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Anyone Venting Their Valuejet?

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by johnnysigns, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. johnnysigns

    johnnysigns Very Active Member

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    Our design and rip stations are in pretty close proximity to our printer and we're usually dizzy by midday from the fumes.

    I see a provision for a vent on the rear side cover of our machine.

    Anyone venting theirs outside at all?
     
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  2. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Member

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    Hummmm, I can't recall ever being bothered by the smell of ink... Smells like money to me... To answer your question, NO...
     
  3. Compilla

    Compilla Active Member

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    No, unless you got the Flatbed w/MUBIO INKs , that one really stinks...
     
  4. Joop

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    I assume your inks aren't eco-solvent? I heard breathing that stuff in is pretty bad for you, I would air that out as much as possible.
     
  5. Valentino

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    I am venting my Valuejet, the smell gives me headaches, so I drilled two six inch holes in the back of the unit and used 120mm fans to pull out the smell into a carbon box.
     
  6. jiarby

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    my 1604 is right next to my workstation... when we are printing alot the fumes do get to me. I have to get up and open the door and get some air.

    It scares customers off now annd then... especially when lasering Acrylic or the worst: LEATHER! GAG!
     
  7. johnnysigns

    johnnysigns Very Active Member

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    we're printing pretty steady most of the day on ours and w/ the ecosol inks it's getting bad. I need to rig up some vents/fans.

    Valentino, you got any links to the fans you used?
     
  8. Signsforwhile

    Signsforwhile Very Active Member

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    Our valuejet used to be in a tiny room along with the rip station. Never bothered me! Like mac said....smells like money!
     
  9. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    They say cancer smells like money too. :Oops:
     
  10. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    For the medical system:Big Laugh
     
  11. sarge

    sarge Active Member

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    cancer only smell like money to the dr's .. i won the biggest scar in seattle contest .. my scar wasnt from serving in the army for 22 years .. it was from cancer . funny thing is my son entered me in the contest .. as for the fumes .. i dont print cuz i cant deal with them .. we tried to vent the summa .. but i had to get rid of it .. sooooo .. sup 2 you ..
     
  12. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    Danger to your lungs. No doubt. Just ask any fireman what plastic smoke does to lungs. This is not just a run of the mill worry. IT is a fact and it will cause ppl to lose lung function.
     
  13. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    If your going to vent your printer do not use a bathroom fan, unless you want a fire.
     
  14. johnnysigns

    johnnysigns Very Active Member

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    I'll source something appropriate. I've seen mimaki's JV3 with a vent system, I was hoping I could pick that up, but it's probably worlds cheaper to source my own stuff.
     
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