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Mutoh Value Jet 1624X Printing Black Ink

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by GoCats, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. GoCats

    GoCats New Member

    Mar 9, 2017
    Morton Grove, IL
    Hi All, we are having some problems printing full coverage black ink. It seems to be laying down a ton of ink and comes out very wet still. Every other color comes out fine. Does anyone have any tips on what profile to use for this? any other suggestions? Thank You
  2. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

    Dec 27, 2005
    Guam USA
    You need to post a few more details in order to get some useful feedback.
    What RIP are you using?
    What Profile are you using?
    What material are you printing on?
    Did it print correctly before or has never printed black well?
    Does this happen to all files you send or just a particular one or series of files?
    Have you changed anything on the printer - material or software recently?
    Have you tried other profiles?
  3. BKBRO

    BKBRO Premium Subscriber

    Our Mutoh is doing something similar. Mutoh tech support told us it is likely one of two ribbon cables. We've ordered them (they were <$35 on Amazon), and hope their replacement fixes the issue.
  4. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    Something simple if OP is using Flexi RIP. Make sure the correct profile is loaded for the material being used. if that is still too much ink the droplet size can be changed. Large droplet = more ink, medium = less ink, small = least ink. Not in front of the system right now so can't give you a step by step.

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