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Faint ink bleed

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by Larry L, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Larry L

    Larry L Member

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    I'm getting a faint ink bleed, a milky cloudy look, very light blue in the white areas some blotchy, printing red seems to be OK, no bleed. I did a cleaning, and tried different media. Valuejet 1204. An approved Endura ink cartridge from Sign Warhouse.
     

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  2. spmracing

    spmracing Guest

    Try cleaning the encoder strip or replacing it
     
  3. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    +1. doesnt hurt to check the sensor too.
     
  4. Larry L

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    The strip looks OK, how would that cause a leak?
     
  5. Larry L

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    Is that on the head?

    The Sign Warehouse tech guy emailed me to buy a new maintenance station.

    The nossel check looks pretty good.
     
  6. guitarguy69

    guitarguy69 Member

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    What is the humidity level in your print area? I have seen this at our shop when the humidity drops below 40%. Also, blue seems to be the most prone to static issues.
     
  7. Asuma01

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    Looks like static to me.
     
  8. SignTeam.us

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    I also think is static
     
  9. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    +1 on static/lack of humidity. Seems LOTS of people having this issue.
     
  10. Larry L

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    The humidity is 60% if the gauge is right. It has gotten very cold out here in NE Ohio. So the furnace is working now about the time I started having issues. How do I fight the static?
     
  11. a77

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    I am having this issue right now... 30% humidity in my shop and it's really bad. Hair stands up on legs when walking close to the machine!

    Got through some prints by standing behind the machine with a bounce pad wiping every metal surface unexposed, the platen, the frame... had someone stand in the front of the machine doing the same thing :Big Laugh

    Brought in a little home humidifier, ran it for a couple hours.. no difference. I am looking to get a bigger one, plus I ordered one of these out of desperation: http://staticure.com/?page_id=548

    I'm surprised you're getting that with 60% humidity though!
     
  12. Kaiser

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    A trusty kettle will solve this. Make yourself a cup of coffee while you're at it. Careful with the furnace as this could dry out your air even more.
     
  13. Larry L

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    Thanks, I will try it out.
     
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