Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Anyone have a Roland Pro 3?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by james2, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. james2

    james2 Member

    384
    0
    0
    Nov 23, 2006
    I have been trying to print some vinyl/wallpaper material through my Roland and have been running into a problem...

    The Pro 3 has only 6 pinch rollers and sometimes the material might pucker up a tiny bit between the rollers which will cause a slight head strike and smear the ink.

    Has anyone else experienced this, if so what could be a solution? It would be nice if you could add more rollers. Is there a way to flatten the material all the way across before it is fed underneath the print head?

    It obviously does not happen with material that is more flexible like vinyl only with the more stiff media.

    ANY suggestions??
     
    Tags:
  2. james2

    james2 Member

    384
    0
    0
    Nov 23, 2006
    i meant 7 rollers.
     
  3. victorsign

    victorsign New Member

    19
    0
    0
    Dec 13, 2006
    xc-540 PRO

    I would like to help out, but not able to get mine running the way it is supose to, back printing on my sp-540v printer, while my new printer sits idel in the corner until my rep can show up.Bannig issuses,called roland still no fix.
     
  4. chopper

    chopper Very Active Member

    1,197
    4
    38
    Mar 18, 2006
    Big Lake MN
    I have had the same problem with my sp-330v and what I did is set the heat to a lower temp and just before I run a print I lift up the pinch roller controll arm and rest the vinyl and it takes care of it hope this helps you
    //chopper
     
  5. 2NinerNiner2

    2NinerNiner2 Very Active Member

    1,122
    0
    36
    Mar 21, 2006
    Calgary, AB
    In addition to what 'Chopper' says about lowering the heat, what I do when printing banner with my SP-300 is attach a weight to the leading edge of the banner material and leave it there until enough has printed that their is sufficient weight to keep it taut. This has cured, for me, the problem you describe with your XC-540s :) I use a VERY low-tech method: tape an empty 3" core to the leading edge! Hey, as mentioned, works for me (along with a lower heat setting):thumb:
     
  6. james2

    james2 Member

    384
    0
    0
    Nov 23, 2006
    I would of thought a higher temp would cause the material to relax a bit...
    maybe it's doing the opposite?

    If it's impossible to add more rollers, I wonder if someone can design a longer roller?

    I tried putting weight on the material from the front of the printer as it's being printed. Maybe weight on the back would help? More rollers or wider rollers would really help.

    If putting weight on the material helps a bit, I can't imagine doing that for 50 feet straight.

    damn, i wish there was an easy solution.
    I really would like to use this media.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...