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  1. This is just my humble opinion: Your argument is correct. After 18 years, the device cannot be expected to function like new. Your analysis and conclusion of the subject are logical, but I'm sorry to say, NOT practical. Someday you have to say end, you have to end something. Too much renovation of the old age does not make economic sense. Instead of repairing it, maybe it's better to replace it with a newer machine in better condition? Maybe it's best to switch to the FUJIFILM DE100 dry printer? In my opinion, this should be your advice to the client. Good luck!
  2. Here you are: Epson SL-D700 I/H RIGHT MAIN ASSY;CD62 ESL ASP - EPSON new p.n. 1730180 Epson SL-D700 I/H LEFT MAIN ASSY;CD62 ESL ASP - EPSON new p.n. 1730182
  3. You can try this: https://www.pixel-tech.eu/drylab-system/#about I know people who use it with satisfaction. I prefer the good old FUJIFILM MS.
  4. The only really free software I know for this printer is the windows driver.
  5. In most of the world, however, the DE100 is the better choice. In Europe for sure.
  6. I used to have a FRONTIER 330. Then the FRONTIER 340, same only with faster process CP49 v CP48. I don't think they can be split in half for transport.
  7. I think this vinyl is not designed to work with toner machines. Haven't heard of C244 (maybe you have C224?). I use the C360 and I don't get good results on all types of paper.
  8. As a wholesaler, you need to contact the manufacturers directly. Possibly their European branches. Ask uncle Google!
  9. I examined the printouts one more time. In my opinion, not only is the right print greener in its shade, but it also has a significantly lower density as a whole. Not only in blacks. If both prints were made with the same density correction, then I have already encountered such a problem. The problem was caused by too slow replacement of the developer through regeneration due to insufficient processing volume of prints recently. Maybe replacing the developer with fresh one will help?
  10. Minilab service YES YOU are right! There is too much red light, or too little blue and green. As always, you are right!
  11. You irradiate negative paper. If you have a "green" shade in the shadows, then you are out of power in the red light source. ("green" is probably in reality cyan). This would mean the problem is with the red LEDs or their driver.
  12. I definitely agree with Minilab service. Do not try to disassemble the machine yourself without proper knowledge and documentation! As for head cleaning fluids, find a reliable online retailer. He will provide you with a description of the cleaning procedure and maybe he will have the chip you need, or even an entire cartredge already filled with liquid. Be aware, however, that the entire cleaning procedure will most likely be ineffective. Or it will be enough for a very short time. Collect money for a new PH and contact the service for replacement.
  13. Sorry to say it. This is definitely a hardware issue.
  14. There are special head cleaning fluids, but they only help if the cause is that the PH is dry due to long periods of non-use. I tried once, but with no effective result. IMHO It's a waste of time and work.
  15. In my opinion, the PH need to be replaced. Call your local NORITSU technician.
  16. Are the same nozzles always clogged in the PH, or different after each cleaning?
  17. It makes sense. Cloud Digital Maciej Talacha is not an authorized EPSON service center in Poland for D700 / D800 printers. They officially repair large plotters out of warranty. The stickers have been removed so that the true source of this PH cannot be checked.
  18. Maybe this PH is good after all? Have you checked?
  19. So far I have not heard of anyone having any PH issues on the D100. The printer has been on sale in Europe since fall 2019, so there is not much data yet. It is very likely that the PH should withstand those 200k prints without any problems. I've heard of the ink drain clogging off the edge of the paper from time to time. But I had no such problem myself. There was also a problem with the density of the black color related to a faulty ink lot. Here you are, here is the modern world. The Japanese release a defective batch of ink on the market from their factory located in Japan. Nobody even bothered to apologize! Before that, we were afraid that someone would commit harakiri because of it... A joke of course! Unfortunately, the ink is 2x more expensive. FUJIFILM says the consumption is 1.8 x less due to the higher density. In fact, it is certainly smaller, but probably not 1.8 times. Yes, printing is more expensive than with EPSON, but the lack of failures in my opinion compensates for these costs.
  20. We are currently using the FUJIFILM DX-100 and DE-100 printers. They look similar on the outside, but different on the inside. The FUJIFILM DX-100 (EPSON D700) is extremely prone to failure. The DE 100 is much more solid and not so delicate, it has a much better system for securing paper rolls. The color gamut in the photos is slightly different. The DX-100's colors seem more vivid, but this can only be seen directly when comparing the prints from the two devices. The DE100 has only four inks (DX100 six), but thanks to the better print head it even better renders details in the bright parts of the image. In addition, in DX100 very often visible banding appear in large, uniform parts of the image, especially in the blue sky. This is despite the fact that the head passes automatic tests and manual cleaning often does not improve anything. By launching a joint "cheap photo printer" printer project, FUJIFILM and EPSON shared that EPSON was responsible for the hardware and FUJIFILM for the inks. It was supposed to be as cheap as possible in production. Unfortunately, the business did not go off as planned. Initially, the printers were selling poorly, and they also turned out to be extremely defective. It didn't matter that much to EPSON. The D700 was just a margin of their production. For FUJIFILM, especially after breaking cooperation with NORITSU, having "own" printer is a matter of prestige and to be or not be on the photofinishing market. They have developed a new product based on RICOCH and XEROX technology (of which they was the majority owners). The finished printer was already presented at PHOTOKINA 2016. However, production was blocked by EPSON accusing everyone of breaching patent rights. NORITSU, who also had small printer projects ready, was also hit. Ultimately, everything was put on hold until 2019, when the cooperation agreement between FUJIFILM and EPSON probably expired. During this time, FUJIFILM managed to improve the print quality of the DE100, which at the beginning was clearly worse than that of the DX100. After collaborating with FUJIFILM, EPSON decided to continue its "low-cost photo printer" project by introducing the D800 series models. The major change from the D700 is the replacement of the "FUJIFILM inks" with their own. By the way, an additional button for curling paper has been added. Otherwise, it is a continuation of the countless revisions that the D700 model had during its production. The premise is still the same. It should be cheap and profitable for EPSON. So which printer is better for you? For me, of course, the FUJIFILM DE100, but everyone has their own opinion.
