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  • Members experience with Nazdar inks sought…

    Posted by Helen Taylor on March 29, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Does anybody have any experience of switching to Nazdar inks from original OEM inks, either good or bad…?

    We have OKI (Seiko) Colour PainterM64-s printers and would be switching from OKI original SX IP6 inks to the Nazdar 565 Series replacement inks.

    Members views on these Nazdar inks would be appreciated….

    Many thanks, Helen.

    Charlotte Wallbank replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 8 Members · 8 Replies
  • 8 Replies
  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    March 29, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    If i remember correct Kevin Mahoney is the man that has tried and Nazdar inks with great results. I was hoping to join the club but unfortunately they didnt make them for my printer

  • Jamie Wood

    Member
    March 29, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    We tried a few different non OEM inks on our Mimaki printers when we had them, and without exception, we encountered problems, mainly blocked nozzles, and on 1 occasion, a new head was required. When we changed back to OEM ink, the problems disappeared, and didn’t come back. Although others may have a different opinion, I would never advise 3rd party over OEM inks. Just make sure you charge appropriately for the OEM ink.

  • Graham Scanlan

    Member
    March 29, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Helen

    I’ve been selling Nazdar ink for Mimaki printers for many years and my customers have been pleased with the results and the savings. I don’t have any experience with your ink set and can only base my opinions based on the Mimaki. Why not hot swop 1 colour and see how you get on, then if your not happy go back to oem

  • David Hammond

    Member
    March 29, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    We tried a 3rd party inks about 10 years ago. Found the odour was more noticeable, and not suitable for the workspace we had back then.

    I’ve Looked at it since, but unless doing huge volumes the saving isn’t that great.

    However, we did struggle to get OEM inks for the Seiko before we sold it, so 3rd party would be appealing, but then make sure you can get service and repairs if there is an issue.

  • Helen Taylor

    Member
    March 30, 2022 at 9:56 am

    Thanks very much for your input guys, regards Helen.

  • Dan

    Member
    April 1, 2022 at 9:03 am

    I’ve used 3rd party inks in the past.

    Firstly… Inktec, never had one issue but I used these on an old waterbased printer that I wasn’t worried about. All it did was print canvasses and it was perfect for the job.

    Secondly… Used another 3rd party from an engineering firm, terrible! Ruined a new head after 1 year but I was sold on a bulk ink system even though they knew my volume was low but I listened to the so called professionals and I was burnt.

    Thirdly… Color something. I went with another 3rd party as this one gave warranty and I didn’t want one bad company ‘s experience to put me off especially as this time there was warranty. The ink was fine, never had no issues but the red always puddled, I’m sure I could have tweaked a profile but I needed up going to Nazdar after a recommendation from Kev.

    Never had one issue with Nazdar, I think they gave a warranty as well, I think I used them for about 2 years before buying a new printer.

    This was on a Roland Versacamm VSi

    I now use genuine inks but gone away from Roland and I’m now using an Epson.

  • P. Harris

    Member
    April 2, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Helen,

    I can vouch for Nazdar inks when I had a Mimaki

    had zero issues although a few years ago and

    no longer got it…. I’m sure they give a head replacement

    guarantee, push them for that to ensure your ok…

    But testing will is the only way… if colours drop go back!

    I always wonder who really makes the real OEM inks….

    Cheers Paul

  • Charlotte Wallbank

    Member
    April 5, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    Hi Helen

    I switched to Nazdar inks back end of last year, I have seriously noticed no difference with the performance compared to mimaki OEM