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HP Latex 300 vs. 500 Differences

Discussion in 'User Product Reviews' started by WrapSolutions, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. WrapSolutions

    WrapSolutions New Member

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    Specifically the HP 570 verses the 365. Without asking a salesperson (which is plan Z), does anyone know the difference between these machines. Is the 500 series going to phase out the 300?
     
  2. FrankW

    FrankW Very Active Member

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    Do you know the 365? If yes, then check out the following video to learn the differences:

     
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  3. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Have both here.

    Biggest benefit of the 570 over 365 is ink cost due to 3l inks. Secondly is better quality prints at lower passes.

    But the caveat is the 365 is easier to get prints started with less waste, and is slightly easier to run heat susceptible medias due to the open curing tunnel.

    Both are great machines, HP on the other as of late leaves alot to be desired... just get a good dealer to have your back in case things go wrong.
     
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  4. MI Bearcat

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    I just purchased the 365 and was told if your mainly putting in a roll and printing the whole roll than the 570 would be better. If you run a lot of different stocks and are constantly changing the media than the 365 would be the machine to get.
     
  5. Asuma01

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    One thing they wont tell you about the 500 series is that it wastes a lot more media on the front end every time you have have to change rolls. Also the 500 series printers get media jams all the time. Sooo many... sooo frustrating.
     
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  6. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    All of that can be avoided.. We run 2 of them along with a 365 and all though it is a bit different you can get similar results to the 365 using it.
     
  7. Joe House

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    I forget where the break even point is on this, but I think you need to be running 10,000 SF per month for this to pay off the higher cost of the printer.
     
  8. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Yes roughly, but now the cost of the 570 is much lower so its less.
     
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