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Hi-Touch Imaging Technologies' logo. Click here to visit the Hi-Touch Imaging website! Booth Report: Hi-Touch Imaging
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 19:50 EST)

On the booth of Hi-Touch Imaging Technologies this year, we saw an impressively wide range of dye diffusion thermal transfer printers, including one model that offered the rather unusual ability to print a true, reflective (shiny) gold color.

We're not sure exactly how useful the average user would find this ability to be, but it certainly offered the ability to add an interesting (and very eyecatching) touch to photo prints, and we can't remember seeing a consumer printer that offered this feature before. Also new was the FotoDazzle S300, a stylish-looking 4" x 6" 300dpi CMY printer that we wouldn't mind seeing on our own desk. It has to be one of the most handsome-looking printers we've seen recently, and while print quality is what matters most, we certainly wouldn't mind seeing more printers moving away from the standard single-color, boxy designs that most seem to be offered in...

HiTi also had reason to be proud, as the company's 730PS and 641PS photo printers were selected as the winners of the 5" x 7" and 4" x 6" print categories of this year's DIMA Digital Printer Shoot-Out at the show.

Hi-Touch Imaging Booth
 Booth shot  Booth shot
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Hi-Touch Imaging Products
HiTi Photo Printer 730PS
HiTi Photo Printer 730PS
Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer
301 x 301dpi
8-bit CMY (16.7 mil colors)
6" x 8" print in 70 sec.
 730PS shot at 1:2 with [a]
HiTi Photo Printer FotoDazzle S300
HiTi Photo Printer FotoDazzle S300
Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer
300 x 300dpi
8-bit CMY (16.7 mil colors)
4" x 6" print in 50 sec.
 FotoDazzle.S300 shot at 2:2 with [b]
HiTi Photo Printer 640GALA
HiTi Photo Printer 640GALA
Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer
403 x 403dpi
8-bit CMY (16.7 mil colors)
4" x 6" print in 75sec.
 640.Gala shot at 3:2 with [c]
HiTi Photo Printer 730GALA
HiTi Photo Printer 730GALA
Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer
301 x 301dpi
8-bit CMY (16.7 mil colors)
6" x 8" print in 70 sec.
 730.Gala shot at 4:2 with [d]
HiTi Photo Printer 640Gold
HiTi Photo Printer 640 Gold
Color photo printer
Able to print true gold color
Exact specifications unknown
 640.Gold shot at 5:2 with [e]
HiTi Photo Printer PhotoShuttle
HiTi Photo Printer PhotoShuttle
Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer
310 x 310dpi
8-bit CMY (16.7 mil colors)
4" x 6" print in 45 sec.
 PhotoShuttle shot at 6:2 with [f]
HiTi Photo Printer 631PS
HiTi Photo Printer 631PS
Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer
403 x 403dpi
8-bit CMY (16.7 mil colors)
4" x 6" print in 110 sec.
 631.PS shot at 7:2 with [g]
HiTi Photo Printer 641PS LinkPrint
HiTi Photo Printer 641PS LinkPrint
Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer
403 x 403dpi
8-bit CMY (16.7 mil colors)
4" x 6" print in 75 sec.
 641.PS.LinkPrint shot at 8:2 with [h]
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