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.

Encoder strip

Discussion in 'Roland' started by inthesignbiz, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. The SP540V is starting to act a little hinky.
    From reading all of the informative posts on the forum,
    I think it's time to replace the encoder strip.

    GSG wants $240.
    Seems a little spendy to me.
    Didn't I read on one of the posts that
    the encoder strip was about $40+?
    Could be wrong.

    Who's a good source for one?
     
    Tags:
  2. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

    7,459
    133
    63
    Jun 8, 2005
    Sunny Florida
    Just bought one from Florida Graphic Supply for I think $18
     
  3. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

    3,389
    1
    38
    Mar 10, 2006
    washington state
    That's one h*ll of a price. I think I paid $220.00 a year ago. Can it be?
     
  4. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

    1,154
    0
    36
    Nov 9, 2009
    Vancouver
    Might be an obvious question but have you tried cleaning it?
     
  5. Tried cleaning it.
    Been cleaning it.
    The printer is 4+ years old.
    Probably past time for a new one.
     
  6. sfr table hockey

    sfr table hockey Very Active Member

    1,212
    0
    36
    Jan 24, 2009
    Alberta
    You should be able to buy a longer strip and cut it down and it will work. At least it worked on the older Roland CJ 500. This is coming from another member who did do this. So there is a cheaper way. You may need to make your own holes to connect it.

    I had been originally told that "only the one meant for that Printer would work". This became a not so true statement.

    Also you can flip them over so the bottom becomes the top and get more life out of the strip.

    Also make sure that where the censor is that reads the strip is not dirty or has fuzz caught against it. I have had to blow mine out with compressed air and it fixed the randome lines in the print thing that was going on.
     
  7. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    33,545
    2,414
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    Ours was around $175 I think.... a year ago.

    I can't think of anything for $18. Great price there, Stacy.
     
  8. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

    7,459
    133
    63
    Jun 8, 2005
    Sunny Florida
    :covereyes:

    cutting strip not encoder strip... my bad!!!
     
  9. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

    1,010
    0
    36
    Oct 24, 2005
    If it's the 0.0 issue.
    That's not the encoder
     
  10. I called Florida Graphic Supply.
    They told me $260.

    So, there ya go.
    A spendy but neccessary part.

    I cleaned it really well again and my
    hinkyness is gone (for the time being).

    Maybe, I can make it 'til Christmas and Santa will bring me one.

    BTW what would cause the 0.0 issue?
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011
  11. sfr table hockey

    sfr table hockey Very Active Member

    1,212
    0
    36
    Jan 24, 2009
    Alberta
    Look up Roland encodor strip on ebay. $89
     
  12. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

    1,154
    0
    36
    Nov 9, 2009
    Vancouver
    Just checking :)
    also make sure the censor that reads the strip is clean.
     
  13. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

    3,389
    1
    38
    Mar 10, 2006
    washington state
    Yep, I'd called earlier this morning and they told me $269.00. But they can be cleaned and restored that way. There's a lot of "spatter" or "overspray" going on in an SP Roland. So they do get dirty.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...