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Mimaki JV5 users

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by V. V., Nov 16, 2019.

  1. V. V.

    V. V. Member

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    Dear all,

    just out of curiosity... I wonder how many JV5 (both 160 and 320) user have we got around here?
    Just wanna ask you how do you still deal with and maintain these models?
     
  2. cstone94

    cstone94 Pro-Graphx

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    We used to have a fleet of 10 JV5-160's. Finally we got to the point where we were replacing heads that equaled the monthly payment on a MS JP4 which would match the output of 4 JV5's.
     
  3. V. V.

    V. V. Member

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    Hehe, sounds quite funny. Yes, I know this head related disaster thou. We had two units in our facility but we abandoned them about two or three years ago until recently we decided to rebuild them.
    So how we have two of them running Epson XP600 heads which are 100 bucks each))))
     
  4. Robert M

    Robert M Very Active Member

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    Do you have to change the manifold on the XP600 to fit the JV5?
     
  5. V. V.

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    Nope mate, the only way to adapt them is to literally rebuild the machine. We replaced almost everything - heads, carriage, all the elecronics and software... So basically the only body, chassis and some mechanics left. But it definitely worth it thou.
     
  6. cstone94

    cstone94 Pro-Graphx

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    Hmmm. Interested in this. How many yards do you print per day? I can't see the rebuild being worth it honestly, but I'd like to learn more about this cause I have 5 retired JV5's in the warehouse and can use one or two as test subjects
     
  7. V. V.

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    I'm not sure about per day, but double headed machine prints about 12-14 m2 (130-150 ft2) per our. https://radikal.ru/video/JRo9I653yeq

    For my taste it worth it since we got almost new machine for the price of one with the half original head or so. Since then all the consumables for this printer cost almost nothing, it's the way simpler and flexible since now we can choose any color set or switch the broken head channels off.

    Well now we are rebuilding the second one from 2x to 4x headed system.
     
  8. cstone94

    cstone94 Pro-Graphx

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    I'd love to learn more about how you did this...
     
  9. V. V.

    V. V. Member

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    Just bought all the needed parts, replaced all the original printers' intestines with the new ones, etc. Easy))))
    You can mail me cmyk.nc@pm.me
     
  10. V. V.

    V. V. Member

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    The new project begins... 4x XP600 heads
     

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  11. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    You are a brave man. Good luck!
     
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  12. V. V.

    V. V. Member

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    You might would love to know what's gonna be next... Here you go!
    JV5-320, JV33-260, two of JV34-160, TX400-1800B, two of JV4-180 and one Chinese UV flatbed... Who knows, what else :)

    If anyone interested - don't hesitate to contact me)))
     

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