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quick question for mimaki users...

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by ironchef, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    I bought my power surge today and was looking for a 15 ft gold plated usb cable. Its going with a cjv30-130. Ive called best buy, tigerdirect, no one has a 15ft usb gold cable. What length and what type of cables are you guys running? Anyone with an ethernet/gigabit setup?
     
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  3. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    Thanks. I was told to get gold plated... also 2.0 usb cables right? Not 3.0? Either way i don't have any 3.0 ports on my pc
     
  4. ironchef

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    How many of you rip from the design pc? And if not do you use laptops to rip? I'm stuck whether or not to get a massive pc with 3 screens lots of ram i7 2tb and a ssd. Or just keep the one i have now for design and get a laptop to rip from? I would like to rip and design on the same pc. I could use the third monitor just for the rip screen. Or do you guys not recommend this?
     
  5. 121a

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    We have the same printer and are running a 10ft gold+25ft active extension cable (it has a signal booster on it). No problems what so ever.
     
  6. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    Hmmm. Interesting, i saw those swell. But dismissed the idea thinking it wouldn't work. Is there any specs i need on those?. I estimated the length i need and its about 18 to 19ft
     
  7. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    We also use a long active extention cable. Biggest drawback to having the rip on the same computer is if it is ripping a large file the computer can slow to a crawl while its processing the file.....

    I do not remember the brand of the cable we bought. Generic one from online somewhere. The Mimaki does not have an Ethernet connection so that is not an option.
     
  8. onlinestar

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    We ran regular 2.0 non plated 15' cables just fine. Tried active USB extensions and it did not work (some data was always lost/messed up). You can rip n print from 1 pc just fine BUT really depends on your workflow / load.
     
  9. onlinestar

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    But if you try dedicated rip / separate design station there is no going back
     
  10. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    Hello to all. So i decided to move my pc so its closer to where the mimaki will go. That way i can buy a 10 or 12 ft usb cable. Also. Im leaving my current pc to rip and print. And will buy a pc just for designing. My budget for that is a grand to 1200.
     
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