How old, how much are you willing to spend? Depending on your budget, there could be better options. They aren't bad machines by any means, millions of shirts are printed everyday with those two autos. If I only had to choose between those two machines I'd go with the Olympian because it has chopper style squeegees and floodbars and doesn't use the V-squeegee system. There are drawbacks to the V-squeegee and the chopper style is superior. The Olympian is a bigger machine and was their best offering at the time. There are way more Javelins out there than Olympians but the Olympian was built to be the better, more capable machine.