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Gerber Edge FX

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by WildWestDesigns, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    I was thinking about getting a Gerber Edge FX. I get requests for stickers and for magnets for vehicles all the time and I don't have the space or customer base yet for a wide format printer.

    What are everyone's opinions for this particular thermal printer and my needs? Pros, cons, own comments from experience?

    Also would I be able to do the contour cutting with my GX24 or will I have to do it with a Gerber plotter?
     
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  2. bcpop

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    I have made more money with the edge than any other piece of equipment I own. It has its cons but serves certain areas really well. I have owned a Edge since 1999. I got the FX 2 years ago.
     
  3. The Equipment Guy

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    You can cut Edge output with other plotters that utilize 4 pt registration somewhat, but as your print width is 11.8" high (a foot for arguments sake) using non Gerber registration means you have up to an extra inch of waste top and bottom. The Gerber plotters use a very KISS simple single point of registration (I believe it was adapted from a B27 bomber, but thats just my opinion, lol)

    Craig
     
  4. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    That's a bummer on two counts. One that the GX24 just uses 3 pt registration and all that waste.
     
  5. natedawg9640

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    you could opt for a used system, edge2 w/ and envision 375 can be had for significantly cheaper costs than an FX.

    I just picked mine up a couple months ago and it's all in great shape. I couldn't be happier with the purchase. either that or sub the work out when you get requests.
     
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