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Old July 14th, 2014 Jul 14, 2014 11:25:50 AM -   #16 (permalink)
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IrvineShirtGuy exactly which neoflex did u get?
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Old July 14th, 2014 Jul 14, 2014 12:53:05 PM -   #17 (permalink)
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There's only 1 NeoFlex model. It can either run textile or solvent inks.
 
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Irvineshirtguy how much did the neoflex for textile cost? how much have you had to put into it for maintenance since you have had it?
This printer is about 3 years old. The only major thing I replaced within that time is the capping station and printhead. So about $680 in parts.

The little stuff like dampers and encoder strips are cheap. I get the dampers from a local place for about $7 each and the encoder strips is about $13.

Since the NeoFlex is based off the Epson 4880 it's really easy to find parts and replace things yourself. Opening up the printer and replacing parts is easier than most DTG printers. Everything inside that printer is easily accessible.
 
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I just called All American thinking that the price would be around $16,000. But the guy said they are on sale for $11,999. So as of right now it is between the Neoflex and the Spectra 3000 for $8000, but I need to do more research on the spectra. Thanks guys for the feed back.
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I just called All American thinking that the price would be around $16,000. But the guy said they are on sale for $11,999. So as of right now it is between the Neoflex and the Spectra 3000 for $8000, but I need to do more research on the spectra. Thanks guys for the feed back.
I have Spectra 3000 and I can say its amazing.I had printer based on Epson 4880 and it's was too slow. Epson 4880 is outdated.This one is so fast, and EK RIP works great. It saves a lot of time. All those ads on many DTGs promising 300 t-shirts a day is just a joke, its impossible. And on this one I got my record number of prints per day on Father's day sales. The pressurized ink system really makes a difference.

Also I got Another Spectra 3000 couple of weeks ago, it sells for 6000$ now.
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Old July 14th, 2014 Jul 14, 2014 2:41:59 PM -   #21 (permalink)
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I have Spectra 3000 and I can say its amazing.I had printer based on Epson 4880 and it's was too slow. Epson 4880 is outdated.This one is so fast, and EK RIP works great. It saves a lot of time. All those ads on many DTGs promising 300 t-shirts a day is just a joke, its impossible. And on this one I got my record number of prints per day on Father's day sales. The pressurized ink system really makes a difference.

Also I got Another Spectra 3000 couple of weeks ago, it sells for 6000$ now.
So are u saying the Neoflex runs Epson 4880?
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So are u saying the Neoflex runs Epson 4880?
I am not talking about Neoflex, I never had neoflex. I am talking about Rainbow based on Epson 4880.
 
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I have Spectra 3000 and I can say its amazing.I had printer based on Epson 4880 and it's was too slow. Epson 4880 is outdated.This one is so fast, and EK RIP works great. It saves a lot of time. All those ads on many DTGs promising 300 t-shirts a day is just a joke, its impossible. And on this one I got my record number of prints per day on Father's day sales. The pressurized ink system really makes a difference.

Also I got Another Spectra 3000 couple of weeks ago, it sells for 6000$ now.
I just checked because I thought it was a price without warranty but I was wrong. According to their ebay listing, its a summer sale and you have 1 year warranty as long as you go to training at their NJ facility.

There are a lot of specials this month!
 
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The Neoflex is based on the Epson 4880.
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Default Re: What DTG would you recommend?

I talked with a sales rep from Spectra and he said he is not going to attend the Las Vegas show in August. I would like to see it perform in person before i buy one. But they are on the East coast and I live on the west coast so that makes it hard. Also he said they have only been around since January 2014. ALL of the reviews I have seen have been positive about the Spectra but I'm leaning towards not buying one because, 1. I can't see it in person in less I fly to the east coast. 2. They only had it on the market since January of this year. 3. He says he has a 4-8 week waiting list. 4. I'm a very skeptical person and all those good reviews, might not be real, if u know what I mean. The guy also said that the spectra 3000 was a game changer for $8000. He said DTG companies have been taking advantage of customers for years by over pricing for their machinces. And he also said alot of companies are dropping their prices like Neoflex went from $16,000 to $10,000, because of the Spectra 3000. Right now even thought it is higher in price, I think I might go with the Neoflex.
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Default Re: What DTG would you recommend?

Still you make some good points. The neoflex is a proven printer with exellent reviews in performance and support. The spectra has a lot less reviews because it's new. I guess it depends whether you want to "take a chance" on a new printer and save $6,000. Or take the safe bet and get what we all know is the best dtg printer out there. Like I said whichever you choose, I'm sure you will be a happy customer.
 
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In terms of support the Neofamily has a strong presence in this forum. Lots of places to get help on top of the tech support you get from AA.
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I talked with a sales rep from Spectra and he said he is not going to attend the Las Vegas show in August. I would like to see it perform in person before i buy one. But they are on the East coast and I live on the west coast so that makes it hard. Also he said they have only been around since January 2014. ALL of the reviews I have seen have been positive about the Spectra but I'm leaning towards not buying one because, 1. I can't see it in person in less I fly to the east coast. 2. They only had it on the market since January of this year. 3. He says he has a 4-8 week waiting list. 4. I'm a very skeptical person and all those good reviews, might not be real, if u know what I mean. The guy also said that the spectra 3000 was a game changer for $8000. He said DTG companies have been taking advantage of customers for years by over pricing for their machinces. And he also said alot of companies are dropping their prices like Neoflex went from $16,000 to $10,000, because of the Spectra 3000. Right now even thought it is higher in price, I think I might go with the Neoflex.
The NeoFlex is a great printer you cant go wrong. They have a talented staff, they also have an excellent 2 day training in philly! don't forget to get a chese steak when your there..
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Default Re: What DTG would you recommend?

When anybody has some doubt best choice is go to the show and check with own eyes. Worth Gold.. Jeff is talented guy. His partner has to keep up with new launch until have many references. Another option is send your art work work to all Dtg manufactures and ask print for you. Choose hardest image you can. Wish your best.
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The NeoFlex is a great printer you cant go wrong. They have a talented staff, they also have an excellent 2 day training in philly! don't forget to get a chese steak when your there..
Very clever. You say nothing but nice things about Neoflex, but all your links in your signature is Spectra 3000. What type of inks does the Spectra 3000 use and how do they compare with Neoflex?
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