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Ordering DX4 heads, anyone interested

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by summit graphics, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. summit graphics

    summit graphics New Member

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    I have found a supplier in China that can supply the DX4 heads at a 3rd of the price, $375 each, problem is I have to order 10 or more at a time and I don't need 10. I'm refurbing a JV3 and need 4 replacements. If anyone is interested let me know.
     
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  2. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    i was tempted to do the same not long ago. I found an Indonesian supplier at the same price, if not cheaper, but was turned off at having a minimum order.
    I'm game to take one off your hands if you end up pulling the trigger on it.
    I've always fantasized about making a fireextinguisher-style box with breakaway glass and the printhead suspended in the center with "In Case of Emergency, etc. decal'd all over it)
     
  3. summit graphics

    summit graphics New Member

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    That's funny as crap, I'd let you make me one of the boxes. I will have at least 4 spare heads to sell. I plan on ordering within the next week. I would need payment up front to and can be done with paypal. I have an established business in Bartlett, TN and have been there for 7 years and in Memphis for 42. If you are interested you can call me 8:30 - 5:eek:o cst 901-372-2005
     
  4. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    Good luck with this. You'll need it.
     
  5. artbot

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    i'm in. need at least one. who's the supplier? just put in two at $800, and i'm dreading getting the last questionable one replaced.
     
  6. premiercolour

    premiercolour Merchant Member

    $375? I have ten in stock for volume discount. sales@fieldcenterusa.com These are original Roland DX4 solvent print heads in factory package.
     
  7. KevSign

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    What is a ripoff from some dealers want you to pay for over $1000 ea. + labor. That's why sold my Roland.
     
  8. artbot

    artbot Very Active Member

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    i've busted one of these dx4's to see if gold and diamonds fell out. it didn't look like i could cost more than $50-$75 to manufacture. the worst thing that epson can do is sell them at a reasonable price. my jv3 is still a very very strong tight printer. i'd have no reason to upgrade if the heads weren't prohibitively expensive. so epson makes it so you can pick up a dx5 (which replaces all your channels at once) for $900. a much much more complex head.
     
  9. artbot

    artbot Very Active Member

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    @fieldcenter i predict by tomorrow there will be demand for 50 or more dx4's at $375. no telling how many printer there are out there with "iffy" heads that just aren't getting replaced due to high cost. i wish there was some way to package purchases that worked out so that you could get a nice profit as well. like a dx4 for $500 each, but delivery was only promised within 30 days. that would allow you to collect payments until the amount rose to the quantity that allowed for a proper margin on $500.
     
  10. Dakotagrafx

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    what is the expected delivery time on the head if purchased?
     
  11. tomence

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    I am all in. I need 4. Need to replace 2 for now but want to keep 2 in stock.
     
  12. signcrafters london

    signcrafters london Very Active Member

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    I'm very interested. And bump to keep this on the first page.
     
  13. im in ill take 2 ..
     
  14. MikePro

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    +1 artot's comment. Asked the boss for approval to spend money on a backup printhead at a considerable discount than what we've spent in the past... he told me to get 2! lol.
    i'll call you soon for paypal info.
     
  15. signcrafters london

    signcrafters london Very Active Member

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    Another bump.

    1. Do you know if the heads come with head ranks?
    2. Echoing Dakotagrafx, what is time frame for shipping?
     
  16. SE SignSupply

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    IMHO you guys are headed down a very dark path. What happens when someone gets a bad head? And yes, at least one head out of 10 from China will be DOA.

    These printheads are not nearly as reliable as the OEM Epson head. Suck it up and buy the real deal. I would rather spend the 1K for a head that I know works than to through $375 out the window. Take it for what you will, I have no horse in this race...
     
  17. BigfishDM

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    Dont even risk it, use FIELDCENTER!!! The guy rocks and has done me very well with no problems and I highly reccomend him!!
     
  18. artbot

    artbot Very Active Member

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    @se sign supply. so there's a 10% chance that one is dead (i'd bet more like 1%). but even with those odds, i'd rather buy three at $375 for $1125 and be guaranteed at least tow if not three good ones.
     
  19. mustafade

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    @artbot, some people can't add up therefore looses their sight of the big picture.
    Duhhh! 1 vs 3 heads and all three might work for price of one!
    Think before you speak or make a comment. Right! or know how to add up.
    This is not a rocket science.
     
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