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Post Thu May 17, 2018 11:38 am

Purchasing a new printer, Please help..

Hi Guys, Hope you all can help and give me some good advice as this is my first post and i could use as much help as possible!.

I'm looking at buying a new Solvent/latex printer. I have seen a couple of the latex's and the New Epson SC-60600 and 80600 so far. Has anyone purchased one of the Epson's at all and are they as good as Epson make out??. I have seen the colours and too be honest the print quality and vibrancy of the colours that the Epson can produce compared to the latex is a little better, so i am edging towards Epson.

Has anyone got one and what are your thoughts?.
Is anyone thinking about purchasing either a 60600 or 80600 and are having 2nd thoughts or is stuck like me?.
If anyone is looking at any other new printers you think i should know about then please say?.
Also has anyone received any quotes for an 80600? as i have received what i think is a good price for £14,500.00?.

Hope to speak soon. Thanks for your help.

Neil D.
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Post Thu May 17, 2018 12:19 pm

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Hi Neil,

Welcome to the board.

It really depends what market your aiming for. In the Sign & Van Graphics arena the main contenders are Roland & Mimaki (Solvent) & HP (Latex).

I could be wrong on this but I think the Epson printers are better for internal printing jobs for the retail market. I started printing with an Epson 9600 and don't have a bad word to say about them.

If you can be more specific in the work you want to carry out it will help people answer.
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Post Thu May 17, 2018 2:28 pm

Re: Purchasing a new printer, Please help..

Hi James,

Thanks for your message. It would be for outdoor signage, The new Epson solvent SC range can do everything i need i just want to see if anyone had one and thoughts etc. I haven't looked into Roland or mimaki as i was told by various people that its either Epson or Hp latex?.

Hopefully someone on here has had experience in using either one or is in the same boat as me looking but doesn't want to waste money and get miss sold anything. :awkward:

Thanks

Neil D.
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Post Thu May 17, 2018 5:59 pm

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Vistech Technical Services have a cracking printer for sale. Roland's flagship XR-640:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162894492671 ... 1555.l2649

Nearly new, less than half price and comes with a warranty. Price for purchasing outside of eBay is £10,999 plus delivery, installation and VAT.
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Post Thu May 17, 2018 6:48 pm

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Mat Drake wrote:Vistech Technical Services have a cracking printer for sale. Roland's flagship XR-640:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162894492671 ... 1555.l2649

Nearly new, less than half price and comes with a warranty. Price for purchasing outside of eBay is £10,999 plus delivery, installation and VAT.


We have one of these, absolutely brilliant printer
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Post Thu May 17, 2018 6:50 pm

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In the near future we are looking to upgrade our Latex 260! I thought I would definitely be looking at only a new latex machine! However, after a very in depth look at the Epsom 80600, I was extremely impressed! The thing that was keeping towards latex was the short period until you can laminate, which is apparently not the case with new latex machines! In the USA, Epsom are quoting 4-6 hours before laminating!

Overall the machine really did seem impressive, I would love to hear some user feedback!
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Post Fri May 18, 2018 11:37 am

Re: Purchasing a new printer, Please help..

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your info i will have a look at the above printers mentioned.

Luke that and a few others is the same Reason im swaying heavily more towards Epson. Have you had a demo Luke? If not id really recommend having one, As the guys who showed me really opened my eyes to why this should be my next machine however im just wanting to hear from an actual user before i make a purchase. or if someone can advise why i should have a diff printer then im open to seeing all ideas.. :thumbsup:

Thanks

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Post Fri May 18, 2018 3:15 pm

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Luke Culpin wrote:In the near future we are looking to upgrade our Latex 260! I thought I would definitely be looking at only a new latex machine! However, after a very in depth look at the Epsom 80600, I was extremely impressed! The thing that was keeping towards latex was the short period until you can laminate, which is apparently not the case with new latex machines! In the USA, Epsom are quoting 4-6 hours before laminating!



That's got to be better than 24-48 hours though, surely?
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Post Fri May 18, 2018 4:43 pm

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I’ve not had a demo on the machine, although at Sign & digital, I looking at the machine and knew one of there sales reps really well, so I spent at least half an hour talking about the machine! I really was impressed.
Positives were
Lower running costs than the latex (machine doesn’t draw as much power)
Lower print costs than latex
Less to buy than the new latex
Better print quality than latex
No issues with stretching and joining large prints like I have with latex
White and metallic ink
Short outgassing time before laminate

The things I don’t know what I would like to hear feedback on is reliability, and any further issues people have had!
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Post Fri May 18, 2018 8:12 pm

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We have a Roland. We are also under a care package with them. Saved me £1,000’s when things go wrong. Sometimes they just do. Just to through another thing to consider.
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Post Mon May 21, 2018 4:51 pm

Re: Purchasing a new printer, Please help..

Luke thanks for the info, as far as im aware i haven't seen any problems or issue's with the 80600 seems to good to be true however maybe it is as good as it looks!.

You should have a full demo it really opened my eyes to what Epson have achieved!. I can give you the contact details of the company that helped me if you want?. I think i have made my decision and will be purchasing the 80600 soon as i have sorted out getting rid of my old mutoh.

Speak soon.
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Post Tue May 22, 2018 11:22 am

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How does the shorter outgassing time work given it's still sovent?

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