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Suggestions laser proofing printer

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by bigben, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. bigben

    bigben Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi, I would like to have a suggestion for a laser proofing printer. I would like to be able to print on 12inx18in and take up to 300gsm paper (I wish for a 350gsm). It will be use for hard copy proof and some internal flyers once in a while.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Pauly

    Pauly Colour Guru

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    What are you planning to proof?
    You'll need a printer that can achieve a bigger colour gamut than your main printers can achieve.
    You'll get less colour with a laser printer.
     
  3. bigben

    bigben Moderator Staff Member

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    I just want a printer with "good" color to have something close to what my latex printer will do. It's just to give a general idea of the final result to my customer. Right now, I'm using a brother inkjet printer but it take too much time to print and the ink is soak in the paper. I would like something closer to a digital press, but not in that price range.
     
  4. Pauly

    Pauly Colour Guru

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    I run an Epson P600. It does the job for me. If you don't want it to "soak" the paper making a profile for it help.
    All epson printers have decent profiles if using their papers. But they do print a bit "warm" on purpose.
     
  5. bigben

    bigben Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks, but I still want a laser one.
     
  6. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator Staff Member

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    You're just not going to get the required gamut with a laser... period.
    You would be better off with something like the Canon Pro 1000 for proofing.
     
  7. mameighan

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    Okidata makes a nice 12x18 if you can afford it. I also use a HP 5225. Slow for big runs but nice quality is good. Older model but you can pick it up for about 1500. Generic toners available otherwise around 1000 per set
     
  8. woolly

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    Xerox 7800 is the nearest to your requirements as far as I know .. hi res 350 grm can add colour matching system..
    Probably best on a page pack
     
  9. Pauly

    Pauly Colour Guru

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    There's no point in having a proofing printer that has a lower colour gamut than your printer. The idea of that is replicate what you're printer is going to print so your client will be happy with the colours.
    You cannot really just give them a piece of paper with their image on it and say "It'll look something like this"
     
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