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Need Help Suggestions Recommend new UV printer for direct to acrylic prints?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Printers' started by Anthony DePalma, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Anthony DePalma

    Anthony DePalma New Member

    Jun 24, 2019
    Manahawkin, New Jersey
    Hello everyone, I have a very specific use case which is to print direct to 8.5 x 11 sheets of acrylic face mounted, so I can leave some sections of the image transparent. I am looking to buy a brand new printer that's best for this application, and my budget is ideally 30k - 50k. It would be great if the bed was at least 24x18, this way I can print two at the same time.

    Unfortunately I am new to the scene and overwhelmed by the number of options. I originally noticed the Compress UV printer but I saw a lot of bad reviews for it and mostly marketing videos. It seems that people on this forum are fans of Roland and Mimaki, so I saw two models that could possibly work:
    Mimaki UJF-7151 Plus and Roland VersaUV LEF2-200

    However I don't know if they are overkill or more versatile than I would need them. I'm open to other models of course, I would just love to find the one magical printer thats reliable and prints great quality direct to acrylic images. (I know the quality won't match paper mounted on acrylic, but that's fine). I would value any of your feedback and recommendations. Thanks!
  2. Marshallmax

    Marshallmax Member

    Oct 11, 2019
    What exactly are you printing onto the acrylic? Are they acrylics stand off signs or some kind of award?

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