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Large Format Printer

Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2006 at 3:12



I'm looking to purchase a large format printer for my new shop. I've been doing the Kinkos thing for my own clothing line but it is just not cutting it. I want to expand my screenprinting business and I need at least a printer capable of printing 13" x 17". I've been considering the Epson 3000, 2200 and 4000. I really like the print capabilities of the 4000 but am wondering if the amount of work will justify the price.

Does anyone receive a considerable amount of orders requiring larger than 13" prints or will a 13" X 17" cover 99% of the work orders.

Thanks

Mark

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Anonymous says: we're using an EPSON 9800 which let's us go to 44" which we need for our belt prints, but the 7800 will go to 22" or 24". the blacks are very black, we're catching excellent halftones for all of our ...

we're using an EPSON 9800 which let's us go to 44" which we need for our belt prints, but the 7800 will go to 22" or 24". the blacks are very black, we're catching excellent halftones for all of our simulated process prints.

we had a HP 800 44" which didn't come close to what we're enjoying with the epson...too bad since the HP 800 was my decision and now sits dormant in a little corner

posted on: Fri, 03/30/2007 - 3:22am
anempiricaldesign says: Where do you find vellum or trans paper that large? I'm not even sure what kind of paper you'd use. I haven't seen vellum any larger than 11x17. The way things have been going in the printing trends ...

Where do you find vellum or trans paper that large? I'm not even sure what kind of paper you'd use. I haven't seen vellum any larger than 11x17. The way things have been going in the printing trends is bigger is better and 11x17 I feel is going to be to small very soon on some jobs. Any help/advice? Thanks...

posted on: Thu, 06/14/2007 - 4:00pm
br2121 says: Hi Mark, Have you considered outsourcing your film? If you're not doing a large volume of separations in may make sense for you. The printer is just the first investment. You're going to need a RIP to ...

Hi Mark,
Have you considered outsourcing your film? If you're not doing a large volume of separations in may make sense for you. The printer is just the first investment. You're going to need a RIP to get haftone dots and fully utilize the printer.
If I had to choose I'd go with the 4000. It's faster than the 3000. Some people swear by the 3000 but I had nothing but trouble with mine.

check out oversizedfilm.com we offer really affordable film output and color separations.

Regards,
Bryan

posted on: Fri, 03/14/2008 - 12:24am

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