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    Best colour copier for heavy stock?

    Need a little advice here please.

    I'm looking for a used (simply can't afford new) machine that will take coated/uncoated stock A3+ up to or over 300gsm weight that will give decent colour production. Would be nice if the toners are not too hidiously expensive and is relitively easy to maintain (i have an intimediate level tech knowledge). Not asking much is it

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    I suppose you want it to duplex that 300g/m2 stock also?

    You don't want a copier. You want a press. Let me be the first to tell you that a copier is just not suited to stock this heavy, and the poor SOB that sells you a machine will forever listen to you complain about jamming, poor fusing, wrinkling, and poor transfer.

    Should you choose to run paper stock at 180g/m2 or less, now lets start talking about copiers.......=^..^=
    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
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    5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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    Ha!

    True, very true.... but i've had great results with the newer xerox copiers at 260-300gm. I'm just really trying to find out what model/make others have had sucess with and how they compaire for the price.

    Thanks.

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    An OCE 700 would do the job, but pricey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis06 View Post
    An OCE 700 would do the job, but pricey.
    Oce CPS800/900 much better machine

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    Thanks guys

    I have been looking at a Richo 6513 that i'm told is happy with heavier stocks, anyone familiar with it?
    possibly the Sharp Ar-c260m too but i've heard it's not too reliable?

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    I wouldn't recommend the C260M. Sharp does have the new A4 line of Frontier machines. Not sure what the specs are, but I know they are getting more capable of running heavier stocks & duplexing it. They are quite a bit cheaper initial cost, but supplies are a little higher than average.
    Remember, just because you test a machine & pass a couple pages on heavier than spec'd stock, doesn't mean it not going to tax the supplies & fusing rollers a lot earlier than expected. And you can't expect the dealer to eat that.
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    300 g/m2 is way out of spec for the Whale (AR-C260M), and the color is just not that great. Also it doesn't have enough memory limiting its functionality. =^..^=
    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
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    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
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    5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

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    Oki C9650/9850.

    These printers can print till 300 g/m2, but they're expensive.

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    Ricoh Aficio MPC 2500
    Inexpensive color MFP and takes up to 253 g/m2 paper.

    I've seen some pretty terrific results from small non-profits sending full color card stock postcards. Looks very professional for small runs and it doesn't freak out too much with odd paper textures.
    Information is intended for certified service personnel only. Your mileage may vary, see dealer for details.

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