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20th April 2015
This week's survey 
(These survey questions are sent in by our readers. Please spend a minute to give your answer to this week's survey as one or possibly more of your industry peers thinks this question is important and wishes to see your point of view as well as others in the industry.)  
What is the biggest technological issue you face in wide format printing?

Our last week's survey results...


Given the uptake of water based inks for the printing of jobs that were previously only done by true solvent and eco solvent printing, do you believe that solvent and eco solvent have a future?   

  • I so wanted it to be true now that HP have sorted out many of the early issues with latex. We've been running a total 6 Seikos for the past 10 years, with correct maintenance they have been bulletproof and the colours are stunning. Correct dry time of prints can sometimes be an issue though, every job's urgent. So we asked one of HP's biggest resellers to print us some big blocks of solid colour (C,M,Y,K, red, reflex, green etc.) on their best polymeric vinyl. These simple colours are typical of what we print daily, they need to be good. To get the instant dry time advantage of Latex we would have been happy with colour similar to say a Roland or Epson ecosolvent.
    When the samples were delivered we just about fell over laughing. The woeful latex colours would cost us at least 50% of our corporate client's work overnight if latex was all we had. It's a shame, I really wanted it to be true.
  • I have a water based ink printer, eco solvent printers and a latex printer in my shop. Each has a role in the modern sign shop, and I suspect they will for some time yet. It really depends on the market you pursue. (Shane - Drew's Sign It) 
  • I don't think water-based inks will ever be as effective as solvent or Eco-solvent inks for some substrates and end products. 
  • Yes, why not.
  • Everything has a future if it is still here tomorrow but solvent ink use will decline in favour of UV curing in particular. There is solvent UV but it is very small. Government directives, customer 'green' credentials and OH&S are the 3 main drivers in reductions of VOC type solvents. Jobs where solvent is the only real solution will be increasingly monitored and solvent recovery programmes will be needed if not already.
  • The big Japanese wide format manufacturers (Roland, Epson, Mimaki and Mutoh)  have obviously looked at this question and concluded that solvent and eco solvent still have a bright future. Latex has a role but not for everything although the advantages are considerable. With more research into the inks maybe it will be possible for further improvement... who knows?
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In addition we reserve the right to remove comments that are blatant advertising for one product or company)

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This month's Special Offers from industry suppliers

SupplierThe offerAvailable whereOffer expiry date
1000 Custom Printed Challenger PensPrinted 1 colour logo in 1 Position$420.00 +gst and Freight.
Nationally31st April 2015
 Save $25.00 off your first order, when you signup a new customer with Conect online.
20th December 2015
Sigmatec Digital Media -Syn Paper 45% Off
Nationally30th April 2015
7 rolls Yupo FPU250 UV 915x100M c3 200g R (code 186313) @ $200+gst
Adelaide30th April 2015
 COMET - 200gsm Polypropylene Film
Nationally30th April 2015
CPH GroupKlikInk Eco Solvent Bulk Ink for your Roland Printer only $139.00 per Litre Ongoing with Free Bulk Ink System
Nationally30th April 2015
NeopostBuy 1 roll of Studiojet Grey Back Media and receive 6 Pull-Up Display Stands Free
Nationally30th April 2015
One Stop Print Shop Ltd
Sprite Pens 97c print setup $35.00 + gst (New Zealand only) Rubber stamps Trodat from $23.00 + GST
New Zealand only
30th April 2015
CP4 Polymeric Bubble Free 1370X50M $ 229/Roll plus GST
Nationally30th April 2015
CoritexCoritex launch New Range of canvas with a 5% Discount offer.
Nationally30th April 2015

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New South Wales


(NSW, Gosford) Gerber Edge 2 and software,
(Posted 15th April 2015) 

(NSW, Bexley) Roland SJ-740 in great working order,
(Posted 9th April 2015) 

(NSW, Thornleigh) HP Designjet 5500 42" UV/Dye tube kits
(Posted 1st April 2015) 

(NSW, West Kempsey) Roland CAMM-1 PRO Cutter on stand.
(Posted 29th March 2015) 

(NSW, Port Macquarie) Brand new Anilam 1600mm manual cold Laminator on stand.
(Posted 28th March 2015) 

(NSW, Wollongong) Mimaki JV33 and CJV30.
(Posted 27th March 2015) 

(NSW, Wyong) Camm 1 600mm cutter
(Posted 24th March 2015) 

