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HP Scitex FB500 Repair in Memphis?

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by ChrisBrunner, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. ChrisBrunner

    ChrisBrunner New Member

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    First post, hello everyone!

    I'm about to purchase an FB500 to break into flatbed printing and need a good tech in the Memphis area that works on this particular machine. Any recommendations?


    *Please note I'm currently unfamiliar with flatbed printing so keep jargon at level 1.*
     
  2. hydo1

    hydo1 Member

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    You might want to look into the printer's eligibility for a service contract. It might seem like a lot of money but when something goes down it will most likely pay for itself.


     
  3. ChrisBrunner

    ChrisBrunner New Member

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    I'm buying it used, I'm not sure where to look into something like that or if it would be offered on used equipment, ideas?
     
  4. hydo1

    hydo1 Member

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    I guess you could get the printer's serial # and call HP. If the company you are buying it from already had a service plan, maybe you can continue it? Sorry I can't be of more help.
     
  5. G3

    G3 New Member

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    FB500 service contract

    TRUST ME.... if you can get a service contract through HP, do so!

    The replacement parts (especially new printheads) are astronomically pricey and a service contract allows you so many printhead replacements per year.

    Gary
    FB500 operator in Charlotte, NC
     
  6. Molenbeek

    Molenbeek Merchant Member

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    Take a look at the CET Color Q5-250H. its also a 64" hybrid UV printer that has the roll to roll and steel belt/ vacuum system. There aren't used ones out there that i know of but they are very affordable printers- starting at $62,500
     
  7. Turnergraphics

    Turnergraphics Member

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    fb500

    How often are new heads needed? I've had mine for a year
     
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