I will try that. I wanted to have a message with someone that had one. I guess I could message them from that thread.
I have a Roland I'm looking to get rid of....Ill DM youLooking at purchasing a new or slightly used UV printer that will least print 4' by 8' panels. Fan of the Roland line, but at 90k for the flatbed version, I am open to other brands. Anyone know of a brand that has done you well, but costs less. Thank you kindly.
Sir, I thank you for your post. Yes, my partner and I got in a dispute, and we separated. I started Vanguard at that time. We continued to support anyone who bought a CET, and still do. I would invite you to visit us at our new location in Atlanta any time you like, and judge us for yourself!skeptical - These guys use to run CET color, and left to do this, and before left another company before that. Just sketchy to me.
tell jack i said hello.
Are you prepared for the higher electrical usage? Ink costs?
True, more electricity is used but ink cost is cut at least into 1/3 the cost of solvent printers if not less. Then you save money because you don't use Vinyl anymore, then you save money on labor because you aren't paying someone to apply the vinyl.
At shows I'd have people say they want a flatbed but speed isn't an issue till they get more business.. hahaha, Don't buy a flatbed if speed isn't an issue. Often the small sign shop owner says they don't care about labor costs because he and his wife do all the labor. Super small thinking, if you are stuck doing labor, you aren't selling and or marketing your business.
Buy a flatbed, hire someone to run it, take care of him so he doesn't quit, then get off your butt and sell. Its an easy winning formula.
Um..... Wow, where do I start... How about this, GREAT! Then a flatbed isn't for you. Its that simple. Heck, sign making isn't for me at all,just logic. There is absolutely nothing wrong with any style or size of printing operation you have if you can make it work. The thread is about flatbed UV printers or so I thought. That said, if your not into mass production, it still doesn't make sense to print dog slow half the day then do marketing the second half of the day. Anyone that has a business should be in business to make money, otherwise, just mortgage your home buy a printer and print once a week.
A print shop where the boss does everything doesn't make enough to buy a flatbed, and chances are it won't. I have installed over 300 flatbeds in 5 or so years, many are sign shops, some are high end fine art printers, some print play yards, back boards, wedding pictures, you name it. Most, if not 85-90% of them want the prints printed as fast as possible.
So what are you saying, you took exception to my 2 cents because you like to print slow all day and do marketing at night? I don't get your argument.