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Buying First Digital Printer - Used Or New?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Sven, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Sven

    Sven Member

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    I’m looking into buying a digital printer and laminator, and I’m hoping spend under 15G. Is it worth it to buy used, or is it not worth the aggravation? I had someone tell me that a printer will likely start to have problems after about 5 years of use. Anybody have positive or negative experiences with a used printer?
     
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  2. rcook99

    rcook99 Very Active Member

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    I am waiting for my used Mutoh VJ1204 to be delivered from the dealer. It has a new print head and mother board and has been completely gone through. I will let you know how I make out. For me I just did not want to spend the money on a new one based on my volume. In fact the dealer is Graphic Resource Systems in NJ. I have been dealing with Dave and I am pretty sure he has another Mutoh he is taking in that is either 54" or 64" not sure. I know they go completely through them before putting them back up for sale. Mine even came with a takeup reel. I will say to this point they are very easy to deal with.
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    If 15k is your limit, you're gonna have to go used. With any printer, it's only wise to get a matching [in size] laminator. Also, go with a 54" or larger if you can find it. There's a Merchant Member here that serves your area and deals with new & used equipment and his Dad is a top notch tech.


    Dave at GRS or DanRamm76
     
  4. Graphix Guru

    Graphix Guru New Member

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    Hi Sven,

    If you're looking to buy a good used digital printer & laminator, I have a lightly-used HP Designjet 9000S & a GBC Arctic Titan 165 for sale. Both are in excellent condition & were bought in October of 2006. The HP was under warranty until 4/11 & continues to print great. I can get you up & running with the printer, laminator, infrared dryer (to dry your solvent prints) & ONYX Postershop RIP software for well under $15K.

    If you'd like more specifics on everything I'm selling, email me at sales@gurugraphix.net.

    Thanks,

    Trent
     
  5. nate

    nate Merchant Member

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    Sven,
    I have 2 Roland XJ-740 units and 1 Epson GS6000 for sale, all under 15K. PM me for details.

    Thanks,
    Nate
     
  6. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    Out with the HP9000, in with...???

    Trent, what did you buy to replace the HP9000 and the GBC Arctic Titan?
     
  7. petepaz

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    i have delt with these guys also and have ahd good results
     
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