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24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

  • 1.  24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-14-2018 12:59

    We are considering buying either the HP DesignJet T120 24" Large-Format Inkjet Printer ($650) or the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF670E 24" Large-Format Inkjet Printer ($850).

    Do any of you have experience with these printers?

    Esther Sperber

    Studio ST Architects

    www.studio-st.com

    330 West 38th Street

    Suite 1003

    New York, NY 10018

    o 212 643 2600

    m 917 825 7419

     

     

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  • 2.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-15-2018 17:33
    We looked into these when our T-610 printer died last month, and were told that the T-120 and similar price points by others were basically "throw-away" printers and could not be repaired if they had problems.  You may want to contact your plotter repair people and ask them for a recommendation.  We ended up purchasing a reconditioned T-520 for not much more money and are very happy with it.


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    Jane Kittner AIA
    Owner
    Kittner & Pate Design Associates
    Waco TX
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  • 3.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-16-2018 17:28
    I bought a HP Designjet T920 18 months ago, and have had nothing but
    problems with it, including the printer head going bad.

    I would not recommend this machine.

    MPS

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    Michael P Steitzer AIA
    MSA Architects
    Registered Maine Architect
    448 Foreside Road
    Topsham, Maine 04086
    207-504-0991
    Licensed in ME,NH,MA,CT,IA,NY


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  • 4.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-17-2018 10:15
    We've had an HP T520 for a little over a year. Prints very fast on best quality setting. It's great for renderings and will give you a warning if ink is low or needs replacement. You can replace ink in the middle of a print without losing the print job. I use the remote print often. Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

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    Sabre Simone du Boise AIA, CGC, LEED AP
    Principal Architect
    Cadmus Design - Build
    Roswell, GA
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  • 5.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-15-2018 17:42
    We have had our HP T-120 for six years and it has been perfect. No crashes or repairs. Image quality and speed are very good. Don't know about the Canon but this one has been fantastic for us.

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    Gregory Ibanez FAIA
    Principal
    Ibanez Shaw Architecture LLC
    Fort Worth TX
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  • 6.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-15-2018 21:11

    I recently purchased the HP T120 24" printer. It works great. Would highly recommend.

     

    All the best,

    Steve

     

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    Steven R. Risting, AIA, LEED AP

    Architect | Design Principal | atelierRISTING llc

    Adjunct Instructor of Architecture | Ball State University

    317.372.6800 | SRisting@atelierRISTING.com

    www.atelierRISTING.com

     




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  • 7.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-15-2018 21:47
    I had an HP 120 and replaced it with the T520 2 years ago. I would pay the extra for the T520. It was a brand new model and operates like a much more expensive machine, with remote access, and easy change between role and smaller sheet feed. Nice quick b&w plots and nice color graphics.  Perfect solo practitioner machine,

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    Jean Terwilliger AIA
    Project Architect
    Vermont Integrated Architecture, P.C.
    Middlebury, VT
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  • 8.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-16-2018 09:50
    We just got a new T120 at my workplace a few weeks ago, and it seems to be generally well functioning and decent.  The consumables for it are reportedly less expensive, particularly with 3rd party options.  I haven't printed lots of things on it yet, but what I have printed is fine, and it prints reasonably quickly.

    I also understand that the Canon is a much larger piece of equipment in terms of its footprint.  The T120 we have set up on a countertop, and that seems to be workable for us.  The Canon might not have fit in the same space, and I think that was part of the final decision.

    There were some initial struggles to get it connected to the office network (preferring not to use the wireless setup. You can only do one or the other; it won't allow both options at the same time), but that might be more of a commentary on the state of the office network.

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    Philip Proefrock AIA
    AIA Huron Valley
    Ann Arbor MI
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  • 9.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-16-2018 17:22
    We have had the HP7610 for 4 years and it has worked perfectly.

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    Lisa Dubin AIA
    Lisa Dubin Architect
    New York NY
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  • 10.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-16-2018 18:04
    Edited by Rudolph Beuc 03-19-2018 20:20
    Just purchased a HP T830 and am very happy with it. More than triple the $$ of the T120 but being able to scan large documents at will has been worth it.

    I suspect the cost per print must be lower but have to admit I haven't researched it. I know for sure that figure is lower when compared to my previous machine, an HP450C.


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    Rudolph Beuc AIA, NCARB, CBO
    Architect
    R. Beuc Architects
    Saint Louis MO
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  • 11.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-19-2018 20:23
    <<Just purchased a HP 7830 Just purchased a HP 7830 >>

    Sorry, my apologies. I meant HP T830...


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    Rudolph Beuc AIA, NCARB, CBO
    Architect
    R. Beuc Architects
    Saint Louis MO
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  • 12.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-20-2018 18:16
    We've owned a Canon ipF610 (the predecessor to the one on your list) for about 10 years. It's been largely troublefree, aside from the usual maintenance expenses of tanks and printheads. Good quality prints & reasonably fast.

    --lisa

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    Lisa Selligman AIA
    red dot studio, inc.
    Saint Louis MO
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  • 13.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-21-2018 17:21
    Thank you all for your advice. I decided to get the Canon which should arrive tomorrow. 
    Esther
    Studio ST Architects
    www.studio-st.com
    o 212 643 2600
    m 917 825 7419



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  • 14.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 03-23-2018 13:37
    We had HP for years and switched to the Cannon iPF780.
    I think the Cannon is far superior.
    On another note along the same lines, a 36" wide printer can also load a 24" roll.  When you have a large job and printing 24x36 the 36" wide printing comes out faster.

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    Christopher DiSunno AIA
    President
    DiSunno Architecture, P.C.
    Sag Harbor NY
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  • 15.  RE: 24" Wide Printer -HP or Canon?

    Posted 08-25-2018 12:49
    I've hay an HP t120 for almost 5 years, zero problems until I tried to use a generic cartridge, then it broke the printhead, but the replacement for the printhead and the overall diagnosis process was easy, I did it myself, the only problems I have with this one is that if one cartridge is empty it won't print at all.
    That's why I tried the generic cartridges or refills to save some money but didn't work.
    BTW it is fast, excellent quality and from day one I never had misalignment of paper or some other issues I see on other printers.

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    Marco Andrade Assoc. AIA
    Insite Design Studio Corp.
    Elmhurst NY
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