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looking at 60" printer in my area for wraps

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by rossi graphics, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. rossi graphics

    rossi graphics New Member

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    ENCAD NOVAJET 850 what do think about it ? i know need laminator too
    would this be good for wraps i can get it around $4k i am doing vinyl cutting now
    would like to break in digital printing, wraps market. really want cut & print and lamanator soultion ,but out price range just now.

    if you think this is good ,what laminator would you go with?

    thanks
    bob
     
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  2. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    NO NO NO

    For one, you can buy these still in the box (Overstock) for half that.

    Two, tough to find ink and it is expensive

    Three, slow

    Four, requires coated materials - expensive...

    JUST NO
     
  3. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    Not an encad fan here.
     
  4. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    The Encad 850 won't work for wraps, that's an aqueous printer. You need solvent.

    Until you have a market built up, you should really consider outsourcing your wrap printing to someone. This way you can hone your design and installation skills and make sure there is indeed a market for what you want to sell. Alot of shops fail because they buy equipment before they have developed a market for that service.
     
  5. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    Hazelton and the surrounding area is flooded with guys doing wraps. Unless you have a specific, built-in client base, you'd probably be better off subbing out to them for the prints.
     
  6. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    $4K to get in the wrap game...NOT!!! You are going to need at least $25K for a printer and a laminator and remember
    you need a place to do it and software to run it and....
     
  7. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    No! Dont do it!!!
     
  8. rossi graphics

    rossi graphics New Member

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    thanks, just wanto know if would be $4000 mistake, no use to me and now it is.

    so there is profit to be made out sourceing?

    so what do you suggest ? i would like to get roland 54"print & cut.
    but open to suggestions?

    software not problem. flexi ? or is something better

    i have almost complete set of all titles aroura graphics almost 70gigs worth.

    place 6000sf office 4bays 1bay 37 x 30 just purchased in dec 30th plenty room.

    been in sign biz 6.5 years
     
  9. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    WAY OVERPRICED.............give me the $4000.00 would be betterhahahahahahahhaa
     
  10. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    roland has its own RIP so thats not the issue. but I agree, sub out until you find your market
     
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