|Spitfire 100 Extreme added to Spitfire 65 Extreme, Spitfire 90 Extreme|
The FLAAR Reports on the Spitfire 65 Extreme and Spitfire 90 Extreme are available at no cost, so this web page can be short (our report is free so that you can sample the results of spending a week at the Mutoh Europe factory evaluating this printer).
Now there is also a Spitfire 100 Extreme. I will be back at the Mutoh factory as soon as I can fit it into my schedule to study this new model in more detail. At that point the report will be updated. But the current version already has plenty of information on the Spitfire 65 Extreme and Spitfire 90 Extreme.
Alternative Printers for cost and price comparisons
Buying a printer on the basis of cost and price comparisons is popular, but may result in getting a cheap printer. For example, The Mutoh Extreme printers are among the few with Intelligent Interweaving. If you buy a cheaper other brand, you may get banding defects.
But for a quick survey, here are a few of the other 100-104 inch mild-solvent, eco-solvent and lite-solvent printers available from reputable manufacturers. These are often informally classified as stretch models because they are wider versions of entry-level printers:
ColorSpan 98SI, 98.5 inches (not really a current model)
Mimaki JV3-250SPF, 100.3 inches, 2.55 meters
Mutoh Osprey, 103 inches, 2.612 meters
Mutoh Spitfire 100 , 102 inches, 2.60 meters
Roland SOLJET Pro II SJ-1000EX, 104 inches
Roland SOLJET Pro II V SJ-1045
Roland AdvancedJet AJ-1000 (new as of February 2006)
Wide Format Printers