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HP 560 Skew correction

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by eahicks, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

    Apr 17, 2012
    Is anyone else with this same bucket of bolts having issues with skew correction? It is getting bad. I bet I spend 45 minutes to an hour every day in total with this thing, adjusting and readjusting the vinyl so it isn't skewed. Isn't one of the wonderful features of this f*&%%ing thing that it is supposed to CORRECT ITSELF?? So tired of it. Sometimes I just let it go if I'm printing a small job, but when I need to run a long one, I need it to be straight. I pull the vinyl out and down to touch the roll and line it up and it looks perfect....but NOOOOOOOOOOOOO it's still skewed. Ready to wheel this thing to the curb.
  2. greysquirrel

    greysquirrel Active Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    West Berlin, NJ
    try to do an assisted manual load...it will open up the pinch rollers to align before it tests. Keep media tight on roll when loading. Don't add any slack. Also, make sure media is flush to left side of core and on left flange pretty tight. When using the take up reel...1 piece of tape in the middle...manually wind by hand 1full rotation before engaging auto take up
  3. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    San Diego
    What is the skew value that has been defined in the load screen on the front panel? Smaller values require a more precise loading technique, and larger values provide more wiggle room. Increase the value and see if that improves your loading success rate.

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