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Question Epson GS6000 printhead be installed in Mutoh 1624

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by emcreklam, Feb 9, 2020.

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  1. emcreklam

    emcreklam New Member

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    Hello
    Does anyone have experience.
    Can Epson GS6000 printhead be installed in Mutoh 1624. Both printheads are from Epson and look the same. And the printera Also look the same.
     
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  2. Ferenc

    Ferenc New Member

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    GS6000 use Epson F188000 print head
     
  3. emcreklam

    emcreklam New Member

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    I think Mutoh use same Epson Printhead Mutoh-ValueJet-VJ-1324-VJ-1624-VJ-1624W-VJ-1924W-Printhead-DG-43988-DG-42987-7402.jpg
     
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    emcreklam New Member

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    Epson GS6000 Printhead 100-Original-Printhead-F188000-For-Epson-GS6000.jpg_640x640.jpg
     

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  5. Ferenc

    Ferenc New Member

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    Can you contact Mutoh and check "GS6000 use Epson F188000 print head" ?
     
  6. greysquirrel

    greysquirrel Active Member

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    the head board needs to be programmed for a mutoh, mimaki or roland printer. the gs6000 head is significantly less because roland, mutoh and mimaki upcharge because they source them from epson. You could blow your main board if you just plug it in.
     
  7. Thomas Fuller

    Thomas Fuller New Member

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    does the mutoh head have 21-digit Head Rank ID (QR code) on the side of the head.this number tell the control the drive voltage applied to the PRINT HEAD is controlled based on the information.if i had to bet the to heads are the same.you will need pc Service Program in order to put the qr code in.here is a copy of the servive manual for the gs6000 https://www.manualslib.com/manual/828293/Epson-Stylus-Pro-Gs6000.html
     
  8. BigO

    BigO New Member

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    I ran into the same problem, my overseas vendor that I have been using for two years now insist I can use a different head which is half the price. The difference being one is Mutoh and the other is Epsons. If you contact Mutoh thy will tell you to use their print head. I haven’t found a straight answer yet.
     
  9. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Interesting.
     
  10. Thomas Fuller

    Thomas Fuller New Member

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    I'm running Mutoh heads in my gs6000
     
  11. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    Basically if you have used a Mutoh, Mimaki, or Roland solvent printer in the last 25 years, it's all Epson heads. In the last 5 or so years Ricoh and Panasonic have entered the game for these brands as well. There have been times where Epson would lock certain heads for certain machines and it's kind of all over the place so it's not easy to list all the ways they have done that. Sometimes the manufacturers will add their own security like Mimaki. That's why when buying a print head you should buy it from the experts like us!
     
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