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UJF605C Lt Cyan Problem

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by tco99, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. tco99

    tco99 New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a UJF605C printer, just wondering if anyone else is having any problems regarding heavy deflections and missing nozzles in this perticular colour??
    I have tries machine cleans, hard and normal, washing cartridges and swab cleaning! None of this makes much difference to the print tests! Anyone else or is this just me???
     
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  2. surfite

    surfite New Member

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    Mimaki UJF 605c

    As far as my Mimaki Machine I will get together a few things for you even though now the paperwork is as thick as "War and Peace"
    Regarding this Mimaki Machine, so much has gone wrong I suppose I will just start from the beginning
    I will send photos soon, as It is all at the factory, and I"m sending this mail from home

    PROBLEMS WITH MIMAKI UJF605c
    1/ First 4 months after installation " INK DRIPPING FROM HEADS AND HEAD CARRIAGE ONTO JOB"
    2/ At the same time this was happening there was substaintial "NOZZLE DROP OUT 30%" This was the major problem
    after 3 years of this happening they sent there Top Tech Guy "Mr Terashima" after 2 days of pulling the machine apart it worked for 11 months
    All 7 heads were replaced at this time , previous to this there would have been another 7 replaced , Funnnily enough all colours were replaced except for the white which I thought was where the problem would have been before I bought the machine, Even though they didn't tell me there was whispers amongst themselves ,(that I had deducted ) that the heads on the machine had not had a small rectangular copper grounding plate installed at anytime, it went from the head to the head carriage, the reason i know this is that Mr Terashima had asked to see the older heads that had been replaced ( Which I had paid $30,000.00 for and that they had taken back to japan and promised a report on them of which i never recieved , you see I believe those heads were good its just that the copper plate had never been installed as the copper plate was still in the bag)
    3/ Ghosting or over spraying of nozzles
    4/ The sensors on the side of the table would not work properly and stop a job half way through regularly
    5/ Constant errors on the LCD ( that didn't apply to the above problems)
    6/ At the moment the machine has broken down again and they don't know what it is ! ( more money to spend)
    7/ I had asked for the machine to be replaced (In writing) after the first 2 months( Plus in the interim there is about 200 emails) and they agreed , but then just sent a tech guy
    I used to ring japan every couple of days as I believe it is the maufacturers problem not the distributor( as I wasn't getting anywhere with them anyway)
    The furtherest up the ladder I got by phone was Mr Fujita , I explained my problem , but here we are, nothing happened, so after now into my sixth year with this machine
    I originally paid $150,000.00 plus $7,000.00 for airconditioning that they said was the problem (within the first couple of months), About $40,000.00 in heads plus
    I've nearly died of stress and heartache over this machine, the machine has worked for about 18 months intermittintly over the period of ownership , and how about this the distributor won't take it as a trade-in, so it will make a good ships anchor
     
  3. staticerror3017

    staticerror3017 New Member

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    UJF-605c problems X 2...

    need to start email dialogue with you, surfite and tco99. please view my profile and email or call me. thank you.
     
  4. digitalwoodshop

    digitalwoodshop Member

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    That Squashes my Dream of a UJF-3042.... Small 1 man Shop... No AC... well a window AC...

    I think I will stick to Sublimation for now.....

    AL
     
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