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Buk Inks for Valuejet

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by heyskull, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. heyskull

    heyskull Very Active Member

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    Anyone using a bulk ink or refillable ink carts on there valuejet?

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  2. Compilla

    Compilla Active Member

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    Hell NO!!!

    At least no under warranty...
     
  3. gnemmas

    gnemmas Active Member

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    We started using J-star refillable ink in Oct. We were using Nazdar Lyson ink for about 6 month, they raised their price form $35.00/220ml to $55, the price advantage is not there anymore.

    The J-star system use clear cartridges (with filling on top) and card-slot for inserting the "smart chip". One liter ink cost $70. The chip is good for 440ml. When ink gets low in the cartridge, we fill them with a funnel (provided), after couple of refill, Valuejet will go thru the "ink low" then "out of ink" routing same as using OEM cartridge, then we replace with a new "smart chip".

    The cost break down to $70/liter + 2 1/2 "chip card" at $7.00 each, amount to around $90/liter. Compare to OEM's $295/liter. ($65 x 1000ml divided by 200ml).

    www.fieldcenterusa.com contact Francis: 949.209.7306
     
  4. custom sign center

    custom sign center Premium Subscriber

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    I really don't think the savings are worth the potential problems. Those cartridges already stick out there enough. I imagine knocking into one hard enough could lend into an expensive repair:doh:...why double the chances?
     
  5. Compilla

    Compilla Active Member

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    I read several histories and they turned out disasterous
     
  6. gnemmas

    gnemmas Active Member

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    We just finished 1 liter each of yellow & magenta, black & cyan about 1/2 liter each. in 3 weeks. At this rate, I estimate at least 3 liters a month, the saving is $600/month, you could buy a back up 54" Valuejet for $350 (on a 60 mo. lease). or buy your boss a BMW 530.
     
  7. MacDaddy

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    I would not do it, just my opinion.
     
  8. Compilla

    Compilla Active Member

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    Do you offer a written Warranty policy of the Printer's Ink delivery system ?

    If so, please post it....
     
  9. MITCHATEXOTIC

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    o.k. HERE IS A RECENT REAL WORLD EXPERIANCE......

    1YEAR 1 MONTH OLD PRISM JET EXTRA
    FORMIX INKS NOT BASHING COMPANY
    2 NEW PRINT HEADS
    NEW FUSES ON CONTROL BOARD
    NEW INK LINES
    4 DAYS WITH-OUT PRINTER
    ABOUT 1400 IN REPAIRS
    Formix did warranty the the inks refunding my money(less shipping)
    some of the nicest people to deal with and understanding my plight.
    O.E.M. is the way to go...if you save 10 dollars on a print you charged 200 for is it worth it.....
     
  10. Fuzzbuster

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    I think I would base my descision on volume...
    and do some reaserch


    just my 2 cents
     
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