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Old 04-12-2005, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default I Gen - Indigo - Next Press

Which one would u use for digtal printing
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:33 PM   #2
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Depends on the job. I've heard that the Indigo seems well suited to small qty in the 500-1000+ copy range, while the dry toner Igen (and Next?) seem stronger in the 500- category.

I'd say that most customers would care less, so long as the quality, delivery, and cost met their expectations.

But from what I've heard, the latest versions of all of them are pretty darn good.

Were I interested in buying one or the other, I think I'd first have the vendors provide me with actual output of files I provide...and then compare them. Possibly wutgh the vendor reps present -- and critiquing the otehrs<G>). I think I'd want 3-4 different files, simply to avoid having the case where one file fit the "sweet spot" of one machine and not the others.

Then I'd look at the cash cost...ohmiword, I just saw a Bentley 3 liter traipsing down the parkway outside my window!... and would try hard to get real world consumables costs to throw into the mix.

Then I'd look at the competitive mix. Is the competition running mostly one or the other? could you find a way to sell the advantage of one over the others? (which is where having the hardware people in on the comparison could be interesting, if belivable)

Around here a used DocuColor 12 would be killer!<G>

Mac Townsend
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Fairfield, California
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:32 PM   #3
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Hi Mac didnt we talk along time ago when u were a small bureau imaging film?? and I was a Scitex house.
Im not interested in selling click costs - Its quality and ease of operation - and whether customers feel they get value when its printed on "just an old Xerox" even though it may be better
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