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espson r1800 VS alps md

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Printers' started by scooternalberta, May 17, 2006.

  1. scooternalberta

    scooternalberta Member

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    ok im back with more dumb questions which do you all feel is better for very small runs of decals
    the epson r1800 or the alps md5000
    -would the epson do chrome ,like the alps?
    thanks again
    scott
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  2. cdsgraphic

    cdsgraphic Member

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    Your comparing apples to oranges here... the epson is an inkjet and the alps uses a resin ribbon.
     
  3. JMDigital

    JMDigital Active Member

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    Epson will not do chrome. If thats important then the ALPS is the winner. If these are going to be bumper stickers? outside the epson ink may run when wet. Like cdsgraphic said. Apples and Oranges... I can say I have 2 epson printers and as much as I love the quality they can be a pain when they get old. Ink clogs and sometimes drops ink random on the page..
     
  4. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    the md5000 can also be a pain....

    But, holds up much better outdoors and can print straight to vinyl...

    The Roland PC-12 is almost the same printer with an added cut feature.
     
  5. mander0104

    mander0104 Member

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    :Canada: and can the pc-12 do chrome?
    you guysrock lovingthefeedback
    also ialways hear horror stories about the pc-12,is it really that bad?
     
  6. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    They just need a little more baby sitting than other print/cut solutions.
     
  7. JMDigital

    JMDigital Active Member

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    Yes the PC-12 has metalic ribbons.. here is a link that has a list

    http://www.beacongraphics.com/cr-mr.html
     
  8. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    The printheads in the colorcamms and technogly is ALPS. The pc 12 can print on chrome but the best thermal resin after the Edge is the Roland 600.
     

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