This printer has been out a few years does anyone know if there will be an updated model released in the next 6 months to a year? Or maybe I am completely wrong and the life cycle on UV printers is longer than I thought.
FWIW, we have an FB950 that's run hard for a little over two years. I'd expect that printer to run strong for at least another three years, and it's already paid for itself a hundred times over.
We had the FB910, ran it hard for 5 or 6 years before it became more expensive to maintain than to buy a new one.
Been running the FB500 for almost exactly one year. It's paid for itself over and over. It'll pay for itself again this month - gotta print 1000 24x36 sheets of aluminum.
I think after this run, we're going to upgrade to the FB700. if we had one now, we could have cut 1/3 off our printing time on this job.