer level printers - and compares well with professional photo printers.
The support for virtually all media cards is also a huge improvement on 630PS, as almost any media card will be accepted and read by the printer. Again, this PS model includes the built in computer/LCD controller - which allows for basic photo editing and manipulation without the use of a PC.
640PS Photo Printer
Installation CD (including Photo Desiree software)
10 Print starter pack
The bundle is the same as the previous 630PS offering, and although it includes everything needed, it would have been nice to see a few more printer sheets included. You get 8 sheets of 6x4 paper and one of each of the types of sticker sheets - double this number would have been ideal.