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Discussion Which printer do I buy?

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Thomas Fischetti, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Thomas Fischetti

    Thomas Fischetti Member

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    Hey everyone. I currently have a mutoh vj1324. Its old and needs to be replaced soon. Do I go HP latex? A newer mutoh? any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!!
     
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  3. Nanci

    Nanci New Member

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    I bought a Mutoh 1624 last spring. I’ve been very happy with it. The 1000ml inks last a long time and there is little waste. The cost was reasonable. It’s a big printer though. It does take space.
     
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    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    Get an HP Latex R2000.
     
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  5. rjssigns

    rjssigns Premium Subscriber

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    All new printers do a great job. Buy from the place in your town or as close as possible to your shop. All printers break and if you're like me you want a tech on site within hours, not days.

    Something else to consider is what your needs are. I never print full rolls and make good money on what others would throw out as scrap. Even though I wired my office for a latex I bought another solvent. Mutoh 1624x will be delivered next week.
     
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  6. Carlos Valencia

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    I would go with a latex for sure. quick dry, ease and low cost maintenance,
     
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  7. BigBoyMs

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    Have you been happy with the VJ1324? I 2as thinking about buying one of those from Sign warehouse.
     
  8. SignMakeHer

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    I'm in a space without a window. Does this printer smell like chemicals when you print? Everyone keeps recommending HP Latex printer saying it's best for a shop without adequate ventilation.
     
  9. Gino

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    Also, depends on your learning curve. How long will it take to hone all your old skills to new technology..... seriously. Also, if repeat works comes in, will you be able to satisfy without going crazy ?? Not to mention, if you hafta replace something here or there and match your surroundings.
     
  10. SignMakeHer

    SignMakeHer New Member

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    Thanks so much for your feedback, Gino. Is the electrical side with the 220v hard to setup? My office and shop are inside a building with other businesses. Is there a quick and simple way to deal with the power supply right in my workspace? I can't find any info on this. Thanks again!
    Heather
     
  11. Gino

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    Is your present printer properly vented and filtered to the outside of the building ?? If not, you might hafta go with Latex.... although they should be filtered and vented to be perfectly safe and non-liable, also.
     
  12. Joe House

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    You'll need to get with your landlord and a qualified electrician for this (don't trust your brother-in-law's cousin Eddie for this job). This is probably the biggest objection to HP Latex that we run into. Your dealer should give you a site survey that goes over all the space, environmental and electrical issues that you may run into. The easiest thing is to give the electrical section to your electrician and get a quote for the job.
     
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