Printmaster 46 2 or GTO 46 single colour?

Discussion in 'Heidelberg Printing Presses' started by Chachu, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Chachu

    Chachu New Member

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    We are planning to replace an old single colour GTO 46 with a Printmaster 46 2.

    Is it wise?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Risu

    Risu Senior Member

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    You can do 4-color jobs with GTO, but not with pm46-2.
    I have 1c Gto 46 with kompac for special jobs: numbering, cutting etc
    +quickmaster 46-4 for 4 color prints. A good combination.
     
  3. rossio

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    If you got a good offer take a Speedmaster 52
    Very reliable machines, easy to maintain


    NO Printmaster !! has no registration.
    Too much electronics.
    NO DI-Machines because of expensive plates
     
  4. mantman

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    Has no registration? I thought PMs were a revamp of old GTO`s
     
  5. Travis Young

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    Does the Printmaster have a side lay?
     
  6. Travis Young

    Travis Young Member

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    I suspect it will come down to the type of work you are doing. A single colour GTO sure can do a four colour but not efficiently/competitively so it's a bit of a moot point.
    I'm not sure, but I'd say the PM would make ready a two colour job pretty quickly so if that's your market then it might be a good option.
    Are they a portrait press? This may reduce thier capacity to run a decent solid. Roller power is important.
    Are they reliable? GTOs are bullet proof!
    If you had the floor space I would say put the new PM next to the GTO. You can make more money in a week with a GTO than it costs to buy one (or what you can sell it for)..........
     
  7. Risu

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    ...or gto+di. I have Heidelberg DI for sell 6000eur. With excellent studio rip.
     
  8. mantman

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    @Risu how many colors?
     

  9. Risu

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    4 colors
     
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