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HiTi 730Gala from Hi-Touch Technologies
The HiTi 730Gala is a specialist version of the 730PS. Check below for the important differences.
The HiTi 730Gala is the most expensive of the range HiTi Photo printer. It is capable of printing three different sizes of prints: 6x4, 7x5 and 8x6 (A5).
This printer can operate stand alone or with a PC or Mac.
Important differences between a 730PS & 730Gala
Although the 730Gala appears to be the top of the range model it is not the most popular. It has the same superb quality of the other 730 models but also has the option to use remote templating without the need of a computer.
This means that you can create a templates or overlay using special software (supplied) and store this on a compactflash card, the printer can then be instructed to use this overlay on every photo that is printed. This allows powerful overprint capability without the need for a PC.
The downside to this is that some functionality is lost when compared to a 730PS, namely ID photo printing and the ability to print onto stickers, although this can still be done from a PC). More information on the templating facility
The 730Gala prints at the same 300dpi resolution as the rest of the 730 series (equiv, to 4800 dpi inkjet printer) and the results are still stunning! This model is the choice of many professional photographers that want to print the larger 7x5 and 8x6 sizes
The 730Gala's greatest strength over other 730 series models is its ability to allow you to make and use custom templates. A custom template is made on your PC using the HiTi GalaDésirée software that is included with this printer and can be used to display a company logo, name or signiture or anything on your photo, even in stand-alone mode. The 730Gala will allow you to superimpose any saved templates straight onto the photos you have selected to print.
With the 730Gala's flexible template functions and printout formats, event photos can be realistically presented. The HiTi 730GALA will allow Professional Photographers to create photos with templates without the need for a pc.
The 730Gala will print a 6x4 photo in only 45 seconds! which is significantly faster than the smaller 630PS which takes 130 seconds (2 mins 10 seconds) to print the same photo. At either print speed this is still faster than a lot of Inkjet Photo Printers.
Although the 730Gala does not currently support the monochrome KO photo kit, it is still possible to print pictures in monochrome using the standard colour ribbon.
The 730Gala supports CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MultiMedia, Secure Digital, MicroDrive and Memorystick memory. xD memory can also be used with an additional adapter.
The photo prints are not only borderless but are waterproof, UV and fingerprint resistant, the special paper used is almost tear proof ensuring that your photo quality prints stay that way. Prints can be either Gloss or Matt finish and this can be selected using the easy to use Photo Desiree software. This software can be downloaded here for you to try before purchase if required.
As with all HiTi Photo Printers the quality is superb, with the ability to print 16.77 million true colours, it's no wonder that some professional photographers use HiTi photo printers instead of conventional photo labs!
Other 730 Series Models: 730PL, 730PS
Using the 730Gala stand alone without a PC is simplicity itself. There are two slots on the right hand side of the front of the unit that can accept either smartmedia, compactflash card, Multimedia, Secure Digital & Memorystick. Xd memory can also be used with an additional adapter.
Once the memory card is installed in the printer, images can be selected using the hand controller on the left hand side of the unit. This controller has a built in LCD screen which allows you to select which pictures you wish to print and how you wish to print them.
If your camera supports DPOF, you can select the pictures to print on your camera by simply pressing a few buttons on the 730Gala - the appropriate images will then be printed.
When printing different sized images, you will need to change the paper and ribbon. Additional paper trays are available as an option should you wish to keep your different sized paper securely in a tray ready for printing. Changing the ribbon only takes a few seconds making the process quick and easy.
Click Here to view a video (1.78mb) showing how easy it is to change the ribbon.
• A re-sealable bag is provided with each ribbon / paper kit for safe storage.
A quality dustcover for the 730 series is now available and will keep your printer looking like new.
A carry case is now available for the 730 Series in response to demand from customers who wish to protect their equipment investment.
Note: The 600 series carry case is not suitable for the 730PS.
The unit is still compact at 13.4.8 x 11 x 8.7 inches (34cm x 28cm x 22cm) and so will fit on even the smallest of desks. The printers only weighs 13.7lbs (6.5kgs) The 730Gala is powered from the mains and will operate from 110-240vac 50/60 hz with a typical maximum power consumption of 300 watts when printing, this is much less when in idle mode. An optional 12v inverter is available to allow operation from a 12v source e.g. car or boat.
Connection to your PC is via USB cable (supplied) The 730Gala is also compatibility with Mac OS X 10.2 or Above (Driver Downloadable)
Intel Pentium PC / Mac PowerPC G3 or Above.
Mac Driver and Installation Details are available here.
Print Costs: 30p (inc vat!) per 6x4 print, 50p per 7x5 print & 70p per 8x6 print, still much cheaper than the High Street Digital Print Booths.
Hi-Touch 6x4 Ribbon & Paper Pack YMCO - 60 Sheets
Hi-Touch 7x5 Ribbon & Paper Pack YMCO - 30 Sheets
Hi-Touch 8x6 Ribbon & Paper Pack YMCO - 30 Sheets
Hi-Touch 6x4 Sticker Paper 1x1 - 60 Sheets
Hi-Touch 6x4 Sticker Paper 4x4 - 60 Sheets
Hi-Touch 6x4 Sticker Paper 4x2x4 - 60 Sheets
Hi-Touch 6x4 Sticker Paper Combo - 2x30 Sheets
Hi-Touch 7x5 Sticker Paper 1x1 - 30 Sheets
Hi-Touch 7x5 Sticker Paper CD Label Kit - 30 Sheets
Hi-Touch 8x6 Sticker Paper 1x1 - 30 Sheets