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42 S T A R T H E R E 2 0 1 9 Wide Format printer is an excellent choice. Roland provides options in all three of these printing technology types." McCausland notes that when looking to find a cost-efficient entry-level solution, solvent printing (primarily known for signage) can be a versatile resource for a range of printing needs, including fine art reproduction, vehicle wraps, photographic prints, canvas prints, stickers, vehicle wraps, decals, labels and more. He adds the versatile media compatibility, outstanding durability, weather and scratch proof output are ideal for outdoor signage, banners, posters and advertising. How much should shops expect to spend on a first machine? Valade reports that price will depend upon the specific type and size of the printer. "A 4-color eco-solvent printer/ Roland's Daniel Valade says traditionally, users looking to have a wide mix of applications will choose an eco-solvent printer or printer/cutter to get started, as they offer the most commonly requested applications, like outdoor signage, posters, banners, apparel heat transfers, and labels/decals. (Image courtesy of Roland DGA) (Image courtesy of Epson America Inc.) For the first machine, a shop can expect to spend anywhere between $10,000-$20,000 on the printer and finishing equipment.

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