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Toshibatec CE2 for Océ Arizona

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by levakbob, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. levakbob

    levakbob New Member

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    Hello,

    I have a question about printheads for Océ Arizona 550GT. Head manufacturer is Toshiba, which offers only Toshibatec CE2.

    I bought this head - it's not installed yet
    https://www.digiprint-supplies.com/en/arizona-550-460-print-head-assembly.html?category=

    But it came with the CE4M mark
    https://www.digiprint-supplies.com/en/toshiba-ce4m-printhead.html

    the original head is this
    https://www.digiprint-supplies.com/en/arizona-550-gt-kit-f-s-printhead-ce2-bond-3w3010112660.html

    Digiprint says he sent me the right head (but has a different name) and I don't know if I should risk installing.

    And I'm trying to find out if toshiba makes more CE2, CA4, CE4M atc models and everything looks the same. Or if there's really a difference.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2019
  2. CMYKENGINEERING

    CMYKENGINEERING Member

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    You can install the CE4 printhead, but you have to remove the installation brackets from the old printhead and glue them on to the CE4 printhead. Yes, it sounds crazy/dumb, but it works and we have done it many times.

    Use Gorilla glue and let it sit for a day. Take your time and make sure they are glued in the exact same spot and orientation as on the original head. Once the brackets are glued on, the new printhead will install perfectly.
     
  3. levakbob

    levakbob New Member

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    HI,
    all Toshibatec printheads appear to be the same. And the price difference is really dramatic and worth trying.
    The technician will come directly from Fuji and install the print head.
    How much need to stick the print head exactly on the holder? If not exactly is the possibility of some correction?
     
  4. AlsEU

    AlsEU Member

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    Toshibatec heads just look similar, but they have differences - it's not always possible to swap them. And of course, if you reinstall the holder from the old head, don't be surprised when you won't have the perfect calibration.
     
  5. levakbob

    levakbob New Member

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    Hi,

    How can I identify that I have the right print head? What are the differences?
     
  6. AlsEU

    AlsEU Member

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    First of all - check the head type in your carriage. Each head should have a label with the model. CA4 is an old model - it's a single head. CE2 head is a combo - two CA4 glued together. Different versions of CE2 have different ink/vacuum inlets, so you need to buy the same you have inside your printer.
     
  7. levakbob

    levakbob New Member

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    Hello everyone, so the print head is installed and works great. I saved considerable money. Thank you all and hopefully it will help somebody :)
     

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