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Default Re: What machine do you own and how did you make your decision on it :)

What machine do you own? Flexi-jet L

What were the sources of information you researched to make your decision?Online chatting with distributor, phone contact with the manufacturer, extensive demos of a similar machine.

What is your business model? Making money :) Part time printing, mostly web orders and non fabric printing.

Are you happy with your decision?Most of the time.

What are the pros you have learned of your machine? Flexibility of print surface and the long print length (54") Easy use, easy maintenance.

What are the negatives you have learned of your machine? It is more a problem of the industry than the machine and the instability of the industry.

What type of maintenance do you do? Daily nozzle checks and quick clean cycles as need. Weekly cleaning of capping station and wiper blade and shaking ink in cartridges and bottles and cleaning cartridges as needed. Monthly removal of covers and deep cleaning.

How long have you owned your machine? Since July 2006.

How long did it take you to learn to use? We printed sellable product the first day. Still learning though.

Is there anything you wished you had known before you bought your machine that you know now?

Yes! I wish I had known the character of the various distributors. Also things like the current lack of availability of print heads (check for current status with Epson distrubutors compassmicro.com or vancebaldwin.com , or nationalparts.com) - I wish I had known how tenuous the industry is.

Is there anything else you would like to add or let others know? Most of the time this is a fun and profitbale business- if you don't slack on maintenance.

Would you recommend this machine to others? If the current lack of availability of parts continues- and is any indication of the future- I could not recommend an Epson based printer without serious investigation into the future of that printer.

Last edited by Mistewoods; March 3rd, 2008 at 07:03 PM.. Reason: corrected location of Epson info
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