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Prismjet 38''

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by ericmitchell29, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. ericmitchell29

    ericmitchell29 Active Member

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    Guys, anyone with experience seeing or owning one of these, could you please help me. I am going to be making a purchase in the next couple of days. I am going to go with the great deal at sign warehouse but I want to know more about them. I have searched the message boards... but... I want to start this thread to see if you all could give me some in depth pointers, impressions and overall thoughts of this printer.

    Thanks so much

    Eric
     
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  2. jsprosigns

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    I have know idea about where your budjet is for your new stuff. Just take my advice. Look up fellers before you buy. Also with that printer ou are going to be limited. just my 3 cents.
     
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  4. We have one of the 38's. Older model. I spoke to one of the sales reps at the ISA show and got a Price on a 48" Value Jet for $9500.00, complete package. QE60 cutter, inks, the whole ball of wax. The 38' they have don't have the wave printing. I'd stay clear and go for the Value Jet. Lease will run you about $285.00 a month. Be sure to include the "insurance" when you lease. It's a add-on they don't tell you about.
     
  5. The Prismjet that warehouse offers is a Mutoh Falcon II, I think. Most owners would not purchase a 2nd Falcon, especially if they have dealt with Calgraph lately.
    The VJ-48 @9995 does not include the "Auto Take-up" (it's a 1800 option). Not sure if the printer comes with your 1st set of ink, my guess is not as they want to charge you 50+ for the cable. The cutter and laminator are also extra(add those items and your looking at their "gold package"). It's on their website.

    While price can drive your decision, you'll need to think of the service end, should the need arise. Save your box and packing, as you'll need to send the printer to warehouse for repairs. As for Fellers, they have been selling and serivcing Mutoh for 6 months. If it was me, I would make sure the company can handle any and all repairs/issues.

    My $.02

    Joey Alonso
    GTSTech_1
     
  6. ericmitchell29

    ericmitchell29 Active Member

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    Thanks for the info. I'm like a school of fish on here. Just keep bouncing around but my underlyingworry has been service from sign warehouse. Their nearest rep for the prismjet would be in boston. thats 4 hours away from me. Maybe 5.

    Whats the deal with the valuejet 48 with cutter. Iwould take that deal if you could find me the info. Thats great.
    Thanks so much.

    Eric
     
  7. ericmitchell29

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    vinyl craft that deal is great but I can get new for that because your not including shipping... or are you???

    With gas prices the way they are, shipping that will be around 2000. Atleast that is what SW told me.

    If we could work something out I would gladly talk to you about it.
    thanks for the reply.

    Eric
     
  8. jhines1284

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    check out the printer Flame has for sale. sounds like a great deal pretty stand up guy
     
  9. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    he has a cool hat press for sale too
     
  10. VinylCraft

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    SW is also trying to sell you there equipment. I'm sure they will tell you anything, They they got a deal that includes a lam machine?
     
  11. Flame

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    GEI Calgraph always came to my shop for repairs, and I've been through 2 Falcons. Never once did I have to ship off the printer, except to make a return for a new one.

    Fellers and SignWarehouse are not as different as people might think. Personally, I buy from neither, but would buy just as easily from SW as Fellers.
     
  12. EnergyDesign

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    I have never had a problem with Fellers. I have a wonderful rep, and you cannot beat their customer service. Only Grimco matches their service. I would give Fellers a shot...
     
  13. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    Oh yeah, almost forgot. Buy mine buy mine!!!!! :thumb:

    48" Mutoh Falcon/ Prismjet, 1 1/2 years old, includes takeup reel (extra $1800 through SW). Needs some servicing, and I can give you details of what it needs. Asking $8000 shipped, and I'll pay up to $1500 for parts and labor it get it in tip top shape. Or you can buy it as-is for $6800 and do the repairs yourself.

    Same deal through SW will cost you over $10K.

    Paid double that when I bought it, So I'm taking a hit on this...

    SO, not to be a :thread but there's an option for you. :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  14. ericmitchell29

    ericmitchell29 Active Member

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    I can get a 48'' Mutoh Value Jet with $1000 in vinyl, a 54 graphtec fc7000 plotter, flexisign 8.5 all of the inks, cables for 14,600 shipped. (from texas to Maine.)
     
  15. Service Sign Co

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    I paid 28,000 for my Gerber Edge 10 yrs ago. HP Designjet 9000s is as good as any printer out there. Of course with a laminator
     
  16. ericmitchell29

    ericmitchell29 Active Member

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    Day Sign, is that just a statement or are you selling it?
    If so, how much?
    thanks
    Eric
     

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