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Compatible Print Head VJ1204??

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by docfear, May 8, 2010.

  1. docfear

    docfear New Member

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    hi People, has any one used these heads, i'm ready to order one for 570$
    they call it a DX5 compatible printhead for VJ1204, i'm in Canada and my supplier wants 1895$ for the original head, i find that toooooo much

    please advise

    Thank you

    Paul:Canada 2:
     
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  2. Robert M

    Robert M Very Active Member

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    DX5 head

    There are quite a few DX5 heads available. They all have different machines they were built for, get the wrong one and the plastic manifold on top will melt from the solvents
     
  3. docfear

    docfear New Member

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    thats what i'm scared of, because the first one a saw, it said Waterbase DX5
    then talking to the guy , he told me he had both, Waterbase and Solvent

    so how can i be sure ??

    thanks

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  4. Compilla

    Compilla Active Member

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    Be careful when it comes from 3er party parts...

    What if that new head blows you mother board?
     
  5. docfear

    docfear New Member

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    you are scaring me now, could it really blow my board ?? its just that i cant afford the original at 1895 $ compared to 570$

    any one else has tried these compatible heads ???

    Thanks

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  6. Stealth Ryder

    Stealth Ryder Very Active Member

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    Price should be $1635.00 for OEM according to Mutoh...
     
  7. docfear

    docfear New Member

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    its about that i guess in canadian $$, but like i said its to much for me at the moment and the Chinese model is made by Epson and is only 570$ US
     
  8. randya

    randya Very Active Member

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    I had a Rolex from China, it was only $35.
     
  9. docfear

    docfear New Member

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    i get it, i wont go for the Chinese head, looks and sounds to good :))))

    thanks for all replys
     
  10. Vinylman

    Vinylman Very Active Member

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    I have a question!

    If you can't afford to replace serviceable parts on your {or anyone's} $12,000-$25,000 printing machine, how did you get in this business in the first place?

    Would you, did you, buy a vehicle to use in your business and then NOT EXPECT to have to do repairs or service on a regular basis?

    In MOST cases replacing a print head comes after running thousands of feet of print media through the machine.

    Did we forget to sell it with a Profit { I know that is a dirty word to some people} involved in the transaction. That profit should also include a small percentage for overhead and maintenance on the equipment.
     
  11. docfear

    docfear New Member

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    first of all, this is a family business, for the past 30 years and yes i would not mind spending 2000$ on a print head, except we did not use the machine that much (long story..), so i would expect to print much more before i change big parts...so i guess i'm out of luck

    thanks for you comment Vinylman
     
  12. Stealth Ryder

    Stealth Ryder Very Active Member

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    Heh Heh Heh, now that's FUNNY!!!
     
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