Yes and no. If you have the market for them then yes , get that leg up on the competition. If not then no. But i would go with the VS just for the speed as compared to the sp.
Only if you use them. You can set the VS up as a duel CMYK machine with no white on metallic and you have very good speeds.Don't you loose some speed with the white and metallic inks?
So what do you think about your print time for items not using white or metallic?We have ours set up for white and metallic. We use the white much more often, since you can print on metallic materials. The way it gets set up on the initial install is the way the machine is set up from there on out. They have it locked out that you can't switch because of the staining properties of the inks, your white would be pink after the switch, and the same goes for the metallic.
The settings we use for no white ink allows us to print and cut a 30" x 5' graphic in 25 minutes. This size allows us to print 200 labels of what we are working on, so we are very happy with that. If we wanted to, we could easily print over 3,000 labels in a day at this size.So what do you think about your print time for items not using white or metallic?
They are on the MyVersacamm.com - A Digital Printing Network website under the videos section.Hey Steve,
Where can u find these videos?
BEFORE investing in a printer/cutter, SUB out the work. Once the workflow/cashflow is big enough to support a printer/cutter, go ahead and buy one. By the time you are ready to buy, you will KNOW what size best meets your needs.I need a good printer cutter. Looking at 30" models. Looking for thoughts on the VS and SPi models. From what I can tell, the biggest difference is the white and metallic inks.
I will be doing decals and apparel for the most part and acasional banners.
Just wondering if the white and metallic are worth the extra cost.
What experiences have you all had with these models.
I will stay away from the heat transfer part of the question as I sell the materials and have a slightly biased opinion. I will say that well before I ever worked in the sales part of this industry, my wife and I bought an SP300V 6 years ago or so. It still runs today with all of the original parts (take good care of your machinery!) and paid for itself in the first year. I will say that again - it paid for itself in the first year. No other major piece of equipment in our shop has done that.I second the last statement about subbing your work, we learned the hard way. but I am now at a point where I have done pretty large research and am leaning toward the Roland product. It seems you guys all have pretty positive experience with them. Do you use the Roland-recommended heat transfer materials or something else? And if you wouldn't mind, (I am going through a business planning workshop and am crossing off all the questions) how long would you say it took to pay off your machine with your work?