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Mimaki JFX200-2513 collecting fuzz or fibers from somewhere

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by MSSDon, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. MSSDon

    MSSDon New Member

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    We have been using our 200 for a little over a year now and have had this recurring problem with some type of fuzz/fibers collecting around the heads-mainly the left one but some on both. Most of the year it only ran about 6 hours a day but with the elction year it is running 14-16 hours each day. I find that after 8 hours I might as well stop it and clean the heads or there will be print problems. We print on coroplast 99.99% of the time and clean each sheet with 99% alcohol prior to printing. I can only see 2 avenues for the introduction of the fuzz:
    1. The Flushing filters
    2. The upper belt cover absorber.

    Anyone else noticing this?
     
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  2. chromira

    chromira New Member

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    It sounds like you may have static electricity building up. I have the same printer and we experience this when printing on plastic materials.
     
  3. DustyCanine

    DustyCanine New Member

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    Out of pure curiosity what is your head gap typically and are you firm on that while running ? Meaning you're entirely confident you're maintaining that gap from sheet to sheet? I've seen overspray do some funky things, is the fuzz a similar but lighter color than your waste ink?
     
  4. Modern Ink Signs

    Modern Ink Signs Member

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    ARE you cleaning your ionizer?
     
  5. MSSDon

    MSSDon New Member

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    Ionizer has been cleaned. Head gap is checked every few sheets and especially when I start on a new skid of coroplast. I do generally bump it up one notch just in case I have not selected the highest point. The fuzz looks just like the fibers on the cushion the gantry belt rides on. I just started running a handheld vacuum on it when I get a break. The fuzz seems to collect on the left head way more than the right one. I am good for about 8 hours then I have to stop and do head maintenance and clean it off or I get some ink drips or steaks. The fuzz is a lighter color for sure. Thanks for all the suggestions.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2018
  6. Superior_Adam

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    I would say it is a static problem. Try running a humidifier. We were having problems at certain times of the year and that solved it for us. Running a lot of plastic I would just plan on cleaning around the head every so often since that won’t take up much time
     
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