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Help with Solvent Printer

Posted on Wed, 16 Feb 2005 at 10:38



We are looking to purchase our first solvent based inkjet printer. We currenly only screen-print and vinyl our products. We are looking for a good quality image. The majority of our jobs include vehicle graphics, banners and outdoor signage. Of course every manufacturer says they have the latest and greatest. Looking for outdoor durablity without the need for lamination. Also need to die cut the images behind the printer so we would need a good option for that as well. Thanks in advance for any input you may have!

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Anonymous says: We were in a similar position with screen printing and vinyl. We installed a Mimaki JV3 a year ago and have found tons of applications for it. On the flip side be aware that solvent printers are not ...

We were in a similar position with screen printing and vinyl. We installed a Mimaki JV3 a year ago and have found tons of applications for it.

On the flip side be aware that solvent printers are not plug and play. There is a ton of waste during the learning curve. A good local supplier with a strong support team can make a huge difference. You will also tear your hair out printing junk until you figure the thing out.

Even with the ink durability, lamination is still required for some jobs. Not to protect for UV, but for scratch resistance. This especially holds true for vehicle graphics.

Bottom line, unless you are outsourcing enough digital printing to make the note, keep building the business until you do. Until you make a purchase, if you need a digital print supplier with good pricing, let me know, we do a lot of wholesale digital printing.

posted on: Thu, 02/17/2005 - 12:26am
Anonymous says: What did you buy? posted on: Mon, 05/23/2005 - 2:16pm
Angelina says: hi,can you tell me what the problem with your machine? maybe we can give some solution! contact me with my msn or email:wendy@highwellglobal.com posted on: Fri, 11/10/2006 - 5:28am

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