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[Anajet] Humidity Problems. Fixed the Problem!

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Old January 7th, 2012 Jan 7, 2012 4:52:25 PM -   #46 (permalink)
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Default Re: Humidity Problems. Fixed the Problem!

There are only 2 reviews and neither are very promising.
if it does not work out it would be much harder to return if buying online
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Still the humidifier I would recommend:

5.5-Gallon Whole House Console Humidifier-4D7 800 at The Home Depot



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Old January 7th, 2012 Jan 7, 2012 4:55:50 PM -   #47 (permalink)
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Default Re: Humidity Problems. Fixed the Problem!

Thank you for that reply!
 
Old January 7th, 2012 Jan 7, 2012 5:00:14 PM -   #48 (permalink)
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This is the one I purchased today at Best Buy in store and added a 2 year warranty for 11.99, keeps my machine at 75%

Honeywell - 1.1-Gallon UV Germ-Free Cool Mist Humidifier - Silver - HCM-350
 
 
Old January 7th, 2012 Jan 7, 2012 5:01:14 PM -   #49 (permalink)
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Try this....

Honeywell - 1.1-Gallon UV Germ-Free Cool Mist Humidifier - Silver - HCM-350

Just purchased today in store at Best Buy with an 11.99 2 year warranty
 
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How big is your area? where are you located? we are in Ohio and I cannot keep my humidity up I have a tarp hung up like a curtain around the 2 dtgs and I do not have an issue with banding (brother) have not used my anajet for over a year. it sucks the water out and I can never keep it full, trying to find a large unit that will last trhough the night with living 20 miles from our store it is hard to keep it filled and humidity up. Knock on wood but have never had an issue with the brother and would like to start the anajet up again but until I can keep the humidity up won't even attempt it good luck with the new purchase hope it works for you
 
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You don't have to worry about it when the printer is in use. The ink is flowing at that point and won't dry. It's only when the printer is idle that you need to worry about it.
I really wish this was the case....
In my environment, if the RH dips to 34-33%, I will get instant banding. This is even on a long run with pleanty of ink flow. I've seen it enough times over 4+ years of printing to know that I'll keep it above 40% anytime I need to be printing. Higher elevations(lower barametric presure) need to keep the RH progresivly higher. You just have to know your environment.
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Old January 8th, 2012 Jan 8, 2012 12:09:11 PM -   #52 (permalink)
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Default Re: Humidity Problems. Fixed the Problem!

Definitely Agree as I'm sure you deal with worse humidity levels being in an elevated climate while my situation is solely dealt in a south florida climate. Have had much banding issues if my RH level is below 45 and printing. I've seen the larger Whole House Humidity Devices and willing to test it out around the machine and humidifying the entire room that I'm printing from
 
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Definitely Agree as I'm sure you deal with worse humidity levels being in an elevated climate while my situation is solely dealt in a south florida climate. Have had much banding issues if my RH level is below 45 and printing. I've seen the larger Whole House Humidity Devices and willing to test it out around the machine and humidifying the entire room that I'm printing from


The need to keep proper humidity levels and the consequences of not doing so still seems to be a secret in the industry.

You can find humidifiers that will get to the proper level for any size shop. I've found that you need to purchase one much larger then the usable square foot size indicated. There are also larger volume units holding 10 or more gallons which will run 2 to 3 days without refilling. You will not find the proper humidifier in a local home store. Go online to order and they are there.

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Old January 16th, 2012 Jan 16, 2012 1:50:19 PM -   #54 (permalink)
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after your set up with the cover and all has that taken care of all of the humidity problems
 
Old January 16th, 2012 Jan 16, 2012 3:15:00 PM -   #55 (permalink)
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Yes definitely for me at least!
 
Old September 25th, 2013 Sep 25, 2013 1:53:56 PM -   #56 (permalink)
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such a great post. Recently had a user go on the road and try this to control humidity and had success!
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Old November 6th, 2013 Nov 6, 2013 7:38:12 AM -   #57 (permalink)
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Default Re: Humidity Problems. Fixed the Problem!

This question came up again at the SGIA show last month. Gentle reminder that for those that live in cold environments across the country, your furnace will dry out your air. Great time to invest in this solution with winter around the corner
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I tried the humidifier and the cover and it definitely does work, but I just didn't like having to run it 24/7. I have been experimenting with a more passive way of keeping the humidity in the correct range around the machine. I took a new and unused diaper and collected the absorbent material and placed it in a cup. I soaked it with water and placed it under the cover of the machine. Two weeks into the experiment, it is working very well. Humidity under the machine ranges from 42-50%, while general humidity in the house and outside is ~25-30%. The other thing to note is that it seems to last about 1 week before I have to add more water. Also, when I am printing, I do use the plug in humidifier.
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Old January 23rd, 2014 Jan 23, 2014 8:10:36 PM -   #59 (permalink)
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I have a larger humidifier than what my space is. When I first started using the anajet we could not get the humidity levels to work. Why? because you basically have to have a room within a room. I will share my secret, I didn't want to deal with building some structure that I had to buy wood and mass amounts of bulk plastic, hammering a structure, buying a door, maybe a window,etc, etc. Guys, think like a plant. My solution I ordered a greenhouse and one of my guys put the thing up in less than an hour. Problem solved! The humidity is between %65 - 75, unless we run low on the water Knock on wood so far!
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