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GS600 Media Smoother?

Discussion in 'Epson' started by jfiscus, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

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    The little black media smoother that is close to the right side of the printer occasionally seems to be contacting with my print head. I haven't had any problem resulting from it, but I just wanted to see if there was any reason that I should NOT take it out of the printer for "just in case" reasons.

    Also, is my head out of alignment or what else could be causing this?
     
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  2. boxerbay

    boxerbay Active Member

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    you probably have a big scab of ink on the bottom of your head.
    do a maintenance cleaning where the carriage goes to the far left. open the hatch and look really closely under the head with a flashlight. clean it really good. if it is dried up and crusty you can use some head cleaning solution to clean it. also clean the media smoother if you see any ink dried and built up on it.

    http://www.advantagesignsupply.com/Epson-GS6000-Print-Head-Cleaning-Kit

    Do not remove the media smoother. If you do and your temp is high and banner material curls it will head strike and could possibly damaged your heads.
     
  3. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

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    Just manually cleaned it two weeks ago, still have plenty of swabs/solution. I will clean it again this morning just to be safe.

    I've never seen the edge of banner material curl (although it humps all the time!!!) & never used the smoother. Do you use it on all materials or just banner?
     
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    everything.
     
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