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Any experience with 20/20 Color inks for Roland - Alternatives?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by mmblarg, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. mmblarg

    mmblarg Member

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    Hi all!

    We've had some terrible experiences with 20/20 Color inks for Roland - mostly the cartridges wont communicate with the printers when they are empty and frequently dries out the heads. Our shop owner is curious if anyone has experience with this brand and what people suggest as a comparably priced alternative.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. iraney

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    never use 3rd party inks for a roland no matter what they say or how much money it saves you in the long run stick to OEM inks.
     
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  3. shoresigns

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    We tried Clear Colour inks on our Roland awhile back. They didn't dry up the heads or anything, but the big trade-offs for the lower price were less vibrant colours and we had to slow everything down for them to dry, and they were less scratch resistant. So definitely worthwhile if you're a cheapskate and your clients don't need quality. We're back on OEM now.
     
  4. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    I had terrible experiences with 20/20 inks with a mimaki, the cart chips never worked properly, but the ink was better.then oem. brighter.colors and great scratch resisent
     
  5. Gene@mpls

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    I have used Triangle Inx on three Rolands and never had a problem.
     
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  6. LFC911

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    There are a few good 3rd party inks out there.
     
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  7. nate

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    20/20 didn't work for us years ago on our Rolands years ago. Exact same problems you describe. We had great luck with Solaris and Triangle inks.

    One thing I noticed was that these 3rd part inks tended to flash quicker than OEM. So if we had the printing platen heat at 50 degrees Celsius with OEM, we had to go to 45 degrees with Solaris.
     
  8. premiercolour

    premiercolour Very Active Member

    Jetbest eco solvent ink made in Taiwan is one of the best third party inks for Roland printers. Give Jetbest a good search on signs101.

    1. Print with Roland ink
    2. Use same color profile
    3. Plug and play
    4. 100% satisfaction guarantee
     
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  9. Riethian

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    Bordeaux are the best for me. I used it around 7 years and had no problem yet.
     
  10. mmblarg

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    Thank you for the suggestions everyone! After going through a few of the forums and gathering names of inks that members on here have been advising, our owner is looking into Triangle Inks due to the availability between three distributors that we frequently use.
     
  11. premiercolour

    premiercolour Very Active Member

    Awesome. triangle ink is known for aggressiveness. Give Jetbest, Bordeaux and Nazdar a second thought. Other wise, best luck to all.
     
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  12. jagsouthern

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    Don’t agree at all. Used Jetbest bulk until a big batch of bad yellow made it’s way to end users. Cost over 3k to replace head and all the tubing. Never admitted there was a problem.
     
  13. premiercolour

    premiercolour Very Active Member

    We started selling Jetbest ink in year 2016. During our selling period, we have never seen one bad batch. Do you have an idea when the bad batch of yellow take place? Who did you talk to after the problem? Were you reasonably compensated?

    Premier Colour, Inc
     
  14. premiercolour

    premiercolour Very Active Member

    We started selling Jetbest ink in year 2016. During our selling period, we have never seen one bad batch. Do you have an idea when the bad batch of yellow take place? Who did you talk to after the problem? Were you reasonably compensated?

    Premier Colour, Inc
     
  15. premiercolour

    premiercolour Very Active Member

    We will be at ISA 2018 booth #4223 from 3/22 to 3/24. Please come by. We want to know more about the problem. If not, I can give you a call.

    Francis Kao
    Premier Colour, Inc
     
  16. jagsouthern

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    Bought Jetbest inks from Jetbest. No doubt it was bad batch from others conversations at the time. Did not come from you. They were having delivery problems at the time getting yellow from China but reason became obvious. I would buy third party domestic but never again imported.
     
  17. premiercolour

    premiercolour Very Active Member

    Thank you for your input. Everyone makes mistake. So far we have been selling great on Jetbest ink.
     
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