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SolJet III or Versacamm?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by quikseps, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. quikseps

    quikseps Member

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    Screenprinter here about to buy a vinyl printer/cutter and am totally new to the sign/decal etc. business. Anyhow, was looking at the Versacamm and was about to buy one until I checked out the SolJet Pro III XC-540.

    I'll basically be using this initially to do stock and custom decals.

    Am I throwing money away with the SolJet III considering my initial needs or is this machine really "that much better" and worth the money?

    It seems to be a more high-end machine and one that I could grow the business more with????

    Plus I'm wary about the Versacamm since there's a big discount now, $2,500 off the 54", ($17,495) and USUALLY that means an improved model is about to be released.

    Any opinions on what machine I should buy is appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. cinemasign.grafix

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    XC- more heads , more colors , more speed , more maintenance. If you have the demand , it's a better unit. The birds are chirping about a 4 head VesaCamm later this year , Maybe a couple months after the ISA Show. If your just starting out , By the time your demands are matched by XC there may be a new unit hitting the market. Another consideration is separate printer & cutter for the same price as the XC , if space is not an issue. Don't forget the laminator. @ $2000-$10,000 .
     
  3. signs2trade

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    xc 540 is in my opinion the only way to go. speed speed speed. i traded in my versacamm after one year because it was just to slow.
     
  4. chopper

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    I was informed that the new 4 headed unit will be on the market in April(versacamm) it will unveiled at the show in Vegas so the price will drop out on the 2 headed units here shortly//chopper
     
  5. weaselboogie

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    Is the extra 2 heads the only difference with the new versacamm?

    Faster printing, i'm assuming. Whats the new/old SF per hour?
     
  6. njsigns

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    Wondering if anyone else had heard anything about this? I have been seriously looking at the versacamm for a few years and am near making a final decision to buy one, soon. I know if I "jump the gun", the week after I purchase, it will be $5000 cheaper. Is this just speculation, or is this based on some insiders facts? I suppose I should hold off just a few more weeks? Any input would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Gene
     
  7. quikseps

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    I would hold off till after this Las Vegas show. After poking around a little and making a few calls I pretty much verified a new Versacamm is being introduced next month.

    Regardless I've decided to go with the SolJet.

    Thanks.
     
  8. Neil

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    Just received this in my inbox

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  9. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    From the translated page it looks like they have done something new with the old CYMK carts.
    Not sure OSHA is going to like that model much.

    wayne k
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  10. mediaman

    mediaman Member

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    gac05,

    can you be more specific about "something new with the old CYMK" ink cartridges?
     
  11. gtjet

    gtjet Active Member

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    We have an SP 300 versacamm and any thing more expensive would have hurt us quite a bit in our market. Speed is not a big issue. Cost is for us. Just too small of a market here and way too many people doing this type of work.
     
  12. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Small glitch in the Japanese to English translation,
    from the page in the color specs:

    "4 colors (cyanide magenta yellow black)"

    Venting could be really critical for this unit.

    wayne k
    guam usa
     
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