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Printer choice

Discussion in 'Polls' started by klingsdesigns, Feb 17, 2019.

Which printer would you purchase.

  1. Hp365

    15 vote(s)
    44.1%
  2. Epson 80600

    19 vote(s)
    55.9%
  1. bigben

    bigben Very Active Member

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    I have a latex printer and the next one will be the mimaki. I really like the opacity of the white ink and the built-in cutter will be a great thing for small stickers. The scratch resistance on phototex is almost as good as my latex with a liquid lamination.
     
  2. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Very Active Member

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    What is everyone using for rip program on the epson?
     
  3. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    Onyx Production House with our Epson. We're on version 12.
     
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  4. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Very Active Member

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    Well I did it. :) Bought the epson.
     
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  5. flyplainsdrifta

    flyplainsdrifta Active Member

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    Congrats!! Hope all is well now moving forward!
     
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  6. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    I just like happy endings. :goodpost:
     
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  7. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    Great selection... you won't be disappointed.

    Onyx 12.2 PosterShop here for our Epson and Canon machines. Thrive for our Oce UV flatbed. Weird mix... we'll consolidate next update.
     
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  8. Carlos Valencia

    Carlos Valencia Member

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    I would definitely go with the Hp. without a doubt. lower operating cost, easier to use, lower maintenance costs, higher resale value, the list goes on and on....thx Plottermaster
     
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  9. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Very Active Member

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    It’s put together.
     

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  10. ProPDF

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    Good job!! When it's up and running print the same job you ran on the latex machines, stick both jobs to your wall for customers to see the difference. Good luck with everything!!
     
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  11. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Very Active Member

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    Ink comes tomorrow. I should have it running shortly after.
     
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  12. jpescobar

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    Great purchase !! If you can print a job and post pictures so we can see the print quality on both printers.
     
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  13. jfiscus

    jfiscus Map Wraster

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    I would have recommended the 60600 myself, it is what we went with.
    The dual CMYK seems to hit anything I've needed it to and we've barely ever used the white ink in our old 70675.
    The new Mimaki looks interesting also, but I have not seen it in person.
     
  14. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    You're gonna love it!
     
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  15. Marshal

    Marshal Member

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    Nice! Hope it works out for you as well as it has for us! It was nice to meet you.
     
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  16. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Very Active Member

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    Where is the best place to get profiles for this printer s80600
     
  17. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    Your RIP manufacturer should have them. We use Onyx, and we mostly use the ones we got from the Onyx profile downloader, though I have made a couple that I use. In particular, we use a CMYKlclm only profile for outdoor banners and signs to avoid the fading issue with the orange ink.
     
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  18. Marshal

    Marshal Member

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    I got most of mine through the Epson Edge dashboard that can be installed with the printer.
     
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  19. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Very Active Member

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    Here is the latex vs the epson. I didnt do anything except pick a profile and havent adjusted anything on epson except put inks in it.
     

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  20. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    You can see a huge difference in quality just in the photos, one looks very grainy (which I assume is the HP)
     
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