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Mutoh 1604

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by cr.designs, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. cr.designs

    cr.designs Member

    Sep 2, 2010
    Looking at buying a used Mutoh 1604, but don't know what I should pay. Does anyone have a good value for this machine? I know its all based on the condition of the machine, but lets just say its in great working condition. I know the machine started out at $22,000, so what should I be paying? I've seen people on here saying they've seen them for around 5,500.
  2. Stealth Ryder

    Stealth Ryder Very Active Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    22K would have been VERY HIGH...
    5500.00 sounds about right me thinks...
  3. Robert M

    Robert M Very Active Member

    Jan 23, 2007

    Last one I sold went for 10K
    We installed a new print head and maint
    New 1614's are now 19k list, 1304 are now 14K list
    Make sure you see a print come off the machine before you buy and pick it up. I had a customer today who bought a JV3 and it showed up needing new heads.
  4. k6media

    k6media Active Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    $5500 seems fair if its in good working order. Just make sure it doesn't need a lot of work. You may just want to consider financing a machine instead? We just bought a new 1614 and you are looking at about $450/month

    Think of the benefits of a new machine vs. the old:

    1) It's new.. you don't have to worry about who was using it before and how well they maintained it.

    2) It has a warranty.

    3) Financed the cost of the machine is like that of a car payment...

    4) $5500 up front... or $450 a month which if you take that $5500 is one full year of payments covered and stretched out. In that time the printer will be making you money....

    Think about it =)
  5. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    I think you're referring to a thread where someone found "one" from a repo company for about $5500. I commented on that thread and said it was likely that it would need a new head, maintenance station, etc. to get it up and running so figure on another $2500-$3500 for parts plus labor.

    I would think a used 1604 in good clean condition showing a good test pattern is worth every bit of $10k-$12K. If you can find me one in good shape for $5500 I'll buy it tomorrow!!!
  6. Stealth Ryder

    Stealth Ryder Very Active Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    A friend just picked up a 1304, 1614 and a 64" Graphtek Cutter from a Lease Company for 10K... I checked all 3 out and everything was in good working condition...

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