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What printer can I use?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Dracis2, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Dracis2

    Dracis2 New Member

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    Hi everyone 1st time post I work for a sign shop that uses Eco solvent printers but I'm looking to purchase a large format printer for home and see a lot of used ink jet printer so but I'm not aware if you can print on vinyl to make small runs of stickers with an ink jet printer

    Some of these stickers will be used outdoors on car windows Small businesses and Indoor use

    Hp5500
    Canon prograf ipf8300
    Epson gs6000
     
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  2. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    Epson GS6000 is the only outdoor rated printer in your list.
     
  3. AGCharlotte

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    The Canon and HP listed are both pretty old machines... and like SignMeUp said, they're both aqueous so outdoor stuff would 100% need to be laminated to last. Might be able to find a cheap ValueJet or latex machine that'd be more suitable for you.
     
  4. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    If you're gonna put this printer at home, will you have room for a laminator ?? Also, do you have small children or pets in the house..... anywhere ?? Will you be able to get a license to operate a business of this sorts out of your house ?? Do you realize, you'll hafta get commercial insurance if you're setting up a business ??
     
  5. bob

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    I'd rather buy a used snake than a used printer of any flavor.
     
  6. Dracis2

    Dracis2 New Member

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    No kids no pets not a business really just cash deals for small stuff and I own an asphalt/concretre and property maintenance company so I can fall under my insurance if need be because we are covered for all aspects of maintaining commercial property from the building to the parking lot ie window decals or store front perf
     
  7. Dracis2

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    If I'm reading correctly the Epson gs 6000 is solvent based ink and outdoor durability even without laminate and I laminate at work by hand we only use the machine when we need to also have a pole barn 60x40 ft that is used for graphics and cnc router projects
     
  8. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Don't get a gs6000.... Look for a used latex 300 series or a new 115. If you need a good short run machine Rolands are tanks and older mimakis are pretty good too.
     
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