The HiTi S420 Dye Sub Printer; Compact Printer Handles Many Inputs For 4x6 Prints And More Page 2
Hi-Res For A Dye Sub
Full 4x6 prints are clean, brisk, and colorful on the glossy paper included
with the test package sent. From start to finish each takes less than a minute
and a half to go through the three-pass printing process. Skin tones are true,
and even very colorful images with contrast present a very good tone and resolution.
The stated res of the printer is 403dpi, which for a dye sub is very good and,
according to the maker, equals about 6400dpi on an inkjet. In short, I had no
complaint with print quality.
Setup is quite easy--all you need do is use the accompanying CD to load the print driver, follow instructions on the print and ink ribbon packages to load the media and off you go. The unit takes very little space on the desktop. One thing that does need work is the printed instruction manual, which takes time to figure out, but that at least points you in the right direction. On another less than positive note, I would not use this printer to create black and white images. The composite monochrome created by the color ribbons is at best passable.
Index Print Capability
In all, the HiTi S420 is great for making handout snapshot-size prints with
very good color and clarity and an excellent index print maker for images directly
off a memory card. Its ability to take numerous inputs makes it extremely versatile,
and the speed and simplicity of operation present no hurdles to getting the
most from it.
For more information, contact HiTi Digital America, Inc., 285 S. Dupont Ave., Ste. #104, Ontario, CA 91761; (909) 974-0099; www.hitidigital.com.