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ah30k Mar 24, 2004 11:14 AM

300 vs 400 - Noticable?
Has anyone had the opportunity to look at a 300 dpi next to a 400 dpi dye-sub print (ie the HiTi 640 4x6 print vs the 730 4x6 print)? Can you tell the difference?

The one place that I can see a potential impact is with text overlayed on the image. Then again, maybe not?


gooddog Apr 3, 2004 12:17 AM

You can tell at about 15X magnification. I put two pictures under the microscope at work.
To the naked eye, the Hiti 630 and 640 pictures are indistinguishable.

gibsonpd3620 Apr 3, 2004 8:10 PM

I have owned the 630 and 640 and could tell no difference between the output of the two printers.

Stan C. Apr 15, 2004 8:28 AM

So I guess the 730 is the best of both worlds? Picture quality would be equal to the 640 and you have the flexibility of different size prints.

Getting ready to buy a printer!!!

ah30k Apr 15, 2004 3:55 PM

That was my very reason for asking this question. IF the lower resolution is imperceptable, the 730 seems like it would be worth the extra costs.

Stan C. Apr 15, 2004 5:25 PM

I agree. I am going to order a 730 !

avich Jun 26, 2004 9:50 PM

Let me do some math: :idea:

301dpi*4"=1204 pixels, 301*6=1806, 1.204*1.806=2.17 Mpix

403dpi*4"=1612 pixels, 403*6=2418, 1.612*2.418=3.89 Mpix.

Am I correct, and we can only find the difference between 2 Mpix print and 4 Mpix print under 15x magnification? :-)

What a relief - I was looking at 8 Mpix cameras to replace my old Minolta s404 :shock:

By the way - did anyone play with that "magic coating" - transparent printing on the coating layer? What if we makesome foreground areas glossy andthe rest of pictureleavematt?

gooddog Jun 29, 2004 9:25 AM

Sort of...
2 and 4 MP will look identical to the naked eye when printed at 4X6 inches. Bigger prints are where the differences show up.


avich Jun 29, 2004 11:23 AM

Then I'll continue with math. :-)

That'show big the 4 Mpix print should be to look better than 2Mpix:

15x4" by 15x6" is 60" by 90". Either my math is wrong, or 2x or so magnification should be enough to see the difference between those prints.

Sorry for being picky, it comes naturally :-)



maw Aug 18, 2004 9:59 AM

It looks as if the Hi-Ti 730 might be the way to go. What are the differences between the 640PS and 640GALA?

Thanks in advance,


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