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What are you doing with your 25500/26000s?

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by ColoPrinthead, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Just curious what you guys are doing with these older latex machines now that HP is discontinuing the inks. Has anyone tried a 3rd party ink?

    I would be pissed if I bought one of these printers myself and am amazed that HP is seeming to acknowledge that their plastic printers are disposable and not built for life.
     
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  2. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Discontinuing what? Where'd you hear this?
     
  3. I heard this from PSI and Grimco reps
     
  4. chester215

    chester215 Just call me Chester.

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    I don't think it includes the L26500.

    It uses the same ink and print heads as :

    HP 792
    Printer Compatibility
    HP Latex 210
    HP Latex 260
    HP Latex 280

    And yes, if they stop supporting my L26500 while it still works well, my next printer would not be an HP.
     
  5. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Just talked to my Grimco rep...seems to be true. January. That sucks. I haven't tried any 3rd party. Will be open to suggestions myself.
     
  6. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    L260 is L26500
     
  7. bannertime

    bannertime Very Active Member

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    Reece Supply sells an aftermarket 792 latex ink from a company called Liquecolor. Not sure which ink series that machine takes. Not sure how long they'll be making it.
     
  8. kffernandez

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    my thoughts exactly. i have an L310. if they continue with their current trend, i'm expecting them to end support for the Latex 300 series in 3-4 years.
    for the life of me, i cannot imagine why you would stop selling inks and parts where you are earning the most money, and in the process lose customers rather than surely getting them on their next upgrade.

    then again, i'm equally surprised at why there doesn't seem to be an overwhelming outrage.
     
  9. bigben

    bigben Very Active Member

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    I still like my L260 and was not planing to change it. Other brand keep ink and parts a lot longer than this.
     
  10. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    Good ol' disposable printers. Meanwhile I still get calls for tech support on Mimaki JV3s, Roland SP series printers, and Mutoh ValueJet 1604, 1614, 1304s which can be as old as 20 years.
     
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  11. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    The machine should have paid for itself multiple times by now, upgrade to the latest technology and then repeat every 4-5 years.
     
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  12. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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    Series 789 inks used in first-generation Latex (L25500 & L65500 printers) are being discontinued. Gen 1 Latex printers are at least 7 years out of production, and the number of units in the field has declined significantly, with most users having upgraded to newer generations of HP Latex technology.

    L25500 first-generation printers were replaced by second generation L26500/ L260 printers in 2011. Gen 2 latex printers (L26500/ L260/ L280) use a different ink - 792 series. These inks remain in production.
     
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  13. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    This is correct info. My vendor rep misinformed me. Now I can stop searching for every box of 792 ink that's out there....SMH.
     
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  14. JanetMTZ

    JanetMTZ New Member

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    I believe only the L25500 parts and supplies are being discontinued. L26500 is still good for now.
     
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  15. Asuma01

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    Says the guy that sell printers...
     
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  16. flyplainsdrifta

    flyplainsdrifta Active Member

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    I've got a bunch of expired ink still kicking around for my 25500. my lx850 is being decommissioned as we speak. not sure what to do either.
     
  17. What is wrong with your 850?
     
  18. flyplainsdrifta

    flyplainsdrifta Active Member

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    same deal as 25500. hp is discoing the 850 as well because it is technically 1st gen latex. we purchased a 1500 that came in today. its insane though. if anyone trolls the global garage or any grand format used sites, the 850 went from 10k to less than 5 within 3 days of the announcement by hp. a lot of people are going to be stuck with nothing but an anchor in a few months.
     
  19. signman315

    signman315 Signmaker

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    HP is no spring chicken when it comes to planned obsolescence...
     
  20. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    I stuck my 25500 on ebay and took what I could get for it..
     
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