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Buying advice Roland

Post by TRUSTOR » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:21 pm

Hi all, newbie here, starting up a printshop with two friends and we are on our way to buy our first print'n cut machine.
Leaning heavy on a Roland and looking at the TrueVIS VG 640, but with "only" with a 20% difference in price up to the SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640, which one should be the best buy?

We will at first mainly do t-shirts, signs, posters, work-clothes, stickers.. But we also want to be able to offer big jobs as well in the future.

Will a bigger machine be a waste of money in the aspect of vinyl etc.?

Sorry for my not so perfect english, native Swede :)

Thanks!

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Re: Buying advice Roland

Post by mrtn » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:10 am

XR: smaller dot size, handy if you're making very small stickers a la epoxy doming, other than that no real difference. In every other function TrueVIS is as good. Make sure to compare prices with takeup device, XR has it built in, TrueVIS - extra.

Then there's the looks department - if you plan to put the printer side by side with your piano you might want to get the XR.
In an industrial environment - no difference :)
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Re: Buying advice Roland

Post by TRUSTOR » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:02 pm

mrtn wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:10 am
XR: smaller dot size, handy if you're making very small stickers a la epoxy doming, other than that no real difference. In every other function TrueVIS is as good. Make sure to compare prices with takeup device, XR has it built in, TrueVIS - extra.

Then there's the looks department - if you plan to put the printer side by side with your piano you might want to get the XR.
In an industrial environment - no difference :)
Thx mrtn!

Quick question more since you seems to know your stuff, is it possible to also print posters on these machines or should it be better to get a big format printer for that use?

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Re: Buying advice Roland

Post by mrtn » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:52 pm

You can print anything on both machines BUT there a really few instant drying poster papers (ready for immediate takeup and/or processing) available, most papers on the market require 2-4 hours of drying before handling. I have a couple types of instant drying poster papers for eco-sovent ink available, excellent stuff, very popular. With these papers you don't need a water based printer for poster printing.
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Re: Buying advice Roland

Post by TRUSTOR » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:41 am

mrtn wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:52 pm
You can print anything on both machines BUT there a really few instant drying poster papers (ready for immediate takeup and/or processing) available, most papers on the market require 2-4 hours of drying before handling. I have a couple types of instant drying poster papers for eco-sovent ink available, excellent stuff, very popular. With these papers you don't need a water based printer for poster printing.
Thanks for the info, will probably shoot more questions when we are up'n running, 3 weeks left, cant wait!!! :D

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