Replacement Printer for Thermwood CS40

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Replacement Printer for Thermwood CS40

Postby Steve Detina » Fri, Nov 12 2010, 1:15PM

Hey guys, I am looking for a printer to replace the one that came with the machine originally to print the nest diagrams. I would like to find one that fits inside the original cabinet if possible. Anyone have any suggestions.

thanks in advance.

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Re: Replacement Printer for Thermwood CS40

Postby Dave Poulin » Sat, Nov 13 2010, 4:52PM

Steve , the current printer that came with our CS43 was a Pixma (cannon) 2700. Small regular consumer type printer> Not Happy with it, It's a plain ink jet printer, with numerous paper jam errors.got machine in april and this is the second printer from thermwood. Constantly have to clean the rollers and blow it out.

Printers to me are now a consumble product! You can now actually buy a brand new printer cheaper than the price it cost to buy new ink cartridge for it. I have bought 4 new printers in the last 2 years for my own personal use instead of buying ink for the one i have. the last two printers have been all in ones with scanning and faxing right from the machine, both bought for under 50$.

Basic line, take it from me, I used to service printers for a living, worked for hewllet packard for several year in the 90's and others. no printer you buy will last very long in the enviroment we subject them to. So stick with a cheapy that ink is cheap on, expect a year out of it maybe more if you keep the roller clean with a bit of alcool, and kepp it simple.

To me laser is a good option. ther are cheap laser out there, but then again look at the cost of the toner, sometimes the price of toner is more than the printer(coming back to my theory that printers are disposible).

Food for thought!

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Re: Replacement Printer for Thermwood CS40

Postby Nick M Singer » Sun, Nov 14 2010, 8:55AM

I have been using the same HP laser printer built into a cabinet at the controller for 5 years without any problem. What is the size of the aperture for the printer you have?

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Re: Replacement Printer for Thermwood CS40

Postby Thom Davies » Sun, Nov 14 2010, 2:09PM

We print our nest sheets from our photocopyer, double sided so we save on paper and it prints it in just black and white and its alot quicker too!
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Re: Replacement Printer for Thermwood CS40

Postby Steve Detina » Wed, Nov 24 2010, 9:42AM

Not sure what you mean by aperture but I would like a printer that fits into the existing cabinet. If not I can make a new cabinet and would like suggestions on printers that can hand the environment of a dusty cabinet shop.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Replacement Printer for Thermwood CS40

Postby Nick M Singer » Wed, Nov 24 2010, 11:51PM

Steve I mean what is the opening size provided in the cabinet for the printer? As I said I sourced my own printer and built my own cab and had no trouble with my small HP laser printer for over 5 years now.


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