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Lava Inks

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by Graphics2u, May 28, 2007.

  1. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    Anyone using lava inks in their Mutoh. How do they compare to Mutoh's Ultra Inks?

    Thanks for any input.
     
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  2. MarCom

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    I've been very pleased with it. It's all I use now. It does, however, have a bit more of a solvent odor to it than the OEM ink.
     
  3. MobileImpact

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    LOVE EM. Ink is great color is vibrant. And depending on quanity of cartridges you order, you can get them for around $30 a cartridge. We switched about 3 months ago. Also the are compatible with the OEM inks, SO if you have a few of the old cartriges around, they won't go to waste.

    Good Luck,

    Kevin
     
  4. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    I have used them and they are compatible with the ultra inks.
     
  5. Bogie

    Bogie Very Active Member

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    I think I'm going to try the cartridges - has anyone used their bulk ink setup yet?
     
  6. kinseymaninc

    kinseymaninc New Member

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    i have been using them. no problems so far.
    i do have one problem though i let my machine set up for a couple of weeks and now i can get the black to pump through. ive tried
    sucking the lines through but no help?
    any suggestions???

    shanehttp://www.signs101.com/forums/images/smilies/food-smiley-001.gif
     
  7. ahollow

    ahollow Active Member

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    Anyone have a link to their website? I can't seem to find it, even with Google search.

    Thanks.
     
  8. ahollow

    ahollow Active Member

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    Thanks.

    Ha, I kind of feel stupid; I googled lava, lava ink, solvent, etc, but never thought to just type in lavaink as the URL.
     
  9. bakhtra

    bakhtra New Member

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    Can we used it for mutoh valujet?
     
  10. jc1cell

    jc1cell Active Member

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    Ink hold on media

    I think we all know very well that true and mild solvent inks have better color saturation and ink adhesion than eco solvent inks.

    That being said I can't really judge the OEM inks for the mutoh Valuejets because we replaced them three weeks after install. We are now running Go Eco One bulk ink system. It gives out acceptable color quality but it doesn't seem to hold very well. Even after weeks of the image being printed it can smear off when rubbed continously, something that I have never seen with true and mild solvent. It's true that the pressure has to be fairly constant but it does happen.

    I have gone so far as to increase the pre and platen heating elements to the highest it can go without affecting the media for better ink acceptance.

    So based on your experience. How strong is the hold for the lava inks.


    jc.
     
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