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Looks like a pretty neat little printer

Discussion in 'Roland' started by phototec, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    Anyone know the selling price of the NEW Roland VersaUV LEF 12" Benchtop UV Flatbed Printer?

    Looks like a pretty neat little printer.

    [video=youtube;zYUPG8AG2Vs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYUPG8AG2Vs[/video]
     

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  2. HDvinyl

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    Besides the texture aspect and small promo printing aspect, wouldn't printed vinyl work better for all those other applications?



    I can't imagine a unicorn printed on your iPad would help the resale value.
     
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    Obviously you have no idea, the power of a unicorn.
     
  4. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    That's only one example, think out of the box, school mascot?


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  5. HDvinyl

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    The Unicornys

    The box is only 12", not hard to think out of it.
     
  6. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    How many golf balls in a box?

    I think there was someone on here in the last few weeks wanting to know how to imprint on golf balls.
     
  7. Mosh

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    That would be a "PITA customer" magnet...every grandma in town would want a picture on something...
     
  8. Pat Whatley

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    That's what I said about sublimation. Trade show guys kept pushing the point that you could do "one-off" coffee mugs and key chains and my boss was getting dollar signs in his eyes. All I could see was and endless stream of PITA customers and jobs taking up time we could have used doing bigger, more profitable jobs.

    Plus, it's a Roland and Roland sucks.
     
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    We do medium format sublimation and I couldn't agree any more. I just love those jobs that take an hour to make only to get $30 out of it. I would much rather print a 4x8 banner that takes ten minutes to print and five minutes to hem and grommet, and not too mention make four times the money.
     
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    And who on this forum would be spend $30 grand on that thing??? You could buy a decent pad printer, a full small format sublimation setup and still save yourself $15 grand and be able to do everything this machine can (for the most part). Don't get me wrong, I like Roland Machines and have a couple myself but I would probably buy one of those 13"x24" flatbed printers that sign warehouse sells for somewhere around $13 grand before putting up that kind of money.
     
  11. phototec

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    Yep, I have to honest, when I first saw it I thought it was somewhere between 10-15K, but 30K, no way, not for me...


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    They just knocked the price down to 20K. They werent selling and are coming out with a bigger version. I opted to get the Mimaki UJF-3042HG. Aside from not printing on a curved surface, the thing rocks. With some creative thinking you can work around that.
     
  13. Pat Whatley

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    I'm sure it will find it's place. There are enough niche markets out there that I'm sure somebody's eyes lit up with dollar signs when they saw it.
     
  14. phototec

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    Yep, someone is always thinking:

    [video=youtube;k_OF_NU2YFk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_OF_NU2YFk[/video]


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    The LEF-20 was officially launched this morning. It is substantially larger and more capable than the LEF-12, which has been around for a couple of years. Information, including a more complete product video, can be found here:

    http://rolanddga.com/products/printers/lef/
     
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