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Gerber Edge FX2 large deletion

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by solm96, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. solm96

    solm96 New Member

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    Anyone ever seen this many pixels blown in a row? Or possibly something else.
     

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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    does it show up in gsplot? perhaps those 3 are accidentally set to use a different vinyl?
     
  3. solm96

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    I dont know. Its a setup that is for sale. I thought it would be odd that there is 3" of the printhead just dead. I know usually it will just be a single pixel or so that does not print.

    This leads me to think there is something else wrong and possibly just operator error.
     
  4. signage

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    to test for blown pixels it is best to print one large box of solid/spot color.
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    yep
     
  6. solm96

    solm96 New Member

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    Thanks Guys.
    I guess I will have to go and try and run the machine and check it out. The owner has no idea how to run it.
     
  7. Browner

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    My guess would be print head data cable.

    There are some built in print tests in the EDGE LE and EDGE II that don't require any computers to be hooked up to the printer. There must be some way to do that with the FX.
     
  8. Fred Weiss

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    Anytime we have had similar malfunctions, we have copied the file and pasted it into a new workspace, saved it with a new name and used that as the production file. This has always corrected the problem.
     
  9. Tony Teveris

    Tony Teveris Active Member

    One thing you can do is once the job is setup in GspPlot save the job as a spool file with both print and cut data. If you are using the later versions of Omega (4 or 5) you can use SplView to look at the "ripped" data before printing, if SplView shows the gaps then the problem is in the software, if you print the job (which views ok) and the gaps appear then the problem is in the printer.
     
  10. solm96

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    Well I picked up the printer and its an edge II
    I did a print test (solid block) and there is still a solid block of 2" not printing.

    Any chance you have any dealings with this print head data cable?


     
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  13. solm96

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    OK,
    So I picked up the Edge II along with a GSx Plus Plotter, 50 or more rolls of foils, several rolls of vinyl, an old computer (Win-98 old), tones of software discs, and two license keys.

    So my next question.
    The software and keys I got with this purchase are Omega 1.56 and Graphix Advantage 6.0. This stuff is definately old and I doubt they can be used on a Win 7 computer, not to mention the old parallel cables to talk to these machines. So does anyone know if this software can be updated at a lower cost? I am also wondering what the Graphix Advantage software is for? I kind of figured that Omega could do both print and cut.

    Thanks for all the help everyone.
     
  14. Caitlin

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    I use gspplot to output to both printer and plotter. Maybe they just threw it in?
     
  15. Fred Weiss

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    Graphix Advantage is the predecessor of Omega.
     
  16. solm96

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    Thanks Fred
    I guess I dont need to worry too much about that program then.
    Now just need to update Omega some how.
     
  17. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I use omega 1.56 on winxp, so find ye an old yard sale comp :thumb:
     
  18. solm96

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    Cool! I can do that.
    Do you you see any advantage in the newer software. I have a larger Eco-solv printer and will just be using the Edge for small decals.

    Also have you adapted any of your equipment to run on USB?

    Thanks
     
  19. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    nah old original edge classic ran by parallel.
     
  20. solm96

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    I have a good XP Laptop but dont have the huge parallel connection for the printer and not to mention the Lisence dongle.
     
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