No more Summa printers?

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antimatter
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No more Summa printers?

Post by antimatter » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:35 am

No more information on printers on Summa web site. Have they discontinued the DC?

PhilJohnson
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Re: No more Summa printers?

Post by PhilJohnson » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:55 pm

Hi Antimatter,

I just wanted to let you know that we(Airmark) are the only company offering the Summa DC line of printers. We still have both the DC5(54") and DC5sx(30") printer cutters available and still carry all of the resin ribbons, print media, print heads, and other parts. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this equipment.

Best regards,

Phil Johnson
Sales Manager
Airmark Corporation
(800)527-7778, ext 112
philj@airmark.com

antimatter
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Re: No more Summa printers?

Post by antimatter » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:02 pm

Thank you Phil, that's great to hear.

Are you manufacturing it in the US now or is it still being produced in Belgium?

It does feel that since the Summa take over, that the company is slowly disappearing, which is a really shame.

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Re: No more Summa printers?

Post by PhilJohnson » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:21 pm

Hi Antimatter,

Everything but the print heads are still being manufactured in the same factory in Belgium. We are now producing and installing the print heads here at our facility in Seattle. We will still continue to stock all the same process and spot color ribbons as well as all the parts for the machines as well. We still will continue to support the machines so feel free to contact us anytime if we can help.

Best regards,

Phil Johnson
Sales Manager
Airmark Corporation
(800)527-7778, ext 112
philj@airmark.com

signmark
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Re: No more Summa printers?

Post by signmark » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:23 pm

Hi Phil,

Thanks for the info on DC printers. Is there going to be any future development of the product or are you just continuing the sell the existing model and its supplies?

Is it the end of the line for the DC series in terms of new development (hardware or software wise)? It's been 6 years since any updates so one might think development has ceased.

Thanks,

Mark

PhilJohnson
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Re: No more Summa printers?

Post by PhilJohnson » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:51 pm

Hi Mark,

There haven't been any new developments and I am not sure there will be many, if any, in the future. The thermal printers like the Summa haven't really changed a whole lot in the last 15 years and with them being more of a niche type printer now we don't sell many units. We still have a strong user base so the demand for color ribbons is still there and we will continue to produce those well into the future. We will also continue to produce and stock print heads and other parts as well to support our user base. So, if you ever need anything for a Summa printer we've got you covered.

Feel free to email me directly at philj@airmark.com if you ever have any questions or need any parts or supplies for the Summa and I would be happy to help.

Thanks, Mark!

Best regards,

Phil Johnson
Airmark Corporation
(800)527-7778, ext 112
philj@airmark.com

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Re: No more Summa printers?

Post by Muts » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:49 am

Summa has even scrubbed all reference to these machines on their website. ( on the US site anyway...odd )

US link

https://www.summa.eu/en-us/summa-story

EU link

https://www.summa.eu/en/summa-story

Compare the two..

Muts

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Re: No more Summa printers?

Post by signmark » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:46 pm

It's a shame to see these printers come to an end... they are great machines and there really isn't any other large format thermal printers that I know of.

We love the Summa at our shop because there is no drying time, no smell and they have a good outdoor life without lamination. The ink and latex based alternatives all seem to have these problems.

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Re: No more Summa printers?

Post by Muts » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:26 am

I still run mine and it prints like a champ...

Avery's color change vinyl prints incredibly well.

Summa just didn't market it right, that and the lack of info/issues and how to correct them just wasn't there.

No one had answers.

I did my best trying to cure some of that here with DG.

Nice to hear from you again Mark.

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