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I've always seen automatic presses in the range of at least $20,000 dollars. Recently, I've seen a couple "Oval" presses that are in the lower price range of manual presses. ($1500-$3000) Why would the price be so low? Are they prone to breaking? Inaccurate? Has anyone here ever used one? I was thinking that I would have to save up a while to get a good manual press, but if this isn't too good to be true, I could get an automatic that I'm sure wouldn't be the best ever, but will be quite cheaper than I even planned to spend on a manual.
 

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I've always seen automatic presses in the range of at least $20,000 dollars. Recently, I've seen a couple "Oval" presses that are in the lower price range of manual presses. ($1500-$3000) Why would the price be so low? Are they prone to breaking? Inaccurate? Has anyone here ever used one? I was thinking that I would have to save up a while to get a good manual press, but if this isn't too good to be true, I could get an automatic that I'm sure wouldn't be the best ever, but will be quite cheaper than I even planned to spend on a manual.
I believe they stopped making those a long time ago, the reason you find them cheap is because they are going to be really old, perhaps made in the 80's.
 

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Yes, they are quite old, however, I have seen equally old presses by other manufacturers for much more, so getting a four color automatic for $1500 still seems too good to be true, even knowing that it will probably have a few quirks and need some adjustments.
 

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Not only that, but imagine if something is wrong with it, or something goes wrong with it in the near future, but you have no technical support, or parts to buy? It'll become a real heavy paper weight.
 

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Plus since an automatic prints so much faster, you can ruin many shirts before you notice something is wrong. A quirky automatic prone to making mistakes could eat through product.
 

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I want everyone who has replied to this to know that I did not buy this press. Thank you for helping me avert disaster, I figured there had to be a reason it was so cheap. I really do like using a manual press, but even the one at the shop I started working at won't hold registration. Tis quite aggravating.
 
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