We're thinking of a Diamondback also, who did you purchase from? Or lease from? Any recommendations? What dryer did you get to accomodate it?Nope, all air. 65 doz/hr max speed. 50 doz/hr production. Spot on registration. Top knotch print quality. Fast changeover times. Programmable sequencing(Revolver). In head flash (Reno HW). Pneumatic screen and squeegie and flood bar locks.
Thanks Out Da Box. I remember your post when you bought your press, it's great to hear you're putting it to use!We got ours at the Charlotte Printwear show in April direct from M&R. Leased it through Geneva Capital. Got a deal on it since it was purchased off the showroom floor. Got a package with reno flash and money for a big compressor. I got a deal on a 2412 lawson omega dryer. I wish I had a 3616 dryer or mini sprint gas dryer, but the Lawson will just barely keep up when going full throttle.
It has been unreal with the auto. I can't even imagine printing manually anymore, don't even know how. I sold both my 4 color manuals, just hope I dont end up needing them eventually. We print orders as small as 12pcs, but next year I think we'll up the minimums to 20pcs.
Set up is really fast with the air locks on the screen, squeegie, and floodbar locks.
We're up to 35k prints on it so far. This past 2 weeks has been a little slow, but next 4 weeks should be busy.
Automation will change your game, if you can keep it spinning and stomach the initial investments. The machine is one thing, but we spent a small fortune in miscellaneous stuff- wiring, dryers, screens, installation, forklifts, tools, ink, etc. etc., etc.
You'll start buying 5 gallon buckets of ink, and 5 gallon drums of paint thinner- costs doubled for us. Sales doubled for us.
whats the difference between a machine with servo and ac heads as opposed to a mchine without themIf you can afford servo and ac heads, go for it. We have a 7 color diamondback, and it rocks- striaight up. Absolutely no problems after 30k prints in a little over 4 months. Tuff has a good product in the freedom and javelin. Also Anatol and Tas. You can get a lot of machine for 30k dollars. You'll make your money back.
Well margin doubled also. Physical work more than halfed, labor hours- steady, productivity- doubled.Thanks Out Da Box. I remember your post when you bought your press, it's great to hear you're putting it to use!
Curious though, if your costs have doubled and sales doubled, isn't your profit margin the same with more work? (I guess it isn't much more work comparing to using a manual)