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Post Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:16 pm

54" or 60" Printer, advice needed please?

So obviously I will depend on what your main type of work is but for those with a 54" printer how often are you finding yourself wishing you had the extra 6" of a 60?

Cant decide if the saving is going to turn into frustration, my use would be general signage, banners, vehicle graphics and wraps (part wraps mainly).
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Post Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:03 pm

Re: 54" or 60" Printer?

If you have the option then always go as Wide as you can. Doesn’t mean you have to buy Media that wide etc..

We do quite a few printed 10ft x 5ft sheets. With 54 this means a join somewhere. Just adds extra material and time to the job.
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Post Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:15 pm

Re: 54" or 60" Printer?

Ran 64" for the last two machines. Great for printing 10x5 foot panels (frequently print and edge wrap full panels)...and getting a full 1.5m high on banners after hemming. Bigger the better.
Obviously, you will need a laminator that is at least as wide as your printer!
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Post Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:21 am

Re: 54" or 60" Printer?

I asked the same question year and a half ago. Went for 64” personally. Didn’t regret. Especially for banner and wrapping.
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Post Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:08 am

Re: 54" or 60" Printer, advice needed please?

I have 60" latex, though 99% of the time I'm printing on 54" media. I can do unlaminated stuff at 60" but it's not often required. My laminator is only 1400 so that limits me there.
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Post Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:39 am

Re: 54" or 60" Printer, advice needed please?

My first Latex was a 60 but only ever used it at that size for a few 1500mm banners never anything else so when replaced changed to 54 and never missed it, lets be fair a 50m roll at 1370 is heavy enough to manage if your a one man band without going bigger.

Plus with the HP310 54 inch its two 13amp plugs so no special 16amp sockets needed so can move around as you like.
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Post Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:29 pm

Re: 54" or 60" Printer, advice needed please?

Ive just ordered a new 54" HP Latex.
95% of my work can all be taken care of with a 1370mm roll, and the stuff that cant, i outsource to a local printer.
As previously mentioned, you will have to purchase a cutter and laminator to complement your printer , but as kevin says, with a 54" latex, its 2 13a plugs so no additional wiring required if your premises don't have a 16a supply.

At the end of the day, its a personal preference, if you think you will need the extra width on a regular basis, then go big, if not, then 54" will take care of most things :thumbsup:

Good luck :smiles:

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