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printhead question??

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by decaljunkie, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. decaljunkie

    decaljunkie Member

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    Is it possible to convert a dx4 water based print head to a solvent print head by changing the manifold to a eco solvent manifold?
    has anyone done this before? thanks
     
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  2. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    To my knowledge, you can't use any water based printhead for solvent inks. Apparently Epson makes 2 versions and the main difference is the plastic used. From what I have been told, if you put a water based printhead in a solvent printer, it will work just long enough for the solvent to melt through the channels that are not made of solvent resistant plastic. Might be a few days or weeks depending on the circumstances, but eventually it will start to leak from the solvents.
     
  3. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    incorrect.... tons of old Roland water based units have been converted to solvent.
     
  4. devahoch

    devahoch SIGN MAKING COMPANY

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    Solvent resistant manifold suitable for Epson DX4 printheads. By replacing this manifold, you can turn a water based Epson DX4 printhead into a solvent resistant part suitable for Roland, Mutoh and Mimaki solvent printers. This manifold is sold together with the rubber ring necessary to adapt to a print head.


    This is original text in section MANIFOLD in shop from www.digiprint-supplies.com Belgie. link
    http://www.digiprint-supplies.com/head-adapter-for-epson-dx4-printhead.html
     
  5. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    I stand corrected, I was thinking of the DX5 head, my bad.
     
  6. heyskull

    heyskull Very Active Member

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    Sean

    I think you can do this on the DX5 print head also by attaching a solvent manifold.
    But the manifold is bonded with sealant to the head on the DX5 unlike the DX4 which has replaceable seals.
    I would not know how to or what sealant to use on the DX5.

    SC
     
  7. Robert M

    Robert M Very Active Member

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    DX 4 heads

    In the past you could put a solvent manifold on a NEW aqueous DX4 head, flush it and you were good to go. Currently this is no longer true.
     
  8. iprintstl

    iprintstl New Member

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    Why is that not true any more?
     
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