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Mimaki JV400-160LX and Roland SOLJET PRO III XC-540 Printer/Cutter

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Anointed, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. Anointed

    Anointed New Member

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    Hello,

    Please I need help to choose buying a second hand large format printer. I've been presented with
    Mimaki JV400-160LX $4500 and Roland SOLJET PRO III XC-540 Printer/Cutter for $5500.
    I'm new in large format printers and not sure which to go for. Please does anyone has advise or recommendation for me.

    Thanks in advance
    J
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2020
  2. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    The JV400 was a failed machine and Mimaki even gave them away if you bought one of their UV flatbeds. I have only heard bad things about them. The XC was a workhorse for a long time and people still run them but it's very old. It also requires 6 print heads which will cost $$$$ in the long run. I would look for a used Mutoh ValueJet or Mimaki JV33 or JV150 (CJV30 or CJV150 if you want print/cut)
     
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  3. yannb

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    I remember that the JV400LX would do intermittent cleanings during a print job, resulting in visible stripes when it would resume printing. We sold some, but had to take them all back. We sent them back to Mimaki. The JV400SUV was better though.
     
  4. Anointed

    Anointed New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I won't proceed then. Mutoh ValueJet or Mimaki JV33 or JV150 (CJV30 or CJV150) is hard to find in my state. I've come across Roland VersaArt RS-640 64” Eco-solven. Has Been Warehoused couple of Months and up for sale....Please any advice? Thanks in advance
     
  5. Anointed

    Anointed New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I won't proceed then. Mutoh ValueJet or Mimaki JV33 or JV150 (CJV30 or CJV150) is hard to find in my state. I've come across Roland VersaArt RS-640 64” Eco-solven. Has Been Warehoused couple of Months and up for sale....Please any advice? Thanks in advance
     
  6. balstestrat

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    Couple of months in warehouse doesn't do any good for any printer. If you can test it there and verify it's good, maybe for a cheap price...
     
  7. Anointed

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    Noted with thanks. Will go and check it out.
     
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