  21. Oh my! A real renaissance of traditional photography! In the past, you couldn't survive just developing the negatives and you had to process tons of paper on a printer to earn. Now here you go! New kids! But seriously. The price of the equipment depends mainly on its technical condition. And that is problematic now. Buy everything from a reliable supplier who will run everything for you and do the necessary training. It should also give you some support afterwards and at least 6 months warranty for its installation. Don't spend money without it, or you may not be able to do it yourself! The only material you will need is C-41 chemistry. You can buy it at any photo warehouse in your area. Good luck!
  22. ------Hi What kind of films are you developing? If you are b&w, you still need to use the Patterson can and chemistry similar to KODAK D-76 developer. These films are practically impossible to machine develop due to the very scratch-sensitive emulsion. By default, no NORITSU machine dewelops them. If the color negatives, they all require KODAK C-41 chemistry (FUJI calls this process CN-16 but the same thing). The C-41 process requires a high and stable temperature, so you probably don't develop these films "using Paterson in the bathroom". Currently, the biggest barrier in Europe is the availability of C-41 negatives on sale. We wait for months for a very small deliveries from Japan or the USA. But that's another topic ...
  23. Windex? You mean window cleaner? How often do you do that? How do I park the head elsewhere for such cleaning?
  24. The situation with the service may be different in each country. In Poland, for example, from 2020 only one service company has access to genuine Epson parts. All independent service engineers endeavor to repair the EPSON D700 with parts available for the FUJIFILM DX100. In Indonesia, it's probably the opposite. Either way, the old D700 / DX100 will probably end up in the trash in no time if the FUJIFILM DE100 is indeed as good as it seems.
  25. In my opinion, there is now no other choice on the market today than the DE100. We have been printing photos since the EP2 technology (before RA4). We took Gretag, some analog Noritsu, FUJILM SFA series ... Then digital Gretag/SMI and FUJIFILM FRONTIER 300, 500 series. Today our printing market is 90% smaller than it used to be. We still have a FRONTIER 500 and it can be used to provide services for a low cost customer today. But this wet (RA4) technology is already dead. The technology has not been developed for at least 15 years! From the technical point of view, using lightsensitive paper does not make sense if we do not need project the image from the film onto it directly. Everything only exists because of the relatively low prices of silver paper (THX, LUCKY China) and chemicals (THX, AXEL Italy) and the heretage of FUJIFILM itself of course. Unfortunately, the our old machines are at the end of their existence. The tremotransfer technology is perfect when you need to take photos for ID, or a few quick amateur prints from a phone. (BTW, how long will printed ID photos in the digital twenty-first century still exist?) Unfortunately, the quality and size of the format is insufficient when it comes to professional photography! Besides, the termotransfer print is today a synonym of contemporary printed photography, available in every drugstore, eg ROSSMANN. If we want to be competitive in the market, we must be different, be simply better! Technologies such as laser printing with toner, due to the print quality, are currently only successful in niche tasks such as printing calendars and cheap photo albums. Very good price and speed, but below average quality. Today and for the next tomorrow we only have the Inkjet technology! For enlargements over A4 the EPSON SURECOLOR SC-P and CANON plotters of the imagePROGRAF PRO series are standard. It used to be only EPSON, but after the recent problems with the durability of new models, now CANON is often a favorite! For small formats, it was the absurdly expensive NORITSU QSS GREEN or the hopelessly chimeric/defectiv DX100/D700. All based on the greed and insolence of the only right EPSON! I don't know what the new D800 is, but I'm fed up with EPSON's ubiquitous arrogance! I have trusted RICOH technology since we switched from EPSON printers to RICOH/SAWGRASS gel printers in sublimation product decoration. It was like day and night! No more clogged heads, no more throwing expensive printers into the garbage after only half a year usage! If the FUJIFILM DE100 is at least 50% as durable as other RICOH products, its simply no brainer. For now, we have had one DE100 for a few months now and everything is fine. Maybe the colors aren't better than the DX100's, but it does the job whenever you need it. And the inks should be cheaper, my dear FUJIFILM! I greet and bow to all those who can earn a living by printing photos these days!
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