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Rant are all dampers created equal?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by daveludwig328, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. daveludwig328

    daveludwig328 Ink Spot Printing

    Jan 2, 2018
    are all dampers created equal? Why does Mimaki use the tall dampers on a dx5 head, and Roland uses the small side by side dampers, and Mutoh uses the dual channel dampers? All are "based" on the same dx5 technology but everyone has a different theory... I am a little crazy so I might just try the tall Mimaki damper on my mutoh or swap in a set of the big roland dampers just to see if it changes anything. If you have tried this and know it will not to work or can provide a reason why I should not try please let me know.

    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
  2. Terry01

    Terry01 Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    new zealand
    No.. they are a different size for a reason. each pass creates a slight vacuum that replenishes your inks
    when the head stops firing. dual channel heads can use small dampers but it is recommended to use large.
    If you are throwing solid colors, big dampers are better
  3. premiercolour

    premiercolour Sales and services from S. California

    If you tell us about the model of printer you have. Perhaps we can help you better. No, not all dampers are created equal. Mimaki JV3 uses short dampers. Mutoh dual channel damper is for DX7 printhead technology. Guess someone is confused here.

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