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Need advice on which printer to buy

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Accent Printers, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Accent Printers

    Accent Printers New Member

    Oct 9, 2012
    Hi everyone, we are a Commercial Printer that dipped our toes in the wide format business about 4 years ago with a free HP DesignJet 5500 60" from a sign shop that went under. Business has steadily grown for posters and banners and we print a few things everyday on the old HP. Now we are getting calls for longer term signage and materials that we cannot print on such as the perforated window material that we need to send out. It's time to step up and buy a real printer. We will never do wraps and do not have the space for a flatbed so with that said, which direction should we look? Latex, Solvent or Eco Solvent? White ink option would really be nice but not a must have. And of course, price is always a consideration but I'm not going to cheap-out and buy junk either. Please give me some opinions. Thanks a million.
    ~Dan :unclesam:
  2. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

    May 31, 2011
    I would suggest talking with BOB MARTZ, CHESAPEAKE GRAPHICS, www.chesapeakegraphics.com 800-469-3303 Bob has been in the distribution business since the 90's. He is an authorized Roland dealer, knowledgeable and helpful.
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    Welcome from PA..........................
  4. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

    May 1, 2012
    Miami, FL
    Latex is the future, but solvent is still king. Anything with a dx5 head. Dx4 is kind of old school now. A print and cut is sweet, but having a separate printer and plotter is way better for production purposes. Don't forget about a laminator. Also, go with a reputable vendor that offers support and a warranty.
  5. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

    Feb 14, 2007
    we have been very happy with our roland print cut machines. affordable. also you will have to look into laminators if you don't already have one or one big enough for large format. if you did want to go flatbed we have the roland lej640 not too much bigger than our slovent machines and the price is good. roll and flatbed printing.
    good luck
  6. jayshaf1

    jayshaf1 New Member

    Oct 11, 2012
    hello, is anyone familiar with xerox 8290? recently purchased a used 8290 and i need a code to operate the machine. is there a solution?Thank you
  7. chrisphilipps

    chrisphilipps Merchant Member

    Jun 5, 2009
    Wharton, NJ
    We have both new a used Mutohs available for sale. You can check out some of the specs on our website, http://www.thegrs.com/Printers.htm or feel free to give me a call or PM me.

    Most of the new Mutoh's come with a two year onsite warranty and we have documentation and videos on just about anything you would need to do on the printer. We also have perforated window film that is printable on the adhesive side and will stick on the inside of the window, although it doesn't work with the latex printers because of the heat, check it out here here
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012
  8. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

    Mar 9, 2004
    Do a search. This comes up every other day.

    And welcome.
  9. signworldusinc

    signworldusinc Merchant Member

    May 16, 2012
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Hello, we would recommend a Mutoh printer as your first wide format printer. Also, if you are looking for some quality perforated window vinyl rolls at a good price; we can definitely help you out.

    Warm regards,
    - Signworld Team

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