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Cleaning Solution

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by 1banner, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. 1banner

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    Looking for a supplier of cleaning solution for heads on a Mimaki, solvent based printer, not looking for the cleaning kit, just the liquid. Still have alittle but need to order some...any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks!!
     
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  2. robwaterman

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    cleaning solution options

    I've been reading around the forums, looking for a good subsitute for the mimaki cleaning kit: SPC-0336 which has a 200 ml bottle if i'm not mistaken.

    I found this: http://www.macroenter.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SOL-SJ900-CS-1L

    1 liter bottle for $80.00 $.08 / ml

    4 Liter bottle for $250 ish $0.0625 / ml

    SPC-0336 Cleaning Kit (with gloves and cotton swabs)
    from Mimaki: $60 $.27/ml

    220 ml Mimaki cleaning cartridge: $60 bucks. $.27/ml

    (break it open and cut the bag)

    I used to order inks in 1L quantity from abetterink.com, or colorzoo.com or something. I Haven't seen them around anymore.

    I'm about to break open some half used cleaning cartridges of mine untill I run into an emergency. I'd say the best bet is to buy it in bulk.

    From what i've read it looks like xylene from Home depot might be a substitute. I don't have any experience with this other than running it as racefuel. (sounds like a pretty versitle liquid) Looks like it might work "too well" and could damage the heads if used on there too much.


    let me know if my #s are wrong, but I think this is the current state of the pricing.
     
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