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Advice on printer

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Print & Cut Systems' started by Miccio, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Miccio

    Miccio New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone could give me some recommendations on a decent vinyl printer?
    I am looking to spend about 5k Canadian for both a printer and plotter. I was going to go with a graphtec 24 inch plotter but not sure what printer to buy?
     
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  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Premium Subscriber

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    $5000 won't be enough unless you find a super deal on used equipment.
     
  3. Miccio

    Miccio New Member

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    I hear ya, thanks. Maybe just go with the plotter first then. Any printers you can recommend?
     
  4. Jburns

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    depends upon what you want to print
     
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  5. ewded

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    No money, no knowledge, no business plan. Well I would advise you to get hired at a local sign shop, learn some stuff and find out what you can do and what clients do pay for. 5k is half the price of a professional grade entry lever printer.
     
  6. Dan360

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    With that money you really gotta get lucky, especially up here. There was a Mimaki JV33-160 going for $4,500 in Burgessville at the end of November, not sure if it's still there.

    But you may want to get a cheap cutter and outsource printing till it makes sense to buy one.

    There's lots of threads about people wanting to get into the business on here, I would do a search and read through those.
     
  7. Miccio

    Miccio New Member

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    Thanks , I never said I wanted to open a business.? I was looking for opinion on lower cost printers if there isn't any that's great! I can actually do alot stuff with just a plotter for fun and income. I do work in a large sign shop in the public sector. The equipment I use is very expensive so I was looking for smaller scale stuff.
     
  8. Miccio

    Miccio New Member

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    Thanks Dan, that's what I will probably do, look on local buy and sells for used equipment!
     
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