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dTF Printer Buyer's Guide: Prestige XL2
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I want to lead off with what we feel is the strongest feature on the XL2 printer: PRINT SPEED. The dual i3200 print head set up on the machine allows for over 100 sq ft of direct to film printing when paired with a 24” automated powder machine. The printer will lay down the CMYK layer in congruence with the white over print to prepare your graphics in a true representation of the design. This is part of what makes the physical footprint of this machine so special. When compared to other printers in this production class, this speed is unheard of while sitting at just under 57.5". With the output capacity that this machine delivers, the Prestige XL2 is a printer that can grow with you as production demands increase, eliminating the need for upgrading/purchasing additional equipment down the road.
While the printer is capable of big numbers, itself, in comparison to machines of this 24” size AND hourly output, the Prestige XL2 is SMALLER. This is a sign of newer technology under the hood, which is great when adding in new equipment. Who wants dated components when more current options are available? Intelligent features, such as the media handling vacuum, which enables near edge-to-edge printing, and head strike sensors that safeguard the sensitive print head, all come delivered in a compact form factor. At 53” x 26” x56” (LWH), even if you account for the powder machine (extra 6’ of length), the size is still comparable to the total square footage of, say, the Epson F2100 and a heat press.
In the previous buyer’s guide entries we looked at the Prestige A3+R as ‘small business’ level production and the L2 as a commercial grade option. Let’s classify the XL2 as INDUSTRIAL. Reasons being, the hourly production volume capabilities, as well as the construction of the machine itself. This printer comes standard with an included stand and bracket system to house the printer. Heavy duty locking wheel casters put this stand to the floor, giving the user flexibility for arrangement in the work area. The heavy duty nature of the printer comes with upgraded white ink circulation and stirring to facilitate continuous flowing of the white ink. The build quality and production speed of the Prestige XL2 makes it a suitable fit for growing mid-size businesses and busy print shops WORLDWIDE.
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