"Just wanted to pass on you some uses I have discovered for the printers. I am currently using the 640 DL and Photo Shuttle.I shoot professionally and I use them at events such as Balls, Proms, Weddings and related affairs to deliver instant photo's to the guests.All of my customers have been amazed at the results. I have also used them at school age sporting events.I photograph a child swinging the bat, and deliver the photo to his/her parents in 5 minutes.They love them.Keep up the good work."
Subject: Martial Arts Tournaments
I had just spent several thousand dollars buying computer equipment to enter into the digital world of photography and video. I spent many more hours deciding which printer to use for printing photographs. I was leaning towards the ink jet printers and their several thousand pixel resolutions when i came across a review of the 640PS. It seemed to good to be true, so I searched for and read several reviews of the product. Since I was also interested in doing 8 x 10 prints, I was somewhat reluctant to obtain the 640PS and then have to get another printer for larger prints. But an analysis of the cost per print, speed of the printers and the color accuracy made me go for the dye sublimination printers. The cost per print made me choose the HITI printers over the other dye sublimination competitors. Since the martial arts school my children attend was having a tournament,
I volunteered to take pictures and sell them at the tournament to raise money for the demonstration and tournament teams. It started innocent enough, first one child came with money in hands. Several minutes another one, then another, soon there was a line of adutlts that never ended until I ran out of paper (I only bought 100 sheets, not thinking I would use that up any time soon). I was asked by several other schools to come to their tournaments and perform the same service. So I bought a lot more paper and an additional Photo Shuttle for the speed and was still swamped by the requests for photos. Yet another tournament after that and I have requests to go out of state to perform the photo services because the quality of the service provided, to include the high quality of the photos. The printers are excellant, and I would recommend them to anyone doing event photography.
Integrating the prints and the competitor's medals with quality frames increases the profit margin and makes for some very happy customers. This has taken off so well, I have not had time to get into digital video yet.
Subject: My dye sub is better than the Fuji Frontier Prints
I am a professional photographer located in the New Jersey area. I have been using Walmart's Sam's Club for my 4 by 6 proof prints. They are priced at .20 cents each. It cost much less to use them than printing them myself. They use the Fuji Frontier printer. Last night I printed some models proof on my 640PS and they were incredible. Today I picked up some 4 by 6 prints from Sam's Club and I was very disappointed with the way they looked. The colors were a little off and they were way to dark. I checked to make sure that my monitor and profile was setup for the Fuji's 2.2 gamma and 6500k color temperature. It was set correctly. I decided to do a test. I took the some of the same pictures that I took to Sam's and printed them out on the 640PS. I was amazed at how true the color and brightness was.
I showed both copies to my wife and she said there was no comparison between the two. The 640PS prints were much better. Even the paper had a better feel and quality. I did prints in normal gloss mode because I haven't figured out how to get the mat finish with my mac. By the way I haven't had any problems with the mac driver yet. It would be nice to have more printing controls. I get whatever my photoshop programs specifies which is fine for me. To sum it up, although my cost per print is about .15 cents more for the 640PS it is well worth the extra cost because of the increased sales I'll get from the quality prints. The cost of the prints are still less than most if not all internet photo finishers. My cost of prints come in at .37 cents based on volumne purchase. I will most like be buying the bigger 640DL printer after I do a cost analysis.
I love your printers, I checked out every 4 by 6 dye sub on the market yours have the best quality and print resolution. I can't wait for you guys to make a 8 by 10 printer.
Paul Loftland Paul G. Loftland Photography www.flavamedia.com
Subject: A STAR IS BORN IN MY EYES
I've had the hiti 630ps for about 2 months getting used to what it could do. I'm a Event Photographer who has always use 35mm but bought the hiti for moving into the digital age. Well waiting for the best job to take my plung (not to big or small) for my 630ps digital job a perfect job came in. It was a class 10 year reunion great young crowd. Started taking pics at table w/ digital camera and taking orders just like i normally did but this time I had a table set up w/ my 630ps. Poping my flash card out and into the printer printed my first orders WOW and deliverd them. Then I sat there for about a half and hour nothing, thinking now this was a bad idea w/no reprints. I said oh well and then someone came up and ordered a print and then another it was amazing. They started noticing I was printing right there.
Needless to say I could have use 2 more printers just to keep up that night. Hiti got alot of attention and use in my eyes a star was born and love my little printer it was quick easy and sells itself. thank you, Tim"
Subject: WHY I PURCHASED THIS PRINTER
"Simple, people will pay to have there picture taken and have an immediate quality picture in 75 seconds... I dj.parties and just taking it out of my case and print one picture of something, eveyone must see whats going on and thats when you hit them with this great picture you took and explain if they want a picture takin tou charge $2.00 per copy. Most everyone take 3 for $5.. Its a no brainer. You catch the eye of something new that no one has and run with it hopefully till its paid for..."
"WOW, After 5 years of printing photos on Epson printers I finally took a chance and purchased a Dye sub printer. I chose the Hi-Touch 630ps after reading a number of reviews onthe printer. Boy am I glad I did. It was less than 15 minutes fromthe box to a dry waterproof print in my hands. All I can say is WOW. As a professional photographer who does a lot of event photography and needs to print a high number of prints quickly this is the printer for me. I will purchase a second one to replace the 4 Canon S900 inkjets I currently use now. Thanks"
Subject: Make $300.00 + On your next Weddings
"I can make $350.00+ with my HiTi printer. I'm a wedding Photographer and what I do is order Thank you cards to match their invitations or something basic. I have them printed Vertical with the bride & Groom's name and wedding date on the bottom. I use my Digital camera and when I do the formals I take several with the digital camera. I pick out one I like and when I get to the reception I use the 4x2x4 stickers and print those 50 at a time from the flash card. Using the 2 big stickers I put them on the cards and either give them to the bride so she can give them out at the wedding or I pass them out.
That way every couple gets a picture of the bride and groom to take home on the wedding day. Plus if there is an engaged couple at the wedding they will usually ask for your card and information in doing the same thing at their wedding. You can get $3.00 to $4.50 profit for each thank you card. The small stickers I give to the bride so she can put them on her thank you cards. the only way it might be better is if you hade stickers sheets with 4 large stickers. That way it would cut the cost of the for making the cards by 50%."