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  1. yes it's normal, it's fresh ink. Just open the upper cover and clean inside on the right part.
  2. omg that US dollars?? the prices are so high! here in Italy inks (for Dx100, so i think it's the same Epson 860) are 37,00€ vax included. 5" Paper 25,15€ no difference between lustre, matte, pearl, glossy... (we use no branded Mitsubishi paper, very good quality).
  3. Do you know how many prints can reach the DE100 Print Head? DX100 Ph at 85.000/90.000 usually get broken and need to be replaced.
  4. DX100 sometimes is very awful, clogged often. The secret is always leave it ON and print print print. 1 day stopped without printing can clog the ph. There are lucky and unlucky printers, sometimes i changed PH at 15.000 prints. Btw DX100 is not producted anymore by Fujifilm and a lot of users said that DE100 is better (better quality parts that last more time and free from errors).
  5. Btw wich sizes do you wanna print? If they're not standard sizes (also 11*16, 18*24, 24*36 and others "not so standard) you need to create a layout with photoshop, print it and than trim. For example if you wanna print a 18*24 you need to put it inside a 20,3*24 with photoshop.
  6. What?? Are you going to cut 15.000 prints with the trimmer?? It's better you buy more printers and load different size of papers. 3 printers are enough (5", 6" with you can print 4*6 as well, and 8") I actually have 10 DX100 (2 broken) loaded 4" glossy, 4" matte, 5"glossy, 5"matte, 6"glossy, 6"matte, 8"glossy, 8" matte. Btw if costumers have a lot of photos to print and they dnt need immediately i send to print in Lab for dont ruin the printhead.For higher size i have Canon Pro 300 (it's A3+ so you need to use trimmer for get 30*40 and 30*45)
  7. what about the quality? must be less than DX100, 4 inks vs 6 inks, less shades on the halftones.
  8. Mmm the price for a brand new DL650 is around 15.000euro, am i wrong? Fuji total care includes all kind of maintenance and parts replacements( printhead included)? Are you sure to print 15.000 photos weekly immediately from the beginning? You don't need time for get costumers? Maybe you can start with a smaller printer DX100, DE100 or Epson DL800 (but maximum size is 21cm rolls paper, you cannot print 25cmx25cm) and buy DL650 when business grow up. Btw is a good printer in my opinion, great quality and very important you will not get crazy for maintenance same with a Wet Minilab.
  9. DE100 is free from annoying automatic errors that stuck the printer? I had reset 2 months ago the "ink tube error" on the DX100 with the Service Software, and i'm still printing without problems (45.000 more prints since the reset). That mean Fujifilm/Epson are thieves! they grabbed money from us all these years, when we got that error we sent the printers to the Service for replace, while the part wasn't really broken!!! I have 10 DX100 in my studio...
  10. I strongly think it's bad chemical. You must throw away all the chemicals inside the tanks, clean everything and put new chemicals (you need the starter chemical as well). It's important to respect the straight ratio between starter and nee chemicals.
  11. If the problem it's just the rollers you are lucky. it's very easy to replaced them, but i think it's not easy to find.
  12. Mmm mine i think it had Gretag property film scanner. This one
  13. Yes i printed the first digital images with Performa Vario, they had a very bad quality. Netprinter had a good quality and i think good quality parts as well, it didnt make me crazy and i didnt need to call technicians a lot of times. Masterplus was newer, so better print quality and a great software, but i think it was made with very cheap parts. I got broken parts inside the rack monthly, 3 times engine broken, the foam rubber rolls inside the heater completely ruined after 2 years. Sorter and Pumps broken after 1 year. A paper distribution belt often falled down.The mirrors system inside was called SPES and if i remember well was made by an American company. So I got the belt of Spes broken, the technician needs 2 days for replaced it. If you needed to reinstall the software you must had all the parts working, if not the installation was aborted. It was a nightmare, but it reached almost 2.000.000 prints. you remember wich kind of film scanner was plugged in?
  14. Yes i usually had gretag in my studio. Performa vario 1012, Netprinter 812 and Masterplus. That was a terrible experience cause after the bankrupt of San Marco (in 2008 i think) it was very difficult to find parts and technicians. If someone needs i still have the manuals and installation CD and ZIP floppy somewhere for this models.
  15. Omg is it still working?? I think this model was made in 1995
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