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Edge Print has hairline mis-printed

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by thewoodage, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. thewoodage

    thewoodage Member

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    Ok, not a great day here at the old shop - Now the edge just started getting a hairline just over 2 inches down from the top doesn't print - I've cleaned the head with the cleaner, I've cleaned the whole inside of edge - not sure where to go next - thanks for the input
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    If it's a continuous line on the x-axis, you might have a blown pixel on your print head. To isolate it for certain, assuming your visual inspection and cleaning was thorough, you would need to change foils, jobs and vinyl and do a short print. If still there and in only the one spot then either the head is bad or the circuitry that drives it.
     
  3. thewoodage

    thewoodage Member

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    thats what i was afraid of hearing fred - here's a pic of the culprit - thanks for the input
     

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  4. RJ California

    RJ California Active Member

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    I had both scenarios happen to me. Once I thought I had a blown pixel in the head but after a real strong scrub with a Gerber Edge cleaning wipe it cleared up.
    The second time it happened it was a blown pixel and I spent $5,000 in Gerber repairs on my old out-of-warranty machine.

    I hope it cleans up for you!
     
  5. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    if it is a blown pixel, at least it's not right down the center, so you can still print 9-3/4" prints... sucks I know... but always lookin' at the bright side. (I hope you have a service contract.
     
  6. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    Yep, been there done that. Ceramic heads are pretty rough on the pocketbook. Like others have said, clean first, test print...cry.
     
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