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  1. Windex? You mean window cleaner? How often do you do that? How do I park the head elsewhere for such cleaning?
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. I only need the maintenance software for one computer that controls the printer. Photo albums are composed anyway and converted to the printer's color profile on external software. Then we print from a pendrive the jpgs through an ordinary windows photo viewer on the controlling computer and the printer's windows system driver with the option of double-sided printing on. However, we will probably need to change the firmware itself in the printer so that the service program and ink cartridges will see it as Noritsu, not Fujifilm. Am I right?
  5. What kind of software do I need to convert a FUJIFILM DL42SD to a NORITSU D502? We work on FUJIFILM M5511-1, it is probably the only version for DL42SD, it requires a control computer with Winows XP.
  6. Hi! We currently use NORITSU paper Double-Sided Sheet Papier ( Thin, Semi Glossy, HG) 210mmx307mm 200Sheets H073212-00. Thicker but more expensive paper is also available. To obtain an A4 double-sided print, the paper must be extended to 307mm. My problem is that we have black and cyan ink in stock, but of course we're running out of magenta and soon yellow. When you change the software to NORITSU, we will have to write off this storage. It's real money!
  7. Thank you Minilab service for the quick response! My main interest is getting cartridges chips. I know from the representative of NORITSU in Poland, where I buy a special paper for the printer, that they also only sell the existing ink stock to D502 and there will be no new deliveries. If there are no DL42SD chips, I will probably ask you for help in converting the printer to Noritsu software, so that I can use the inks from Axel. By the way, the DL42SD cartridges are identical (except for the chip) to the DL410. Is the ink any different in them?
  8. Hi everyone! I have Frontier DL42SD duplex album printer, but FUJIFILM has finished producing the ink for this printer. Does anyone know any alternative? It has some empty cartridges, but the chips are probably broken.
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