I've received numerous emails from new owners of HiTi printers that we've
reviewed and I'm happy to report that the response has been totally positive.
They're thrilled by the performance and low cost of making their own "jumbo" prints
at home from their digital cameras. You can also find even more satisfied users
spreading the word on our
Discussion Forum about Dye Sub printers
. Dye sub printers users quickly discover
that their prints now look the same as their camera images. Color-matching is one of
the most difficult and misunderstood things in the computer world and the vast majority
of us are using uncalibrated monitors. This makes for a problem
when you color-correct your images to make them look good on the screen.
You soon find out that they don't look the same when printed on your
printer. The truth is that most digicams produce properly colored images and you don't
really need to mess around with that. What you need is a printer that will make prints
right from your memory card and requires no color adjustments.
HiTi has taken a good thing and made it even better with the release of their new 730PS
Photo Printer. You can now make 4 x 6", 5 x 7" and 6 x 8" size prints at home whenever
you want, with a minimum of fuss and it doesn't even require the use of your computer.
You can take your digicam and HiTi printer to parties or events and make prints right
there on the spot for family and friends. You can't beat the low cost of just 40¢
for 4 x 6" prints, and they're as permanent as conventional film prints. The prints you
make are waterproof, UV fade resistant and stand up well to a lot of handling thanks to
the protective overcoat. And you'll be amazed at how vivid and colorful your photos are
when printed on a dye sub type printer.
Some but not all of today's digicams offer a 3:2 aspect ratio mode. This is very useful
for making "perfect" 4 x 6" size prints that require no cropping. Unfortunately the vast
majority of the digicams produce only 4:3 aspect ratio images which match the height
and width of your computer screen. HiTi developed the larger format 6 x 8" print size to
directly address and solve this problem. You can now print gorgeous 6 x 8" prints and
not have to lose (crop) a single bit of your original image. And for those wanting to
make a standard film size enlargement there is the intermediate 5 x 7" size paper and
ribbon packs. Many of us have 5 x 7" photo frames on our desks and these prints are a
perfect match to that size.
The 730PS is a very versatile printer with its multiple paper sizes and computerless
capabilities. Speedwise the 730PS is no turtle, it cranks out 4 x 6" prints
in about a minute and it doesn't take too much longer than that to make a 6 x 8" print.
It can be easily connected to Windows and Mac computers and produces
absolutely stunning results from any photo or graphic application. If you want the
convenience of making your own photo prints at home I can't imagine a simpler or more
cost-effective way of doing it than with a dye sub printer. And if you don't need
the larger print sizes then check out HiTi's other 4x6" printers, they're all winners
in my book.
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