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thermal printers

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Printers' started by petepaz, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    any one have first hand experience with the matan large thermal printers?
    do they print and cut?
    how about laminate?
    are they easy to use?
    4 foils in the machine at once all sounds like a better version of the edge?
     
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    signage Major Contributor

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    The summa also holds more than one foil at a time I think its 8.
     
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    They look very nice and quick to compared to my Summa but at 85K its very expencive for a 36 or 40 inch printer.
    Jimmy
     
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    signage Major Contributor

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    Jimmy how are thing going with the summa?
     
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    I think I have gotten to know it well and feel comfortable with it now. The learning curve going from cut vinyl only to doing print work was a strain on the old brain but I survived. The machine does very well and fits what I do. The biggest problem I have had to over come is that there are so few out right now and information from others experience is hard to come by. So I have burned up a lot of materials looking for the edge of what it will and wont do.
    Jimmy
     
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    Checkers Very Active Member

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    Hiya Pete,
    I never been exposed to one yet. However, I know of one shop, up in Canada, using a Matan and he seems to like it, or at least, he has nothing bad to say about it :)

    Checkers
     
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    Matan is the "cadillac" of the thermal printing world. You will not find better
    quality. But it comes at a price that most companies can not afford. They do not cut. If I had the money I would buy it in a heartbeat.


    The summa stuff does well and is a close second.
    If you want more info~SummaUsersLink
     
  8. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    thanks
    this may be a purchase for next year unless they come out with a solvent printer that prints white with out problems
    we started with the edge and i love it but it has a lot of restrictions
    size, speed, changing foils.......
     
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