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XJ-640 vs. Rockhopper III

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Robert72, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Robert72

    Robert72 Member

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    Dear friends, I'm about to choose between the Mutoh Rockhopper III and the Roland XJ-640. I'm more inclined for the Roland because it can print faster (till 40 sqm/h vs. 22) and it has six colours. But if you can tell your opinion, it would be marvellous.

    Thanks and best regards,
    Robert.
     
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  2. cdiesel

    cdiesel Very Active Member

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    We run two Rolands (an XC540 and an XJ740) and love them. You might want to step up to the XJ740. It's not that much more expensive and you can run 6' banners..
     
  3. WDP

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    No contest Roland allday
     
  4. benjercorp

    benjercorp Member

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    Roland!! but with alternative inks that have a wider gamut...
    the print heads will last longer...
     
  5. Pacific Coast Sign

    Pacific Coast Sign Active Member

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    Using 3rd party inks while on Roland's warranty is a no-no.
    Do you have any legitimate proof to show heads last longer using 3rd party ink, I would like to see the actual proof from a reputable source. Most heads are damaged from head strikes (etc...) NOT by wearing them out.
     
  6. DRamm76

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    Who is the genius that names this machine "RockHopper" and who is the even BIGGER genius that APPROVED that decision? LOL
     
  7. Robert72

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    I'm an Spaniard. Daniel. What's the meaning of RockHopper?? Something like a tank or deposit made of stone??

    Anyway, and staying on topic, I was searching for bad experiences with the XJ-640, as it's the first choice. I have a SP540 from I don't remember when, and it still prints'n cut everyday. I think I'll never get rid of it.
     
  8. benjercorp

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    Ok I'll ask you this when was the last time you change printheads??? 2 years at max..

    Must of the OEM Ink are made to last about 2 years or less, With some alternative inks like TeckINK which happens to be one of the best if not the best "Of course it belongs to HP" I have customers who haven't changed a single print head in four years also did you know that everytime you run solvent through the heads you are just wearing the print heads membrane out .....
     
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