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Which Hybrid ???

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by jeffkics, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. jeffkics

    jeffkics Sign Says

    May 16, 2014
    Palmer PA
    I wanted some input on experiences with the hybrid machines. Scratch resistance, maintenance, speed, overall value etc...
    Looked at the Mutoh Valuejet 1638UH and Rolands VersaUV LEJ-640UV

    Any thoughts on these or others I should check out?

    I really want to be able to do the small job coroplast yard signs, along with foamcore, acm, pvc as well as the vinyls and banner material.

  2. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    I looked at all of these about 3 years ago. I went with the Fuji LED1600. To me, everything about it was better! Their service and support are great too, at least in my area.
  3. Zach Starr

    Zach Starr Head of Printing Operations

    Nov 9, 2018
    Santa Ana, CA
    Check out Stratojet printers, they do have a very solid hybrid printer with 100" roll print capability and Flat print upto 5". Its faster than the Roland for sure ! The one i am using is Shark Flatbed by stratojet and i have saved alot of money over the roland before
  4. Superior_Adam

    Superior_Adam Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    Wichita, Kansas
    EFI 16H is what we have and its been a great printer. Had it about 1 year. White is very opaque and print speed is good. I would stay away from a pinch roller system as it will give you headaches. Vacuum belt is the way to go. The Roland and Mutoh are not good ways to go for UV printers.
  5. jcskikus

    jcskikus Owner, Designer & Installer

    Jun 28, 2010
    Toms River, NJ
    I've been using two (2) Mutoh VJ1627H over the past 6 years without a problem now that the ink has been upgraded. I print on wood, pvc, dibond, coroplast as well as roll banner and vinyl for wraps. It may be slower than it's newer counterpart, the VJ1627MH, but it's been a workhorse as long as it's serviced regularly. I'll shell out 200 yard signs (18"x24") over 20 coroplast sheets double-sided in a work day.
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  6. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

    Feb 14, 2007
    we have a roland LEJ good machine for the price point. not built for speed and really the main downfall is friction fed so things can skew occasionally.
    also 2 sided print can be a problem because of that. again for the price point good machine. ink sticks to pretty much anything
  7. FloraUSA

    FloraUSA Master Distributor of Flora UV Printers in the US

    Aug 20, 2018
    Wharton, NJ
    We have an 80" UV LED Hybrid Printer available now.

    Unlike the Mutoh or Roland printers that are more of an entry level hybrid printer, this is a true industrial unit capable of printing on materials up to 2" thick. The printer is equipped with a vacuum belt with 4 vacuum zones that ensure smooth and accurate movement of rigid material up to 110lbs. The roll supports are designed to handle rolls up to 220 lbs as well. The printer is also equipped with built in LED light boxes so you can preview back lit products as you are printing.

    The printer can be configured with up to 2 rows of CMYK + White and Varnish. We have this unit in our show room in Wharton, NJ and can print samples or do demos if you like. You can learn more about the Xtra 2000HUV here.


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  8. chrisphilipps

    chrisphilipps Merchant Member

    Jun 5, 2009
    Wharton, NJ
    Chris from our office already had replied to you but I would also like to point out the ink costs are a big difference as well. We also sell the Mutoh printers and the ink for their UV Hybrid is about $211.00 per liter vs. the $125.00 per liter for the inks for the Flora printer. I am not sure about the Roland ink but I would imagine it would be similar in pricing to the Mutoh product. There are many other technical advantages to the Flora hybrid, for instance depending on how it is configured you can achieve print speeds with up to about 20 4x8 sheets per hour. So if you would like more information please reach out, or if you would like come in for a demo.


    Dave Philipps

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