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Mimaki

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nathan Brown, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Nathan Brown

    Nathan Brown New Member

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    Hi All

    What's your guys take on the Mimaki?
    Price and Durability?
     
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  2. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    :welcome: 2 :signs101smilie: from OK :wavingflag:
    Please tell us a little about yourself.
     
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  3. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Okay.
    Some are expensive, some are not
    Some are on wheels, some are not
    Some are use solvent ink, some do not.
    Some use UV ink, some do not
    Some are large and flat while others are not.
    Some are narrow.
    Some are wide.
    Some are heavy.
    Some are for flat material while others are not.
    Some use rolls of material.
    Some can cut while others cannot.
    Some are made for cutting only while others are not.
     
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  4. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    mimaki has always been solid, regardless make/model/inkset.
    best of luck deciding which one you'll need for your endeavors.
     
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  5. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    The Mimaki 3d extruder/printer is pretty cool.
     
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  6. Nathan Brown

    Nathan Brown New Member

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    A little bit about myself,

    I'm based in Cape Town, South Africa. Been in the printer industry for 20 years, technical & sales. Recently become a owner of my own business, got a bit tired of making the man rich with my experience.

    Found this amazing site after being able to provide Mimaki to Africa. I also provide the Canon(Ocè), Epson and Hp Wideformat printers with SLA's. Biggest income is in the copiers, providing Canon, Hp & Minolta with SLA's.

    In a nutshell
     
  7. Nathan Brown

    Nathan Brown New Member

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    A little bit about myself,

    I'm based in Cape Town, South Africa. Been in the printer industry for 20 years, technical & sales. Recently become a owner of my own business, got a bit tired of making the man rich with my experience.

    Found this amazing site after being able to provide Mimaki to Africa. I also provide the Canon(Ocè), Epson and Hp Wideformat printers with SLA's. Biggest income is in the copiers, providing Canon, Hp & Minolta with SLA's.

    In a nutshell
     
  8. Peachtree Signs

    Peachtree Signs Member

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    I really liked the printed results when I used their UV printer, very clear with a bit of an embossed feel
     
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  9. Robert Gruner

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    Nathan,

    If you play your cards right, you'll get knowledgeable info on Mimaki printers from Mimaki Resellers as well as Mimaki present or past End Users. You remind me a bit of the man in the long trenchcoat opening it up to display mutiple brands of watches...pick your poison. For many sign applications, the Mimaki comparable to the Hp Latex and the Epson SureColor will work just fine. Biggest consideration might be which printer sale generates YOU the most income? If you currently sell HP Latex and Epson Sure Color, I'm betting your best success with Mimaki might be the Mimaki FX200 series flatbed which is priced right, very nice quality, and a workhorse. I have had more customers demand HP Latex or Epson SureColor than Mimaki EcoSolvent roll printers. Good luck selling.
     
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  10. Nathan Brown

    Nathan Brown New Member

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    Thanks
     
  11. Nathan Brown

    Nathan Brown New Member

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    Thanks for your reply Robert,
    As mentioned i have now become a Mimaki reseller and sold 2 today. The Mimaki UCJV 160 & UCJV 300, brought my specialist along to the meeting and sat back. I then sold him a Canon IMAGEPRESS C910. My coat is working out perfectly and way to much poison not to dabble.
     
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