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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, the new-used RPM has been up and running for almost 3 weeks. We did the install pretty much on our own. The machine is amazing, definitely the best press I have ever worked with. The individual head features really make this thing incredible, great press, great design. I would definitely not look passed the RPM, I know its easy to do but you would be amazed. The service and quality are definitely there, no matter what you hear. Impressed beyond words, thanks for everyone's input, it truly helped us make the right decision.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool, good to hear. Did the previous owner sell to upgrade to something with more stations or getting out of the business? I can't fathom why people SELL their used RPM presses unless something drastic happens like needing 4 extra stations or scaling back production.

RPM is what I'd prefer in terms of feature-set in a press, but if I had to choose for print area it would tip over to M&R or Anatol.
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That's good to hear. What year model is your RPM? I'm wondering how close it is to mine even though it hasn't changed much over the years, there are a few little things here and there that have been added to make the press better. How many impressions as well?

I know you don't see many of these on the used market, due to several reasons like the quality of the machine and the fact that there aren't near as many out there compared to even the third best selling automatic brand on the market. It's really a great machine, and there are only a very few scenarios where I would get rid of ours. I would only trade it in on a new one or a much more expensive MHM S-type or a badass Challenger III. Ours is 3 years old and we have 600K impressions.
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The press is an 08 with roughly 700k imp + a few unknown since the board went out shortly after the initial install. It was sold because the company wanted MHM, faster setup times is what I was told, they also stuck with the 10 color. I hung out for part of the install on the MHM and I have got to say I was very impressed. The price tag choked me a little, but from what I have seen they will probably cut setup times down to almost nothing. Alan I can see a trade in on an S-type but what makes the ch3 so different from what you have, other than the belt index and maybe a longer stroke?
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Alan I can see a trade in on an S-type but what makes the ch3 so different from what you have, other than the belt index and maybe a longer stroke?
Just a wild guess but larger stroke, faster index, and backed by a company that isn't hunting and pecking at new company names/paint colors/representation/etc.
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Yes to the larger stroke and faster index, but I think most don't realize what kind of features the III has within it's main control panel. It may lack some printhead features but you don't really need it when you have everything at your fingertips at the main control panel. You can literally change everything print related on the fly without leaving the control panel. I love having all the control right at the printhead but the only drawback on the RPM is the lack of control at the main panel when it comes to changing flash times. That's the only big improvement I would make on the RPM but a touch screen control panel would be sweet. And I guess the final reason would be the service after the sale that M&R provides is way beyond anyone else, it's not even close.
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Just a wild guess but larger stroke, faster index, and backed by a company that isn't hunting and pecking at new company names/paint colors/representation/etc.
You must know something more than I do. RPM switched their name, paint color and is represented by someone other than Rick? That is news to me.
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The press is an 08 with roughly 700k imp + a few unknown since the board went out shortly after the initial install. It was sold because the company wanted MHM, faster setup times is what I was told, they also stuck with the 10 color. I hung out for part of the install on the MHM and I have got to say I was very impressed. The price tag choked me a little, but from what I have seen they will probably cut setup times down to almost nothing. Alan I can see a trade in on an S-type but what makes the ch3 so different from what you have, other than the belt index and maybe a longer stroke?
Going MHM would be considered an upgrade in my opinion! Nice, I saw the RPM come up for sale and it was in VA too only a few hours from me, but it came up a year too late or I would have been all over it. I still haven't seen an Stype in person, that'd be cool to drool over.

I can change flash time from the main panel on my Anatol, but I wouldn't consider it a deal breaker if it didn't have that functionality. Does come in handy though at times when switching to 50/50 blends or warming up the pallets and speeding up production.
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You must know something more than I do. RPM switched their name, paint color and is represented by someone other than Rick? That is news to me.
Yup, called a Mustang, Sold by Robert Barnes, and hes already missing delivery dates.
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RPM did not switch there name. Still RPM! Rick even put out a statement warning people about Barnes and his new machine scam. Has nothing to do with the RPM company.
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