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[Anajet] Total transfer to Firebird Ink in MP5

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Old November 22nd, 2014 Nov 22, 2014 2:26:08 PM -   #91 (permalink)
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Default Re: Total transfer to Firebird Ink in MP5

Update. While I had no problem with the white ink when I installed the cmyk I printed some photos on the shirts with settings very fine on photo mode. After the first print the printer began printing very very slow as if the print head was over heating after it finished I turned the printer off and when I turned it back on it was stuck in error service without the ability to get out of that mode regardless of what I did. Anajet attempted to help me out cleaning the encoder strip taking over my computer checking the drivers etc and ended up giving me a way to by pass it and I then had 8 lights on the board. I have a blown print head and mainboard fuse.

I would not recommend anyone that is using the Anajet sprint to use the Firebird CMYK or any other ink period. Stick to what the printer was intended to use. This has cost me to miss out on lots of sales and is a very costly repair.

After replacing the printhead with a old one that came with printer that was clogged I now have 4 lights but it is still stuck in auto maintenance mode.

I still recommend the new fire bird pre-treatment to all with epson based printers. It works good even with dupont ink.
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Old April 24th, 2015 Apr 24, 2015 1:17:54 AM -   #92 (permalink)
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We bought Firebird Inks last year (Jan-Feb 2014) and we had no problem for few of months. Then we decided to buy more inks and in total it cost us thousands of £££. After 6-7 months we saw drops under the print head and with the time the drops were getting bigger and bigger and eventually they ended onto the t-shirt while the mp5 it's still printing the image. Furthermore after every few prints we had to clean the print head because it builds up a lot of ink which clogs the print head. The bottom line is we had to replace 3 print heads (£1200 GBP each), a lot of waste ink and many other bottles with ink which we don't want to use it any more. So the total cost of this "experiment" is about £8000 - £10000, a lot of issues and waste of time. We have 6 years of experience with Anajet FP-125 and 2 years with MP5. When the technician came to replace the print heads he knew that we used a copy ink, because he had to replace other print heads for the same reason. Now our MP5 sits in the corner, flushed with cleaning fluid, waiting for better times. At the end of the day if you want to use FireBird inks it's up to you, but we will never use it again. Good luck, folks
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I was impressed with firebird inks when i started printing dtg on an epson based printer. It was the first ink I tried. I Liked the website and read. a bunch good reviews in these forums. Not to mention the videos were awesome.


2 printhead later i switched Dupont. Dupont white is amazing. No clogs and bright opaque prints all The time. So last weeki ran out of Dupont white and had half of 1000 ml bottle of firebird ink silk soi shook it and flushed it thru. I was nervous but figured it would just be untili can order another bottle of Dupont. Less than 10 shirts later. My printhead is gone. I have orders souring on hold anda new account thati could possibly lose due to timing.
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Default Re: Total transfer to Firebird Ink in MP5

CHILLAHTEEZ, Was just curious about your comment.

Did you use the leftover "epson printhead compatible firebird ink" on MP series?
If yes, there is MP series compatible version and yes it will clog your system if you use epson based ink on Mp series.

If No, Can you tell me how long you had that white ink sitting for?
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Old October 8th, 2015 Oct 8, 2015 2:55:28 PM -   #95 (permalink)
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i have been told firebird ink will destroy your printhead over time? from a reputable source

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