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Encad 1200i

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Printers' started by yamaha581, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. yamaha581

    yamaha581 Member

    Nov 14, 2012
    slippery rock pa
    Hey everyone,
    Theres someone with an Encad 1200i for sale around me and I was looking at it. My question is would I be able to print on uncoated vinyl with it. It has the heater on it. Does Encad make an ink that would work with uncoated vinyl and not fade?
  2. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

    Dec 27, 2005
    Guam USA
    I don't think so. It uses water based ink. They offer a pigment inkset but it will only work with coated media and needs to be laminated to hold up outside. You can get a year or 2 out of them with lam before they fail depending on the application and conditions.
    It's a nice indoor printer but not so good for exterior.

    wayne k
    guam usa
  3. CP Signs

    CP Signs Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    6 months with 210 lam and it starts to bleed. I had one. Biggest pain in the shorts I ever had. Everything for it is expensive and hard to find. Stay away, run forest run.
  4. iprint

    iprint Member

    Feb 22, 2012
    I had 2 1000i's for 7 years with little to no hiccups. The 1200i is actually the kodak branded printer of the same variety. A pretty straight forward printer that needed very little maintenance. Inks were becoming scarce before I retired them. I am guessing because of the whole Kodak bankruptcy deal. Could not find a third-party ink for them, not to say that one doesn't exist. Definitely not for outdoor use and not on uncoated medias. They cruised along at 4-pass bidiriectional producing about 100 sqr ft. an hour. Overnight printing was a no brainer.

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