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Draining inks from VP540 for move

Discussion in 'Roland' started by EbsWeb5150, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. EbsWeb5150

    EbsWeb5150 Member

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    Do you need 4 cleaning cartridges one for each ink slot? Or will only two cleaning cartridges work?
     
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  2. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    How far are you moving your printer? You might not have to empty it at all
     
  3. romichoux

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    no, it's not necessary but you have to fix the head carriage with the blue metal block which is screw behind your printer. it avoid the printhead and cut carriage to slide over the printer during the move. unscrew the blue metal block and screw it next to the printhead and cut carriage.
     
  4. anotherdog

    anotherdog Very Active Member

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    :goodpost:

    I moved mine about a year ago, did not drain the inks down. was without power for about 12 hours with no problems. Just tell the guys who are moving it what it's worth so they don't drop it.
     
  5. BALLPARK

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    We were told by a Roland rep and a Roland tech that it does not require the inks to be drained for a short move.

    They mentioned to bolt down the head like a few others have mentioned in this post. We are using this method to move an XC-540 here within the next two weeks.
     
  6. ova

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    Don't forget to remove the waste ink bottle. Big mess if you don't.

    When you get it to the destination, do a couple of test prints to get the ink flowing.


    Dave
     
  7. EbsWeb5150

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    I got the answer.

    Yes you need four cartridges one for each color.
    First make sure drain bottle is empty. 2nd drill through the sub-menu to head wash let it run through its cycle. When it finishes its shuts its self off by the sub power automatically. 3rd drain your ink bottle. 4th Use the rubber plug.
    5th remove blade, 6th lock print heads put packaging around heads.
    7th Try to keep the machine horizontal while moving avoid tilting the machine.

    peace.
     
  8. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

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    So...is it a yes or a no?
    What about a 14 hour timeframe between turning it off, loading, moving, & turning it on again-as long as the heads are locked while in transit?

    What about having a battery & a small inverter & having it plugged into that during the move I'm considering? (9 hours by car)
     
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