Saying Good-bye to the iGen Soon... Maybe

Discussion in 'Xerox iGen3, iGen4, & iGen5 Digital Presses' started by CargoPantsMan, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. CargoPantsMan

    CargoPantsMan Senior Member

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    So the Company is courting Canon for an imagePress 10000. Anyone heard any particular stories about this machine aside from the typical sales propaganda?

    I've been a Xerox guy my whole career, so I'll admit to a bias. Honestly, unless someone can convince me these things are God's Gift to Digital, I'd prefer the devil I know...
     
  2. peels

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    looks cool, but not mindblowing.... seems rather compact, which might be nice. Looked into this one awhile back-cant do 14" paper :(


    with you on the devil we know.....
     
  3. CargoPantsMan

    CargoPantsMan Senior Member

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    Yeah, bit confused on going down to a 13x19 max size... We run a lot of 14" pieces so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    My main concern is the whole design screams "Operator No Touchy!" which leaves me believing that when that thing goes down, we have to wait for a tech who has all the parts so a 5 minute fix could take 2 hours to happen and it will somehow be my fault.
     
  4. peels

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    yeah thats the rub... if I had a machine like that where I couldnt work on it, having just to stand there.... (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    great text emoji :D
     
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    CargoPantsMan Senior Member

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    That text shrug is perfect for me. The "not crap I can do about it and it ain't my fault" shrug.

    Going to the showroom for it tomorrow, so we'll see. Rooting around the Canon forum on here and... kind of a ghost town.
     
  6. peels

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    well a table flip is perfect for me.... LoL

    lets just hope, for your sake, its a ghost town because it performs well.....
     
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    We had 2 canons like 8 years ago, I hope they got better !

    Besides that we changed the most of our printing machines into 2 x HP indigo 12000, they are really impressive. 1 machine equals the volume of 3 iGens. Been working with iGens for 10 years :)
     
  8. peels

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    yeah if volume is your aim, HP is better. Our sister company runs a HP for bigger runs-We need adaptability. quick change variable.
     
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    Even on the machine I know, that's what I end up doing anyways.
     
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    We've been running two Canon 10k's since they first came out, first ones in the state even, I'm so happy to be working with an Igen 5 now I can't even tell you. The downtime on the 10k's has always been terrible, down for 15-25% of a week isn't abnormal. We put a third of the lifespan on our first one in a year, supposed to last five years. Ours don't hold color across a long run, and I'm not allowed to do anything but clear a paper jam on them.

    My 2cents
     

  11. peels

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    i have heard a similar review. good post, even better name. (spelled wrong though) :)

    -Eric
     
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