Hi-Ti S420 ID & Passport Photo Printer

  • 05-04-13


The HiTi S420 ID & Passport Photo printer is the ideal compact stand alone unit which can be used with almost any digital camera. Can be used on it's own or it can be connected to a PC or Mac.

Exclusive LinkPrint Direct Printing Technology
HiTi S420 embedded with LinkPrint technology offers a connection interface linking HiTi BS-iD400 and various storage devices including flash memory cards, USB storage drives, digital cameras, or USB compatible storage devices such as USB hard drive devices.


Embedded ID Formats Selection *
With a wide range of embedded ID format selection, HiTi S420 offers you a total solution for all your ID photo printing needs. In addition, a free bundled software, IDesiree 2.0, gives you unbeatable flexibility in ID format designs to satisfy the ID photo market demand worldwide.

* Accessible embedded ID formats may vary from region to region.

S420_Hand_Controller.jpg2.5 inch TFT LCD Window
The TFT LCD window, together with multi-language menus and graphical interface, simplifies the operation without the need for a PC. With this 2.5 inch LCD controller, all operations from capturing images to printing ID photos become your second nature.

Colour and Grey Scale Printing
HiTi BS-ID400 is capable of printing both colour (YMCO) and grey scale (KO) photo in 256 levels of colour to achieve a total of 16.77 million colours.

Magic Coating Technology
HiTi's dedicated color ribbons come with exclusive Magic Coating technology. The Magic Coating technology lays a protective and transparent coating layer over the photo once the color sublimation process is complete. HiTi's Magic Coating is water, UV-ray,magic_uv_coating.jpg fingerprint and smear resistant. This Magic Coating technology also provides an optional watermark function, which can be customized to personalize photos or used as a counterfeit protection.

Lightening-Fast OEE Digital Image Processor
HiTi S420 utilizes an ingenious OEE digital image processor, together with a revolutionary algorithm and powerful image processing engine, and offers outstanding digital image output quality. Our Innovative engineering team has given HiTi S420 series a intuitive user interface superb all around performance in JPEG image processing, colour enhancement, and comprehensive image editing options.

Can be used almost anywhere.
Using an optional 12v-240v inverter the S420 can be used almost anywhere there is a 12v supply. This makes it an ideal portable unit.

New and Improved Consumables
HiTi photo printer S series use the exclusive new generation dye-sublimation consumables for improved color reproduction, image quality, and faster printing speed. New color ribbon formula advances the color characteristics, and the new photo paper base enhances the image brightness. A transparent resin layer (Magic Coating) protects the photo against water, UV-ray, fingerprint, smear, oxidization, and color fading.

World Leading Output Quality
Utilized HiTi Classic ColorTM technology, HiTi Digital Photo Printer have won 4-time DIMA shoot-out awards in 5 years for their outstanding quality and exceptional performance.


Click here to download the S420 Datasheet for more information and technical specifications



Producing ID & Passport Prints using the S420 Photo Printer

One of the cheapest and easiest routes to producing ID and Passport photos is with the HiTi S420 photo printer. This is a small but powerful printer producing 6x4" prints which will accommodate a variety of ID and Passport formats satisfying the demand of several different countries.


Although the printer can be used via a USB link to a laptop, its major benefit is the ability to be used 'stand alone' where all functions can be accessed and used via a hand-controller with a 2.5" LCD colour display.

The printer's low cost, small size and ease of use make it an ideal tool for providing an economic ID and Passport service.

Using the printer for ID and Passport photos - 'Stand Alone'

This is the easiest and most straightforward way to produce ID and Passport photos on the HiTi S420

Having taken the photos on your camera, the first step is to remove the memory card and insert it into the appropriate card-reader slot on the front of the printer.

The ID Photo function is accessed via the hand controller by navigating to the ID Photo icon in the top-right hand corner of the display. Pressing the 'OK' button selects this function and takes you to the ID format page. Navigating to the required format and then pressing the 'OK' button again will take you to the layout page. Depending on the layout selected, you can now highlight the columns where your images will be placed and pressing the 'OK' button will allow you to view the images from your camera card for selection. 

Once you have selected the image you want - by using the navigation arrows and clicking 'OK' - you are given the option to make several adjustments to the image including resizing and moving. The hand controller has 'biometric' markings to aid positioning the image correctly. Once this is done, navigate to the 'ok' option on the display and click the 'OK' button to take you to the print screen. Pressing the 'PRINT' button on the hand controller starts the printing sequence.

To avoid taking the card out of the camera, you can also take the photo, connect the camera by a suitable USB lead to the USB socket on the front of the printer then follow the steps above. The printer will accept the camera as a 'card reader'. 

Using the printer for ID and Passport photos - computer connected

The HiTi S420 can also be used to print ID and Passport photos connected to a Windows or Mac laptop or PC.

The printer comes with its own ID and Passport editing software, 'IDesiren_step2s.gifee', which allows you to chose from many built-in ID layouts as well as the  ability to design your own proprietary sizes. Alternatively, you can also use any ID & Passport Photo Software such as IdPhoto Pro4 (Windows only) which will give you powerful tools for a more efficient workflow.

Using the printer connected to a computer allows you to correct any defects in the original photo as well as optimising the image for the final print.