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Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Kottwitz-Graphics, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Kottwitz-Graphics

    Kottwitz-Graphics Very Active Member

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    I have a friend that owns an Epson Stylus Pro 4900 printer, that has been sitting for a long while (think years). Right now, it is a catch all for miscellaneous papers that he sits on it. I asked him if he would consider selling it, and he said he would think about it, but doesn't have a price.

    So, a printer like that, that has been sitting for a while, what would need to be replaced? I figured it would need all new ink (11 colors). Would I need to replace heads and lines, or could they be cleaned out?

    I have no idea about any of this, so bear with me... What would I be looking at to get it back running, and what would be a fair price to offer for the printer?
     
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  2. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    It would make for a good boat anchor.
     
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  3. ams

    ams Very Active Member

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    If you want a sign printer, I don't recommend an Epson. But that thing will be an expensive fix.
     
  4. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Free or have him pay you to take it away. Going to cost you a thousand bucks in ink just to find out if it's a boat anchor or not. I'd rather put the money towards something with a warranty.
     
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  5. Kottwitz-Graphics

    Kottwitz-Graphics Very Active Member

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    Part of the reason that I'm interested in this is at one time he used to print on a Stahl transfer paper for tee shirts (the Inktra line). I have a couple, and they are great, I love the feel of them. I was interested in looking at adding this service to my customer offerings.
     
  6. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    This right here. While I'm not too shabby with being handy, I've never really had a good track record with used equipment. I know from experience, my printers have never been happy with just sitting.
     
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