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HiTi P520L Photo Booth Printer

HiTi P520L Photo Booth Printer
 
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N Grealish
May 5, 2016
The printer is fantastic. I had a bit of an issue with loading the paper in for the first time, but I just took everything out and retried and it was fine. I was told there would be a WiFi attachment (dongle) for it and it did not come with the machine. I called Imaging Spectrum (Here, where I ordered it) and they promptly sent the wifi dongle out to me.

After I downloaded the new firmware and installed it on the printer, I checked to see if I could connect the my network using WiFi. NOTE! The printer DOES NOT CONNECT to your personal wireless network. It CREATES ITS OWN network to which you connect your device(s). You can see your wireless network on the printer screen, but you can not connect to it. I called HiTi about this and they said this was on purpose... (bad move in my opinion)

This was a huge disadvantage for me because I was writing an android photo booth app that has social media support as well as print support. When you connect your device to the printer, you lose all internet access. Plus, you have to use the HiTi's proprietary software.

My solution was to drop the android app and just go with a PC. I purchased an Intel Compute Stick (2nd Gen) and am awaiting the delivery. It should work fine because I've tested the printer with my Mac and PC and they both work great.

The printer is also able to do 2x6 filmstrip cuts (tested only on PC)!

REMEMBER TO ORDER A PACK OF PAPER ROLLS AND DYE SUB INK! This does not come with your first roll.

Advantages: - Fast Printing
- Very good color (not perfect, but good for my application
- Prints 2x6 film strip
- Can connect wirelessly if you don't need internet access
- Great printer for the price, definitely would recommend

Disadvantages: - Wireless connection is AdHoc, meaning the printer makes its own network and you connect a device to it (You lose internet access on that device)
- Wireless printing needs proprietary software.
- Big (I guess not relatively compared to other printers of this calibre)
- Heavy (same)
- Does not come with first paper roll, you must order a paper/dye sub pack.
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