Looking to Upgrade my Flatbed Printer

alienwraps

New Member
I currently have a 98" HP FB700 printer and Im looking to upgrade to something newer. There is nothing wrong with by FB700 just want newer technology, as I update my printers every 2-5 years. What flatbed printers can you recommend? I will be selling my FB700 so I will not be running multiple flatbeds, nor do I have the space for 2.
 

VISCOM

New Member
I currently have a 98" HP FB700 printer and Im looking to upgrade to something newer. There is nothing wrong with by FB700 just want newer technology, as I update my printers every 2-5 years. What flatbed printers can you recommend? I will be selling my FB700 so I will not be running multiple flatbeds, nor do I have the space for 2.
I would look at the VANGUARD VK300D - HS
 

parrott

New Member
The Vanguard is very impressive. Quality, speed, color and adhesion were all where they needed to be. I can only imagine their support is equally as good as Jim is a stand up guy. He's been in the industry a long time and you don't make it this far without doing right by your customers. Definitely throw their name in the hat.
 

Christian @ 2CT Media

Active Member
I never heard of that brand, are they associated with a larger print company like Agfa, ect.?
Do you mind telling what the base price is for that printer?
It's a independent company with alot of Individuals from CET color who spun off a few years ago. The machine we ordered was normally $178,000 but we reconfigured it down and got a deal. Our machine should do a full 4x8 at quality mode 1200x1200 in about 2mins and with white or varnish in about 6mins.
 

Grizzly

New Member
Just got this email today with a bullet point of "Under 16,000 sq ft printed" Is this yours?
If it were my choice I'd look at these three printers in order of price.

Vanguard (I think this machine definitely has the speed and print quality but it's not as refined as far as appearance, software, and some quick features that I have had on my AGFA machines for years)
AGFA Mira (Roll Mode option)
Digitech TruFire (I don't think they have a roll mode)
SwissQ Print (Roll Mode Option)
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parrott

New Member
I second the Digitech and SwissQ as well. We are in a similar situation and the Digitech, Swiss and Vanguard are all on our list. You can't go wrong with any of them, its just a matter of what best fits your business model. The Digitech is built like an absolute tank.
 
I currently have a 98" HP FB700 printer and Im looking to upgrade to something newer. There is nothing wrong with by FB700 just want newer technology, as I update my printers every 2-5 years. What flatbed printers can you recommend? I will be selling my FB700 so I will not be running multiple flatbeds, nor do I have the space for 2.
Have you been satisfied with HP performance on you FB700? If so, you should take a look at HP's Latex R2000 Printer.. I suspect you could get a pretty sweet deal from an HP Reseller for a trade in.

Bob
 

Christian @ 2CT Media

Active Member
Just got this email today with a bullet point of "Under 16,000 sq ft printed" Is this yours?
If it were my choice I'd look at these three printers in order of price.

Vanguard (I think this machine definitely has the speed and print quality but it's not as refined as far as appearance, software, and some quick features that I have had on my AGFA machines for years)
AGFA Mira (Roll Mode option)
Digitech TruFire (I don't think they have a roll mode)
SwissQ Print (Roll Mode Option)
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Yuppers, I just got it today too!
 

Graphic Realm

New Member
I second the Digitech and SwissQ as well. We are in a similar situation and the Digitech, Swiss and Vanguard are all on our list. You can't go wrong with any of them, its just a matter of what best fits your business model. The Digitech is built like an absolute tank.
Which make did you go with?
 
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