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User Name Change

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sharp Images, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Sharp Images

    Sharp Images Guest

    I was using the name Sign-Solutions. I changed for two reasons, the first one being that there was already a sign-solutions registered here. The other reason was a job change, until recently I worked for a shop named Sign and Graphic Solutions.

    I have gone into business for myself as Sharp Images. I am working out of my home for now with just one 24" plotter and I am looking for advice on what printer to buy. I am interested in something 36" -42" wide that has outdoor capabilities. I am familiar with the Mutoh line but would love to get feedback from all of the knowledgeable people here.

    I would like to add that I am a newbie to this site, but certainly not the graphics-sign business. I have over 15 years in graphic design and production experience. Unlike my former employer who retired from the Telecom business and decided to open a sign shop!

    I look forward to hearing from you all!
  2. WVB

    WVB Very Active Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    Welcome and enjoy your stay at signs101.
  3. Cadmn

    Cadmn Very Active Member

    Aug 19, 2005
  4. kevco

    kevco Guest

    Welcome and good luck in your new venture.
  5. ENTDesign

    ENTDesign Very Active Member

    May 12, 2005
  6. Derf

    Derf Very Active Member

    Welcome! I have a Mutoh 48" I love it, I just should have gotten the 60"
  7. justgraphics

    justgraphics Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    :Welcome: to :signs101:
  8. Scott Reynolds

    Scott Reynolds Active Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Using the same, 48" Mutoh. Great printer. Must say, it’s more printer than I expected, but, we have out grown it and are looking to add a bigger/faster printer (JV5). Now, you said 36"-42", what’s more important is how much printer can you afford? The Roland 30" print/cut is $15K, and the Mutoh 48" print only is $13K. If you can step up a little, the Roland 54" print and cut and the Mimaki 54" JV3 are both $19K. The Roland is easer to use and the Mimaki is a work horse. But really, you really want to go as big as you can afford. If you can only afford a 30" printer, great. If you can swing a 54" printer, and you still buy the 30", your shooting yourself in the foot. For every 2X6 banner printed, we print 20 banners 36" and wider.
  9. JMDigital

    JMDigital Active Member

    Oct 15, 2005
    I have to agree.. Wide is good.. you never expect to say "If I only had the 54" this would be easy!" If you have a cutter with optical reg. spend the exta $$$ on a wider printer, then any print/cut jobs can go into the cutter.. (unless its not wide enough).. The first sign you should hang up on your wall should say..

    " There is allways one more thing to buy" :Big Laugh


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