Oric Vs Audley - A Closer Look at DTF Printers
Mike Ince

Oric Vs Audley - A Closer Look at DTF Printers

When researching and viewing our printers, you will notice we carry two similar, yet different, high-end models. In this post, we will highlight some similarities and differences between the two printers side by side, Oric vs. Audley.

Let's first talk about what these two powerful printers have in common.

  • The mainboards and printheads are the same, which are the Epson i3200 or Epson 4720
  • This means each will print at the same speed and yield the same print quality
  • Both printers come with shakers/dryers that will powder and cook the same
  • Both feature ink circulation and stirring for the white ink
  • Same compatibilities with rip software
  • 220 volts (single phase, 40 amp breaker) will be required to operate both printers. 2 inputs, one for each printer and one for each dryer.

Now that you have seen what they share in capabilities, let us highlight some differences. 

  • The Audley max print width is 24", while the Oric can print up to 29" wide. Note that both of the dryers we sell with our units cater to 24" wide printing. If you wanted to use the Oric to print at 29" wide, you would need a wider dryer than what we currently bundle with or manually powder and cook the prints.
  • The Oric has an alarm for low ink levels, while the Audley does not.
  • The most significant thing to note, in our opinion, is that the Oric has easily open panels that are pretty roomy inside, allowing for easier access and maintenance. (see pic below)
  • This is not to say the Audley isn't accessible. However, it's not as convenient as the Oric since you must remove the screws/panels. 

 Oric Vs. Audley

 

The last thing to note about the difference would be the dryers. Again, functionality is the same, but the Audley does have a much more compact design. Please take a look below for the entire setup specs.

Printer dimensions and footprints:

Audley:

Printer: 65" wide x 29" deep x 57" high

Dryer: 39" wide x 57" deep x 43" high

Estimated Entire Footprint for the Oric Setup: 65" wide x 88" deep x 57" tall

Oric:

Printer: 82" wide x 30" deep x 67" tall

Dryer: 43" wide x 90" deep x 36" tall

Estimated Entire Footprint for the Oric Setup: 82" wide x 120" deep x 67" tall

 

Please Note: Ideally, you want also to plan to have 3 feet of space on all ends of the fully established unit. This allows you plenty of room to walk around the entire setup and gives you room to remove catch trays from the dryer.

Check out the printer pages and their options for each unit:

Audley 24" DTF Printer System

Oric 24” Professional DTF Printing System