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Old Nov 22, 2002, 11:20 PM   #1
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Just finished using and reviewing yet another new HiTi dye sub printer. This times it's the new PhotoShuttle, a very speedy little 4x6" personal printer. Same low $0.40/print cost as the 630PS.

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Old Nov 23, 2002, 2:40 AM   #2
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Default HiTi 630PS vs PhotoShuttle - which one?

Steve, would you be so kind as to point out the differences in these two printers? From your reviews, I gather the PhotoShuttle is faster and the 630PS has more controls. Can the cartridges be changed out when halfway exhausted, so you can print stickers, for example? Do you think the controls on the 630PS are worth the extra time it takes? Thanks in advance for your reply.
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Default I was wondering something similar...

I was going to buy this for a friend and the 630ps looks like the one because of the controls off printer - since she is not a geek like me. They are priced about the same and if all the difference concerns speed, then I like the 630ps. Also, some people talked about a greenish/blueish tint - hmmm. Well, if anyone has thoughts, let me know.
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Old Dec 1, 2002, 12:59 AM   #4
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In comparison the Sony 25-print pack costs $19.95, twice the price per print at $0.80. Even inkjet printers are more expensive, here's a breakdown of their per print costs: HP PhotoSmart 100 $0.83, HP Deskjet 990cxi $0.88, Epson Stylus Photo 890 $0.88 and Canon BJC-8200 $0.86. (Per print costs calculated by the cost of ink cartridges and photo paper used to produce an equivalent number of 4" x 6" photo prints.) And those inkjet prints have no water or UV resistant qualities.


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INteresting I didnt realise inkjets were so expensive. I wonder how the new HP printers fair on this test. Also the epson does have UV resistance in thier ink and paper combined if you use the Heavywieght paper.
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I guess Steve is refering to 4x6 prints.

For 8x10's ($19.99 for 100 sheets of Epson heavyweight glossy Photo paper at Costo), and HP78 high-capacity cartridge (also $49.99 at Costco), it's more like $0.70/8x10 for the PhotoSmart (even slightly lower since the same high-capacity cartridge can print over 140 8x10's!).

--> That works out to $0.35 per 4x5 if you are willing to cut the picture in half... But then like Steve said you have no water or UV resistant qualities! and @ $0.40/print the HiTi is definetly worth it for their convenience...(there's one under my X-mas tree)
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Steve, would you be so kind as to point out the differences in these two printers? From your reviews, I gather the PhotoShuttle is faster and the 630PS has more controls. Can the cartridges be changed out when halfway exhausted, so you can print stickers, for example? Do you think the controls on the 630PS are worth the extra time it takes? Thanks in advance for your reply.
The Photo Shuttle is faster but it's strictly a PC printer, it must be connected to a PC to print.

The 630PS can be used in standalone mode with CF or SM memory cards. There is a limit to its standalone printing capabilities though, it's around 3-megapixels maximum. Larger images can be printed but it must be via the PC and USB cable.

There are no "cartridges" so to speak, there is the CMYO (cyan, magenta, yellow, overcoat) ribbon and the paper media. You can use the same ribbon with the various types of paper or sticker sheets.

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Old Dec 10, 2002, 8:55 AM   #7
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Thanks, Steve!
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My HiTi 630PS arrived and is under the Christmas tree. I shot the pics with my C4040 in HQ mode and inserted the sm in the printer and started printing, WOW what an output. I printed only two pics for testing only and then the wife made me pack it back in the box. I print most of my pics with an HP 5550 and have always been very pleased with the pics. The HiTi 630PS pics are superior to the HP pics.
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gibsonpd3620 You lucky dude...

Now I have to sneak down at night and try this baby out! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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What did you think of your HiTi printer?

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