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Horizontal lines showing up on vinyl

Discussion in 'Roland' started by lowester, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. lowester

    lowester New Member

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    Hi, we have a versacamm and when we print, you can actaully see the horizonal lines on the vinyl. Does anyone know what might be causing this?

    Thanks,
     
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  2. Try performing a search for "banding".

    Usually speeds, heat, profile, etc.....
     
  3. Tparkin

    Tparkin Member

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    I have that issue with my VersaCamm if I'm using material that just came in or has been stored in another area w/ different temp, humidity, etc...particularly with Arlon products. I learned the hard way that the material need to be acclimated to the room where your printer works.
     
  4. lowester

    lowester New Member

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    Ok, thanks guys.. I was wondering if it had something to do with the temp and humid of the room.. we just got the material.. its an Avery EZRS vinyl.
     
  5. D&Tgraphics

    D&Tgraphics Very Active Member

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    Well, That's your first problem right there!! :thumb:
     
  6. lowester

    lowester New Member

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    ah really.. is it bad material??
     
  7. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Check the feed rate. Check the heat settings, make sure the head is clean. If this isn't a material you've used before you might have to adjust the feed rate or make sure you roll out what you need instead of letting it pull off the roll. Do you use the plastic end thingys (yes, that's a technical term) on the rolls? That can help the material pull easier. All of this can contribute to the problem...
     
  8. lowester

    lowester New Member

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    Would it help if i go the profile from the site for the avery product?.. I read somewhere about that..
     
  9. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Yeah :doh:
     
  10. Tparkin

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    I've actually found that in many cases the generic profiles that reside in VersaWorks (assuming you are using versaworks) work better than the manufacturers profiles. Again, definitely the case with the Arlon stuff. The generic cast profile works better for me than Arlons GT profiles.
     
  11. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    It's a crap shoot on "stock" profiles. Everyone should really be creating their own. Check your media feed rate and bi-directional adjustments (all available form the main menu, and check your manual for specifics).
     
  12. lowester

    lowester New Member

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    Ok, thanks for all the help!! i'll go thru this stuff tonight and see if i can resolve the issue.
     
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