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Need Help Agfa Anapurna 2540FB - Ink heads dry out fast

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by Ari Balabanian, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Ari Balabanian

    Ari Balabanian New Member

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    Hi, I nee some urgent help here... My Agfa runs beautiful, but when printer sits idle for even 1 minute, I lose all the nozzles. I have to re-purge, wipe, and print new head pattern/prime before every job. If anyone out there that has a solution for me I would really appreciate it.
    Thank you
     
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  2. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    I don't know anything about your specific machine, but in the machines I have had the pleasure of owning or operating that typically came down to either a broken thermistor or clogged reservoir.
     
  3. SignQuest Canada

    SignQuest Canada Merchant Member

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    Are you using original Agfa ink? We had the same issue on an Agfa Anapurna M2. With original ink, the machine worked fine, on another machine we had aftermarket ink, and had the same problem. Never could resolve the issue.
     
  4. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    You shouldn't be losing all of your nozzles, but having to prime and wipe after the machine has set idle 5- 10 minutes is normal for those type of printers, I had to for my Annapurna and for my Jeti.
    If you're really losing all of your nozzles and/or having to prime and wipe after only 1 minute, your low vac is probably set too high.
     
  5. Ari Balabanian

    Ari Balabanian New Member

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    Hi Andy, I already tried that. If I lower the vac any more the heads start to drip. Anything else you can think of?
     
  6. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    Let me think on it, it's been a while since I have run one.
    Just to be clear, after a minute all, or almost all of your nozzles drop out, not just some or they are deflected?
    If not, can you post a picture?
     
  7. Henrix Overcash

    Henrix Overcash New Member

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    After the minute when you look at the heads are they dry or do they have ink puddling?
     
  8. cstone94

    cstone94 Pro-Graphx

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    Can you prime the machine, print a test draw, start a timer for 10 minutes, print a test draw without priming, take a picture of each labeled and post it up here?
     
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