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Capping station just replaced and pads already swolen again

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by signsbykacie, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. signsbykacie

    signsbykacie Member

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    I just replaced my capping station 3 days ago because the pads were all swollen, and it was printing terribly... After I replaced it and got everything cleaned it printed great for about 3 days now the colors are mixing together and the pads are already swollen.... Any ideas what it could be that is making the capping staion go bad so fast? I had just replaced it a couple months ago and it only took it about a month to start swelling up, now only 3 days?
     
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  2. bmatlock5

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    should be plenty of reading material on here about your problem
     
  3. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    Let me guess.. you're using aftermarket inks?
     
  4. tomence

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    I bet he is using OEM inks.
     
  5. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    ohh yeah... the new formula.
     
  6. SlightlyChilled

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    well I was told that mutoh was testing it for 3 weeks and they found nothing they think we are all crazy.
     
  7. psbc2009

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    Same problem here with oem inks. Mutoh requested that I ship my "problem ink" to them so they can evaluate.
     
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  9. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    i litteraly just bought my fifth mutoh printer in two years today.

    i have not seen the problem that you have. i would almost think that there is something unique to your printer.

    we sent one of ours back on a warranty for a banding issue that COULD NOT be fixed. the tech was out here like 6 times and replaced EVERYTHING!

    nothing fixed it. sometimes, there are lemons.

    and i will tell you this. mutoh stepped up to the plate, and sent me a brand new head unit. lucky for me, i had another one in service that kept me going (we run with a minimum of two at all times). we would have been screwed if we had down time over two months trying to figure out what was wrong which they never did, BUT they did send me a new one that works great. so kudos to them.
     
  10. signsbykacie

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    I am using OEM inks... I read about people having problems with their capping stations, and about the new ink formula... Any suggestions on what I should do? Should I buy different ink? So it isn't another problem on my printer making my capping station do this?
     
  11. ProWraps

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    dont fix what aint broken.
     
  12. tomence

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    Switch to Roland thats what we should do, thats what i would do next. I have a Roland and a Mutoh. Working on the Roland is piece of cake, but working on the Mutoh is a pain in the a$$. They couldn't make this crap of a printer more complicated.
     
  13. ProWraps

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    really? mutohs are the VW of the printer world. cheap and easy, just like mosh's women.
     
  14. SlightlyChilled

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    Mutoh is just fine for me. To work around this i just try to keep them dry. Don't let ink sit in the heads
     
  15. signsbykacie

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    could it possibly be the capping station that I bought... I purchased it from cmyk, are they really mutoh parts or aftermarket?
     
  16. ProWraps

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    hard to say. but i would speculate non OEM.
     
  17. Robert M

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    Pads

    Are you running a falcon or falcon Jr
     
  18. CheapVehicleWrap

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    A merchant member told me today that Mutoh doesn't actually make the cap top, a 3rd party does. I'll be testing 1 soon.

    Although I wouldn't mind sticking with OEM inks I can't afford to be their guinea pig. I don't see the supply of "defective ink" leaving the channel anytime soon, even if/when they correct it. I guess I'll be the guinea pig for the ink I've mentioned several times.
     
  19. Robert M

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    Caps Falcon outdoor

    There are two kinds of those caps, aqueous and solvent. I sell the solvent one for the Falcon at 130.00, 79.95 for the JR
    www.solventinkjet.com
    Switching to roland inks won't help, Epson or an Epson supplier makes all those inks
     
  20. tomence

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    How much for shipping if order one capp station for the JR
    Also is your capping station same as the one signwarehouse sells it.
    Thanks
    Tommy
     
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