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Question Mimaki JFX200 3rd Party Chips

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by btkent, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. btkent

    btkent New Member

    May 18, 2014
    Our LUS 150 inks are becoming increasingly difficult to locate with acceptable expiration dates on the chips.
    We assume this is partially because of the supply chain disruption resulting from COVID and also that the LUS120 series if half the cost. We are considering migrating to a CMYKPPWW configuration (LUS120) on the next ink cycle to reduce cost. Certified techs are 4.5 hrs away so everything is costly

    We are low volume but we produce high end products so we need the device and it is profitable for us. However, we are throwing away significant amounts of ink. Recently had a scare thinking I threw away a cyan chip. If this happens there is no remedy other than than buying a new ink bottle. The short shelf life has us looking into 3rd party chips that meter ml usage rather than calendar time.
    I have seen some discussion on these chips but would like to talk to others about their reliability and other related experiences.
    There is not much recent discussion about this so I am skeptical about the parts as well as their source.
    Is this a safe option? Downside?
  2. karst41

    karst41 Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Stone Mountain, GA
    Contact the printhead doctor. They produce degassed ink bags, data chips and etc.
    I had HP 9000's and their solvent inks was far superior to HP OEM and OEM Seiko Inks.

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