I am currently considering buying a Riley Hopkins carousel,
6 colour, 4 station with joystick registration, does anyone have one of these? or know anything about them.
are they well made?
Is the joystick reg any good?
Are there any known issues with these machines?
I got a 6/4 with joystick. It is a pretty nice press. I'd spend the extra money on micros if I were you, but the joystick isn't bad. There are a few pre-registration systems available for the press now so those will help with your setup time and accuracy. I'm pretty fond of the Hopkins press actually. You won't be disappointed.
I have a 6/4 Hopkins press, and I love it. If you have the $$, I would suggest getting an 8 color press. There have been many a time when I've had to remove screens in the middle of a job in order to print another rush order. If I had an additional 2 color stations, I could have kept the screens on the press.
I've got the Hopkins 8/4 with joystick reg and love this press!
Well made, holds registration, no complaints.
Like anything, there's a learning curve to using it. Once you use the joystick as an extension of your arm, you're all good.
Great choice in a press!
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