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No M ink

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by signgal01, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. signgal01

    signgal01 Member

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    I ran out of M ink on Monday and had some shipping problems getting a new cartridge in, maybe ran one cleaning between Monday and Today. I am not getting any red out of my machine (Mutoh Falcon Jr) today. I have ran powerful cleanings, let the heads sit on the sponges with alcohol, and don't know what else to try?
     
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  2. bayshorecreations

    bayshorecreations Very Active Member

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    Use a syringe to pull some ink through the damper. Sounds like you have air in the line.
     
  3. signgal01

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    Thanks, I did pull red through the line and did a ridiculous amount of powerful cleanings and got it to work.

    Now I'm having other issues. All my colors look good after a cleaning and a nozzle check and then about 1-2 feet into a print job one of the colors will just stop printing? I think I have either air in the lines or my husband thinks maybe a head problem?
     
  4. thmooch

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    You might want to pull the cover & check the line in question for a crack, letting in air. Mine had 2 cracked lines when the carriage traveled all the way to the left they bent at the crack & allowed air in the lines.

    Might not be your issue, but could be.
     
  5. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    Hope you don't have other problems with that new ink....
     
  6. Ghost Prophet

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    Can you provide a photo by chance? Only thing I can think of right now since you recently replaced the cartridge and pulled ink through the damper is that you could have offset or damaged that damper o-ring.

    +1
     
  7. tcorn1965

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    We are with magenta. If we quit printing for a while we have to do a nozzle check to get back. Our rep says it is a known issue and is sending us new. Something about a bad batch or batch #? Not really sure. Running a Mutoh RJ-900

    Terry
     
  8. signgal01

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    Thanks, my red ink is working great, but now my yellow isn't working. I do cleanings run and nozzle check and every thing looks great, then I start printing and the yellow disappears.

    I have been having this same issue on and off all summer with all the colors except the black. I will put a new cartridge in and things will start working about after a lot of cleaning and sometimes pulling the ink through the lines. For some reason when the cartridges get low I have lots of problems and am going through ink like crazy. I've had this machine for over 4 years and haven't had any problems until this summer.

    I'm beginning to think that it is either the lines or the cartridges? any ideas?
     
  9. randya

    randya Very Active Member

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    Are you running this as a CAD printer or dye sub?
     
  10. Wraps ink

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    sounds like mutoh's ink claimed another victim...good luck with that one...dont go buying a bunch of parts before you research the whole mutoh ink switcharoo. I had two printers doing the same thing and everyone said it was air in the lines dampers maint. stations...and I started using different ink and all the problems mostly went away
     
  11. g1sammons

    g1sammons Member

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    yep
     
  12. signgal01

    signgal01 Member

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    I getting some new ink in and hopefully that solves the problem
     
  13. Wraps ink

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    the new inks from mutoh wont work..use the valuejet inks
     
  14. signgal01

    signgal01 Member

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    where do you get Valuejet inks? I cleaned my wiper and got the new mutoh inks in the printer and my printer has been working perfectly for 3 days now? I can tell that the new mutoh ink cartridges (that are transparent) fit into the printer tighter, like they use to.
     
  15. Wraps ink

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    we get our valuejet inks from fellers
     
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