How does a Versant 80 compare to Konica C3070?

gazfocus

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We currently have a Konica C3070 and are looking for a second machine specifically for sticker sheets. We have tested our sticker sheets on our Konica C458 office machine and one of the papers (a compostable paper) doesn’t like the C458 resulting in the toner rubbing off.

I can’t afford another Konica C1070/2070/3070 so have been looking at Xerox instead.

How does the Versant 80 compare to the quality of the Konica? Not looking for anything that’ll duplex 350gsm etc, just needs to take the slightly textured sticker paper.
 

pippip

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From any discussions I've seen the C3070 and V80 are very similar in capabilities. Any reason you don't want to run labels on your C3070?
Our V80 wouldn't have much issue with light textured stocks but card textures would be troublesome. You can adjust a few settings but I'm never confident in it.
Linens would be ok, minor imperfections but Conqueror Laid and Zeta Hammer cards are a no go most of the time.
I only run smooth labels on ours.
 

gazfocus

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From any discussions I've seen the C3070 and V80 are very similar in capabilities. Any reason you don't want to run labels on your C3070?
Our V80 wouldn't have much issue with light textured stocks but card textures would be troublesome. You can adjust a few settings but I'm never confident in it.
Linens would be ok, minor imperfections but Conqueror Laid and Zeta Hammer cards are a no go most of the time.
I only run smooth labels on ours.
We are having a new first floor built and ideally wanted to move our label printing upstairs (I’ve also got a sheet fed label cutter and a memjet roll to roll label printer). The C3070 will be staying downstairs and I don’t particularly want to have to print the labels downstairs and then take them upstairs to ‘finish’ them, although that would be the cheapest option.

The texture of the biodegradable paper is more like a rough uncoated finish. It’s not as textured as linen, etc.
 

jwheeler

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@gazfocus , if you like KM production line, but need a lower cost unit, check out the C3070L. The "L" is the light version...still built around the same engine as the C3070, but is has a 20amp power (instead of 30amp) and it's lower cost. The trade off is that you can't get all of the finishing or the vacuum feed from the standard C30xx line. I believe the C4065 is the equivalent in the newer C40xx series.

The "L" series will be priced the same, if not less, than the V80. (I used to sell for KM and sold against that unit all the time)
 

gazfocus

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@gazfocus , if you like KM production line, but need a lower cost unit, check out the C3070L. The "L" is the light version...still built around the same engine as the C3070, but is has a 20amp power (instead of 30amp) and it's lower cost. The trade off is that you can't get all of the finishing or the vacuum feed from the standard C30xx line. I believe the C4065 is the equivalent in the newer C40xx series.

The "L" series will be priced the same, if not less, than the V80. (I used to sell for KM and sold against that unit all the time)
Thanks for this. The V80 I’ve looked at is a refurb unit at £6,000. Wouldn’t get a Konica anywhere near that price unfortunately :(
 

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