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What would you buy?

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by ProColorGraphics, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    I am in the market for a 64" printer. I am trying to go through all of my options from the Mutoh Valuejet to the new Roland VS-640. I am open to printer/cutters all-in-one units or separate printers and cutters. With quite a few options out there, what do you guys have and use and do you like or recommend it?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    I would find out who has the better service in your area, both those machines will probably do you just fine but service is key.
     
  3. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    I am a Roland guy but now after seen some posts about the new Epson GS6000 my opinion has changed, and now i am looking at an Epsong and probably will buy one soon as long as i find good service, because for Roland i have 3 places within 10 miles from me i can get service from, but Epson only one so will see.
     
  4. The print and cuts are nice, but if you can get a unit that separates, you can print one job while cutting another. I enjoyed working the Roland print & cut I had at a previous job, but having it take up time cutting and not printing would become an issue for any company looking to increase volume imo.
     
  5. cdiesel

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    ColoPrinthead has a great point. We run both setups, and depending on the job and our current workflow, we may use the print/cut Roland or print on one printer and cut on the Summa.

    That said, our Rolands have been nothing short of workhorses. We have an XC540 that's a little over three years old, and we probably have about a grand into it for maintenance.
     
  6. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    I have had 3 Rolands and have had good luck, but I am just keeping my options open. There is good support for Roland, Mimaki, Mutoh and Epson in the area.
     
  7. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Roland, been using their stuff for 22 years. Only got screwed one time on a PNC 5000.
    Other than that I have had 7 other Roland machines that never gave me a any problems.
     
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