(NSW, West Tamworth) 2nd hand Lightbox sign for sale.
(Posted 23rd March 2015) 

(Posted 16th March 2015) 

(NSW, Seven Hills) HP L65500 2.5m wide Latex printer
(Posted 16th March 2015) 

(NSW, Seven Hills) HP Scitex Latex 850. 3.2m wide Latex printer
(Posted 16th March 2015) 

(NSW, Ingleburn) PosterPrint Pro V14 - RIP Software
(Posted 6th March 2015) 

(NSW, Deniliquin) Gerber Edge FX printer and GS15+ plotter
(Posted 25th February 2015) 

(NSW, West Ryde ) XAAR 318 Printheads
(Posted 23rd February 2015) 

 (NSW, Lilyfield) Used Mutoh Value Jet 1604 printer $2000.00
(Posted 20th February 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney) 1 Dilli Flatbed ( annapurna)
(Posted 16th February 2015) 

(NSW, Wauchope) Roland SP 540v with take-up,
(Posted 15th February 2015) 

(NSW, Wetherill Park) AGFA Anapurna M Flatbed Printer.
(Posted 10th February 2015) 

(NSW, Ashfield) Roland VS-540i
(Posted 2nd February 2015) 

(NSW, Carlingford) Roland BN20 with metallic setup
(Posted 30th January 2015) 

 (NSW, Central Coast) A virtually brand new Gandinnovations Jeti 1224 True Flatbed. 
(Posted 28th January 2015)
(NSW, Sydney) Slitter Rewinder in perfect working order.

(Posted 28th January 2015)
(NSW, Maroubra) Oce Colorwave 600 ao plotter
(Posted 27th January 2015)
(NSW, South Granville) Fatoba Digitrim 64

(Posted 16th January 2015) 

(NSW, Central Coast) JV33-160BS ( 600cc Bladder )for sale
(Posted 8th January 2015) 

(VIC, Carrum Downs) Roland Aj1000.
(Posted 30th March 2015)
(VIC, Carrum Downs) Roland SJ640.
(Posted 1st April 2015)

(VIC, Cheltenham) HP 9000s Printer in good condition
(Posted 27th February 2015) 

(VIC, Hastings) Canon ipF 6100 for parts.
(Posted 27th February 2015) 

(VIC, Melbourne) Epson Stylus Pro 9900
(Posted 24th February 2015) 

(VIC, Melbourne) KODAK 1200i (encad)   

(Posted 10th February 2015)  


(Posted 10th February 2015)  

(VIC, Mernda) HP Latex 360 Printer for urgent sale .    

(Posted 4th February 2015)
(VIC, Melbourne) Looking for Mimaki JV3 S or SP not in running order. 

(Posted 30th January 2015) 




(QLD, Mackay) Epson Stylus Pro 9800.
(Posted 30th March 2015)
(QLD, Brisbane) HP L25500 Latex
(Posted 6th February 2015)
(QLD, Aspley) Roof rack for Commodore
(Posted 4th February 2015)
Northern Territory
(NT, Darwin) Looking for spare part for our ROLAND VERSA CAM SP 540V.
(Posted 10th February 2015)
South Australia


(SA, Prospect) Teck UV 3000 3m x 2m Flatbed.
(Posted 30th March 2015) 

(SA , Golden Grove) Roland RS-640 VersaArt with take up roll
(Posted 30th January 2015) 

Western AustraliaRE
(WA, Port Kennedy) AGFA Annapurna M
(Posted 23rd March 2015)

(Posted 10th March 2015)

         New ZealandACE HERE
(Posted 7th April 2015)

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 New South Wales  



(NSW, Sydney) Area Sales Manager - Print Media and Substrates
(Posted 15th April 2015) 

(NSW, Sydney) Sales Person - Agent Commission Based - Print Media
(Posted 27th March 2015) 

(NSW, Seven Hills) Large Format Cutter Operator
(Posted 2nd March 2015) 

(Posted 27th January 2015)





South Australia


(SA, Adelaide) Sales Person - Agent Commission Based - Print Media for Adelaide
(Posted 27th March 2015) 


Western Australia

(WA, Perth) Sales Person - Agent Commission Based - Print Media for Perth (Posted 27th March 2015) 

(WA, Malaga) - Sales Executive- Sign & Display 

(Posted 13th February 2015)  


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