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Post Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:53 pm

Opinions on the PC50

Looking at purchasing one of these and could do with some honest opnions before we part with our hard earned cash.

Thanks in advance :)
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Post Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:25 pm

buy a pc 60 alround better machine

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Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:26 am

Absolute garbage compared to what 's on the market now. I bought one about 4 years ago for the college where i teach could never get rid of the banding effect, even had the manufacturers out and they couldnt either. Only use it as a second cutter now but it cuts so slow. (:)
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Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:13 am

Ill chime in too - ours is now a doorstop.
If your application is for small spot colour decals , the 50 is ok , but it's slow as a dog , its consumables are horrendously expensive , spare parts like heads (which blow often) are hard to get and as a cutter , its a tortoise.
Leave this machine alone , it will be a bitter introduction to digital printing,
Work out why you want a digital printer and if you really want to go thermal - cost per sq m in thermal can easily be 50 quid and the same for inkjet is about 5 quid (you cant print gold , silver and white with an inkjet , but can print full colour on just about anything)
If you buy a 3k machine vs a 10k machine , the diff of 7k will be realised after 155 sq m which is less than 1 sq m a day in a year. 1sqm a day is not a worthwhile print run , IE if you are not going to do a lot more than that , it's not worth buying a machine and all the aggro that comes with it.
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Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:27 am

pile of hot steaming doggy doo, you can make better prints with half a potato and some ink :lol1:
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Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:34 am

i had one of these demo'd at our place years ago.. i cant say i remember much about it other than slow and flimzy built. :-?
i recal banding too.. more the stitching of the bands created dark lines.
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Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:14 am

thanks you everyone, glad i can ask advice to avoid making mistakes :)
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Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 2:17 pm

Mistakes don't come much bigger than buying a PC50!

They were bad when they were new, not sure when they stopped making them? but most out there are pretty old.

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