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Head Life?

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by ABHDesigns, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. ABHDesigns

    ABHDesigns New Member

    Jul 8, 2011
    Just wondering how long has your head lasted? We are running a Mutoh 1604 Valuejet....It has had the same head for 4yrs. Talking with a Mutoh tech the other day he said that Mutoh suggests replacing the head every year....LMAO!!! Approx $2000 every year. But IN REALITY....We all expect it to last longer....SO I thought I would ask the question: "How long Have you had the same head?" And please add the printer you are running.
    Thanks, Angela
  2. randya

    randya Very Active Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    The head is rated for some 8 billions drops per nozzle, if memory serves me.

    I have customers who do good maintenance and get 4 years out of it.
  3. macmedia

    macmedia Member

    Apr 27, 2008
    You should get much more than 1 year for these new types of printheads.
    We have worked on dozens of these machines and at the minimum you should get 2-3 years on these with frequent printing. The longevity of the head is directly related to the amount of maintenance. If you keep the heads clean, the captops clear and with a good seal, the ink reservoir in the back full of ink (don't let it go dry), you should get a good life out of the heads.
  4. henryp

    henryp Member

    Sep 25, 2006
    Sydney Australia
    The more printing you do, the longer the printheads will last. I have clients that print almost non stop, the head counters on their printers have been reset 2 times and are still going ok. In my experience, printers that sit idle for sometime coupled with poor printer maintenance is the main reason why head nozzles to clog up.

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