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Calling HP Scitex FB 500/700 users

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by growler, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. growler

    growler Member

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    Hi all,

    in the process of replacing a Dilli Hybrid machine and the FB series is a contender. The automation of this machine seems a real bonus, the multi board input and loading while printing etc.

    I would like to ask your thoughts on Gamut, in particular Cocacola reds. Ink Consumption.

    My major question would be the inks adhesion to coreflute, fluteboard, coroplast (what ever it may be called in your neck of the woods) as this is a large part of my day to day usage.

    Also is their anything you would like to add, pros or cons you have about your machine.

    Thanks heaps!
     
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  2. LarryB

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    I have had my FB500 for 4 months now and love it. Ink sticks well to coroplast. For aluminum or aluminum composite material they scratch easy after printing. If they can sit aside overnight they are done curing and hard to scratch. My only drawback is deep reds or coca cola red. Only way to get a rich red is to print Is Max Dpi Saturated mode which is the slowest mode. Overall I am very pleased with it and highly recommend it.
     
  3. Turnergraphics

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    fb500 lamps

    has anybody else seen large brown spots on new lamps?
     
  4. FrankW

    FrankW Very Active Member

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    Whe have tested Fujifilm Uvijet Z680 Adhesion Promoter on aluminium, and this will increase the scratch resistance very much.
     
  5. danno

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    We have a FB700 now. Reds are a sore spot. Max DPI is the only way to hit a good red with the canned profiles. If you have the capability/time to write a custom profile, you would be better off. If you are using Caldera, Scott @ HP Atlanta might have something to help you.
     
  6. dsgn4

    dsgn4 New Member

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    We also have a FB700..2 years now and going strong..in my opinion..it is corrugated plastic based..runs the heck out of them..yes reds and oranges are a bit tough to match..but if your looking for quick print coro yard signs this is the way to go..some of the techs HP has for this are very good..some of themn go back to the beginning of piezo head days at colorspan..they know their stuff..we are very happy with our machine
     
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