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Mimaki JV150 - 160 Ink Question

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by Murray, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Murray

    Murray Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Victoria BC
    Hi Everyone,

    Im thinking of buying a new Mimaki JV150 - 160 and im told that the only option for Eco inks is the CMYK plus the light inks option as opposed to the CMYK-CMYK option which is not the Eco ink option (in other words it needs outside venting and stinks anyway) I've also been told that any ink option other than the CMYK-CMYK option will slow the printer down by as much as half. Here is my question(s) Is it true that the CMYK and 2 light inks option will slow the printer down substantially? Is it also true that the CMYK-CMYK option cannot be "ECO" and therefore will require outdoor venting (which i know from previous experience still stinks no matter how efficient the outdoor venting is). Any help from anyone with experience with these Mimaki printers would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, in advance :)
  2. equippaint

    equippaint Very Active Member

    Oct 10, 2014
    Pretty sure you can get it setup either way with either es3 or ss21 inks. Id go with dual cmyk, youre not going to gain much with light inks and it will slow the printer down. Ss21 ink has a little smell to it but from all Ive seen, its a good ink and much better than the es3 option. Heres an old thread
    Maybe consider the ucjv?

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