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Upgrade to VS-540/VS-300 from Gerber Edge?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Coban, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Coban

    Coban New Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    Well our Gerber Edge gave up the ghost and blew a pixel. Gerber said due to its age its UN-repairable. This leaves us with a mountain of Gerber foils and media but since I've been wanting to upgrade to large format feel it might be the right time to get a Roland VS series machine rather than buy another Edge.

    We mainly print Motocross decals, and find most of our media is pretty thick (up to 20mil) and the coloring needs to match the OEM Manufacturer specs (Honda Red, Yamaha Blue, Kawi Green etc).

    I have a few questions and maybe you guys can help:

    Will I have trouble cutting the super thick prints?

    Will I be able to get really bright Greens/Orange/Red?
  2. FrankW

    FrankW Very Active Member

    Oct 19, 2008
    Yes. The Cutter integrated into the Roland Hybrids are not the most powerful on the market. I would suggest to think about a separate cutting plotter for contour cuts.

    No. You will never get a bright orange or green like one printed with an orange or green resin ribbon with a 4 Color-Inkjet-Printer. Thats why some fine art printers add separate color channels with orange and green inks.
  3. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

    May 31, 2011
    Coban, check out these Roland dealers in Salt lake City


    Regional Supply, LLC
    3571 S 300 W
    Salt Lake City, UT 84115
    Roger Ekblad
    Phone: 801-415-4210
    Fax: 801-261-5658

    Midwest Sign & Screen Printing Supply Co
    1160 S Pioneer Rd Ste
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104-3743
    Tara Harris
    Phone: 800-497-6690
    Fax: 801-974-9442

    Please understand, you will NOT be able to produce the fluorescent colors with any of the solvent printers
  4. Molenbeek

    Molenbeek Merchant Member

    May 1, 2007
    I would upgrade to the Edge FX. You can get a $5,000 trade-in right now through us. You can also utilize all your existing foils through adapter kits and continue to get the same colors time after time. Gerber also just released new colors to match those

    Electric Green (Kawasaki)
    Fireball Red (Honda)

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