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  • Need a Machine for Small Volume Envelope Printing

    Hey there,

    My name is Paul,

    I have only been in the printing industry for about a year, but I love it, and I think I may have found my home.

    We are looking for a new machine to replace our 10 year old Lanier duplicator. It's a nice machine but it's showing its age.

    We are going to replace it. Possibly with a RISO SF5450 duplicator. But another option that just came about is a Xante Enpress. I like that it's versatile, compared to a duplicator, and that it is able to do some higher volume envelope printing as well as NCR.

    As for volume, we probably average about 4,000 envelopes per month. (We are a small shop in a small town.) So it doesn't seem reasonable to get a dedicated envelope machine unless it was cheap. I like the duplicator for for its ability to do envelopes, as well as NCR, flyers, etc. And I appreciate it's efficiency, especially when needed!

    As far as NCR, sometimes we number them, but not always, and I believe the Xante Enpress is able to number. That'd be a nice feature, but I number from InDesign, so it's not a huge deal.

    Was trying to look for reviews on the Enpress but since it's fairly new, I haven't found anything.

    Any thoughts, tips, or suggestions?

  • #2
    I have a Xante Impressia for sale, with very low impressions on it. This machine can do anything up to 12 x 18, including envelopes, letterheads, ncr forms, panel cards...you name it. I have actually printed 130# cover stock on it before.

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    • #3
      Cool, Henry,
      So why are you selling it so soon?

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      • #4
        I used to work for a company that is now closed down. I went to work for a new company that needed some new equipment. The deal was that we had to take everything and not just what we wanted. My new company has no future plans to use this machine (which IS a bummer), so they have entrusted me to sell it. I am the only one who has run this machine, and know it inside and out.

        Steve

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HenrySchwab View Post
          I have a Xante Impressia for sale, with very low impressions on it. This machine can do anything up to 12 x 18, including envelopes, letterheads, ncr forms, panel cards...you name it. I have actually printed 130# cover stock on it before.
          Although I have never owned a Xante Impressia, I have had a demo of one. I was impressed (no pun intended).
          I believe it is built around a RICOH Aficio SP series printer.
          I've had two of these printers over the last 10 years.
          They are absolutely rock solid!

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          • #6
            That is exactly what I have. It's an excellent machine. I just wish my new employer would use it. I have replaced the feed rollers (3) and have an extra set. Once replaced 3 years ago. It DOES need a new fuser (costs $399) from Xante. Easy install. Other than that, the machine is mint.

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            • #7
              Are there any other options that I should be aware of?

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              • #8
                No. Other than the fuser, the machine is like brand new.

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                • #9
                  Are there any other machines out there that will meet my needs?

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                  • #10
                    There may be, but I can't think of one that would meet your needs as well as this one.

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                    • #11
                      So what would you want for it Henry?

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                      • #12
                        The machine was bought in 2015 for $12, 300. I am asking $6500/plus shipping for it. The name is Steve, by the way

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                        • #13
                          Cheap and envelope printers don't really go hand in hand unless you want to feed small amounts through a bypass tray.

                          There are other solutions, inkjet for one if you want to go that route and get a memjet printer.

                          Probably more than your budget: https://www.oki.com/us/printing/prod...1DP/index.html

                          Your quality will go up if you get a laser printer vs the duplicator.
                          (2) Ricoh Pro 7110SX digital printers
                          OKI C931e with Straight Shooter Envelope feeder

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the replies. Like I said, we are a very small market and don't do much business outside the county, especially envelopes. I think the duplicator will be fine. People don't seem to care about the quality.
                            Last edited by Pkova; 11-07-2018, 10:00 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pkova View Post
                              Thanks for the replies. Like I said, we are a very small market and don't do much business outside the county, especially envelopes. I think the duplicator will be fine. People don't seem to care about the quality.
                              I would love those customers

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