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I’m opening a new photo lab soon, I want to find out if the 32 series is a good option since I can’t afford the 37 series for now ? And now how much will a factory refurbished 32 series and 37 series cost ?

Any help with information.. Thanks 🙏 

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the 32 series is the best minilab ever but it has chronic problems :

1) Laser Unit

2) Aom 

3) Cable Arm unit (error 6140)

4) Scanner Unit + 135 AFC II

4 )Cost of chemical disposal

32 minilab could be about 10k-15k euros without warranty. How many prints do you plan to make ?

 

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Factory refurbished QSS32 doesn't exist. Noritsu discontinued this model and doesn't sell it.

QSS32 series minilabs can find only from resellers, which sell used minilabs. Minilab condition depends on them. Might be minilab just cleaned but might be changed some parts ( rollers and something like that ) .

QSS32 prices can be various. Once I saw when my customer scrapped fully working QSS32, so could take it almost free. He decided to buy used dry printer. Now they think, that it was bad decision. 

QSS32 is good for a start. Most big Noritsu minilabs ( QSS34 QSS37 QSS38, QSS39 ) . based on it. QSS32 is discontinued, but many parts used on newer models. QSS32 was popular so can find many used parts. Many boards are the same on QSS32 QSS33, QSS34. 

QSS37 series minilabs can be HD and not HD. Customers will not see difference when printed on one and other model. QSS37 series minilabs ( without HD ) sold Fuji. They are Fuji LP7500 ( real name Noritsu QSS3702F ) , LP7600 ( QSS3703F ) , LP7700 ( QSS3704F ) , LP7900 ( QSS3705F ) . If with Fuji branded minilab use computer were installed Noritsu software then it will be Noritsu minilab ( just painted green - white ) . Used Fuji minilabs usually are cheaper, than Noritsu, so can buy and install other software.

Fuji also sold newer Noritsu minilabs. After LP7x00 they sold QSS3801GF. Now they sell Fuji LP9700 ( real name - QSS3904GF ) . Both they are HD models.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Kmit said:

the 32 series is the best minilab ever but it has chronic problems :

1) Laser Unit

2) Aom 

3) Cable Arm unit (error 6140)

4) Scanner Unit + 135 AFC II

4 )Cost of chemical disposal

32 minilab could be about 10k-15k euros without warranty. How many prints do you plan to make ?

 

About 1,000 prints per day sir 

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1 hour ago, Minilab service said:

Factory refurbished QSS32 doesn't exist. Noritsu discontinued this model and doesn't sell it.

QSS32 series minilabs can find only from resellers, which sell used minilabs. Minilab condition depends on them. Might be minilab just cleaned but might be changed some parts ( rollers and something like that ) .

QSS32 prices can be various. Once I saw when my customer scrapped fully working QSS32, so could take it almost free. He decided to buy used dry printer. Now they think, that it was bad decision. 

QSS32 is good for a start. Most big Noritsu minilabs ( QSS34 QSS37 QSS38, QSS39 ) . based on it. QSS32 is discontinued, but many parts used on newer models. QSS32 was popular so can find many used parts. Many boards are the same on QSS32 QSS33, QSS34. 

QSS37 series minilabs can be HD and not HD. Customers will not see difference when printed on one and other model. QSS37 series minilabs ( without HD ) sold Fuji. They are Fuji LP7500 ( real name Noritsu QSS3702F ) , LP7600 ( QSS3703F ) , LP7700 ( QSS3704F ) , LP7900 ( QSS3705F ) . If with Fuji branded minilab use computer were installed Noritsu software then it will be Noritsu minilab ( just painted green - white ) . Used Fuji minilabs usually are cheaper, than Noritsu, so can buy and install other software.

Fuji also sold newer Noritsu minilabs. After LP7x00 they sold QSS3801GF. Now they sell Fuji LP9700 ( real name - QSS3904GF ) . Both they are HD models.

 

 

Thank you so much. I will go ahead to get the 32 for a start 

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1 hour ago, Minilab service said:

Factory refurbished QSS32 doesn't exist. Noritsu discontinued this model and doesn't sell it.

QSS32 series minilabs can find only from resellers, which sell used minilabs. Minilab condition depends on them. Might be minilab just cleaned but might be changed some parts ( rollers and something like that ) .

QSS32 prices can be various. Once I saw when my customer scrapped fully working QSS32, so could take it almost free. He decided to buy used dry printer. Now they think, that it was bad decision. 

QSS32 is good for a start. Most big Noritsu minilabs ( QSS34 QSS37 QSS38, QSS39 ) . based on it. QSS32 is discontinued, but many parts used on newer models. QSS32 was popular so can find many used parts. Many boards are the same on QSS32 QSS33, QSS34. 

QSS37 series minilabs can be HD and not HD. Customers will not see difference when printed on one and other model. QSS37 series minilabs ( without HD ) sold Fuji. They are Fuji LP7500 ( real name Noritsu QSS3702F ) , LP7600 ( QSS3703F ) , LP7700 ( QSS3704F ) , LP7900 ( QSS3705F ) . If with Fuji branded minilab use computer were installed Noritsu software then it will be Noritsu minilab ( just painted green - white ) . Used Fuji minilabs usually are cheaper, than Noritsu, so can buy and install other software.

Fuji also sold newer Noritsu minilabs. After LP7x00 they sold QSS3801GF. Now they sell Fuji LP9700 ( real name - QSS3904GF ) . Both they are HD models.

 

 

what is the ddiference between 37 and 39 series, except for RHoS

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The 32 series uses QSS software running Windows 2000 and you need the CS1/2 desk unit to run the machine, the 37-39 series uses EZcontroller software which will work with Windows 10/11 64 bit, the printer is connected via a network cable.

Mechanically there is very little difference between them.

A lot of the 32 series machines will be RoHS 1 compliant, only the very early machines may not be.

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Main differences between QSS37 and QSS39 :
QSS39 can print on ultra thin paper ( 135 microns ) .
QSS39 series minilabs have all direct modulation lasers. On QSS37 series only QSS3704G had the same. On all other QSS37 models models G was SSL + AOM.
QSS39 series minilabs have newer boards and power suppliers.
On QSS37 was used older arcnet sensors. On QSS39 they where newer.
QSS39 minilabs do not need capacity boosters ( even QSS3704G and QSS3704GF )
On QSS39 used newer parts and software has new features and tests.
QSS39 has only standard replenishment processor and replenishment from Fuji cartridge ( F at the end ) . QSS37 had all possible specifications ( standard, SM, J-ecojet, F-Fuji ) .
On QSS39 series all minilabs have HD printer. QSS37 series models can be with HD printer, or not.

All differences can see if to compare QSS39 service manual, training manual, specification and other .pdf documents with .pdf documents for QSS37.

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QSS3801 is similar with QSS37, QSS39. It is HD model. Can be model with G ( without AOM ) . QSS3801HD, QSS3801G can have standard replenishment, or replenishment from Fuji cartridge.
QSS3800 is slightly different. It has different sorter, standard resolution. Minilabs have only standard replenishment. Can be with AOM ( QSS3800 ) and without AOM ( QSS3800G ) .

Many QSS38 boards are the same as on QSS37  QSS37 not HD boards can find on QSS3800 and QSS37 HD boards - on QSS3801.

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