Looking to purchase one here. Wondering if anyone has feedback/opinions on it.
We replaced our FB550 for an r1000 and could not be happier. It was installed a month ago.
The quality of the prints is amazing, needs more maintenance than the 550 but nothing critical.
The opacity of the white is fantastic.
No banding, color gamut is great.
Adhesion on ACM and Acrylic is really good.
Ability to control your Overcoat is a really good feature.
We just finished our ramp up training yesterday and results were really good. My operators love it.
I would say go for it!
It did take a long wait... we ordered back at SGIA in October and it did not install until mid january.
I not know if they are still behind in production.
Let me know if you have any more questions and I will be happy to answer.
Just took delivery a month ago on a demo R1000. I can run 80% of my work(typical signage, wood, pvc, foam board, corrugated) at 300dpi in a 3 pass mode. The product is evolving...latest firmware just opened up sandwich mode or color white color/ color white black white color
middle of September should open up color profiling similar to the 365/560 series. I had planned to purchase one next year first quarter but being able to grab a demo unit with zero miles on it and maintain the same warranty 1.5yr was a no-brainer. Here's what I love...I control when I change my printheads. The unit wastes almost no time nor ink to convert to and from white ink...maintenance is a minimum, it is super easy to use...no odor, roll to roll is a dream...tracks perfectly...tables improved over the FB series, download profiles direct to the device, no banding...on anything that we've run so far...
One of my pre tests was to see a sample on glass from my reseller. I still have it. It is damn near impossible to scratch off. The only thing that comes close to its IQ in my opinion is the Swiss Q. everything is buttery smooth.
things that I don't like...nothing is perfect...it runs on windows in tablet mode(duel touch screens)I am just not used to running windows in tablet mode. The software is easy to navigate...it's windows 10 that I have some issues with...hands on time will fix that. The printer is designed for you to print on the belt...and they mean it...if you are doing a full bleed for a lawn sign, you need to have bleed in file from your ip or you will see white slivers somewhere on the print...its more of a pet peeve for me...and the same issue I have with my 360 and 560...if I run one print it still has to pass through my drying/curing module...
I know this product is still evolving...I have spoken to many early adopters but HP has their future betting on Latex. They truly have all hands on deck making this this product better and better...once onboard profiling is available, why would you want another flatbed?