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Suggestions HP FB 500 or 700

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by Chosen23, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Chosen23

    Chosen23 One man shop

    Dec 5, 2017
    New Jersey
    Hi, I am looking to purchase a used one of these printers. Asking anyone that has one are you satified with the print quality? I will need the white option will be reverse printing clear plexi 85% of the time.

    Thanks Joe
  2. Superior_Adam

    Superior_Adam Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    Wichita, Kansas
    Have you checked out the EFI 16H. We love ours and the white is very opaque.
  3. BlueMoonATL

    BlueMoonATL Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    I would caution against the FB series if the expectation is opaque white. Also banding and registration was an issue on clear substrates when I had one. Have someone run a file that you setup for white and take a look for yourself before making a purchase. Probably not what you want to hear because you can get one fairly inexpensively these days, but we had a lot of issues with white and double sided prints. For my money, I'd look at an EFI or possibly Vanguard, and if you could foot the lease, take a close look at the R-Series from HP, but you probably won't find those used yet since they are new to the market.

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