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JV3-160S on Onyx Postershop x10 with Win7

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by smdgrfx, May 2, 2011.

  1. smdgrfx

    smdgrfx Member

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    whew...long title. Is there anyone running a JV3-160S on Onyx Postershop X10?? I am looking at buying another printer and Onyx to run my Mimaki and the new printer. I'm currently using Flexi 7.6 with the Mimaki, but I wanted to stream line and upgrade to Onyx for both. Also, does anyone know if the Mimaki will run on Win7? either 64bit or 32 bit. Upgrading is becoming a big headache...
     
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    nobody??? I just got Onyx in the mail yesterday, so I'll be figuring it out sometime next week anyway...I'll post my findings.
     
  3. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    i hear vista has issues, but win7 should be fine.
    I've been rocking my mimaki jv3 160sp on winXP
     
  4. smdgrfx

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    I've been using winXP for my JV3 also, but I'm tired of XP. Every other computer I own is either win7 or Vista. 3 at work, 4 at home. I had it working on Vista with Flexi, but I'm not sure if it will work with Onyx. I'll find out soon enough.
     
  5. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    the combo works perfectly fine.
     
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    I have been demoing Production House with vista. So far i have not encounter any problems as far as OS goes.
     
  7. polishdan

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    Just upgraded to Win 7 running Onyx 10 and keep getting Error #11: cannot initialize printer. Checked other forums and apparently this happens to others. Any ideas gents?
     
  8. polishdan

    polishdan New Member

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    Should have mentioned this is a 64bit install of Win 7
     
  9. genericname

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    Go to your printer configuration in Production manager and select [I think] the devices tab. Click on the printer you want to modify, click the button on the right to modify its settings, and choose the proper port and device on that port.

    For some reason, Onyx doesn't always do this automatically if you've just recently plugged in over firewire.

    Do the same for the second printer, only selecting the second item in the list (they'll both probably look identical if they're the same model of printer), hit ok, exit out of the printer configuration screen, and all should be well.

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    OH! I should probably also mention that each printer needs to be on its OWN firewire card. Yup, that fancy 8-port card is going to do squat for you.
     
  10. Integrity Color

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    It will work as long as Mimaki has a compatible firewire driver for the OS you're using. If you use Windows 7 x64, make sure you can get a 64-bit Win7 driver from Mimaki. Windows 7 is fine with Production House. Just make sure you're logged onto Win7 as an administrator or you'll have problems. It wouldn't hurt to disable UAC either.

    Yes, and not just two separate cards, but two separate cards that are compatible with Mimaki's driver...for some reason Mimaki's have been notorious for not working with all firewire cards. In the past Mimaki has recommended firewire cards with a TI chipset (most cards you find will have a VIA chipset). If I remember correctly, Mimaki specified Adaptec firewire cards with TI chipsets to work the best.

    If you don't handle all of this driver compatibility garbage first, you'll definitely be seeing the aforementioned error in Onyx "Cannot initialize printer."
     
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