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17" wide printer

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by Zardoz_Canada, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. Zardoz_Canada

    Zardoz_Canada Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    Not exacly 'sign' type stuff but I figure a lot of you branch out your services to regular paper printing.

    Any recommendations on 17" wide inkjet printers. I forsee the ability to print out large advertisments for inserts in the paper, menus for restaurants, etc.

    I figure that if a guy used a bulk continuous ink system you could keep the cost down and be able to make a resonable profit.

    Thanks in advance for any recommendations,

  2. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    13x19 Hp Printer Is Now Only $269.00
  3. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    The Epson 1280 with a bulk ink system prints up to 13" wide paper and a max length of 44". The bulk ink cuts your cost down to 15% to 20% of cartridge ink prices. The printer will also do edge to edge photo quality printing.

    I have the smaller Epson R320 with bulk ink and love it.
  4. Barry

    Barry Active Member

    May 6, 2004
    The Canon line of printers are quite a bit faster than the Epson and HP's... I have not checked prices on their 13x19 printers lately, but they should be competitive and also have the bulk systems... I actually have 2 of them and they are great printers.
  5. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    the HP 9500will do 13x44 but is sold as a 13x19 printer.....
  6. ENTDesign

    ENTDesign Very Active Member

    May 12, 2005
    I am partial to Epson inkjets. One important question to answer up front is if your prints will need to be waterproof. Hate to have a menu bleed all over a customer with wet fingers. Epson does make an inkset that is pigmented and dries waterproof. Not sure about HP, but you should check. Not to be grinchy, but your life will not be long enough to run newspaper inserts off an inkjet printer, they print way too slow at too high a cost compared to other methods for higher volumes.
  7. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

    Jun 16, 2005
    I have to agree...... if your thinking about high volume, go see an offset press printer. I used to be in the printing business and there is just no comparison.
  8. juniorcdn

    juniorcdn New Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    Can these epson printers print on vinyl for decals?
  9. ENTDesign

    ENTDesign Very Active Member

    May 12, 2005
    To my knowledge, not on the regular vinyl, although I think I'll try a piece to see for sure. I have tried to print on clear decal stock made for ink jet printers with my 2000P, but the ink tracked since it didn't dry fast enough, and I expect the same will be true of the vinyl. Some brands of media work better than others, a bit of a crap shoot.