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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:14 pm

can anyone help with jv33 and its maintenance?

I am aware that the JV33 does a self clean when it is idle. But do you need to leave it powered on all the time for this to happen or is it ok to leave it turned off via the front panel and it automatically wakes up?

Its a simple one but I have just got it and not sure what I should be doing! Also the engineer suggested that I should clean around the head, the wiper blade etc on a daily basis. One of my guys seems to think this is over kill and weekly or even monthly will do! what do the rest of you Mimaki users do?


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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:24 pm

if its plugged in and the main switch is on it will wake up and do the necasary, front switch can be turned off

If you print 24hrs a day then yes do a manual clean around the capping station, wiper atc. otherwise a weekly tidy is enough, John Childs is better placed to inform, but I think I am correct

(I have a jv3 and am sure the 33 takes less looking after)

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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:10 pm

On our JV33, I do a test print daily, and give a soft clean if any nozzles are out.
A clean round the head & capping station once a week has always been OK for
us. Peter is correct in that the JV33 is easier to maintain than our JV3.
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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:21 pm

Peter Normington wrote:if its plugged in and the main switch is on it will wake up and do the necasary, front switch can be turned off

If you print 24hrs a day then yes do a manual clean around the capping station, wiper atc. otherwise a weekly tidy is enough, John Childs is better placed to inform, but I think I am correct

(I have a jv3 and am sure the 33 takes less looking after)

Correct as usual Mr. Normington.

As the JV3, you switch the 33 on and off via the front panel, but leave the switch on the back of the machine on all the time.

With our JV3 we were told to give it a clean every day that it was used, otherwise every four days. That's what we did and never had a problem.

However, the JV33 runs a lot cleaner and there just isn't as much ink spread around to build up on anything and cause problems. Although a clean every day the printer is used is probably still the ideal, ours doesn't get anything like that. :oops:

I suspect that a clean every Friday night would be enough, but I certainly wouldn't offer that as advice, and like to do ours a bit more often.
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Post Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:23 am

Peter Normington wrote:If you print 24hrs a day


Unfortunately not Peter! but maybe soon if I can get my sales pitch right!

Thanks guys I think I will go with twice weekly to be on the safe side! At the minute I wont be printing everyday.

Probably been asked many times before but do any of you have a handy link to the best place to buy the swabs and solution (not even sure what the right name for the cleaning solution!). Does cotton buds do for the swabs? I got a pack of what looks like long reach ones with the machine.

Cheers Ruairi
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Post Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:54 am

Ruairi O'Boyle wrote:Probably been asked many times before but do any of you have a handy link to the best place to buy the swabs and solution (not even sure what the right name for the cleaning solution!). Does cotton buds do for the swabs? I got a pack of what looks like long reach ones with the machine.

You need long reach.

Rather than the big cotton bud thingies we prefer the ones with flat heads to make cleaning a little bit easier. I think that they are also made from a foamy type substance, rather than cotton. That removes the possibility that they could leave a thread hanging around your head.

As for a source, I suspect that most suppliers will stock them, certainly ink suppliers. I think ours come from Doro although I don't know how their price compares, it's just that they are only down theroad and handy to pick stuff up from.
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:22 am

Steve McAdie wrote:I get my swabs from here
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/sear ... &R=2482050

D'oh. :headbang2:

Never thought of them Steve.

My daughter works there so we can get her staff discount. :D
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:38 am

http://www.stencilrolls.com/swabs.htm

John, these swabs from these guys are 32.00 for 500 plus vat
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:51 am

Chris Windebank wrote:http://www.stencilrolls.com/swabs.htm

John, these swabs from these guys are 32.00 for 500 plus vat


Yep...we get ours from here too. Very good value.

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