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Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by PrintItBig, Oct 9, 2012.

HP Latex L26500 vs Epson Surecolor SC-S30600/670

  1. HP Latex L26500

    11 vote(s)
    78.6%
  2. Epson Surecolor SC-S30600/670

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. PrintItBig

    PrintItBig Member

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    Which would you go for any why?

    I need to make a decision ASAP as HP are running a deal that expires at the end of the week.

    After rebates both are around the same price.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    after epsons last printer (trash) I would be sure to wait on that one until it has bared the market a bit. Latex has proven results.
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    these are my thoughts as well
     
  4. ColoPrinthead

    ColoPrinthead Swollen Member

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    Epson is a pain to deal with in terms of getting parts for doing your own repairs. The parts can be found but it takes work. I'm not a fan of the GS6000s that I work with currently.
     
  5. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Roland.
     
  6. 2B

    2B Moderator

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    +1

    They just dropped their prices on the VS series 540 & 640
     
  7. jwvoorheis

    jwvoorheis Jim

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    Hp Printer Ya!

    I bought an HP L25500 a year and she's a sweetie. Prints every time sits and waits until I need her. Low ink use Colors are better than the other printers I have owned (running with Flexi 10.5) The only thing I don't like is changing media
     
  8. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    Roland baby. Latex hasn't proved anything yet, only if you print textiles all day long since they don't curl like the vinyl and the banner material, but in your case i would buy the hp over the epson.
     
  9. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    I should have said Roland if it's your only printer.

    We also have an HP but I wouldn't trust it as an only printer.
    We haven't found a pullup banner media that it doesn't destroy yet.
     
  10. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    I print 8 hours a day on the latex and get 0 curling on vinyls and banners.
     
  11. signspot

    signspot Hokiesigns

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    same here. i have had both a roland (sc-540) and now an HP and would choose the HP over the roland any day of the week. epson would be my last pick among all printer choices.
     
  12. Typestries

    Typestries Very Active Member

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    Have had solvent printers since 2000, before most of the industry even thought about solvent printing as a way to make signs. I now have a growing fleet of latex printers. I'll never buy another solvent printer again. Latex technology is far superior in so many ways.
     
  13. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

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    I would go with HP Latex L26500
     
  14. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    Same here. If you get cheap crappy vinyl, it will curl a little after it comes out of the heater.
     
  15. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    Don't let this guys fool you, HP is not the best printer to have, they won't admit any printer faults. LOL
     
  16. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    I'll admit it doesn't work if you want to print on chrome.
     

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