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What is the difference between Mikachip V1.2 and Mikachip V2.0?

Updated: Jul 6, 2021

In this article we will answer a question that trips up a lot of our clients – how to determine what device the best fit for me is.

First let’s clarify a few things – most important thing you should pay attention at is the ink type, not a printer model. For instance, your printer can be from old model range, however the F/W and therefore ink type could be updated by Mimaki authorized technician. From our experience many old printers have been upgraded to the new ink type.

So, both new and old printer models can work with new ink types. And of course, still a lot of old printers work with old ink type.

This means when you’re going to choose a right resetter for your business you need to look at ink type, and particularly at ink chip.



What is the difference between Mikachip V1.2 and Mikachip V2.0?ecently we developed the latest version of ink chip resetter – MikaChip V2.0 that is used for all NEW Mimaki ink types.



The reason we put so many efforts and time into its development is that a 90% of our clients have new ink types regardless of their printer model.

Here’s the ink types MikaChip V2.0 works with: BS4, SB300, SB310, SB410, SB411, LUS170, LUS175, SB54, SB610, CS100, LH100, LUS120, LUS150, LUS200, PR100, PR200


Our previous version of ink chip resetter – MikaChipV1.2 supports only OLD Mimaki ink types, which also means old printer models with DS2430 ink chips.



Here’s the ink types MikaChip V1.2 works with: SS1, SS2, SS, SS21*, 3M S1, 3M S2, AQUEOUS, ES3, HS, HS1, SB51, SB52, SB53, BS1, BS2, BS3, JF (UV Curavle, JF-1631(F-200), LH-100*, LF-200*, LF-140*, SPC-0371 (UV), TP3, PR-100, REACTIVE, TX400, F-200



In total, both versions of MikaChip resetter support All existing Mimaki inks.

Both versions have the same operating principle – they reset ink level to 100%.

MikaChipV1.2 and MikaChipV2.0 are very similar devices with alligator connectors for reprogramming ink chips, however their software work in slightly different way due to difference in ink chip encryption.

They both share a simplicity of settings and reliability of operation.

In this article we tried to cover all known to us Mimaki ink types, however if you could not find your ink types, please send us quick email with your ink chip type and we will answer your questions.

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