Hey, I was wondering if anyone here has any UV flatbed printing experience? I want to get my own home unit but I’m not sure what model I should get or where I can get training on it. I want to combine UV printing and laser cutting for some projects I have in mind. Any suggestions?
No personal experiance with them, other than drooling over them at trade shows. I’ve looked at the Roland and Mimaki offerings. These are well-known printer brands in the sign business, but there are lots of other manufacturers.
12"x11"x3.94" Roland $15k
14"x18"x2" Mimaki $17k
11"x16"x6" Mimaki $20k
20"x13"3.94" Roland $26k
30"x13"x3.94" Roland $30k
24"x16"x"6 mimaki for $40k
when one of my favorite vendors picked one up a couple of years ago, he brought me in to show me that and their new massive CNC. they were printing on everything. they even pulled doors off the bathroom stalls and printed huge photos on them.
A lot of big/pro printers use epson print heads… most of them?
Epson uses the lastest generation.
The big-name manufacturers get the previous generation print heads, and the small/house brands often use a head that is several generations old.
Well I did say I just googled it but I read the forum you pointed to they mention the Chinese printers, but don’t specifically mention the iehk as being bad. In fact the guy who started the thread said he went a completely different route and if anyone did take the risk to please let him know.
Mostly they say that the Chinese printers are risky. Sort of like the lasers you can get for 300 bucks. everything has risk i guess but some things less than others. Some reviews for the Glowforge are not all that positive either but I personally think they will get there.