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Can you make a HP Latex 310 print faster?

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by TheSnowman, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    I've had this 310 for 4 years or so now I believe. It's basically been trouble free, and I haven't even had to replace the heads yet, and colors are still good. My only complaint I've had over all this time, is in Onyx before, I could I always go in (on my Mimaki) and make it 4 pass, 8 pass, 12 pass, whatever...and this one is set on 12 pass, and there's nothing that I've seen that I can do to change that.

    I do 80% auction signage that is on short term vinyl, so I'm printing on Oracal 3621, and I'm using Oracal's profile, but just wondering if anyone's got any tips on how I can speed it up. Maybe it's not possible. I've been printing for 15 years now, and I have yet to fully understand all of the settings that go into making these things work. Seems like as soon as I learn it, it's time for an upgrade.
     
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    myront CorelDRAW is best

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  3. particleman

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    You probably have a profile loaded that is only profiled in certain print modes. Generally to save time HP or whoever made the profile only makes the most common print modes since in reality the faster modes aren't usable in many cases. You'll need to find or create a profile that enables the faster print modes. As the post above shows in theory you can profile in any of the modes available.
     
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  4. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    PM me your email address I can send you one of our profiles.
     
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    4 years and no new print heads?
     
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  6. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    I think I had to put one (or two, I don't remember how it's setup) when I ran an ink cartridge dry the first couple months and burnt one out totally, but no, never had to do anything with them yet since I've kept my ink from running down below 10%. I'm sure my colors are off and have shifted, but 90% of what I do is temporary auction info that doesn't have any "have to hit" colors. It's been used hard, but hasn't ever given me a bit of trouble.
     
  7. Jay Grooms

    Jay Grooms Printing, Printing, Printing......

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    NEVER SAY THAT!!! The machines have ears and they WILL break as soon as they hear you say that.
     
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  8. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    Wait are you still running onyx?

    Can’t you just open the media manager, select the media, edit, then (I think) the third option is “add or edit print modes”. Then just add a lower pass mode?

    Naturally there may be some screwing around but if you’re not bothered about colour consistency/too much banding you should be able to do it in two minutes. Can always adjust the media step etc when necessary anyway.
     
  9. TheSnowman

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    I could always do it super easy when I had my Mimaki, but since I went latex 4 years ago, it's not that simple now.
     
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    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    You should definitely be able to add or edit print modes if you edit the media in the media manager
     
  11. Ian Stewart-Koster

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    With our L260, many standard media (in Onyx) have fixed profiles with either only 10 or only 12 pass. Some media have many more, but several have only one option listed.
    I found once I send a file to the RIP centre, and it has finished ripping, then I can right click it and edit printer settings, and change it to a different number of passes in the Rip centre.
     
  12. FrankW

    FrankW Very Active Member

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    With the Latex 310, it is very easy to add new print modes with different numbers of passes to a media setting, just point on „library“, enter the media, and point on the „new print mode“-button, do the ink limit and linearization (color calibration is HP‘s name for that).
     
  13. MikePro

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  14. greysquirrel

    greysquirrel Active Member

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    clone a banner profile...name it oracle...tgis will give you the ability to run faster speeds with less ink obviously. You will need to adjust heater settings...and stand back when viewing :)
     
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