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Encad 1200i

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

  1. yamaha581

    yamaha581 Member

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    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?
    Thanks!
     
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  2. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    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.

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  3. CP Signs

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    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

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    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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