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65% and then it quit

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by MarCom, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. MarCom

    MarCom Member

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    I was printing an 18' banner via Production Manager when at the 65% complete point the job just hung there for about three minutes and then just declared itself done. All I could do was reboot and get mad.

    I'm running Flexi 8 attached to a PrismJet 62 through an HP workstation with an AMD 63 Athlon w/ 2 GB RAM. Any thoughts on why it may have happened and what to do to prevent from happening again? The job is restarted and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks.
     
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  2. Velocity

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    How much hard drive space do you have available on your main partition.
    I had the same problem due to my main partition being too small for all the stuff I had on it.
    Little partition magic fixed that and I havent had a problem since.
    Hope this helps.
     
  3. zmatalucci

    zmatalucci Very Active Member

    Welcome to the club! Flexi-8 is notorious for random crashing at the worst times. I have found that the recent update has affected this program negatively and would not suggest it. Anytime I print large jobs, I use VersaWorks with absolutely no problem.
    Flexi has some serious issues to attend to IMO
     
  4. Velocity

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    Every software has its bumps, versaworks has some color issues for me that I havent quite figured out. Flexi profiles seem to print closer to Pantone selections but I dont know if that is just my setup or if others are seeing the same thing.
     
  5. Pro Signs & Graphix

    Pro Signs & Graphix Very Active Member

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    One Design Package/RIP that seems very seldom spoken of is SignLab and Digital Factory (their stand-alone RIP). Some things that we can say for certain, colors are on the money and never a crash. The list can go on and on, but the point is if any Flexi user watches for Cadlink's competitive upgrades (50% off and never give up your old software), one can get into their software for a very good price and get a very good package.
     
  6. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    That use to happen to me when I use to print on a Roland CamJet CJ500 using FlexiPro. Then I switched to using Roland's Colour Choice, and never had that happen again. So maybe if you used whatever software came with your printer instead of Flexi It may stop doing them misprints.
     
  7. MarCom

    MarCom Member

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    Flexi is what came with mine and, other than this issue, I've been pretty happy with it.
     
  8. Flame

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    I've had that happen before. It happened like every 3-4 jobs. Turned out to be a fried mainboard on the printer. I lost 2 of those suckers.......
     
  9. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Did you fully rip the file before sending it to the printer or are you ripping & printing simultaneously?
     
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