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Chromatic Banding

Discussion in 'Epson' started by CanuckSigns, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    We have had our S80600 for just over 2 years now, but in the last 6 months I've noticed I get fairly noticeable chromatic banding in certain colours, I just printed a job where I printed 2 full 54"x150' rolls of vinyl to a solid vivid blue colour, and there appeared to be what I call lawnmower marks in the print. These were printed on 6 pass.

    When the printer was new it would print this colour perfectly, to the point you couldn't tell it apart from cut vinyl.

    I've tried every adjustment that the printer allows me to and I did manage to get it better, but it's still faintly there especially on the side opposite the home position.

    Has anyone come across this in the past and have a fix?
     
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  2. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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    Is it possible to post a pic that shows what you are seeing?
     
  3. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    Yes a picture is the only way to know if it's banding, stepping, or something else.
    A picture of a nozzle test would be helpful too.
     
  4. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Some colours band at 6 pass on our 60600.
    We run those jobs at 8 pass which mostly fixes the issue.
     
  5. woolly

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    if you are convinced its chromatic banding and not mechanical then its down to several things actual print surface. bed temps. humidity. print speed. print head starting to fail slightly when under a high use.
    in a attempt to get the pigments to lay in the correct or similar manor in each direction perhaps lower the bed temp and lower the head speed as its more noticeable one end check the bed temp is equal across the width.
     
  6. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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    Chromatic banding is more commonly related to UV-curing inks than solvent,so pics would help to diagnose.
     
  7. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    I've attached some photos, it's not as evident in the pics as it is in person, but if you look closely you can see banding lines, has anyone else experienced this?
     

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  8. mdjamesd

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    Just to make sure, is the banding in the direction the print head moves, or is it perpendicular? If perpendicular, check the pinch roller tension.
     
  9. Joe House

    Joe House Active Member

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    Have you tried printing in uni-directional mode to rule out a calibration issue?

    Joe
     
  10. greysquirrel

    greysquirrel Active Member

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    solid fields of dark blues...increase pass mode and make sure rail is clean and oiled...
     
  11. tudouqiezi

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    I also met the same problem.
     
  12. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Very Active Member

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    Anyone else have this issue we have banding on some solid colors.
     
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