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lifespan of cap tops?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by ftmrc, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. ftmrc

    ftmrc New Member

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    What is the average time many of you get out of the cap tops on a roland sp540v?

    Just wondering how often they should be changed under average printing usage (2-3 times a week)?
    Thanks
     
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  2. Drip Dry

    Drip Dry Very Active Member

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    My Versacamm is 5 years old and only changed once...( I think) and that was when they had to change a head.
     
  3. Pacific Coast Sign

    Pacific Coast Sign Active Member

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    Cap top last (approx) 18 months and should be replaced.
     
  4. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Depends on how you maintain them and printer use. If your using OEM inks they can last a few years when properly cleaned on a lightly used printer. After market inks are usually hotter and the caps need a little more attention or replacement.
     
  5. inkmed

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    as normal, the cap top for solvent printers like Roland sp540 lifespan is 6 months.
    actually, you can change them depends on your printing work, if your print work is not busy, the cap top can be keep for a long time.

    Adam Yang
    Inkmed
     
  6. guillermo

    guillermo Member

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    I just changed mine for the firs time about 4 months ago, the printer was bought in 2005, and did not need to be replaced but I paid $25.00 each, that is the reason for the change
     
  7. Drip Dry

    Drip Dry Very Active Member

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    What symptom do you get if you have bad captops
     
  8. DCaptDan

    DCaptDan New Member

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    Cap top symptoms

    When you get drop outs on your nozzles and a medium cleaning doesn't bring it back, this could be a sign that the cap top needs to be replaced. You can put a few drops of cleaning solution on the cap top and it should absorb fairly quickly. If the solution just sits there or drains very slowly, this is also a sign it needs replacing.
     
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