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GO BUY A HUMIDIFIER, TODAY!

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by netsol, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. netsol

    netsol Active Member

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    you know, i always try to help when someone posts that they have a dead main board or a network or usb input. that's why i nag about good surge protectors.

    this is the beginning of heating season, so it is the time of year everyone will be walking across the floor
    and getting static shocks. if you feel the shock, that means you build up 2000 volts of static electricity.
    it's time to add a humidifier to the area where you do your printing. it could easily save you $2000 for a new system board, plus several down days

    i just packed up the dehumidifers for our warehouse, but there is really no off season. within a week or so , you will not have enough humidity to safely walk up and touch your machines, without the danger of static discharge damage

    A WORD TO THE WISE

    ANDY
     
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  2. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    Also with Covid there could be shortages this winter.
     
  3. balstestrat

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    Got to ask, what does covid and humidifier have in common?
     
  4. Solventinkjet

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    I had a customer who had a blown main board on his vinyl cutter. When I got there to install a new one, I was getting shocked left and right. I told him he needed a humidifier and he brushed it off. Needed another main board a month later.
     
  5. Saturn

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    If you need something more than a static shock to tell you you might benefit from a humidifier, grab a couple cheap hydrometers and see if you're consistently at or below 40%. Pretty sure optimal printing is around 50%.

    The Covid connection would probably have to do with keeping pollutants out of the air and keeping the air we breathe into our lungs as "healthy" as possible. I don't think the science quite agrees on dust and viruses having equivalent tendencies in dryer or wetter air, but that said, I do keep one handy in the shop. Keeps the dust down for sure. ;)
     
  6. JBurton

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    Humidifier? That's what we call the great outdoors here!
     
  7. Gino

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    Put a pot of water on a potbelly stove. :)
     
  8. GAC05

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    "The coolest months are January and February, when temperatures fall to mid to low 70s °F (20s °C) at night. Daily maximums and minimums vary no more than 10 °F (6 °C). Relative humidity ranges from 65-80% during daylight hours to 85-100% at night."

    I think if we go above 100% that means the high tide is a little too high.
     
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  9. Jburns

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    I have one of these next to each printer and vinyl cutter. Rule - ALWAYS tap it before touching equipment - In the Wintertime there is always a discharge - shock thru my finger!!!

    Aquarium Grounding Probe
     

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  10. netsol

    netsol Active Member

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    yes, but you won't do it consistently
    $50 for a humidifier can save $2000 for a system board

    how many of those posts do you read in a year?

    i have no axe to grind, i don't sell humidifiers.

    just trying to limit the number of sad stories i read on the forum
     
  11. netsol

    netsol Active Member

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    great idea, i just figured the humidifier was an easier thing to do
     
  12. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Ground yourself before touching the printer... like before you pump gas in the winter
     
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  13. Jeff Koz

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    We use a humidisk https://www.carel.com/product/humidisk
    sprays a lot of droplets...have to be careful of placement..
    and anti-static bars on the outputs of our folders and digital machines.
     
  14. Jburns

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    I use a humidifier also
     
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