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Old June 26th, 2018 Jun 26, 2018 1:57:33 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Question Ricoh Ri6000 - opinion?

These are now getting a big roll out in the UK with a pretty decent trade in offer - the price even considering the trade in is quite heavy so I'd be interested to know the general opinion on speed, ink consumption etc from any users out there
 
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These are now getting a big roll out in the UK with a pretty decent trade in offer - the price even considering the trade in is quite heavy so I'd be interested to know the general opinion on speed, ink consumption etc from any users out there
Its funny I have my good and bad days on this machine. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I hate it. The machine is simple in how it works and the issues that arise are always typically fixable. Anajet being a smaller company still makes parts affordable and fixing the machine is definitely doable yourself if you are slightly technical and can follow directions. That said the prints are just average. Compared to the competition the prints are not as vibrant and sometimes it really shows the limitations of CMYK. From images I have seen the brother GTX really does beautiful prints which makes me wish I had one lol. Ink costs are not so bad for ricoh though. 86 bucks for the XL cartridgges which is actually cheaper than aftermarket ink bags that I have seen so its much more affordable.
 
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Would seem to me that it is just a rebranding of an existing mature product. I sure it works fine, but when Brother and Epson are introducing 'next generation' machines wouldn't it make sense to pay the extra for one of those?
 
 
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Would seem to me that it is just a rebranding of an existing mature product. I sure it works fine, but when Brother and Epson are introducing 'next generation' machines wouldn't it make sense to pay the extra for one of those?
I will say this machine has wayyyy less problems than the past anajet products despite they kept the same form factor. Way less clogging issues also. So the ri 6000 I paid a little under 25k for mine and a gtx can be bought for around 22.5k. The issue comes down to ink cost and maintenance. My ri 6000 is pretty low maintenance. I spend about 1 percent of each cartridge in ink maintenance a day. One cartridge is $86 for cmyk and $115 for white. Now compare that to the gtx and you can tell if you can sustain profit if your not printing everyday.
 
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Would seem to me that it is just a rebranding of an existing mature product. I sure it works fine, but when Brother and Epson are introducing 'next generation' machines wouldn't it make sense to pay the extra for one of those?
Pat, I agree, yes it is re branded product but Ricoh have made many changes, including buying the company which shows commitment to the product.

TBF I think next generation should go to the Ricoh. It’s no secret both models of the Ricoh use Stainless Steel Industrial print heads. Just MHO from across the pond
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Pat, I agree, yes it is re branded product but Ricoh have made many changes, including buying the company which shows commitment to the product.

TBF I think next generation should go to the Ricoh. It’s no secret both models of the Ricoh use Stainless Steel Industrial print heads. Just MHO from across the pond
I am sure you are right, and I am sure the future under Ricoh looks very bright in the long run.

But as things stand it is still a re-badged product with some upgrades, and at a similar price point to the newer Epson and Brother machines. You have to make the assumption that (hopefully) the latest generation of machines are an improvement on the last.
 
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I am sure you are right, and I am sure the future under Ricoh looks very bright in the long run.

But as things stand it is still a re-badged product with some upgrades, and at a similar price point to the newer Epson and Brother machines. You have to make the assumption that (hopefully) the latest generation of machines are an improvement on the last.
I think the GTX prints better for sure but cost per print on the ri 6000 is a lot cheaper when you factor in maintenance. Next generation or not, I would just keep that in mind considering the whole point is to make money. I will say i am so far happy with the machine but the salesman who sold me my ri 6000 made a lot of false promises. Honesty should be illegal for the things he used to sell the machine to us. I dont know much about the f2100 but I am interested to see how that compares to the bunch.
 
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I purchased the RI6000 in April of this year and have pretty good prints with it. Not quite as vibrant as the "Sales" print that they have had time to perfect, but overall I'm happy.

My sales experience on this machine was also loading with promises and there were a few that did not come to fruition, but that guy is no longer with the company...so...

My Tech experience has been great, had a tray belt that was not working smoothly and they sent me an entire platen/motor assembly to replace it just to make sure. had me back in business in two days.

I have the Ri100 for doing mobile printing and that machine can really produce great prints..A little cumbersome to use at first but you get a rythem going and it's flawless. Maintenance is very minimal on it as well.
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[QUOTE=BeaufortGraphics;4403423]I purchased the RI6000 in April of this year and have pretty good prints with it. Not quite as vibrant as the "Sales" print that they have had time to perfect, but overall I'm happy.

My sales experience on this machine was also loading with promises and there were a few that did not come to fruition, but that guy is no longer with the company...so...

My Tech experience has been great, had a tray belt that was not working smoothly and they sent me an entire platen/motor assembly to replace it just to make sure. had me back in business in two days.

I have the Ri100 for doing mobile printing and that machine can really produce great prints..A little cumbersome to use at first but you get a rythem going and it's flawless. Maintenance is very minimal on it as well.[/QUOTE]
Hello,

I hope I do not bother you with this questions. I am relatively new to this machine and I just wanted to ask you, how far should the white cartridge go? like..in a non exact number how many tshirts should I be able to print normally with a new white cartridge? I am starting to believe there's something wrong with my machine since I've used both white cartridges already (the printer is saying they are already low) and I haven't printed more than 12 tshirts.

Thanks.
 
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It is probably due to the system doing a self clean to many times. these printers need to be run every day to make the waste ink less. the more you print, the less time it has to cycle the ink to the waste tank.

I have found the setting in my environment of CMYK Clean every 16 hours and White every 12 hours to work better, but it depends on your humidity and temps in your space.

If your not familiar with these settings, press the print button (with no prints active) 8 times and an advanced setting comes up in your menu. go to the "Auto Head Clean " menu and you can adjust from there.

I am not all that pleased with this machine and how much waste it accumulates. But it's what i have and when it working right, it's a great printer. but damn it has it's bad days!

As far as your original question of how many prints, I really can't give you an exact number. I have done 200 shirts before on the same white cartridges, and was fine. On other occasions, I have done less due to the circulation/waste stealing my white ink...

Good Luck!
 






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